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Art notes
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Posted: 2013 Jul 19 - 06:06

Juried art exhibit opens Saturday

The fourth annual Juried Art Exhibition opens Saturday, July 20, at the Florida Museum for Women Artists and will continue through Sept. 28.

There will be a preview reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19. Members are free; non-members are $10.

Twenty-six contemporary artists were selected for the show. Art works in an array of materials and styles will be on display, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, photography, clay and wood sculptures, fiber, and mixed media art.

The Florida Museum of Women Artists is at 100 N. Woodland Blvd in DeLand.

For information, visit floridamuseumforwomenartists.org.

Exhibit focuses on Haiti

The Museum of Florida Art presents Sequined Sentinels Gallery Talk & Wine Reception with Candice Russell at 5 p.m. Friday, July 26.

Guest Curator Russell is a collector and author of Masterpieces of Haitian Art published by Schiffer Books.

Haiti is a Caribbean island of paradox, attempting to establish a peaceful democracy amid threats of dictatorship. Its people possess a surprising wellspring of artistic creativity despite ongoing political unrest, poverty and illiteracy. The creativity of the Haitian people is inspired by belief in a pantheon of gods. Their artistry is most strikingly manifested in Vodou flags with their colorful sequined and beaded religious imagery.

Cost is free to members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited. To make reservation, email tanner@museumoffloridaart.org

Open house slated

Local artist Sissie Barr will host an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at 1819 Beacon St., New Smyrna Beach.

Meet and greet Ms. Barr while viewing her oil paintings and sculptures.

Light refreshments will be served and the art will be available for sale.

Chapter EK of the Philanthropic and Educational Organization Sisterhood will host the event. The chapter will receive a percentage of the sales.

For more information, call (386) 424-9862 or email bphover@att.net.

Learn about Halifax Country during World War II

The Halifax Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit "World War II in Halifax Country!"

Blackouts, black shades on the windows, bridge passes, sub-chasers, food rations, enemy submarines on our doorstep, WACS marching on the beach. Young men go to war, wives and mothers, sisters and brothers waiting at home in Halifax Country from Ponce Inlet and Port Orange to Ormond-by-the Sea. It was a very scary time and a time when the Halifax Country Community came together for a single purpose. Help win this war.

This exhibit is presented through the courtesy of the Veterans Museum and Education Center of Ormond Beach, John Brinkley, founder. Designer and the major contributor of artifacts to this exhibit is Caroline DeLannoy. Additional contributors are John Brinkley, Hal Butts, Ann Moore, Clyde Johnston, the late Dr. Morris Seltzer's Family and the Halifax Historical Society.

These exhibits are made possible in part with funding from the Cultural Council of Volusia County and Florida Department of State.

The exhibit will be open until Nov. 16.

Museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at 252 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Admission Thursdays is by donation. The museum is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call (386) 255-6976.

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