Quick painting class offered at The Hub
"Paint Your Art Out" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday May 3, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
Create a finished acrylic painting in two hours.
This class is for any level of experience. The cost is $35 per person and includes all art supplies.
For more information or to register, call (386) 232-8424.
Meet the authors
Renewals Bookshop will host a "Meet Your Local Authors" event in conjunction with Canal Streets' monthly Art Stroll. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 221 Washington St., New Smyrna Beach,.
Local authors participating will be Mary Jane Barenbaum, "Seasons of my life -- Prose and Poetry;" Stephanie De Bry, "The Shoebox, Growing up with America in the Babyboom South;" Jenny Keeley, "The Hollow;" James Lee Meadows, "This Book is Drunk!;" C.A. Robbins, "Harriet and the Cottage Kids;" and Donatella Young, "Uncharted Journey, Perilous Friendship, Blue Light" (poetry collection to be published in November.)
Gallery sets "from the past" exhibit and sale
Arts on Douglas will host its "Past Perfect" exhibition, including works by artists represented by the gallery, who have been invited to include older works and/or works that may need some revitalizing; like a new matte or frame.
This type of sale is rare for the gallery, and provides an opportunity for shoppers to acquire two and three-dimensional works by some Central Florida's top Artists.
The "Past Perfect" artists include Jean Banas, Hope Barton, Donne Bitner, Tom Brewer, Marilyn Catlow, Judi Dold, René Guerin, Jane Jennings, Jane Manus, Larry Moore, Gretchen Nass, Lee Nesler, Christine Peloquin, Audrey Phillips, Wendy Tatter, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak and Barbara Wagner.
The exhibition will open on Saturday, May 4, with an Opening Reception for the artists from 4 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition "Past Perfect" will be on display until May 25. Some works may be viewed online at www.artsondouglas.net.
Atlantic Center for the Arts will feature "Surfacing," an exhibition combining the two and three dimensional works of Gainesville artist Erin Curry.
Pieces included in the display are the result of her fascination with marks, traces and codes that drawings can contain, and her "grappling" for means to decode the space around her.
Ms .Curry's work is a combination of drawing and sculpture with a consistent reference to storytelling.
"Surfacing" is the third exhibition within the newly created alt_space gallery.
"Surfacing" will open with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4.
Ms. Curry will be present for the reception. This exhibition will run through June 15, and is free and open to the public.
Atlantic Center for the Arts alt_space Gallery is at 123 Douglas St. in New Smyrna Beach.
For details visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org or call (386) 423-1753. For information on the artist, visit her blog at sculptress-studio.blogspot.com.
Ormond Beach museum slates art programs
Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host a family art class and a spring lecture series in May.
"Language of Art" will be from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. for four consecutive Tuesdays beginning May 7, 78 E. Granada Blvd.,
Spend some time together while learning the language of art. Line, shape, color, texture, pattern and form work together to make visual sentences.
This class is for ages 6 to 12 accompanied by an adult. All supplies are included.
Adult members are $30, non-members are $36 plus $10 for each child
The museum will host a spring lecture series "Women and Art" from 3 to 4 p.m. for three consecutive Thursdays beginning May 9.
Gender and Geography- Emily Carr, Georgia O Keefe, and Frida Kahlo
Women and War from the Crimea to Vietnam- Responses to war by women through art
There's life in the Old Gal Yet- Women who achieved their widest fame in "old age"
Cost is $36 for members and $42 for non-members.
For more information or to register, call (386) 676-3347 or visit ormondartmuseum.org .
Duo of drawing artists to exhibit at Ormond Memorial Art Museum
Through drawing, artists Clive King and Jane Perez King bring their subjects to life in pieces both very large and very small.
Artwork by the Sarasota-based pair will be featured at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., in an exhibit opening May 4 called "Illuminated Journeys.''
Mr. King worked primarily in graphite until recently, when he began to draw in ink. One of the featured pieces will be in the Triptych style, a panel of three drawings forming one display area.
He has begun work on what will be a memorial to the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Aberfan, near his hometown.
The tribute will begin with 20 small pieces on a foundation, which can be displayed on its own, and will eventually grow to 146 pieces.
Some of his larger pieces are devoted to the Mideast conflict, which explores the dynamics of instability (Towers of Babel) and an interpretation of the wishes of the fallen dead on both sides (State of Grace).
Larger pieces in the form of arcs designed to bring the viewer in will be on display by Jane Perez King.
"They are panoramic,'' Mr. King said of his partner's work, with at least one being 7 feet high and 8 feet long.
Poetry brothers cross the line
The team of Dan Pels and Bob Calabrese, who bill themselves as the Poetry Brothers, have finally crossed the line -- moving from rave reviews in New Smyrna Beach to a full nightclub-style performance on Saturday, May 11, at Caffeine Bistro and Wine Bar, 49 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
The act, which grew out of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's characters, the Blues Brothers, will bring the two entertainers together again with new routines that prove poets can be genuinely fun.
The program, co-sponsored by the Creative Happiness Institute and the Ormond Beach Arts District will be open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. A happy hour starts at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m.
For more information, call (386) 337-4547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.