Kennedy Center honors area arts leader
Atlantic Center of the Arts Community Programs Director Eve Payor received a 2021 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts LEAD Emerging Leader Award.
The center’s Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Awards honor a select few arts administrators and organizations whose dedication has resulted in the advancement of inclusion of people with disabilities in the cultural arts.
ACA announces Volusia County select winners
Atlantic Center for the Arts hosted the 31st annual Volusia County Select, an exhibit that showcased the artistic talents of Volusia County high school students.
Awards totaling $1,000 were supported by the ACA Volunteer League.
Winner Best in Show:
•Camille Hernandez, Deltona High School, 12th Grade
Award of Excellence:
•Ella Wilson, Seabreeze High School, 12th grade
•Allye Sherbert, Atlantic High School, 12th grade
•Jocelyn Womble, DeLand High School, 11th grade
•Thomas Wheeler, DeLand, 11th grade
•Olivia Mott, Spruce Creek High School, 10th grade
•Madison Wenzel, New Smyrna Beach High School, 12th grade
•Eros Zhao, University High School, 12th grade
•Juliet Garcia, DeLand, 12 grade
•Saige Guttman, Spruce Creek, 12th grade
•Reiana Peddie, Atlantic, 10 th grade
•Isabella Najduch, Spruce Creek, 11th grade
•Thao Van, Seabreeze, 11th grade
•Sabrina Nelson, New Smyrna Beach, 12th grade
Art League of Daytona Beach
The Florida Women’s Arts Association presents “Collective Wisdom” until Sunday, May 29, at 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach.
For more information, visit flwaa.com.
The annual judged Figuratively Speaking exhibit is now open to all Florida artists in all media with up to three pieces of art each. Art delivery date is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the league. Registration fee for each piece is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. There are numerous cash awards, including $500 for best in show. Opening reception will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, and exhibit will continue to July 3.
For more information visit artleague.org.
Museum of Arts & Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences offers events and exhibits at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.
Spring Basket Arrangement Class with Simply Roses Florist will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in Root Hall. Admission includes all supplies and florals to create a spring basket arrangement to take home. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.
Special Lohman Planetarium Show: Birth of the Solar System will be from 3 to 3:40 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Xavier Inosencio, a planetarium volunteer and Stetson University physics student, will presents the evolution of the Solar System. Free for members or with paid museum admission.
Kablam! Pop Art/Op Art from the Collection will be on display from Saturday, May 28, to July 31.
The Bitten Line: Etchings from the Collection will be on display until July 17, including examples from the Renaissance to the present era from artists like Rembrandt, Hogarth, Degas and Renoir.
A River Runs Through It: Hudson River School and Other Landscapes from the Collection will be on display to July 31. The exhibit features 19th and early 20th century scenes of waterways from around the country.
Child’s Play: Historical Toys and Games from the Collection will be on display until Sunday, Aug. 28.
Beyond the Plate: Murals and Other Ceramics from the Kendall Art Center will be on display until July 17.
Florida Women’s Arts Association exhibit, “Color of Rain,” will be on display to May 22. For more information, visit flwaa.com.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to register for classes or events, call (386) 255-0285 or visit moas.org.
Southeast Museum of Photography
Southeast Museum of Photography will exhibit “Into The Universe of Collected Images” until June 4 at1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The exhibit highlights significant photographs and objects from the museum’s collection, and conceived as part of a renewed research interest in SMP as a teaching museum.
Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For information, call (386) 506-3894 or visit southeastmuseumofphotography.org/.
Pop-up window exhibit features Caitlin Flynn
The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens will host a pop-up window exhibit by artist Caitlin Flynn from April 26 to May 24 at 9 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
Ms. Flynn works with the concept of memory in her studies, often beginning with a specific experience, either her own or inspired by a photograph.
For more information, visit ormondartmuseum.org.
Pop-up window exhibit features 27 artists
The Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens will host a pop-up window exhibit, “Verdant Visions,” until July 18, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach.
In this green-themed community exhibit, 27 artists celebrate spring and all things fresh and new. The 48 pieces of art on display were created using a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media, photography and fused glass.
For more informaton, visit ormondartmuseum.org.
Call for artists
The Halifax Art Festival is looking for artists for its 60th annual event Nov. 5-6 on Beach Street in Daytona Beach.
The festival, the second oldest continuous one in Florida, showcases fine arts, fine crafts and student art.
Application fee is $40. To apply visit zapplication.org.
For more information, visit halifaxartfestival.org.
ArtHaus offers several classes at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
Adventures in Art is an after school class for ages 5 and older. The class meets 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. The cost is $20 per class, which includes all supplies.
The Art of Drawing Anime & Manga for ages 8 and older will meet for 4:45-5:45 p.m. Thursdays. The cost is $15 per class.
Arts After School classes are taught by retired Volusia County Art Educators.
Acrylic Painting Class for ages 18 and older will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The classes are taught by professional artists Aaron Shelton and Savannah Zanosky. These are two-class sessions and supplies are included. Each class is $60 and includes a professionally hand-stretched canvas.
For more information or to register, call (386) 767-0076 or visit arthaus.org.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts will host a Spotlight featuring Laura Ownes from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21.
Free and open to everyone.
Please bring the following supply list: Canvas or bristol board, brushes and paint colors of your choice; if you do not have these supplies, ACA will provide them for a donation.
No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.
Arts & Wellness Academy
Atlantic Center for the Arts Arts & Wellness Academy will meet May 20-22.
The academy is offered in person and online. The cost is $125.
The academy includes access to all presentations, experiential workshops, networking opportunities, and lunch for three days at the ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.
Online only includes access to all presentations and experiential workshops via streaming and video platforms.
For information, email [email protected] or call (386) 423-1753.
Artists Workshop Inc. of New Smyrna Beach offers adult classes and workshops in the studio at Marine Discovery Center, 540 Barracuda Blvd.
Studio hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
A new exhibit “Sunflowers – Supporting Ukraine Through Art,” will be on display until June 29 at 115 Canal St. All proceeds from exhibit sales will be donated to UNICEF to help displaced Ukrainian children. The gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With First Saturdays remaining open until 7 p.m. for the Art Stroll on Canal.
Hub on Canal
The Hub on Canal has workshops and classes at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
May exhibit in The Founders Gallery is “Emerging: A Mix of Local & Promising Talent” by Daytona State College Studio Arts Students. The exhibit will be on display to May 29.
Art in the Form of Film with Paul Marino will meet from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 20. The film “Once” (2006) will be shown. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. The fee is $7, which includes glass of wine or bottle of water.
Painting Foundations with Mary Gerlach meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The fee is $20 per class (bring your own supplies). For information or to register, call (386) 846-3104.
Jewelry Making and Design with Debbie Moser will meet from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $20 per class (materials and basic tools provided). To register or for information, email [email protected].
Group Ukulele with Sally Mackay meets multiple times during the week. The cost is $20 per class. For more information or to register, call (386) 235-4140.
Elevate your Drawing Skills with Bob Stinziano will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Monday. All skill levels welcome. The fee is $20 per class. Limited enrollment of 12. For more information or to register, contact Mr. Stinziano at (386) 944-9249 or [email protected].
French language classes with Yveline Del Villar are offered multiple times during the week. The fee is $20 per class. To register or for information, email [email protected] or call (407) 760-7355.
Benvenuto in Italia! with Joanne Kehrli will meet Tuesdays with beginners 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and intermediate 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $96 for eight-week beginner class. Required book: “Italian in 10 Minutes a Day” by Kristine Kershul. All editions are acceptable. For more information or to register contact Ms. Kehrli at (703) 727-7897 or [email protected].
Harmonica with Farley Palmer will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Open to students of all levels. The fee is $10 per class.
Volunteers are needed for the reception desk, special events, outreach programs, promotional events, building maintenance and most all areas of operations.
For more information, visit thehuboncanal.org or call (386) 957-3924.
Jane’s Art Center
Jane’s Art Center in New Smyrna Beach offers adult and children’s clay classes and workshops throughout the year in the ceramic studio at 199 Downing St.
A new exhibit by Artist Peggy Banks, “If Art Could Sing,” will be on display in May.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, call (386) 402-8673 or visit janesartcenter.com.
Museum of Art-DeLand
A Community Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at 100 and 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Docent-led tours will be at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Also, there will be a free hands-on art activity for children at 600 N. Woodland. Admission is free.
Reynier Llanes, who fled Cuba for the United States in 2007, is one of the youngest artists in Cuba’s tradition of narrative, symbolist paintings. His work, When There Is No Frontier, will be featured from Friday, May 20, to Sunday, Aug. 28. The exhibit and an opening reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, will be at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are appreciated.
Mr. Llanes will discuss his work from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s main gallery. Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are required.
“Where We Find Ourselves, The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922,” will be on display until June 12 at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 and free to children younger than 12 and all Volusia County and Stetson students.
For a reservation, call (386) 734-4371. For more information, visit moartdeland.org.
Gateway Center for the Arts
Gateway Center for the Arts will host pottery classes for adults from noon to 2 p.m. each Wednesday at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary.
Classes are for beginner and intermediate students. Each session is $50. Masks are required and class sizes are limited.
Open Studio is at 10 a.m. each Tuesday.
Singphony for children age 7 to 12 will meet at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays. The cost is $40 per month.
For more information or a reservation, call (386) 668-5553 or visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org.
The Fall Festival of the Arts DeLand and The Museum of Art DeLand will present an artist talk by Brian Owens from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, Museum of Art-DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.
The title of the lecture is
“Wonderful Obsession.” This artist talk is part of the Black Art, Artists and History Speaker Series. Reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 734-4371.