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Reception set for Artist-in-Residence
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Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:05

Meet the Community Artist-in-Residence Katherine Bell from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at

Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (386) 423-1753, Ext. 11.

Workshop gallery opens exhibit

The Artists' Workshop Gallery has opened a new exhibit, "Getting Around."

Artists are showing, in this exhibit, works on a theme of places and people, and modes of travel.

The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at 115 Canal Street in the New Smyrna Beach Chamber of Commerce Building,

The gallery has been closed during the Chamber Building's renovation, but has reopened with a new look. The public is welcome to visit during the Art Stroll on Canal Street from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

Gallery opening jewelry exhibit

New Smyrna Beach gallery Arts on Douglas will present a celebration of fine jewelry-making in an exhibition by Mary Schimpff Webb entitled Nouvelle et Fraiche.

An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.

Mary's distinctive use of materials and techniques developed over her extensive career sets her apart from other jewelry makers. Her wearable artworks are fluid, sculptural and textured forms utilizing unusual combinations of precious and semi-precious stones with gold, platinum, silver and wood. All of her works are handcrafted, including the gems she often shapes herself.

Cultural alliance sets award banquet

The Volusia County Cultural Alliance will host its annual dinner to present the Tippen Davidson Award

for the Arts to Edward and Jeanie Harris at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12,

at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Each year, the Volusia County Cultural Alliance honors an individual or couple for dedicated support, volunteerism and patronage for the arts in Volusia County.

Mr. Harris and his late wife, Joan, established New Smyrna Beach residency in 1989 after he retired as president of Gulf+Western Manufacturing Co. He soon became a dedicated supporter, sponsor, underwriter and trustee of Atlantic Center for the Arts. Through his commitment and foresight, he has made a significant impact on artists from around the world and the New Smyrna Beach community.

In 1990, the Harrises presented Atlantic Center with the funds to purchase and renovate a former Lutheran parish house in New Smyrna Beach. Harris House, Atlantic Center's community outreach facility, is now recognized as a place that fosters creative and intellectual experiences for children, artists and community members. The Joan James Harris Theater, which provides premier performance space at the Center, is the result of Mr. Harris' generous donation to the Leeper Studio Complex at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Also, part of the Harrises' legacy to the art world is Arts on Douglas, a commercial gallery featuring the work of Florida artists, which was co-founded by Ed and Doris Leeper in 1996.

Ed and Jeanie Harris married in 1996. Ms. Harris' passion for the arts is as deep as his and they are now co-owners of Arts on Douglas Gallery. The Jean G. Harris History Gallery is within the Pabst Visitor Center at ACA. The gallery portrays the history of Atlantic Center for the Arts, and was named in honor of Ms. Harris.

Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

Reservation are required by Feb. 5. For more information, call (386) 668.5553.

Film forum offered

The Hub on Canal will host a film forum on "Appraisal & Appreciation" from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. for four consecutive Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6 at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Warren Walter Spencer will be the facilitator.

The exploration of the 12-decade history of film will reveal its far-reaching societal and cultural affects.

Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 1.

The cost of the four-week session is $50.

For more information, call (386) 957-3924 or e-mail info@thehuboncanal.org.

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