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October 2022

October Exhibition Opening in The Founders Gallery More Than Words Can Say, mixed media and prose by Johanna Riddle. 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 two-dimensional 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 Johanna will manage during the exhibition’s run. Come by and see Johanna’s work and get involved. Opening from 4-7pm. Artist’s Talk, 6pm. Exhibition through October 30. (more)

Greetings to Our Hub on Canal Supporters,

Summer has given way to fall, at least according to the calendar. With the change of seasons comes the natural tendency to look ahead. We're no different.


Given the current state of the weather, it might seem surprising that I'm leading with Christmas, but I am. This year we're pushing back the debuts of our Gallery of Gifts and Art of the Trees a little deeper into November. We open our popular Gallery of Gifts on Black Friday--at what used to be the start of the holiday shopping season. As usual, you'll find a wide selection of one-of-a-kind artist-created gifts that will allow you to cross many folks off your shopping list.


Our fundraising event, The Art of the Trees, is back for the 3rd year. If you live for the holidays and harbor a gift for decorating, sign up with us to participate. We'll supply you with the holiday greenery. You put your talents to work and create a holiday masterpiece. We'll put all the trees and wreaths on display, making The Hub a holiday wonderland. They'll go on sale, and 100% of the proceeds will fund our children's art outreach programs. There's a flyer nearby. Join the fun soon as trees and wreaths are limited.


Switching gears, I want to tell you about 2 new children's art instruction programs we are launching. First, The Hub now offers art classes to children who are being homeschooled. This is discipline-based art instruction that fully complies with State educational standards. Our program for elementary-aged children is presently at capacity, but if you have an interest, please reach out as it's possible another class will be added.


At the same time, we are recruiting students for the middle/high school age group. Classes are set to start in mid-October. Further down the page, you'll find more information.


We've also returned to art instruction classes open to any youngster. Finding a suitable day and time has always been challenging, but we've decided to try again. Starting on October 10, we'll offer Monday evening art classes for serious art students in grades 6-12. We'll expose the young artists to a wide variety of mediums and help with skill-building techniques. A curriculum has been developed for the entire academic year. You'll find a link to more information below.

Richard England, President

October 2022 Flyer
Advanced 2-D Art Class - Grade 6-12

October 1, 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! Judy Pickett (details below)
  • 4-7pm - Opening reception - Founders Gallery, More Than Words Can Say featuring Johanna Riddle.
  • Hub members receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Founders Gallery on 1st Saturday only.
  • 4:30-5pm - Artist Discussion in the Lobby (details below)
  • 5-7pm - Live Music, James Hall in the Lobby
  • 5-7pm - Book Signing in Frank Ferrante's studio (details below)
  • 6pm - Artist Talk, Johanna Riddle in the Founders Gallery


Judy Pickett

Playing with Light

October, 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)

Artist Discussion and Book Signing

With Frank Ferrante

October 1, 4:30-7pm

  • 4:30-5pm - Artist Discussion
  • 5-7pm - Book Signing in Frank Ferrante's Studio

Hub studio artist Frank Ferrante will lead a discussion about his newly published book, Inspired by Nature – Plein Air Painting and The Prismatic Palette. More than a coffee table art book, it is the tale of Frank’s 50-year journey as a Plein air painter, represented by nearly 80 of his all-time favorite paintings. 

Fee: Free and open to the public. Books available for purchase. (More)


Monday, October 10

Mondays, October 10 - 17 - 24

Tuesday, October 18

Saturday, October 22

Friday, October 28

October Events


Debbie D and Vintage Now!

Friday, October 7, 7-9pm

If you’re a regular attendee of The Hub’s Music Nights, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Debbie D and Vintage Now. They have performed for you several times over the years and every performance has left the crowd asking for more. Debbie is a versatile performer and we’re excited that she and the band are back in October to perform a Motown and R&B tribute show. You’ll hear many of the classic songs from The Temptations, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and many others. It promises to be a great show! (More)

Art in the Form of Film:

Forrest Gump (1984)

Friday, October 21, 5:45-9pm

Director Robert Zemeckis was one of the first to apply emerging special-effects technology to successfully insert our titular character into pivotal moments of late 20th century America. For its cleverness and gentle humor, this film endures as a soothing balm. Tom Hanks portrays an innocent special-needs teenager who, under the guidance of a fiercely protective mother played by Sally Field, develops into a more than self-sufficient man. Sprinkled throughout Forrest’s many adventures is woven into a sweet love story between Forrest and Jenny (Robin Wright), his emotionally damaged childhood sweetheart who comes to realize what true love is. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder, and host a post-viewing discussion. (More)

Slo' Jam

Wednesday, October 26

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)

ARTIST'S CORNER - Lisa Engelbrecht

Photographer Lisa Engelbrecht

Artists and art organizations are a collaborative bunch. We work together when we can, all in the interest of sharing the arts with everyone. One of our artists is involved in such a collaboration this month. Photographer Lisa Engelbrecht's beautiful twilight on the intercoastal image was chosen as this year's subject image for the "Blending of the Brushes" at the Artist's Workshop Plein Air Paint Out. The dynamic event, Blending of the Brushes, features 5 plein air painters working on the same canvas. They will work together to render Lisa's image in oil, with the finished work being auctioned off while it's still wet.

Homeschool For Your Middle &

High School Student



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Help support The Hub's Art Outreach programs. We provide the trees and wreaths. You provide the stunning decorations. The Hub becomes a holiday wonderland for a time and 100% of the proceeds of sale go to funding our Outreach programs.


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.

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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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