Exhibit opening at African American Museum
The African American Museum of the Arts will host "Possessions," an exhibit by Kerry-Ann Brown-Louis from Oct. 16 to Dec. 18 at 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand.
On opening reception will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12.
For more information, call (386) 736-4004 or visit africanmuseumdeland.org.
Art classes offered
Gateway Center for the Arts is offering two art classes taught by Stephanie Zing.
A glass enamel on metal art class for adults will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 15.
Students will learn how to safely use glass enamels and create small jewelry or copper panel artworks using an enameling kiln. Students will learn to clean, design, sift, stencil and finish their pieces.
Students will have the chance to learn advanced techniques as the class proceeds.
Cost is $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. There is an additional $5 material fee.
A Kids Mastering Art class will be from 10 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 7:30 each Tuesday, beginning Oct. 15.
Each week, students will learn different methods of art as done by Masters old and modern, including pointillism, sculptural, self-portraiture, collage, pop, abstract, whimsical and others. This class meets 12 times and students learn 12 different styles and methods.
Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.
All materials included.
Gateway Center for the Arts is at 880 N. Hwy 17/92, DeBary.
For more information, call (386) 668-5553.
Local woman pens play about Lizzie Borden
The case of Lizzie Borden has fascinated the American public for over a century.
To this day, experts in law and history still disagree about what actually happened on that hot August morning in 1892 when her father and stepmother were found axed to death in their Massachusetts home.
Karen Poulsen, a professional actress and Volusia County Public Library employee, takes a fresh look at the case in a new play titled "Defending Lizzie."
In the play, Lizzie's diary is discovered in 1930 and reveals an inside look at the Borden household in the years preceding the murders. Strange incidents occur, beginning with a theft in broad daylight, suspicions of poison, and threats against Lizzie's father. The suspense continues up to the end.
Ms. Poulsen, cast members and production crew will give a two-scene preview of the play at:
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
They will also answer questions about the true-life characters in the story and discuss the facts and fiction in this compelling case.
The play, directed by Shelly Wawrzonek, will debut at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach on Friday, Oct. 25.
Rummage sale benefits museum
The Guild of the Museum of Art-DeLand will host a rummage sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Children's Art Center, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Donations may be dropped off on Friday, Oct. 11.
Proceeds will benefit museum programs.
For more information, call (386) 837-6395 or (386) 624-6483.
Reception planned for Sculpture Walk
Museum of Art-DeLand will host an artists' reception for the DeLand Sculpture Walk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Artisan Alley Garage.
The reception will be followed by a walking tour of the new artwork.
For more information, visit mosartdeland.org.
Learn photo editing
The Southeast Museum of Photography will host an introduction to image editing workshop for adults from 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Mori Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach campus of Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
The beginner-friendly course will introduce students to a program that has redefined the digital imaging process, and has made creative control of the "digital-darkroom" accessible to amateurs and enthusiasts alike.
The cost is $90. Pre-registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.
For more information, visit www.smponline.org
'Street Talk' at Peabody
The Rose Room Gallery of Peabody Auditorium continues its fall series of solo artists' exhibitions in October with Street Talk, featuring photography by Gwen Hughes.
The exhibit opened on Oct. 1 and ends Nov. 4, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.
There is a closing reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, featuring the artist, a jazz combo from West Volusia County, wine and refreshments. The program is free and open to the public.
Gwen Hughes studied at eight colleges and universities and considers herself a continuing student. Though she is a world traveler, her home base remains within 50 miles of her birthplace, Orlando.
Ms. Hughes realized 20 years ago that regardless of strong interests over the years in architecture, interior design, paper sculpture/origami, needlework and painting, photography had become her favored creative outlet. She now focuses most of her effort on creating abstract photo-based art.
Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Daytona Beach library to host writing workshops
Take your writing to the next level with a series of workshops featuring Florida writers Veronica Helen Hart, Lois Gerber and Joan King at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
In the first workshop, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, the authors will share their insights and information on the process of writing novels, short stories and general fiction.
Additional workshops will address mystery writing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, and romance writing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Ms. Hart is an award-winning author of three novels and several short stories and articles. She recently self-published her award-winning novel, "Escape from Iran," and worked as a ghostwriter for the controversial short novella, "Flames of October," by Fouad Abou Daher.
Ms. Gerber has focused on writing since retiring as a nursing professor in Detroit. She has dozens of academic publications to her credit and has published dozens of short stories in nursing magazines and journals. Her three books, "The Human Side of Nursing: A Short Story Collection," "Nurses and Their Patients: Acts of Courage and Conviction," and "Nurses and Their Patients: Compassion and Commitment," are available online from Amazon.
Ms. King's novel, "An Orchard in Bloom," received first place in the unpublished mainstream/literary novel category of the Florida Writers Royal Palm Literary Awards. She was also a semifinalist for the Nimrod Literary Journal's Katherine Anne Porter Prize for fiction.
The free workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library.
For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Poetry reading slated
Tomoka Poets will present New Smyrna Beach's and America's Brown Paper Bag Poet Red Burdett from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Java Jungle, 4606 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange.
An open mike for all poets and poetry lovers precedes the recitation. Admission is free.
For more information, call (386) 441-1839.