Mysterious Realms Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Museum of Art-DeLand, will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand.
The museum will celebrate the opening of “Andrea Kowch: Mysterious Realms” with a formal gala fundraiser.
Meet the artist and enjoy live music, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres by Bake Chop. Formal or cocktail attire is requested with an artistic twist as you wish. A prize will be awarded for the most creative clothing inspired by the work of Ms. Kowch.
Tickets are $125 per person. Tickets may be purchased via PayPal or in-person.
African American Museum of Art
African American Museum of Art will host an exhibit by Joy Hayes at 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand.
Ms. Hayes is a multidimensional artist who has worked with a variety of media and techniques, but she is most recognized for her large-scale pastel illustrations of famous individuals.
The exhibit will be on display until Jan. 14. Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (386) 736-4004 or africanmuseumdeland.org.
Mixed media art group to exhibit in DeLand City Hall
Textile and mixed media artworks will be on display in the Commission Chambers in DeLand City Hall from January to April.
Created by members of Arts Etc., the works explore the theme “Contrasts.” The group has exhibited annually in City Hall for five years, missing 2022 due to Covid.
Exhibiting artists include Bobbi Baugh, Joan Dominus, Pam Kettner, Mary McBride and Mara Whitridge from the DeLand area; Ruth Baker, Janet Bernhard, Linda Hoffmeister, Brenda Loring and Phyllis Swain from New Smyrna Beach; Calandra Thurrott from Port Orange; and Hannah Morse from Mims.
The exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during public meetings.
West Volusia Artist to meet
West Volusia Artists Inc. will meet to create, paint, draw from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 20, at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 846-3330.
Gateway Center for the Arts hosts 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. Yoga is 11 a.m. each Thursdays. Adult pottery meets at noon each Wednesday.
The center has issued a call for artists for the 2023 members exhibit. There are no entrance fees. The show will be Jan. 29 to March 4. To register, call (386) 775-7347. A reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.
Volunteers are needed and can participate in events and shows for free, while also gaining credit for future classes and shows.
For more information or a reservation, call (386) 668-5553 or visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org.
Children’s studio art class
The Museum of Art-DeLand’s Studio Artist Class is for students ages 6 to 12.
Classes meet from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and are taught by Curator of Education Martha Underriner. Each four-week session has its own theme and focus, and will change for each class.
Tuition is $60 members and $65 for non-members. Ten students maximum per session.
To register, call (386) 734-4371.
Xpress Yourself Art Classes in January
Xpress Yourself is a community-based program that serves Volusia County.
January’s class will be textile art. Supplies will be provided. The next meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Schnebly Recreation Center, 1101 N Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
For more information, (386) 500-8589 or visit xpress-your-self.com.
Art League of Daytona Beach
New classes to begin in January at the Art League of Daytona Beach include
photography with Rafael Torres, mixed media with Gail Bokor and painting portraits in oil with Darla Donley.
Classes in drawing, oils, painting, watercolor and life drawing continue.
“Annual Members’ Awards Exhibit” will be Jan. 15 to Feb. 12. An opening reception will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Admission is free.
During the opening reception, the Art League also will host “Sunday With The Artist” from 1 to 2 p.m. featuring a painting demonstration with award-winning artist Weldon Ryan. Plein air artist Frank Ferrante also will be at the reception for a book signing of “Plein Air Magic.”
The Art League is at 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit artleague.org or call (386) 947-7103.
Museum of Arts & Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences offers events and exhibits at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.
An Afternoon with Artist Enzo with Dr. Enzo Trapani will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Root Family Auditorium. Dr. Trapani, an artist and neurologist, combines his profession with his passion to merge science and art to develop a new concept called, Enzology. For more information, visit enzoart.org. The cost is $7 for members or $10 for non-members, not including museum admission.
Talk and Walk | Pacific Exotics: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet will be on display until Jan. 15.
Artist Demonstration with Johanna Riddle will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. Ms. Riddle, a mixed media artist, will provide an artist demonstration and discussion in the Education Room at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
Florida Vistas Book Club will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. The book will be “The Trouble with Panthers” by William Cuyler Hall. The novel earned a first place Florida Book Award for Best Florida Fiction and the Patrick D. Smith Book Award. The book club is free for members or $5 for non-members.
Magical: The Art of Susan Zukowsky will be on display until Jan. 22. Ms. Zukowsky’s art is based on dreamlike theatrical tableaus.
Winter Florida History Con will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Free for members or with paid museum admission.
•10 a.m. — Holes: Stop Digging Up Our City with Nicole Diehm, digital collections librarian, St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library
•11 a.m. — Presidents in Florida: Dr. James Clarke, UCF Professor of History
•noon — Audubon’s Epic Travels in Florida, 1831-32, with Joseph Vetter, a local historian
•1 p.m. — The Tiger is Almost Home with Volusia County Historian Dan Friend
•2 p..m. — “Miss Louisa’s Boardinghouse” with St. Augustine Historian and Re-enactor Diane Jacoby
A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard will be on display until Feb. 5 in the Ford Gallery.
Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection is on display through March 19.
“Key West: Southernmost USA” exhibit is on display.
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.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum
Ormond Memorial Art Museum is hosting Glitter, Glow, Shine & Sparkle, a community exhibit on display until Dec. 31 at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
The month-long show will feature work in a variety of mediums.
Beginning Watercolor, a five-class series with Pam Bleakney, will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 7. The cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members. Open to participants 16 and older. Watercolor paper, paint and a palette are provided. Students are responsible for some supplies.
Lion in Winter Colored Pencil Workshop with Kathi Darby will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. The instructor will provide a line drawing, reference photos and, if needed, transfer paper. A supply list will be provided. This workshop is appropriate for beginner-intermediate students. Registration deadline is 3 p.m,. Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Florida Water Color Society’s 51st annual Traveling Exhibition will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, to Sunday, Feb. 26. The public is invited to attend the opening reception, which will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. The reception is free and will include live music, light appetizers and a cash bar. This free event is open to the public, and is in conjunction with the annual Starry, Starry Night gallery walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Ormond Beach.
Nearly 40 paintings from the FWS’s 51st annual exhibit, including seven award-winners plus additional bonus pieces will be on display.
An Artist Talk with Steve and Janet Rogers will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 16. The program is free, but advanced registration is encouraged
Sound Bath in the Gallery with Morgan McManus will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16. The acoustic sound healing journey relaxes the body, clears the subconscious, calms the mind and activates the body’s natural healing systems. Register in advance as spots are limited. The cost is $34 for members and $37 for non-members.
For more information, visit ormondartmuseum.org or call (386) 676-3347.
Ocean Art Gallery
Watercolor Workshop with Bibi Gromling will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd Ormond Beach.
The cost is $75, which includes supplies. For a reservation, call (386) 317-9400.
Artists sought for Ocean Center exhibit
The Volusia County ECHO Gallery Committee is seeking proposals for a new exhibit at the Ocean Center.
Artists can submit their two-dimensional, Volusia County history-themed pieces by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
Fine Art Photographer Robyn Cowlan will exhibit her work until Feb. 28 at Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach.
The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, call (386) 615-7081.
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts offers a variety of programs at its main campus, downtown and other locations in New Smyrna Beach.
Ericka Sobrack: Late Night Stroll will be on display Jan. 7 to Feb. 11. An artist talk will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit artsondouglas.net.
An Andrew Sovjani exhibit will be on display until Feb. 6 at Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave. Gallery hours are 10 am. to 4 pm. Tuesday to Friday and 10 am. to 2 pm. Saturday.
The Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery showcases 180 Artist photographs spanning 22 years from ACA’s inaugural residency in 1982 to the end of 2004. The 16- by 14-inch black and white portraits are a part of ACA’s permanent collection.
Second Saturday Soundwalk will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Canaveral National Seashore Deep Creek Preserve, 946 State Route 415, New Smyrna Beach/Samsula. Meet at parking lot. Free with park admission (when applicable). Open to everyone. Limited to 20 participants per date. For a reservation, visit https://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/store/soundwalk/
ACA Spotlight: A Creative Workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive. Learn about the world-renowned Mentoring Artists of ACA with ACA Community Artist Bethany Bennett. This session features the work of Robert Rauschenberg. Participants should bring a canvas or Bristol board, brushes and paint colors of your choice. ACA will provide supplies for a donation. Free, and open to all. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org/event-or-exhibition/aca-spotlight-9/.
The 47th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, will be Jan. 27-29 in Downtown New Smyrna Beach. Bring the family and explore a variety of work by 225 artists from around the country, including three Daytona State College students selected for the Trish Thompson Memorial Emerging Artist Program. Enjoy live entertainment, free kids’ art projects, food trucks and exhibits. For more information, call (386) 423-4733 or visit imagesartfestival.org.
For general information, call (386) 427-6975.
Artists Workshop of New Smyrna Beach offers adult art classes and workshops at 540 Barracuda Blvd.
An upcoming workshop is Pastel Painting with Barbara Ortiz from Jan. 21 to 22.
Studio hours are 9:30 am. to 4 pm. Monday to Friday.
A new exhibit ‘Strictly Abstract’ will be on display until the end of February at The Gallery on Canal, 115 Canal St. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hub on Canal
The Hub on Canal has workshops and classes at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
Wine Down Painting with Heather Wolynic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. All experience levels welcome and all supplies provided. The fee is $45 for members; $55 for non-members (plus $10 supplies fee paid to the instructor on day of workshop). Limited to 12. For more information, email [email protected]
Art in the Form of Film with Paul Marino will be from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) will be shown. Instructor Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. The fee is $10, which includes glass of wine or bottle or water.
The January exhibit in The Founders Gallery will be “Art of Adornment – Wear Your Art!” It will be on display to Jan. 29.
Whimsical Watercolors with Sheri Zanosky will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 18 and 26. The fee is $20 per class. To register, contact Ms. Zanosky at (386) 316-6347 or email [email protected]
Sketching In Watercolor with Evy Okerstrom will meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 19 and 26. Learn to observe and record in a sketchbook using basic watercolor and pen and ink methods. All levels are welcome. The fee is $25 per class. Limited enrollment of 10. To register, contact Ms. Okerstrom at (859) 699-1506 or [email protected]
Explore and Channel Your Creativity with Carolyn Land from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27.
The fee is $20 per class. Participants should bring their own supplies. To register, contact Ms. Land at [email protected]
Learn Photography with Kathy Tubbs at will meet Saturdays, Jan. 14 and 28.
Photography Beginner/Intro will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Photography Novice will be from 11 to 11:50 a.m. The fee is $25 per class. Bring a phone with camera (beginner) or DSLR camera (all levels). For more information or to register, contact Ms. Tubbs at (386) 690-4779 or [email protected]
Advanced 2-D Art Course for Grades 6-12 with Lisa Carlson will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30. The fee is $110 for the series. All materials provided. Limited enrollment of 12. For more information or to register, visit smore.com/a9vqy/.
People/Pet Portrait Oil Painting with Darla Donley will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27. The fee is $45 per class. Participants should bring their own supplies. Limited enrollment. For more information or to register, contact Ms. Donley at (386) 302.8885 or [email protected]
Tell Your Life Story! A Memoir Writing Course with Chelly Harkness will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 26 to Feb. 23. Inexperienced writers are welcome. The fee is $100 for the five-week course or $20 per class.
Painting Foundations with Mary Gerlach meets 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee is $20 per class (bring your own supplies). To register, call (386) 846-3104.
Jewelry Making and Design with Debbie Moser meets from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $20 per class (materials and basic tools provided). To register, email [email protected]
Group Ukulele with Sally Mackay meets multiple times during the week. The cost is $20 per class. 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. Space is limited. To register, call (386) 944-9249 or email [email protected]
French language classes with Yveline Del Villar are offered multiple times during the week. The fee is $20 per class. To register, email [email protected] or call (407) 760-7355.
Benvenuto in Italia! with Joanne Kehrli will meet Tuesdays with Italian for Travelers 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. and Italian Grammar 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or Wednesdays with Italian Grammar 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The fee is $120. To register, call (703) 727-7897 or email [email protected]
Harmonica with Farley Palmer will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Open to students of all levels. The fee is $10 per class.
For more information or to register for classes, visit thehuboncanal.org or call (386) 957-3924.
Jane’s Art Center
Jane’s Art Center will host Juried Exhibit: Size Matters, Small Art with a Big Impact until Jan. 21 at 199 Downing St., New Smyrna Beach.
Beginning Hand-Building & Wheel-Throwing Ceramic Workshops and One-Day Ceramic Classes for adults and children will meet throughout January.
Admission is free. For more information or to register, visit janesartcenter.com or call (386) 402-8673.
Southeast Museum of Photography
The Southeast Museum of Photography in partnership with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, will host RE:VISIONS, a selection of works by visual artist Andrew Sovjani, until Feb. 4 at the ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit southeastmuseumofphotography.org.