Meet the artist
Meet Atlantic Center for the Arts community artist-in-residence, Katherine Ball from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Harris House, 214 Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.
For information, visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org.
Gallery opening new exhibit
Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles in New Smyrna Beach is celebrating the color, vibrancy and promise of warmer days ahead with an exhibition by John Wilton entitled Floral.
An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The exhibit runs until April 27. An artist's talk will be at 11 a.m. April 19.
Both the opening reception and artist's talk are free and open to the public. Works by John Wilton may be viewed at www.artsondouglas.net.
Painting classes slated
The Hub on Canal will host Paint Your Art Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, or 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13.
Create a finished acrylic painting in two hours. Cost is $35 per person and includes all art supplies.
The Hub on Canal is at 132 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach. For more information or to register call (386) 232-8424.
Watercolor exhibit to open
The Hub on Canal will host an opening reception for Ella Lawless and "Watercolors -- The Passionate Art" from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 132 Canal St, New Smyrna Beach.
The Hub is open Tuesday thru Saturday. For hours and more information visit www.thehuboncanal.org or call (386) 957-3924.
Arts center sets major fundraiser
Horsin' Around benefit Auction for Atlantic Center for the Arts will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.
Tickets are $100 per person. Horsin' Around raises 15 percent of Atlantic Center's operating budget, allowing it to provide arts-related programming to underserved youth, opportunities for working artists to create new work through the acclaimed residency programs, and educational lectures and performances for the greater Central Florida community, serving 50,000 yearly.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 427-6975, Ext. 10.
Women artists present topical works of art
The Florida Museum for Women Artists, DeLand, will exhibit Expanding Visions, featuring powerful bodies of work by eight Florida artists selected from the museum's second annual juried exhibition.
The artists will present both 2-D and 3-D topical works in a variety of mediums on social views, world events, cultural conventions and personal histories.
The exhibit runs from April 6 through June 1 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
An opening reception for the show and the artists will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5. The event will include light fare with a cash bar.
The event is free for members and $10 for non-members.
The public may attend. Artists are Barbara Balzer of Tallahassee, Suzanne Camp Crosby of Tampa, Cherie Dacko of Longwood; Candace Knapp of Brandon, Dorotha Lemeh of Jupiter, Alanna Vannacore of New York, Libby Ware of Port Orange and Susan Zukowsky of Nokomis.
Art classes offered
Funky Trunk Treasures is conducting several classes at 100 N Woodland Blvd., Suite 2.
Zen and Now: Take the next step after Zen Doodling for Beginners and join fellow artists on the first Friday each month as they practice, create, and exchange patterns. Class is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. Space is limited. Register in advance. Cost is $10; bring a snack and/or a beverage.
Zen Doodling for Beginners is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 8. Zen Doodling is artwork that anyone can learn to do with pen and pencil.
During the class, students make five to seven pieces of art suitable for framing. Class size is limited. Participants should register in advance. The cost is $35.
Register on line at FunkyTrunkTreasures.com or call (386) 848-4748.
Auditions planned, but not in Jersey
Auditions for Midsummer/Jersey at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 U.S. 17, DeBary, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, and Monday, April 8.
A delightful, hilarious spoof of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as told by the kids from Jersey Shore. This piece was created by Ken Ludwig for James Robinson High School in Fairfax, Va., in 2010.
The story is the same, only set in 21st century Jersey. The kids are the same, only they're from Jersey. They all look the same, except they're all Jersey. The only real difference is the "mechanicals" are all female except for the nail tech.
Roles are available for ages 16-65.
Scripts are available for perusal at Gateway.
Actors should bring a headshot and resume and be prepared to read from both the original Shakespeare text and the Jersey script. Although the language has been brought up to date, Mr. Ludwig has left parts of the script in the original text.
For more information, call (386) 668-5553.
'Nutcracker' auditions slated
The Civic Ballet of Volusia County will conduct auditions for the "Nutcracker" on Friday, April 19, at the European School of the Performing Arts, 360 Tomoka Ave., Ormond Beach.
Registration forms are at www.civicballetvc.com.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 677-6316.
Ceramic art exhibition to open
The ArtHaus will host a ceramic art exhibition from April 11 to May 10 at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
The exhibit will feature selected ceramic artworks by students of art teacher Heather Alexander of Spruce Creek High School.
An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at ArtHaus.
For more information, call (386) 767-0076 or visit www.arthaus.org.