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November 2022

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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. (more)

This year, we have the good fortune that Veteran's Day is actually the second Friday of the month- our traditional day for Music Night. Our musical performance celebrating Veterans is always special. Because of the guys in RhythmWorks Band and The Hub's designation as the local chapter HQ for Guitars for Vets, we've got access to lots of musicians, and many of them are veterans. We've assembled a Veteran's band, and they'll be performing a variety of tunes to stir your patriotic feelings. Come out and support our heroes. Veterans are admitted for free.

At last year's Veteran's Music Night, we lost power about 20 minutes into the show. The band carried on--acoustically only--for as long as we had light. Many in the crowd used their smartphone flashlights to help. I can't say I wish for another power outage, but it was a special and memorable performance.

Once we all disco back to 1977 at our single annual fundraising gala, Friday Night Fever (hurry and get one or two of the few remaining tickets), our attention quickly turns to the holidays (see the nearby holiday schedule). We'll decorate The Hub on November 13, debuting the Giving Tree that day as well. The Giving Tree allows you to buy ornaments to decorate the tree while providing the funds for scholarships for needy students to attend our Winter and Summer Camps. Ornaments are priced so that all can help.

A little later in the month, we'll be back with the opening of our ever-popular Gallery of Gifts and the 3rd outing of The Art of the Trees. The Gallery of Gifts affords you the opportunity to complete your holiday shopping with unique, artistic gifts that your friends and relatives will treasure forever.

The Art of the Trees event kicks off with a members-only preview brunch on Sunday, November 27. Our members get the first crack at stunningly-decorated small trees and wreaths that will bring seasonal cheer to your home or office or perhaps brighten the season for a loved one or friend. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the trees and wreaths will go toward funding our art Outreach programs. 

Finally, it's time to enroll your kids or grandkids in one or more of our 4 different 2-day Winter Art Camps. Two outstanding instructors will ensure your little ones want to join us daily. You'll find details below. We do fun at The Hub on Canal!

Richard England, President

November 5, 2022 - 10am-7pm

Art Connections - engage with our artists and watch them create.

All Hub events on 1st Saturday are free and open to the public!

  • 11am-1pm - RythmWorks Band outside The Hub.
  • 1-2pm - TALK ART! Between Realism and Abstraction, Pamela Ramey Tatum (details below)
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception - Founders Gallery, Visionary Realms, Denise Vezza Maggiore.
  • Hub members receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Founders Gallery on 1st Saturday only.
  • 6pm - Artist Talk, Denise Vezza Maggiore in the Founders Gallery


Pamela Ramey Tatum

Between Realism and Abstraction

November 5, 1-2pm

Get to know this Hub Artist through an informal demonstration and conversation. Learn how the artist works, the media, and techniques. Bring your enthusiasm for the arts and lots of questions! Fee: Free and open to the public. (More)

WORKSHOPS - November

Saturday, November 12, 10:30am-3pm

Monday, November 14, 10am-1pm

Saturday, November 19, 1-2pm

November Events


A Patriotic Salute to Our Veterans with the Veterans Band

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 7-9pm

Join us for an evening dedicated to our veterans! Sing along with The Hub’s Veterans Band as they perform a delightful program of songs that bring back memories and evoke American patriotism. (More)

Art in the Form of Film:

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Saturday, November 12, 5:45-9pm

This beautifully written film was crafted by then newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.  Not only did these childhood friends pen the script but they also starred in the film, along with Robin Williams who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.  The story follows a group of Boston South End working-class friends, who expect little more from life than what their blue collar jobs can offer. However, Will Hunting (Damon) has an extraordinary gift for math which he slyly reveals at his MIT janitorial job. With the help of therapist Williams, Hunting confronts his ambivalence about leaving his buddies behind to pursue a new life for himself. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. (More)


The Hub on Canal 4th Annual Affair of the HeART Gala

Brannon Center - Friday, November 18, 6-9pm

Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to dance the night away at Friday Night Fever, The Hub on Canal 4th annual Affair of the HeART Gala. It’s the disco party of the year!

Tickets and tables are available online only. Visit for tickets, information, and sponsorship opportunities. 

Slo' Jam

Wednesday, November 23

Hosted by Charlie Poplees


Open to all musicians – beginner and advanced. Bring your guitar, ukulele, harmonica, percussion, etc. Play, sing along, or just listen. Playbooks provided. Fee: $5 at the door to join the jam or to listen. (More)


Closed November 24

The Third Annual The Spirit of Christmas

Add sparkle to your holidays and celebrate the holiday spirit at The Hub on Canal!

The Giving Tree opens Sunday, November 13

  • Your donations, large or small, help us decorate the tree. Every dollar donated goes towards The Hub’s Summer or Winter Art Camp scholarships for students whose families wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend our award-winning camps.

Holiday Gallery of Gifts opens Friday, November 25, 10am-5pm

  • Our Gallery of Gifts is back to help deck your halls with unique holiday décor and an array of gifts handcrafted and created by local artists: fine art, apparel, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass works, and home décor and ornaments. Gift certificates are available. 

The Art of the Trees Members-only Preview Brunch, Sunday, November 27, 11am-1pm 

  • Hub Members enjoy early access to the Christmas trees and wreaths during the Members-only Preview Brunch. Christmas music performed by James Hall.

The Art of the Trees opens Monday, November 28 

  • The Art of the Trees fundraiser presents 30 Christmas trees and wreaths artfully decorated by Hub Artists, Volunteers, and Friends. The entire proceeds from tree and wreath purchases will help fund two of The Hub’s Children’s Outreach programs: Art Instruction at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach or the school year; and Art Therapy for young people in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program at New Smyrna Beach


Debbe Hildinger was awarded Best in Show for Rising Women Series: Always Watching Over Me at the Florida Women's Art Association's exhibition Where There is a Woman, There is Magic. This particular piece was created in honor of her two sisters. They both passed in the last five years. Her piece entitled Life is a Mosaic of Unknowns was honored with a 3rd-place ribbon at The Art League of Daytona Beach exhibition.

Jules Silver received Honorable Mention for his piece at the Art League of Daytona Beach members' show. It is a mixed media work created with collage and acrylic paint on board. Over 140 pieces were submitted for judging.


The Hub on Canal is blessed to have a large group of in-house volunteers who help us leverage our employee base and get things done in support of our mission. Normally, it's their good work that's highlighted on these pages.

This month, however, we'd like to recognize Frank Murru and Teri Corbett. Teri and Frank are friends of The Hub and they generously donated their time to remodel our two downstairs bathrooms. We're grateful for that very significant commitment.


Sign up now for one of The Hub on Canal’s award-winning Winter Art Camps for Kids ages 6-11! Camp Sessions led by artist-instructor Lisa Carlson.

Session 1: Pet Palooza with Lisa Carlson

  • December 21-22, 9:30am-12:30pm  - Create your favorite pet, imaginary or real, using clay, paint and fiber to make several projects that will have a special place fur-ever in your home. Dress for a creative mess.

Session 2: Time Travel with Santa Through the Arts with Heather Wolynic

  • December 21-22, 1:30pm-4:30pm - Santa and his reindeer fly through six famous paintings: The Scream, American Gothic, Mobile, The Persistence of Memory, Starry Night and Campbell’s Soup Can. Students will learn about the Masters behind these paintings and their styles of art, then re-create their versions of the paintings in various mediums – sculpture, painting, pastels, markers, and drawings.

Session 3: Seaside Sculpture with Lisa Carlson

  • December 28-29, 9:30am-12:30pm -Sculpt and create surf and sea themed projects using clay, wood, paint and more during this hand-building camp. Dress for a creative mess.

Session 4: Winter Wonderland with Heather Wolynic

  • December 28-29, 1:30pm-4:30pm - Students will enjoy making creative winter-themed art, such as snowmen, penguins, hot cocoa, bears, and more! We will work with watercolor, mixed media, and drawing.

Fee: $65 per 2-day session member; $75 per 2-day session non-member. Cost includes all art supplies. Scholarships are available. Please call The Hub for information.

Fee: $65 per 2-day session or $110 for both sessions for Member parents; $75 per 2-day session or $130 for both sessions for non-member parents. The cost includes all art supplies. Scholarships are available. Please call The Hub for information. (386) 957-3924


The Hub on Canal welcomes applications from Central Florida artists for wall display or working studio space. The Hub is open 7 days a week with more than 40,000 visitors annually. In particular we are currently seeking applications from Sculptors, Contemporary Ceramists, Jewelry Designers, and Painters in a variety of mediums.

Sponsor a Music Night at The Hub
Music is an important part of our work to bring the arts to our community at a very affordable price. You can help us do that by sponsoring one of our Music Nights. Sponsorships are available for as little as $250. For more information, reach out to Richard England at
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