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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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Opening reception August 6 from 4-7pm
Exhibition through August 28

Another exhibition of abstract expressionism?  If you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all, right?  Don’t be so sure.  Liz Carey’s exhibition, The Embodied Experience, is most certainly abstract expressionism but she’s found a fresh take on the style.  Liz says her pieces have a lot to say, being simultaneously big and powerful but soothing and peaceful.  We’d say the pieces feel in motion.  There’s an energy about them that is transcendent.  Liz brings the use of negative space into her work in a way we’ve not seen before.  This body of work demands to be seen.

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Two- and three-dimensional art and photography created by Advanced Art Programs students from six Volusia county schools, Works are curated from the winners and standouts from the 2022 Scholastic State Art Exhibition, Volusia Students Create, Volusia Select and individual high school exhibitions. Opening from 4-7pm.

Exhibition through September 25.

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Carolyn Land in Founders Gallery

I don’t remember exactly when I fell in love with Carolyn Land’s work.  Since I only became acquainted with The Hub on Canal six years ago, I know it has to be less than that. But I do remember when I fell in love with her. I took a workshop with instructor Carolyn at the Art League of Daytona, and the woman awed me! She had paints, tissue paper, adhesives, homemade crazy paper, texture boards, pieces of rust, decorative papers, and pieces from nature. She threw paint onto canvas and onto paper. Then she ripped the paper up, waved her magic hands over the canvas, and a masterpiece emerged.

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How appropriate that Johanna Riddle’s exhibition, More Than Words Can Say, will grace The Hub’s Founders Gallery in October.  Johanna’s work will feature the interaction between largely 2D art and the written word, and October is National Book Month.

Like many artists Johanna’s work is often inspired by a passage in a book or poem.  Likewise, works that did not spring from the written word often inspire Johanna to write about what she just created.  Johanna’s exhibition will use both of these pathways to share the connection with the viewer.  Finally, Johanna will offer a unique opportunity for exhibition viewers to select from provided written passages and create a “piece of art” that they feel reflects that passage.  The creations can be uploaded to a file that Johnanna will manage during the exhibition’s run.  Stop by and see Johanna’s work and get involved.

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July Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery 10,The 6th Annual Members Exhibition. Come see the exciting ways Hub members have interpreted the number 10, in celebration of The Hub’s 10th anniversary.

Opening from 4-7pm, Saturday, July 2.

Exhibition through July 31.

Exclusive Hub Members Night Preview Event Friday, July 1, 5:30-7pm.

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