April Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery Transcendental Shoals by David Christian Hettel. Can you find order and structure under the sea? In the realm of darting schools of fish and swaying forests of kelp that might seem far-fetched. David Hettel would beg to differ. Hettel’s exhibition, Transcendental Shoals, skillfully marries the aquatic themes that have long captured his interest with his love of graphic design. The result is an intriguing ordering of the random. Opening from 4-7pm. Artist’s talk at 6pm. Exhibition through April 30.
Founders Gallery – March – Fish Tales – Byron Keith Byrd
March Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery Fish Tales, paintings by Byron Keith Byrd. Inspiration is a funny thing. It often arrives unexpectedly and pushes an artist in directions they may not expect. Byron Byrd frequently finds himself inspired by a sense of place. For most of 2022 he has been painting his trademark abstract impressionist creations in Port Orange. This proximity to the sea and our waterways inspired work that evoked the myths, legends and folklore of the great bodies of water, both ancient and contemporary. Byron paints both large and small, 2D and mixed media. You will also find some unique presentations of his work. Are you ready for the voyage? Opening from 4-7pm. Artist’s talk at 6pm. Exhibition through March 26.
Samuel E. Bates
Founders Gallery – February – Ken Bowser – 20x20x20
February Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery 20x20x20, landscapes by Ken Bowser. Beyond the obvious and tragic health effects, the impacts of the Covid pandemic were varied and often unexpected. Our personal coping strategies drove many of those impacts. The desire to avoid the virus pushed many into isolation and others in the relative safety of the outdoors. For artists, that decision can alter the trajectory of a career. For Ken Bowser, that was the case. Ken had long been a writer and book illustrator, when he prepared to embark on a book tour in March 2020. The emergence of Covid profoundly altered Ken’s plans. He dusted off his plein air easel box, headed outside and threw himself into the creation of a range of landscape paintings. True to his experience as both an artist and writer, Ken created a poem or short narrative to accompany each painting. The Hub on Canal is pleased to bring you Ken Bowser’s 20x20x20 exhibition. Opening from 4-7pm. Artist’s talk at 6pm. Exhibition through February 26.
Founders Gallery – January – Art of Adornment – Wear Your Art!
January Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery Art of Adornment – Wear Your Art! A juried wearable art exhibition of artistic statement pieces designed to be worn. Art of Adornment includes handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories created from an amazing array of materials. Opening from 4-7pm. Exhibition through January 29.
Founders Gallery – December – Seminole County Printmakers – Under Pressure
Paintings by Denise Vezza Maggiore
Opening reception December 3 from 4-7pm
Exhibition through December 30
The creation of art is often a solitary process. While each piece ultimately results from the creative effort of a single artist, the artists of the Seminole County Printmakers actively collaborate and support one another. Sometimes Art is a team sport. “Under Pressure” of course hints at the process of creating the finished product by pressing paper onto to an inked, carved or etched substrate. Printmaking is a unique art form. Join us to see the efforts of the Seminole County Printmakers
Founders Gallery – November – Denise Vezza Maggiore – Visionary Realms
November Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery Visionary Realms, paintings by Denise Vezza Maggiore. This vibrant and energetic collection of acrylic and mixed media pieces will transport viewers into another dimension of life and spirituality. The surreal environments and juxtaposed elements induce a thoughtful and curious approach to the images. Cosmic and earthly locations combine to celebrate the inner world and the physical places we inhabit. Together, they create an atmosphere that is conducive to introspective meditations while thrilling the eyes and soul. Poetic writings for select pieces further illuminate aspects of the vision to stir hearts and minds. Opening from 4-7pm. Artist’s Talk, 6pm. Exhibition through November 27.