Jack Kerouac – End of the Road

Did you get to experience David McElroy’s A Christmas Carol? I stand in awe of his ability to represent 37 characters and make the audience differentiate between them. Spellbound, we were!

For those of you who saw the one man show, A Christmas Carol, at The Hub on Canal in December, you’ll be delighted to know that you will have the opportunity for another mesmerizing performance by David McElroy on Feb 9. For those of you who missed the show, you’re in luck! You have the good fortune to catch him in another one-man play, End of the Road-an Evening with Jack Kerouac, written by Steve A Rowell and the actor. 

Jack Kerouac, credited with naming the “Beat Generation” and author of the iconic On the Road, was a fascinating, influential and tragic man.

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Michael Abramson - Perv Dance Hall 150

The 1970s, particularly the middle 1970s, were a uniquely influential era in American cultural history.  It was the culminating period for changes that had taken root in the 1960s: rock and roll; the sexual revolution; the protest movement—against the Vietnam war, for women’s equality, against racism and the early stirrings of acceptance of homosexuality.

Change happens when voices grow loud enough to compel it.  But it’s not just the volume of those voices.  Numbers matter more, and particularly when those demanding change have at their backs the energy and feelings of invincibility of the young.

In 2011 we were all told that beginning that year ten thousand baby boomers were turning 65 every day, and that this surge of elders would last until 2039. 

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Debbie Moser Gallery of Gifts

My jewelry instructor and mentor is an onion, a sweet one, but an onion, nonetheless.  You’ll see.

Debbie is quite petite, She has a soft voice and a timid air about her.  Her long salt & pepper hair is pinned up under the ever-present visor.  Her glasses have a slight tint of color. 

But Debbie’s work is exquisite.  In many of her pieces of art, she uses numerous natural elements, frequently has multiple metals, does symmetrical and asymmetrical equally well, planning and re-planning designs until they are “right”, and uses her nimble fingers to caress her creation to her satisfaction.

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VIA Sponsor Poster final

Do you know about the Veterans in Art (VIA) program launched three years ago at The Hub on Canal? VIA serves our wounded warriors and disabled veterans by offering art and music programs through VIA scholarships. Since VIA’s inception, we have served more than 13 veterans with art and music classes of their choice. Perhaps you heard about The Hub’s VIA program at our music night events in November on or around Veterans Day, where we honor our veterans. Our veteran band always draws a big crowd and the featured artwork of participating veterans provides a showcase for their talents.

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Razzle Dazzle 2019

The Hub on Canal and the City of New Smyrna Beach presented this fun and exciting fashion event at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach. 300 people attended the sold out event on May 19, 2019. The New York-style fashion show featured haute couture clothing modeled and designed by middle school students from The New Smyrna Beach After School Fashion Club. Proceeds from the event support the After School Fashion Club, The Hub on Canal community outreach programs and the City of New Smyrna Beach children’s programming.

Through this after school program, students learned the basics of fashion design, color, fabrics, sewing, pattern making, and the business of fashion.

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February 23, 2019

The 2nd annual Chalk It Up! competition was held on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, February 23,2019.  The event, sponsored by The Hub on Canal, the City of New Smyrna Beach and the Canal Street Historic District, was held in conjunction with the 57th Annual Art Fiesta! art show.  

More than 80 artists of all ages participated in the event, creating artistic images on 4×4’ spaces on the sidewalk in front of local Canal Street businesses.  Thousands of visitors strolled the street to view the beautiful chalk art creations.

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3rd Annual Student Film Festival

The Hub on Canal Announces the Second Round of Judging for Student Films

The Hub on Canal is proud to announce that it has completed the first round of judging for the student film festival film entries submitted by high school students throughout Volusia County.

Twelve students are invited to participate in the Phase 2 judging process on Saturday, February 16 at The Hub on Canal at 9am.  These students will provide an overview of their films and answer questions from the judges’ panel.  The film panel is comprised of six film industry professionals including directors, scriptwriters, producers, cinematographers, directors, and college professors.

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Thank you for everyone who participated in this year’s Chalk It Up! Sidewalk Chalk Competition!

Experience the joy of being part of a fun and creative event where artists of all ages come together to make Canal Street a beautiful exhibition.  Artists of all ages and levels are invited to participate in this exciting event where they use 4’x4’ sidewalk canvases to showcase their works of art.

Chalk It Up! is in its second year and we have expanded the competition to make it more fun for the artists and also for the many visitors who will be viewing the art.  The sidewalk art competition will be held in conjunction with the city’s Art Fiesta!

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Susan Ellis Speaks for Hub on Canal

The City of New Smyrna Beach continued their monthly workshop series, Coastal Community Resiliency, on June 19 with a session devoted to our local economy. Hub founder and volunteer, Susan Ellis, representing The Hub on Canal.  Below is the text from Susan’s speech.

“In 2006 and 7 there was a housing boom…and in 2008 the recession hit Florida hard.  It was especially bad in Volusia County – one of the areas that ranked highest in the entire nation for foreclosures.  In 2010 unemployment numbers in Volusia County were 12.8 compared to the national average of 9.8.

In New Smyrna Beach the economy suffered.

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Tad Fyock European Bee Eaters

 If you’ve been on an African safari, whether in the primeval rain forest or arid dessert, it’s likely you’ve encountered Bee Eaters. Small, interesting birds with very colorful plumage, chances of spotting them are relatively easy given the 20 species that are common to the continent. If you haven’t ventured into the wilds, you’re in luck! As many as twenty-two artists’ interpretations representing a variety of mediums will be on exhibit in The Hub’s Higginbotham Studio,  April 6-30, 2018.

The exhibit will be the result of a “Through Another’s Eyes” challenge, the brainchild of Hub artist Tad Fyock.

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