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1st Saturday – February
February 1, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
1st Saturday at The Hub on Canal. Saturday, February 1.
10am-7pm Art Connections offers an inside look at the work of more than 70 local artists. Talk to the artists and learn about the process of creating art. Explore two floors of art in one historic building in the heart of the New Smyrna Beach Arts District.
11am-1pm Live Music with the HubCats, The Hub’s own eclectic blues/jug band.
12:15pm Magnolia Street Mural Dedication The Hub’s gift to the City! Meet the artist Steve Hardock, hear from our president Richard England and NSB mayor Russ Owen.
1-2pm Talk Art! featuring Pamela Ramey Tatum with Secrets of The Old Masters: Painting. Get to know this Hub artist through an informal demonstration and conversation. Learn how the artist works, her media and techniques. Bring your enthusiasm for the arts and lots of questions!
4-7pm Live Music in the Lobby.
Gallery Walk Opening Receptions from 4-7pm:
Opening Reception for the February Founders Gallery Exhibition Abstract Sculpture & Paintings: Interplay Between Metal & Canvas, metal sculptures by Fred Goldstein and abstract paintings by Cheri Erdman. Artists’ talk at 6pm. Exhibit through February 23.
Opening Reception for the February Fine Art Photography Gallery Exhibition The Hub on Canal is pleased to announce the opening of a very special exhibition titled A Moment in Time: 70s Chicago Club Scene, an exhibition by documentary photographer Michael Abramson (1948-2011). Exhibit through March 29.
Abramson’s photographs were part of his master’s thesis, which he completed in 1977. Inspired by the work of Hungarian-French master Brassaï, Abramson spent three years getting to know his subjects and gaining their trust. That led to the intimate work you see in this exhibition. His subjects let Abramson into their lives in the South Side’s hot clubs such as Perv’s House, Pepper’s Hideout and the High Chaparral.
Abramson’s images from the South Side are juxtaposed in this exhibition against those captured from some of Chicago’s North Side suburban dance halls. The patrons are older and likely dancing against the tide of all the change enveloping their younger counterparts. Photographed contemporaneously, the two sets of photographs were geographically close, but miles apart culturally.
Abramson went on to become a noted freelance photographer for national magazines such as Time, Newsweek and Fortune, among others. He also gained notoriety as a portrait photographer, with credits including Oprah Winfrey, Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg.
All 1st Saturday events free and open to the public.