Arts & Sciences Spring Magazine 2016

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letter from the Executive Director impact! the arts & academic performance BY JESSI JACKSON SMITH

How involvement in cultural arts programs correlates with improved academic and life outcomes.



zach in time

volunteer voices


moas guild news


Women Painting Florida. Behind the new exhibit at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art 44th annual volusia students create exhibit

spring exhibits & programming calendar

ON THE COVER: Martha Walter; “Miami Beach,” ca. 1920, watercolor on paper, part of the Women Painting Florida exhibit at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art

MOAS celebrates volunteer month with spotlight on a few dedicated Museum volunteers


Featuring MOAS Guild Spring events 2016 summer learning institute

Full program listing and registration form!


A full list of this year's student exhibitors




Over and Out BY SETH MAYO

Focusing on Lasers



Executive Director ANDREW SANDALL ASHLEY ADAIR, Security JUSTIN ALISA, Security LEE ASHTON, Security MARK CARRUTHERS, Guest Services Associate JENELLE CODIANNE, Director of Marketing and Public Relations STEVE CONKLIN, Director of Finance ROBERT CONSOLO, Planetarium Educator COREY COOK, Guest Services Associate DEAN CORMIER, Facilities Assistant STEVEN DALLAS, Head of Security MEGAN FINLEY, Curatorial Assistant ERIC GOIRE, Director of Operations KELSEY HANSEN-KRAUSE, Education Assistant AUSTIN HARDEN, Security NICOLE HARPSTREIT, Guest Services Associate WAYNE HARRIS, Security LORI HOEPFINGER, Guest Services Associate ASHLEY HOLLIS BUSSEY, Planetarium Educator NICHOLAS INCANNELLA, Security JESSI JACKSON SMITH, Director of Development ARIEL JENNIS, Planetarium Educator THOMAS LEARY, Security ERIC MAUK, Curator of Exhibits DAN MAYNARD, Facilities Assistant SETH MAYO, Curator of Astronomy NICOLE MESSERVY, Education Assistant AMANDA MITCHELL, Security MONICA MITRY, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator AMANDA NEELY, Director of Sales and Special Events HANH NGUYEN, Guest Services Associate PATRICIA NIKOLLA, Guest Relations Manager FREDRIKA PAULIG, Events Assistant ANGELO PIERCE, Security CODY ROGERS, Security JASON SCHREINER, Planetarium Educator ROY SHAFFER, JR., Maintenance Supervisor LISA SHAW, Guest Services Associate ISRAEL TAYLOR, Physical Plant Assistant JEREMY WALKER, Security SCOTT WERTMAN, Facilities Assistant ROBERT WOHLRAB, Curatorial Assistant J. “ZACH” ZACHARIAS, Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History




Dear friends, Summer is just around the corner and things continue to stay busy here at the Museum of Arts & Sciences! As you have seen, we always have plenty going on at the Museum with our exhibits, programs, and events across our two buildings. This edition of our magazine pays tribute to our wonderful volunteers who make all of this possible and provide crucial support to the Museum’s staff. Our volunteers can be found in every department and are often involved in vital behind-the-scenes work that may not be visible to the public. We also have volunteers that see the public on a daily basis, like our docents, guest services staff and store assistants, who all make the experience of visiting the Museum a special one. ANDREW SANDALL

The role of volunteers in an organization like ours really cannot be overstated. As a not-for-profit, we rely on them to support our staff in all kinds of work, but also to bring additional skills and perspective to our team. A great example of this is the work of our General Electric (GE) volunteers who work with our Education Department. The engineering background that they bring allows us to make repairs and upgrades to many of the exhibits in the Children’s Museum, but also to undertake all kinds of extra projects, like the removal of the old optical star projector in the old Planetarium. In fact, they went above and beyond on that project as they raised the funds to build a new display stand – which naturally they fabricated themselves – so the beautiful old projector could be displayed in the lobby of the new Planetarium when it opened. There are so many groups and individuals that dedicate their time to working at MOAS that it would be impossible to name them all, but they are vital in making us the Museum we are today. The largest


group of volunteers is, of course, the Guild of the Museum, who continues to go from strength to strength to provide numerous fun ways to raise money to support our work here. If you have not experienced one of their events yet then check out their schedule here in the magazine and sign up – you will have a blast! We have groups like the Garden Club of the Halifax Country who have been coming to the Museum to tend to our sensory garden to keep it looking beautiful for many years now. Our docent and guest services volunteers always receive rave reviews from our visitors, but what is not always recognized are the hours upon hours that they devote not only to their work, but to their training and constant learning in order to give even better service. Of course, there is also our Board of Trustees, who are all volunteers themselves but give countless hours outside of their already busy lives to keep advancing the Museum’s mission of bringing our mix of art, science and history to the community. By the time you read this, we should be well underway with the design of our new lobby project as we are building a brand new entrance to the Museum. Although this project is nowhere near the scale of the other construction projects we have been doing since I arrived, it will be the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle to tie together everything we have been working on. Once complete the new entrance lobby will allow us to offer a more modern and professional welcome to our visitors while at the same time, changing the existing lobby into an orientation space before heading into one of the wings. This is one project that the Museum staff is very excited to get underway! We hope this issue of the magazine gives you an interesting insight into the wide variety of people who work here with us to make MOAS what it is. If it inspires you to get involved, then please contact our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, Monica Mitry, who would love to talk to you about all of the exciting opportunities that we have available.



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Executive Director Emeritus Gary R. Libby

Arts & Sciences is published quarterly by the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114, telephone 386.255.0285, web site Income from contributors helps offset a portion of the expense involved in the production of this publication. ADVERTISING INQUIRIES All inquiries regarding advertising should be directed to the MOAS Communications Department at 386.255.0285, ext. 320.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The Museum of Arts and Sciences is a not-for-profit educational institution, chartered by the State of Florida in 1962 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Museum collections and research include Cuban and Florida art, American fine and decorative arts, European fine and decorative arts, pre-Columbian and African artifacts, Pleistocene fossils, Florida history and regional natural history. Permanent and changing exhibitions, lectures, and classes highlight educational programs. The Museum houses changing arts and sciences exhibition galleries, permanent collection galleries, a gallery of American art, paintings, decorative arts and furniture, the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, the Cuban Fine and Folk Art Museum, a state-of-the-art planetarium, library, the Frischer Sculpture Garden, maintains nature trails in a 90-acre preserve in adjacent Tuscawilla Park, and operates Gamble Place in Port Orange. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is recognized by the State of Florida as a cultural institution and receives major funding from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Major Museum programs and activities for members, school children and the general public are also supported by grants from the County of Volusia, the Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Junior League of Daytona Beach, Target®, Elfun Community Fund, and the UCF Educational Partnership. MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday The Museum of Arts and Sciences is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act by making our facility and programs accessible to all people. If you have any special requirements, suggestions, or recommendations, please contact our representative, Executive Director, Andrew Sandall, at 386.255.0285. If you prefer, you may contact the Cultural Council of Volusia County representative at 386.257.6000, or the Division of Cultural Affairs, The Capitol, Tallahassee 850.487.2980, or TT 850.488.5779. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER IS 1.800.435.7352. FLORIDA REGISTRATION #CH-1851


Nearly every morning at MOAS, the Museum cheerfully buzzes with the sounds of excited and curious school children exploring the Williams Children’s Museum, the Planetarium, Tuscawilla Preserve, the Brown Museum of Art and the many other galleries and learning spaces across the MOAS campus. The delight is even more abundant during our annual 8-week Summer Learning Institute camps! It’s evident that the children are having a ball; but more than that, our cultural education programs fulfill a core component of the Museum’s mission to inspire, cultivate curiosity and promote learning in the arts and sciences. In wider view, the cultural arts are proving to boost not only learning and achievement, but also future citizenship and career advancement. We perceive the rewards of this tremendous impact not only from recurrent


interactions with our MOAS students over the years, but also through numerous demonstrative national studies and reports published by respected industry sources such as the National Endowment of the Arts, the Arts Education Partnership, Americans for the Arts, and others. This article illustrates the meaningful and measurable advantages that arts programs provide to our youth. There is no question of benefit when it comes to correlating involvement in cultural arts programs with improved academic and life outcomes. Despite conclusive positive results, arts instruction time in schools is waning, and teachers and parents must find new ways of extending learning opportunities. For more than 60 years, the Museum has been a leading school-based, homeschool and extra-curricular cultural arts provider for Central Florida’s school-age children. With the support of our members and community partners, we will keep striving to make a positive educational impact for generations to come. And we’ll continue to delight in

the resonant hum of children enjoying their MOAS visit, which makes it all the more worthwhile for us each day.

World-class art, science and history exhibitions and programs at MOAS create a dynamic and lasting impact in our community. To learn more about how you can support these efforts, please contact Jessi Smith, MOAS Director of Development, at 386-255-0285 ext. 339 or

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WOMEN Painting Florida

Female artists have created art throughout history, and yet sadly, their work has not always been as acknowledged as that of their male counterparts. Women artists were frequently challenged due to gender biases in the mainstream fine art world. They often encountered difficulties in training, travelling, trading their work, and gaining recognition. This spring, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will celebrate and acknowledge the amazing achievements of female artists by exhibiting their interpretation of Florida’s landscape. The exhibit, titled “Women Painting Florida,” will feature works of art dating back as far as the 1890’s with scenes depicting everything from the wilds of Florida and historical monuments to everyday genre scenes of life in the sun. Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989) A fantastic painting in the exhibit by pioneering American environmental artist, Katherine Joy Postle (1896-1989), features a unique perspective of flamingos in flight. The artwork titled, Flamingoes, ca. 1940, captures this rare Florida bird in the style of gouache watercolor. Katherine was born in Chicago to architect Oliver Hambleton Postle and Mary M. Brown. Both parents raised her to have a great admiration for aesthetic achievement, and as an adult, she gained respect as an interior designer and artist while living in Boise, Idaho. She traveled the countryside with her journalist husband,

Robert Blackstone. They purchased a travel trailer they named the “Brownie House”. The couple eventually arrived in Florida in 1934 and lived a nomadic lifestyle of camping, hiking, and bird watching. She became a great chronicler of the Florida environment and was enamored with Florida’s great offering of birds. She and her husband settled down in a home with a studio near Gotha, Florida. In Flamingoes, ca. 1940, she captures an adult flamingo as it has just lifted off in flight. Her unique perspective has the viewer looking up at the majestic bird, as if they were hiding in the brush. In the background, dozens of flamingos are seen in

full flight. She pays particular attention to realistic details of flamingos, a rare bird seen only at the very southern tip of the Florida peninsula. It is interesting to note that Postle made a living at painting wildlife scenes at a time when female artists were seen as just enjoying a genteel hobby. Marion Greenwood (1909-1970) Main Street, Cedar Key, Florida, ca. 1950, by Marion Greenwood depicts a street scene of Cedar Key, one of the most unique historic towns in Florida. Marion Greenwood was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 6, 1909, and died in Woodstock on August 20, 1970. She was an American social realist artist who became popular starting in the 1920s. Marion was the first American woman to receive a painting commission by a foreign government for a mural painting. She painted a fresco depicting Tarascan Indian life at a university in Mexico. Marion became renowned in both the United States and Mexico and is well known for her powerful murals. She worked as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist and alter was appointed as an artist war correspondent in World War II. Marion also practiced easel painting, printmaking, and frescoes showing gritty scenes of the working class or insightful portraits. In 1950, she traveled to Cedar Key, Florida, and captured the unique architecture of the many historic buildings that line Main Street of this once traditional old style-fishing village. Marion also includes local residents going about their daily lives on this poor, rural, and remote island on the West Coast of Florida in Levy, County. This coastal fishing village has a colorful history, never averaging more than 700 residents in the American census. Even today, a visitor to Cedar Key will immediately notice the feel of a small fishing community stuck in another time. (Continued on page 12)

ABOVE: Marion Greenwood; Main Street, Cedar Key, Florida, ca. 1950, watercolor on paper OPPOSITE: Katherine Joy Postle, Flamingoes, ca. 1940, gouache on board 10 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE


Elsie Marie Bates Freund (1912-2001) Closer to home is the depiction of the ruins of the largest slave plantation in Florida by Elsie Marie Bates Freund (1912-2001). This watercolor on paper was created in 1960. As a five-year-old child, Elsie knew she wanted to be an artist. She became known for her artistic jewelry, watercolors, and textile work. Growing up in Taney County, Missouri, she raised enough money to enroll herself in the Kansas City Art Institute and later married artist Louis Freund in 1939. Elsie and Louis created a summer art institute in the Ozarks in an old house they purchased and renovated in 1940. The summer art school that the Freund’s created so long ago is still the inspiration that has kept Eureka Springs a thriving art community today. In 1946, Elsie’s husband Louis took a position as chairman of the art department at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. Sometime in 1960, Elsie visited the mystical looking ruins of Bulow Plantation on the Volusia/Flagler County border. In this watercolor titled, Bulow Ruins, ca. 1960, she captures the towering ruins of the sugar mill against a deep and dark blue sky. She depicts a pathway that leads the visitor into the center of the ruins giving the viewer a perspective of the massive coquina ruins. Back in the early 1800’s, Charles Wilhelm Bulow and his son, John, moved from Charleston, South Carolina to set up a sugar plantation with some 300 slaves for the production of molasses for rum. Situated on Bulow Creek, John Bulow inherited the property when his father passed away not long after acquiring the land. In December, 1831, the famed naturalist and bird artist, John James Audubon, was a guest at Bulowville plantation. The ruins depicted by Elsie are not created by the ravages of time but by the destruction of the Seminole Indians. In January 1836, at the beginning stages of the Second Seminole War, a Seminole war party swept into the region and burned all of the plantations along the Halifax River area including Bulowville. Elsie Marie Bates Freund; Bulow Ruins, ca. 1960, watercolor on paper

Martha Walter; Miami Beach, ca. 1920, watercolor on paper

Martha Walter (1875-1976) In 1950, a well-known American, Pennsylvania impressionistic painter named Martha Walter, visited Miami Beach. There she rendered a watercolor of an everyday scene on the warm and toasty man-made beach. Martha was born in Philadelphia in March of 1875. She began her career at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she won the school's Toppan Prize and Cresson Traveling Scholarship. This allowed her to travel throughout various countries in Europe. A painter of indisputable talent, she specialized in light-hearted, colorful beach scenes, especially of Gloucester, Coney Island, Atlantic City, and the French Coast. As seen in this watercolor called Miami Beach, ca. 1920, many of Martha’s paintings seem more concerned with color than form. Rich saturated colors of greens and purples dominate the painting. Her figures are elusive and not defined and are shown enjoying a hot day. It would be easy to say that the figures on the beach seem somewhat mysterious, and this is what gives the work an abstract feel. Some of the sunbathers are seen enjoying the blanket of shade provided by a tangle of coconut trees in this idyllic scene. The 1920’s were one of the many golden ages for the resort city of Miami Beach that boasted a millionaire's row on Collins Avenue, a trolley system linking the mainland to the beach, and a grand hotel named the Flamingo Hotel, built by Carl Fisher, one of the major developers of the young city. Martha Walker never married or had children and passed away in 1976. She lived to be 100 years old and painted up until her death.

Women artists who painted in Florida are well represented in the collection at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. These artists fell in love with the same aspects of Florida as their male counterparts. Now some of the most important pieces of the collection are in one gallery so that Museum visitors can learn about the important contributions made by these influential artists. These women artists rendered significant scenes of flora, fauna, culture, and historical places that contribute to the overall history of our great state.




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Student art is amazing because it allows the students to tell stories and it also helps them make sense of their world. These artistic stories will be on display at the Museum during the entire month of April 2016. From preschool through high school, the 44th Annual Volusia Creates Art Exhibit demonstrates the amazing pool of artistic talent that we have in the community. This judged exhibit features the best student works of art from around the county. This premier exhibit showcases a wide range of subject matter from portraiture to abstract sculpture. Each piece of art is professionally framed and has a tag with the student's name, grade, school and includes a few sentences by the artist explaining the work. Suzi Preston, the K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum Specialist, who continues the tradition of Volusia Creates, stated, “No awards are given for the show, but recognition for being selected and the fact that they are going to be displayed in a major art museum is an amazing reward in itself.” This year, the Museum’s Education Department had the honor of selecting the winners for the exhibit. 819 works of art were submitted for judging, representing 78 different public schools. The Museum is proud to display the best artwork from Volusia County Students for the school year 2015-2016. The following is a list of the winners from the Volusia Creates Art Exhibit. 14 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE


Aldaba, Dulze, Iguana, chalk, paint, Forest Lake Elementary, Grade 2, Ms. Lasher Arguello, Valerie, Big Lion, tempera, marker, Timbercrest Elementary, Grade K, Ms. Weaver Bellon, Noah, Space, mixed media, Osceola Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Interdonato Best-Abramowitz, Banner, Home, chalk, colored pencil, Pathways Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Hendrix Blackmon, David, Marbleized Google, marbleized paper, Friendship Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Cantwell Brooks, Kentrell, Self-Portrait, marker, paint, Volusia Pines Elementary, Grade 2, Ms. Costa Campbell, Elaysha, Duck, tempera, Freedom Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Blushiy Caraballo, Amaryllise, Self-Portrait, acrylic, marker, Manatee Cove Elementary, Grade K, Ms. Edwards Chappell, Molly, The Lion’s Mane, pencil, Horizon Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. E. Potash Cheney, Talulah, Mystical Motion, chalk, pastel, Port Orange Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Williams Chiapco, Chloe, America The Free, tooling foil, marker, Cypress Creek Elementary, Grade 4, Mr. West Colbert, Asia, Acacia Tree, tempera, Edith I. Starke Elementary, Grade 3, Ms. DeCamp Corp, Crystal-Lynn, Arlo Needs Glasses, tempera, crayon, marker, Discovery Elementary, Grade 1, Ms. Besso Crandell, Michael, Fantasy Land, mixed media, Read-Pattillo Elementary, Grade 2, Ms. Fernandez Cronin, Katie, Silhouette, watercolor, marker, Pine Trail Elementary, Grade 1, Ms. Rooy Delgado Rodriguez, Javier, Green Dog, marker, crayon, George W. Marks Elementary, Grade 3, Ms. Stone Doolgar, Justin, Shoes, ink pen, Timbercrest Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Chirnside El Kaakati, Omar, Morning Glory, ink, paint, Sugar Mill Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Dobberstein Fischer, Mason, Yarn Line Picture, yarn collage, Reading Edge Academy, Grade 5, Ms. Weems Foster, G’Lia, Landscape, oil pastel, Ortona Elementary, Grade 1, Ms. Lueders Galloway, Logan, Ocean Wonder, mixed media, Tomoka Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Sander Galvan, Jackie, Horses in Landscape, watercolor crayons, Pierson Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Biferie Goad, Lexi, Time, pencil, crayon, yarn, beads, Ivy Hawn Charter School, Grade 5, Ms. Dilworth Group, Collaborative, Portrait Quilt, oil pastel, Citrus Grove Elementary, Grade 2, Mr. Garaitonandia Harrell, Athan, Fire & Ice, mixed media, Champion Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Cunningham Hayes, Claire, Duck, tempera, Freedom Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Blushiy Holakowski, Skyler, Colorful Shapes, mixed media collage, Spirit Elementary, Grade 1, Mr. Swink Holmes, Lydia, Self-Portrait - Amedeo Modigliani style, oil pastel, Cypress Creek Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Francis-Hanna Horn, Julian, Imaginary Creature, chalk, Sunrise Elementary, Pre-K, Ms. Vannieuwenhoven Hurn, Lucia, Abstract Tree, oil pastel, paint, Orange City Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Tatum Hutchison, Killian, City Kitty, watercolor, Pride Elementary, Grade K, Ms. Gentry-Thomas Kamm, Brylee, Self-Portrait, tempera, Manatee Cove Elementary, Grade 3, Ms. Edwards Keeley, Jacob, Seascape, crayon, South Daytona Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Cooper Kirkland, Joseph, Cubism, crayon, cut paper, Spirit Elementary, Grade 5, Mr. Swink Korn, Alan, My Form, mixed media, R. J. Longstreet Elementary, Grade 3, Ms. Failer Lalashuis, Demi, Miss Dots, mixed media, George W. Marks Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Stone Liu, Christina, Cool Flowers, chalk, glue, Citrus Grove Elementary, Grade 5, Mr. Garaitonandia Long, Ethan, The Hot Fish, watercolor, salt, marker, Ivy Hawn Charter School, Grade 1, Ms. Dilworth Looper, Ava, Treasure Cat, oil pastel, South Daytona Elementary, Grade 1, Ms. Knestrick Lovett, Tyler, Timeless Imagination, sculpture, DeBary Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Hatch MacDonald, Murphie, Autumn Sunset, chalk, colored pencil, Pathways Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Hendrix McCaddon, Jameson, Egyptian Vase, crayon, paint, Samsula Academy, Grade 2, Ms. Richardson Medina, Victor, O’Keeffe Flower, oil pastel, Pierson Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Biferie


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From preschool through high school, the 44th Annual Volusia Creates Art Exhibit demonstrates the amazing pool of artistic talent that we have in the community. Mencia, Kevin, Colorful Me, oil pastel, tempera, Holly Hill K-8, Grade 1, Ms. Rose Mills, Ayden, African Dancers, tempera collage, Woodward Ave. Elementary, Grade 1, Ms. Geist Miranda, Madelynn, Autumn Leaves, watercolor, crayon, marker, Timbercrest Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Weaver Nichols, Elizabeth, Flower Beam, chalk, pastel, glue, Osteen Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Green Ocampo, Nina, Equality - Diversity, marker, Enterprise Elementary, Grade 4, Mr. Nutt Osteen, Cesar, The Robot and His New Pup, mixed media, Edgewater Public School, Grade 2, Ms. Loring-Smith Phillips, Antwone, Art Mistakes, tempera, marker, Ormond Beach Elementary, Grade 4, Mr. Fuller Pickens, Ansley, Time to Play, paint, Spruce Creek Elementary, Grade 5, Mr. Kaplan Richarde, Noah, Fall Trees, tempera, Port Orange Elementary, Grade 1, Ms. Williams Rivera, Stephanie, Magical Story, crayon, marker, Indian River Elementary, Grade 5, Mr. Kinsey Rivera, Ethan, Tree at Sunset, oil pastel, tempera, Orange City Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Tatum Sansom, Marissa, Spots Make It Better, tempera, marker, Tomoka Elementary, Grade 4, Mr. Fuller Santos, Keoni, The Different Senses, paint, DeBary Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Hatch Servay, Lydia, Puppy-Dog, crayon, Enterprise Elementary, Grade K, Mr. Nutt Sevigny, Kate, Portrait of a Woman in the Style of Vermeer, oil pastel, Pine Trail Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. M. Potash Snow, Ryan, Deep Blue Sea, marker, South Daytona Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Knestrick Spraker, Maggie, Tree of Life, acrylic, Sweetwater Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Hernandez Stallard, Logan, Colored & Shaped, oil pastel, R. J. Longstreet Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Failer Steward, Grace, Cubist Self-Portrait, pastel, Horizon Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Ramsey Sulle, Julia, Kit Kat, oil pastel, Burns Sci-Tech Charter School, Grade 1, Ms. Zahn Tapia, Isaiah, Baby Monkey, pencil, Sunrise Elementary, Grade 5, Ms. Vannieuwenhoven Torres, Jeylani, Colorful Birds, mixed media, tempera, crayons, South Daytona Elementary, Grade K, Ms. Cooper Valentino, Eysis, Self-Portrait, watercolor, crayon, marker, McInnis Elementary, Grade 2, Ms. Martines Vargas, America, Orchids, chalk, pastel, glue, Osteen Elementary, Grade 4, Ms. Green Williams, Kentrell, My Alligator, pencil, sharpie, watercolor, Blue Lake Elementary, Grade K, Ms. Wells Williams, Madison, Apples & Oranges, oil pastel, Chisholm Elementary, Grade 3, Ms. Tappan Wright, Faith, Big Dino & Walking Crayon, mixed, Palm Terrace Elementary, Grade K, Ms. Roberts


Acosta, Kimberly, Rainbow Fish, mixed media, found objects relief, DeLand Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Hart Amates, Ahiray, Parjaro, magazine, pencil, marker, oil pastel, Taylor Middle School, Grade 6, Ms. Mosley Amsalem, Sarah, Drawing Art to Art, pencil, pen, Silver Sands Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Inscoe Brown, Shirey, Emotion! SAD, mixed media, New Smyrna Beach Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Hughes Clark, Alex, Gerclon, ball point pen, River Springs Middle School, Grade 7, Ms. Radigan Davis, Jadyn, Weeping Willow, watercolor, Burns Sci-Tech Charter School, Grade 8, Ms. Zahn Garcia, Ryan, Guitamasbiac, charcoal, Galaxy Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Burnup Manns, Tia, Bill, The Monster, recycled plastic bags, papier mâché, New Smyrna Beach Middle School , Grade 8, Ms. Hughes Milan, Cynthia, Flooding, magazine, pencil, Taylor Middle School, Grade 7, Ms. Mosley Mitchell, Zariah, Mind’s Eye, pen, ink, Heritage Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Doran

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Statement from Superintendent Russell The Volusia County School District is proud to participate in the 44th Volusia Students Create exhibit. What makes this year’s exhibit exciting is the Museum of Arts and Sciences will be hosting the event for the first time since 2002. For years and more importantly throughout the Great Recession, Volusia County Schools has continued to support arts education because we hold to the belief that the arts are essential for a student s' complete education. All people are born with a creative spirit and for some people their gift is expressed artistically. Artistic creativity must be nurtured through the acquisition of skills and practice. This exhibit will show the progression of artists by showcasing 130 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 student works. We believe you will see an abundance of talent on display when you attend the Volusia Students Create exhibit.

Mr. James T. Russell Superintendent, Volusia County Schools

Owens, Makenna, Trooper, papier mâché, Hinson Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Callahan Patterson, Jordan, Stippling Music, pen & ink, Creekside Middle School, Grade 8, Mr. Nelson Payne, Andre, Basketball Playa, mixed media, foil, paint, Ormond Beach Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Dugan Riley, Jaden, Silver Kingdom, mixed media, Silver Sands Middle School, Grade 7, Ms. Inscoe Rodriguez, Samantha, Reality’s Confusion, nylon, wire, paint, Ivy Hawn Charter School, Grade 8, Mr. Silvers Sooy, Dalia, Homage to Vincent, mixed media, Southwestern Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Richter Vera, Alexa, Mother Nature, pencil, marker , Silver Sands Middle School, Grade 8, Ms. Inscoe Whitaker, Anna, Fire, nylon, wire, paint, Ivy Hawn Charter School, Grade 8, Mr. Silvers Williams, Jeffrey, Look into the Light, pen, ink, Creekside Middle School, Grade 7, Mr. Nelson Zhang, Wendy, Hamburger, acrylic, Heritage Middle School, Grade 6, Ms. Doran ervisor, Volusia County Dorothy Johnson, art sup Students Create Exhibit. sia Volu of der foun , Schools

Volusia Students Create Exhibit: A Continuing Tradition Back in the 1970’s four pioneers canvased Volusia County together for support of the arts. Tippen Davidson, publisher of The News-Journal; Dorothy Johnson, art supervisor, Volusia County Schools; Doris Leeper, founder, Atlantic Center for the Arts; and Gary Libby, director emeritus of the Museum of Arts & Sciences were these arts visionaries. They valued the importance of arts for our communities and have left us a rich legacy. Dorothy was the first and only art supervisor for the county’s public school district. She so valued the role art played in the lives of K-12 students that she campaigned for an art teacher in every public school, a custom continued to this day. She also believed that student art should be displayed in a museum setting similar to adult art that is matted and framed or placed on a pedestal. Thus began the Volusia Students Create Exhibit held annually at eastside and westside museums. Every work was matted, framed, and labeled and looked as good as every other work displayed. A catalog listed all the students’ names. Pictures were included of the works. Students and parents were sent their invitations. The public was invited. A reception was held to open the exhibit, and refreshments were served. I was fortunate to work with Dorothy. On those Fridays when I didn’t teach art, I learned the value of art and the process of teaching art from shadowing Dorothy. She was our Mother Art as we art teachers fondly called her. She was an amazing leader and mentor for all of us. I am proud to have carried on her traditions for our art students and teachers. Thank you Dorothy for this precious and treasured inheritance. Much has come from those early days because of the interconnected passion of four arts personalities. I am so pleased that our show has come full circle, and is again hosted by the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Enjoy our students’ results and rewards from learning and growing through the visual arts in this 44th Volusia Students Create Exhibit.

Suzi Preston K-12 Visual Arts Specialist Volusia County Schools



Alamo, Keziah, Flight of the Night, clay, Deltona High School, Grade 10, Ms. Farley Andrew, Asia, Dandy Mott, mixed media, Atlantic High School, Grade 10, Mr. Triplett Baker, Maggie, Road Trip, etching, aquatint, Seabreeze High School, Grade 11, Ms. Botkin Bennett, Kristen, Tessellation, pen, Taylor High School, Grade 12, Mr. Mann Bustamante, Fabiana, Cinnamon Rolls, ceramic, Seabreeze High School, Grade 9, Ms. Price Choe, Joon, Drizzlin, clay, DeLand High School, Grade 11, Mr. Gilbert Clark, Ashley, Angry Wolf, pastel, New Smyrna Beach, Grade 10, Ms. Phillips Colon, Natalia, Travel Money, clay, Deltona High School, Grade 12, Ms. LaPointe Cosker, Kendall, The World Beyond, digital photography, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 9, Mr. Bryson Crandall, Hannah, Nothing But Snail, clay, glaze, University High School, Grade 10, Ms. Langlais Crawford, Caroline, Falling, mixed media, New Smyrna Beach High School, Grade 10, Ms. Phillips Crossman, Natalya, Andrei, acrylic on canvas, Seabreeze High School, Grade 11, Ms. Botkin Crouch, Minnesota, Rachel, pencil, Mainland High School, Grade 11, Mr. Bull Davidson, Claudia, Eva, ink wash, Seabreeze High School, Grade 12, Ms. Botkin De Hoyos Uribe, Nicolle, Lizard in Serenity, clay, glaze, University High School, Grade 10, Ms. Langlais Farmer, Penny, Penny’s Beacon, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 10, Ms. Alexander Fausey, Joseph, Satellite, traditional photography, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 9, Mr. VandenBerg Foster, Raegan, Olivine, watercolor, ink, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 11, Mr. VandenBerg George, Victoria, Tea Time with a Twist, clay, glaze, University High School, Grade 10, Ms. Langlais Gomez, Misael, One Encounter, pen, Deltona High School, Grade 11, Ms. Ramirez Groody, Erin, Social Media, pencil, DeLand High School, Grade 9, Ms. Banks Group Collaborative, Totally Solar Totem, clay, mixed media, Deltona High School, Grade 12, Ms. LaPointe Hamilton, Perry, What Lurks in the Dark, pen & ink, University High School, Grade 11, Mr. Gilmore Hooper, Alyssa, Hidden, ceramics, Seabreeze High School, Grade 12, Ms. Price Layman, Elsa, The Guardian, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 11, Ms. Alexander Maccio, Rachel, Milo, ink wash, Seabreeze High, Grade 11, Ms. Botkin Mai, Kalvin, The Blue Marlin, ceramic, Mainland High School, Grade 11, Ms. Sarbou Martindill, Maleena, George, graphite, pastel, University High School, Grade 11, Mr. Gilmore Martindill, Maleena, Jimin, graphite, charcoal, University High School, Grade 11, Mr. Gilmore Micallef, Sterling, Epiphany, mixed media, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 12, Mr. Moskola Netzhimer, Vanessa, Deep Sea Creature, ceramic, Mainland High School, Grade 12, Ms. Sarbou Parker, Jessica, Hysteric, wood, ceramic, multimedia, New Smyrna Beach High School, Grade 12, Ms. Colby Philpot, Julie, Forever, digital photography, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 9, Mr. Bryson Robinson, Laural, Cherry Bloom, pen, ink, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 10, Mr. Moskola Russell, Winter, Together We Flourish, ceramic, New Smyrna Beach High School, Grade 12, Ms. Colby Santiago, Isabella, Geisha, acrylic, Deltona High School, Grade11, Ms. Ramirez Senne, Allison, In the Clouds, digital print, Spruce Creek High School, Grade 11, Mr. Hammond Smith, Dakota, Serenity, ceramics, New Smyrna Beach High School, Grade 12, Ms. Colby Trang, Angie, Biodegradable, recycled cardboard, acrylic, Atlantic High School, Grade 10, Ms. Sorese Tyler, Emily, The Squeeze, scratchboard, DeLand High School, Grade 11, Mr. Carson Ward, Thomas, Cheer! , digital photo, DeLand High School, Grade 11, Mr. Gilbert Williams, Skye, Abandoned, photography, New Smyrna Beach High School, Grade11, Ms. Curry

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SPRING EXHIBITS Forms of Fancy: Sculptures from the MOAS Collection

THROUGH SPRING 2016 From an ancient tomb figure from China to a 21st century painted ceramic “Kitty Hawk”, this exhibit represents 2,000 years of sculpture from across the globe.

Africa “Up Close and Personal”

THROUGH APRIL 17, 2016 Experience Africa up close and personal through the works of Daytona Beach photographer, Dr. Harry Moulis. This exhibit includes 58 photographs of African animals as well as a painting.

Gordon Parks: Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood, 1943

THROUGH APRIL 24, 2016 Gordon Parks, American photographer, musician, writer and film director, is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. The photography by Parks captures life at Bethune-Cookman College as well as a Daytona Beach neighborhood that was known as Midway.

Pacific Exotics: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet

THROUGH JUNE 12, 2016 This group of 47 original woodblock prints by Paul Jacoulet demonstrates not only his interest in exotic subjects, but also the remarkable range of techniques and unsurpassed skills that his carvers and printers used to achieve the images.


OPENING MAY 7 In the 18th and 19th centuries, numbers of travelers visited and explored Europe with its historic landscapes and architectural sites. None were more focused and determined than those who were the passionate artists of their day.


OPENING JUNE 2 Posters from the MOAS collection.


OPENING JUNE 18 Animals and animal features depicted in various mediums.

U.S. Coast Guard Paintings

THROUGH MAY 31, 2016 On loan from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program, this collection features various paintings of the Florida Coast Guard in action.

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SPRING PROGRAMS Ongoing Events Wednesday Yoga in the Gallery Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Take a break from your busy day and enjoy weekly Yoga in the Gallery at the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Meet in the lobby to join registered yoga instructor, Ashley Brooks of Holistic Movements, for an hour-long session that will provide you with an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses. Class is open to all experience levels. Please bring a mat, towel and water. Space is limited and registration is required. RSVP to the Museum at 386255-0285. $10.00 for future members, $5.00 for members.

April April 9 3:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon with Florida History: Root Family Story Authors and local historians, Ron and Alice Howell, present the captivating Root Family story portrayed through several years of research, museum docent activities, and first-hand experiences associated with this magnificent MOAS exhibit. Follow the Root Bottling Company timeline from the early 1900’s through the mid-20th century as hand-blown bottle production evolved into automated bottling and the Coca-Cola bottle was created. Free for members, $7.00 for future members. April 9 7:00pm-9:45pm Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm Laser Retro 8:00pm Laser Beatles 9:00pm Laser Zeppelin $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows and $9.00 for three shows. April 12 3:00pm-4:00pm Landscape Painter Arnold Desmarais: Exploration of Painting through the Eyes of a Realist Join realist landscape painter, Arnold Desmarais, in the Root Family Auditorium, and explore the world of oil painting and realism through the eyes of a classically trained painter. Discover Arnold’s examples of coastal environmental paintings from a historical point of view. Learn about the detailed process of realism and explore the time-honored traditions of the old masters that were necessary to create compelling work. Arnold will discuss the fundamentals of classical painting including the need for sound composition and storytelling as well as technical skills such as the use of color, value recession and more. Free for members or with paid museum admission. April 14 5:30pm-7:30pm French Wine Tasting Join us at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art for a French wine

tasting with S.R. Perrott. Spend the evening among friends while you sip up knowledge on swirling, tasting and describing wines from the Bordeaux, Burgundy, Geneva and Southern Rhone regions of France. This event is for ages 21 and over. Seating is limited. Call the Museum at 386-255-0285 to purchase your admission and reserve your seat! $15.00 for members, $25.00 for future members. April 15 2:00pm-3:00pm Porch Talk at Gamble Place: Highway to Paradise, the History of Transportation in Florida Florida has had a long history of important transportation modes that have opened the state up to development. From the Old Kings Highway, steam boating on the St. Johns River, and the interstate highway system, these important infrastructural changes moved Florida from a frontier state to one of the most important. Join James “Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History, at Gamble Place in Port Orange and learn about the history of Florida through its unique modes of transportation. Free for members, $5.00 for future members. April 16 11:00am-5:00pm MOAS Space Day Bring the family out for an afternoon of all things space as we have an out-of-this-world celebration. You will learn about the science, exploration, and beauty of space through engaging lectures, shows, hands-on activities, blow-up portable planetarium shows, and exhibits held throughout the event. Throughout the museum, there will be displays from ERAU's ERFSEDS Rocket Club, Commercial Space Operations Student Organization, and the Mars Desert Research Station student crew. Schedule: 11:00am: Little Star That Could Planetarium Show 11:30am - 4:30pm: Space Music Videos in our blow-up Portable Planetarium ongoing every half hour 12:00pm: Live "Star Show and Flight Through the Universe" with Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo 12:30pm - 3:00pm: Paper rocket building and launching 1:00pm: "Discovering Gravitational Waves" with Dr. Mark Anthony Reynolds, ERAU Associate Professor of Physics 2:00pm: "Simulating a Mission on Mars" with Embry-Riddle's Mars Desert Research Station student crew 3:00pm: “A Second Golden Age of Space Flight”with Dr. Justin Karl, Professor of Applied Aviation Sciences at Embry-Riddle

4:00pm: From Earth to the Universe Planetarium Show 5:00pm: Electropop Laser Show Under the Stars - Beautiful views of the Universe with exciting laser music Free for members or with MOAS general admission. Non-member price for Space Day event only is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children (6-17), and free for children 5 and under. April 21 3:00pm-4:00pm Gordon Parks, Midway: Portrait of a Daytona Beach Neighborhood with Harold Lucas Jr. Join Harold Lucas Jr., life-long resident of “Midtown" Daytona Beach and retired educator, for a walk back in time through this historical African American community. Discover the history of this once self-contained community through the photography of Gordon Parks. Learn about the culture and people who have made “Midtown” an important part of the history of Daytona Beach. Free for members or with paid museum admission. April 23 2:00pm-4:00pm Chocolate Workshop Join us at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art to learn about chocolate while you make your own! Chocolatier Kathryn Neel, from Sappho Chocolates will lead a fun workshop sharing her wealth of knowledge. You will also get to take home the chocolate you make during the class! Space is very limited. Call the Museum at 386-255-0285 to purchase your admission and to reserve your spot! $30 for members, $40 for future members. April 27 3:00pm-4:00pm Florida and its Historic Hotels: The Grand Dames Journey back in time and take a trip to the “heyday” of Florida’s greatest luxury historic hotels. These hotels were built to attract wealthy elite visitors from all over the world with lavish pools, grand architecture, and other amazing amenities. Join James “Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History, in Root Hall and discover the history of grand hotels like The Breakers Palm Beach, the Biltmore Hotel of Coral Gables, Lakeside Inn at Mount Dora, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, and many more! Free for members or with paid museum admission.

May May 4 6:00pm-8:00pm May the 4th Be With You – Painting with a Twist Celebrate your love of the Star Wars saga at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Join us for an evening of painting, with a twist! Show off your artistic talents while painting a Star Wars themed work of art. Kick back, relax, and let the creative juices

flow during this instructed painting party! Seating is limited. RSVP to the Museum at 386-255-0285 by April 20th to purchase your admission and reserve your seat! Admission is $35.00 per person. May 5 3:00pm-4:00pm Celebrating the Kentucky Derby: The Legendary Horse in Art Few animals enjoy the rich cultural associations and aesthetic heritage that pertains to the horse. The relationship between horse and man is one of the longest love affairs to traverse history and it is an affair documented by the hand of the artist. Join James “Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History, and discover the 30,000-year history of the horse in art including the Museum’s collection of horse art. Free for members or with paid museum admission. May 6 2:00pm-3:00pm Porch Talk at Gamble Place: The Life and Times of James Gamble and House Tour James Norris Gamble was one of the first true snowbirds visiting Northeast Florida on regular trips to escape the harsh winters of Cincinnati, Ohio. Join James “Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History, at Gamble Place in Port Orange and discover the amazing history of the James Gamble’s hunting retreat, the Gamble Place. Free for members, $5.00 for future members. May 6 4:00pm-4:45pm Special Planetarium Show: Transits Across the Sun Explore the fascinating phenomenon of planetary transits or crossings of the Sun in this live planetarium show. We will take a look at how these rare events occur using our sophisticated universe software, and how they have aided our understanding of the size of the Solar System. In anticipation of transit of Mercury across the Sun on the morning of May 9, we will discuss the details of this occurrence and how to view it best and safely. Free for members, with paid museum admission, or $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. May 7 10:30am-2:30pm MOAS LEGO® Day Come join educators, Kelsey Hansen and Nicole Messervy, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences for a fun filled day of LEGO®s! We have over 120,000 LEGO®s in all shapes, sizes and colors. Enjoy LEGO® challenges, free-building, photo booths, and more! Learn about the history of LEGO®s and how children and adults all over the world love building with LEGO®s. This event will be held in Root Hall. Play at your leisure with one of the greatest engineering toys ever created. Free for members or with paid museum admission. May 8 10:00am-12:00pm Mother’s Day Brunch and Tour Treat Mom to a scrumptious brunch and tour at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. A delicious brunch will be served at 10:00 a.m. followed by a guided tour 20 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

of our new exhibit on Women Artists. Seating is limited. RSVP today to the Museum at 386-255-0285 to purchase your admission and to reserve your seat. Price includes brunch, admission to the Museum, a guided tour, and a 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop at the Brown Museum. $20.00 for members, $30.00 for future members. May 9 8:30am-2:00pm Mercury Transit Across the Sun Viewing Join us at our safe viewing party of Mercury crossing the Sun. Only occurring 13 or 14 times per century, you will have the rare opportunity to view this Mercury transit spectacle through special equipped telescopes (weather permitting) and live streamed inside our Planetarium. We will also be presenting a repeat showing of our Planetarium presentation, Transits across the Sun, at 1:00pm in the Planetarium. *Please remember to never look at the Sun unless using correct equipment with professional help.* Free outside viewing. Entry to see the live stream and watch special show is free for members, with paid museum admission, or $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. May 14 10:00am-2:00pm MOAS American Muscle Car Show Join us for an amazing display of American muscle in the form of vintage cars and trucks. DJ Frank Roberts will be spinning music from the 50’s and 60’s while you hob knob among some of America’s greatest road machines. The diversity of the cars will amaze you and bring back a feeling of nostalgia. Free for members or with paid museum admission. Schedule: 10:00am-2:00pm - Hands on Kids Activities Hourly tours of the Root Family Museum and Antique Race Cars, DJ Frank Roberts playing tunes from the 50’s and 60’s. 1:30pm - Guest Speaker, Dan Smith: High Speed at Low Tide Dan Smith is an award-winning columnist for The Hometown News. For thirteen years he was co-chair of the annual Thanksgiving Birthplace of Speed Antique Car Show in Ormond Beach. Dan served as race director for the great centennial celebrations on the beach beginning in 2003 until 2008. He is known worldwide as the foremost authority on early beach racing in Ormond Beach. May 14 7:00pm-9:45pm Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm Hypnotica 8:00pm Electrolaze 9:00pm Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows and $9.00 for three shows. May 18 12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch and Learn: The Natural Wonders of Florida Join us for lunch at the HoneyBaked Ham Café at the Brown Museum. Natural wonders abound throughout the Florida

Landscapes of the collection of art in the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Join James “Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History, and celebrate the flora, fauna and natural wonders that have made Florida a sub-tropical paradise for so many! Seating is limited and a RSVP is required. All lunch orders must be prepaid at the time of reservation. Call the Museum at 386-255-0285 ext. 312 to place your lunch order and reserve your spot! Lecture is $5.00 plus the price of paid lunch for future members, and free plus the price of paid lunch for members. May 20 3:00pm–4:00pm Lieutenant Commander Stephen West Come join Lieutenant Commander West as he explains different missions he has been a part of during his career with the U.S. Coast Guard. Follow him through the U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit portraying different missions, such as search and rescue, environmental protection and security patrols. Throughout his career, LCDR West has been assigned to a variety of operational assignments in locations across the country. He is now stationed in Port Canaveral as the Supervisor of Marine Safety and Detachment. Free for members or with paid museum admission. May 21 6:00pm-8:00pm Whisky Tasting Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to celebrate World Whisky Day! Enjoy this informative and hands-on tasting class while comparing different kinds of whisky from the United States, Canada, Ireland and Scotland. Hosted by Breakthru Beverages and is for ages 21 and over. Seating is limited. To purchase your admission call the Museum at 386-255-0285. $15.00 for members, $25.00 for future members. May 28 7:00pm-9:45pm Summer Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm iPOP 8:00pm Laser Beatles 9:00pm Pink Floyd – The Wall $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows and $9.00 for three shows.

June June 3 5:30pm-7:30pm Women’s Self-Defense Seminar Join us at the Museum of Arts & Sciences to learn the “ABCs” of self-defense! Master George Rego, of the Florida Jukido Academy in Palm Coast, will teach you how to defend yourself against someone bigger and stronger. With a Jukido approach to martial arts, you will learn how to utilize size, motion, and anatomy of a larger person to your advantage. You will also learn the best strategies for keeping yourself safe before an attack. Empower yourself with realistic self-defense! This seminar is for females ages 12 and older. To purchase admission, please call the Museum at 386-255-0285. Admission is $20 per person.

June 4 3:00pm-4:30pm Afternoon with Florida History Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Living and Writing in Florida Join Valerie Rivers, Park Manager from the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, in the Root Family Auditorium and learn about the life and times of this amazing Pulitzer Prize winning author for The Yearling, 1938. Learn about her personal experiences and struggles in the backcountry scrub of the remote Paynes Prairie region. Discover the people, landscape, and her friendships that make her Cross Creek story so intriguing. Small Town History of Alachua County Join James “Zach” Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History, in the Root Family Auditorium and take a historic journey to the small towns that surround the Cross Creek and Paynes Prairie regions. Learn about the unique history of quaint towns like Florida’s oldest inland town of Micanopy. McIntosh, Archer, and Hawthorne are other important agricultural communities that represent old Florida’s unique heritage of hunting, fishing, farming, and ranching. Free to members or $7.00 for future members. June 4 5:00pm-6:00pm Members Only: You Run the Show! Join Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, for a special Planetarium show, guided

by you! Take a journey to anywhere in the universe that you would like to explore. Come to the show prepared with a brief topic of your choice and let’s travel there to discuss it! Seating is limited, so kindly RSVP by email to or call 386-255-0285 ext. 315. We cannot wait to star gaze and navigate the galaxy with you! Free for MOAS Members. June 11 7:00pm-9:45pm Second Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm Laser Country 8:00pm Laser U2 9:00pm Laser Zeppelin $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows and $9.00 for three shows. June 22 3:00pm-4:00pm Docents Choice Tour and Presentation: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet Jacoulet was a superb colorist, exerting direct control over the mixing of the colors and the printing of his designs. Jacoulet’s woodblock prints reached technical levels unmatched in twentieth-century printmaking. Join MOAS Docent, Carol Ann Moritz, for a gallery tour and learn about the amazing life and art of Paul Jacoulet. Discover how his art became a unique synthesis of the traditions of the two great artistic cultures of Japan and France. Free for members or with paid museum admission.

June 25 3:00pm-4:00pm Sharks Are Cool! A Presentation about Local Sharks Join Erik Sanders, with the Florida Wildlife Commission Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, for an interactive presentation on sharks. Examine the special features of these amazing fish that enable them to occupy the role of top predator in the world’s oceans. Learn the major differences between sharks and bony fishes by comparing and contrasting their shapes, anatomies, and reproduction styles. Find out why sharks now need special conservation measures and enjoy hands-on specimens. Free for members or with paid museum admission. June 25 7:00pm-9:45pm Summer Saturday Laser Rock Concert 7:00pm Laser Vinyl 8:00pm Laser X 9:00pm Laser Metallica $5.00 for one show, $7.00 for two shows and $9.00 for three shows.

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An Insider Look at Volunteering at MOAS from Some of Our Dedicated Volunteers

Volunteers play a crucial role in every aspect of the Museum of Arts & Sciences’ (MOAS) daily operations. They serve as friendly docents to tour groups. They are helpers in our gift shop and at our guest services desk. They also serve as educators in the Summer Learning Institutes. Additional ways in which our volunteers assist are as follows: landscapers, archivists in our library, engineers, and as helping hands in many ways too numerous to list. As April approaches, the month dedicated as National Volunteer Month, we are interviewing some of our volunteers to discover what brought them to MOAS. Was it from a love of volunteering, telling others about MOAS, or being more connected as an outreach individual to our community?

Where in the Museum do you volunteer?

How long have you been volunteering at the Museum?

Bob Skinner: I have been volunteering at MOAS since 2014. Hanh Nguyen: I have been volunteering for three months now. Barbara Schuldt: I have been volunteering at MOAS for around 2 years. Char Ziegler: I have been volunteering at the Museum for the past 10 years. Ann Colman: I have been a docent at the Museum since the opening of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art in February 2015.

What made you want to start volunteering at MOAS? Bob Skinner: Before I retired, I was a librarian and then a teacher. The Museum of Arts & Sciences has given me the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Bob Skinner: I volunteer as a docent at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS. I also volunteer in the Museum’s Hanh Nguyen: I really wanted to gain library. I am currently cataloging the hundreds experience working in a museum of Spanish language books that were owned environment. by Cuban President Fulgencio Batista. Hanh Nguyen: I volunteer at the Museum’s guest services desk.

Char Ziegler: I first came to the Museum as a guest and loved it. Before leaving, I just had to sign up to volunteer.

Barbara Schuldt: I volunteer in the gift shop of the main Museum.

Ann Colman: Before the opening of the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, my new neighbor, Helen Farb, convinced me to join Char Ziegler: I volunteer at the guest services her for a training session at the Museum desk and the gift shop of the main Museum. saying that even the most experienced docents would all be new to the collection. Ann Colman: I volunteer as a docent at the As a retired teacher, I enjoy the opportunity Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. to share knowledge and hopefully stimulate others to explore something new.

What do you like most about volunteering at MOAS? Bob Skinner: I am a retired college teacher, and one of my guilty pleasures of being a docent is that I only have to give one “lecture” a week. The “students” all seem to want to hear what I am saying and no one has to take or grade exams!

What is your favorite part of the MOAS Collection? Bob Skinner: I have many favorites in the collection, but I especially enjoy the Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building. Each time I walk past it I think about what a wonderful idea it was to have this part of the collection out in the open rather than hidden away in storage. Barbara Schuldt: I enjoy the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. I love the structure of the building itself and since I am not a native Floridian, I have learned a great deal from the beautiful works of art that tell the story of Florida. Char Ziegler: I enjoy all of the changing exhibits that keep the Museum fresh.

What would you tell someone about MOAS, if they knew nothing about us?

Char Ziegler: I love interacting with all of the guests.

Bob Skinner: I would tell them that the Museum has a Library that is available to MOAS Members and that it is even more eclectic than the Museum itself. I say “even more” because the Library has information relevant to past exhibits that were on loan or are no longer on display. The Library also has supporting materials beyond what is shown in the Museum.

Ann Colman: My favorite part of volunteering is always the conversations that you get into with the visiting guests. The art on display

Hanh Nguyen: We are a hidden gem with an eclectic collection in a city of NASCAR and Bike week.

Barbara Schuldt: It is very different from the technical job that I had for over thirty years. I enjoy meeting and chatting with all of the guests that come to visit from all over the world.


evokes interesting memories that they share. One time, an artist told me that she remembered her first art teacher, Don Emery, after viewing his self-portrait in the Volusia County Gallery at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.

Barbara Schuldt: We have something that would be fun and interesting to guests of all ages and interests. The most frequent comment I hear from our guests is about the variety of all of our exhibits.

is well represented in the collection at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.

Char Ziegler: I would tell them about the diversity of the Museum. There is something here for everyone and all ages.

Ann Colman: My all-time favorite story happened in the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art in the France Family Gallery that currently holds the exhibit on Florida weather. This particular encounter happened in front of the Ernest Lawson painting of Matheson Hammock. The guest remembered visiting there as a child when the property was still owned by the Matheson’s. Her words: “… the guest house was over here and old man Matheson sank a tractor over there so he could moor his boat…” I hope the story was true because I think it was just too precious not to share.

Ann Colman: There is an extremely eclectic range of collections on display at the Museum. We have everything from a giant ground sloth skeleton to stars.

What are any of your memorable MOAS guest stories? Bob Skinner: Although I usually learn something new on all of my docent tours, there was one group that I can remember that comprised of three artists. They approached the Brown’s collection in a very different way than the usual visitor, pointing out specific techniques and commenting on their choices in color that I had never noticed before. More recently, one of our guests remarked that she had taken lessons with one of the artists that

Char Ziegler: I am often told what a hidden jewel the Museum is.

What is your favorite memory from volunteering at MOAS? Bob Skinner: It is a pleasure to volunteer at a facility where the staff is professional while at the same time, the atmosphere remains casual. I come to the Museum three times a week and this is the primary reason I always look forward to my visits. Barbara Schuldt: I enjoyed the docent training for the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art because it really enhanced my personal enjoyment of the collection and art in general. Char Ziegler: I have great memories of the many volunteers that I have met here. They all have so much to offer and are very giving people. Ann Colman: My favorite memory of volunteering still has to be the preparations for the opening galas for the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. The entry hall was set with banquet tables adorned with the most spectacular orchid and succulent arrangements that just drew my breath away. Even the ladies room oozed orchids. It signaled the total commitment and attention to every detail that characterized the Brown’s incredible gift to the Museum and the community.

Volunteer Opportunities The Museum of Arts & Sciences is always accepting applications for volunteers to work as docents and to staff our guest services desks and gift shops. With summer quickly approaching, we will also be looking for volunteers to help run the Summer Learning Institute (SLI) program in June – August. Requirements and options to become a volunteer are listed below: • Must be at least 14 years old and going into 9th grade • SLI Volunteers can choose the weeks that they wish to volunteer • SLI Volunteers do not have to volunteer all summer • SLI Volunteers can choose to work either half or full days. Full days are preferred. If you are interested in volunteering at MOAS, please contact our Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, Monica Mitry, at


Peter Miller Peter Miller is a volunteer in the Museum’s Education Department working as a carpenter on various projects in the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum, the Prehistory of Florida Gallery, and Gamble Place in Port Orange. Pete helped to construct the cabinetry and shadow boxes in the new Prehistory of Florida Gallery, creating unique spaces to showcase rarely seen fossil specimens from the permanent collection. He also created the case that houses the skull of the Giant Ground Sloth. Pete created all the fine wood cabinetry housing the instruments and computer screens in the new “I Got Rhythm” exhibit, funded by PNC Bank, located in the Children’s Museum. At Gamble Place, Pete is working to help preserve the witches’ hut and protect it for future generations. Pete has lived in Florida for over 60 years and moved to the area when he was seven years old. He ran a custom furniture business for 5 years and worked for a major furniture manufacturer repairing pieces for 7 years. He is an ordained minister working as a youth pastor for 23 years. He is also a private pilot. Pete learned much of his carpentry skills from his father. We are so glad to have Pete and his valuable skills as part of our museum family.


From left to right, Andrew Sandall, Jim O’Shaughnessy, Mike Armstrong and George Fortuna at last year's Children's Museum Golf Classic, benefitting the Museum of Arts & Sciences

SPRING IS HERE and So Are Our Events to Top Off the Year!

The Guild welcomed the New Year with many exciting meetings, events, and Artful Interludes. Artful Interludes offer our members the opportunity to experience many cultural and fun activities in smaller group settings. In January, we traveled to St. Augustine, enjoying a light lunch at the Café Alcazar followed by the Legacy Tour of Flagler College. In February, there was a Girls Night Out/Wine Down where we spent the evening being pampered with mani-pedis

while sipping wine and eating snacks. In March, members met in DeLand to tour the Stetson Mansion in all of its glory, followed by lunch in one of the nearby bistros. We still have an April 17th brunch at the River Lily Inn on our calendar where we will be entertained with piano music as the river boats pass by. As these months “March” along, our members are gearing up for the Guild’s spring events.

April 11th the 6th Annual Children’s Museum Golf Classic, “Play for the Kids,” a fun-filled day of golf at the Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club. Participants will enjoy 18 holes plus a luncheon and silent auction. “Play for the Kids.” April 12th is our 3rd Annual Garden Party Luncheon. The courtyard at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art will be awash in color as many different plants and herbs will be available for sale. This meeting event is always a sell-out! May 21st celebrates Armed Forces Day with a night of good food and dancing for all the Boomers out there who are ready to party and finish off another very successful Guild year.


From left to right, Kathy Wilson, Renee Mohn, Janet Dyer and Doris Fix at Flagler College in St. Augustine


I am so proud of all that our members have done to support the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) throughout this past year. Our members volunteer their time and talents for every event imaginable. All of this contributes to the Guild’s support of MOAS. As I frequently say, “it takes a village,” and with building that village, we enjoy SUCCESS because of the determination and willingness of all of our members. YOU are the BEST! So let’s put on our smiles and enjoy the spring of 2016. It has been a year of hard work and fun for all!

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ar Olds 4, 5 and 6 Ye Week 1: June 13 - 17 9am-12pm Dino Spectacular! Paleo-preschool students will have exciting handson opportunities with real prehistoric specimens and fabulous dinosaur fossils from the Museum’s collection. Junior paleontologists will enjoy activities like digging, sorting, and classifying fossils. Our young scientists will handle real fossils dating back 300 million years. 1pm-4pm Junior Picasso Paint, draw and create art beyond your wildest imagination. Students can utilize the Museum’s collection to explore art from around the globe. They can create portraits, prints, sculpture and animal drawings that would make Picasso himself proud.

Week 2: June 20 - 24 9am-12pm Animal Adventures Learn about animals, plants, and insects, both past and present, that live together in different environments. Use the Museum’s collection of natural history artifacts to learn about the outside world. Take a tour through Museum galleries and discover the amazing animal diversity found in art collections from around the world. Visit Tuscawilla Preserve to observe local animals in their natural environment. 1pm-4pm Junior Einsteins Discover a world of physics, astronomy, and fossils, while learning how science affects our lives every day. Work with electrical circuits, magnetics, robotics and more! Discover the many hands-on science exhibits the Museum has for you to enjoy first-hand.

Week 3: June 27 - July 1 9am-12pm Really Big Things Everyone loves big things from longneck dinosaurs, to pyramids, to giant ships. Big things are all around us. Discover the science and history of awe-inspiring objects and try your hand at making something big! Take a tour through the Museum to see if you can spot some really big things! 1pm-4pm Block Party! It’s a party with music, DJ lights and fun snacks. You are invited, so let the fun begin! We have over 120,000 LEGOs in all shapes and colors. Become a budding engineer and create all types of cool LEGO® creations from wacky sculptures, buildings, cars and cityscapes. Participate in challenges, competitions, and group builds in a fun and inspiring setting of music and light! No Classes July 4 - 8

Week 5: July 11 - 15 9am-12pm A Pirate’s Life for Me Shiver Me Timbers! Dress up like a pirate, design your own pirate flag, create your own treasure coin, and learn about life at sea as a pirate. Enjoy pirate stories, arts and crafts, and a fun dress-up pirate party. Landlubbers need not apply! 28 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

1pm-4pm Artrageous! Print, paint, and splatter your way through the world of art. Take a trip around the world and learn about art using the Museum’s extraordinary collection of fine art. Play with finger paints to make prints, pottery, crazy art, and more!

Week 6: July 18 - 22 9am-12pm LEGO® Master We have thousands of LEGOs to build all types of cool things from houses to racecars. Let your imagination run wild and explore the basic concepts of engineering, physics, design, and more. Let’s build with LEGOs! 1pm-4pm My Place in Space Learn about the stars, planets, and Milky Way Galaxy and take a look at the life of an astronaut. Learn about rockets and visit the Museum’s new state-ofthe-art Planetarium for an incredible show. Make a solar system diorama and a cool space ship that will whisk you away to the stars and beyond.

Week 7: July 25 - 29 9am-12pm We Can Build It! Build this! Build that! We have tons of blocks, LEGOs and other materials to build all types of things, like wacky sculptures, buildings, towers, cars and more! Our young builders will learn about engineering, balance, design, and color, but most importantly, will use their imaginations! Students will explore the Museum galleries and discover sculptures, paintings, and objects that represent the art of building. 1pm-4pm Animals from Around the World Animals come in all shapes and sizes and fill all corners of the world. During this class students will learn about the diversity of animals from A to Z. Paint, draw, and sculpt your favorite animals. Learn how animals communicate, move, and how they acquire food. Vision, sound, touch, smell and taste will be explored while your camper visits the Museum galleries and participates in related activities.

Week 8: August 1 - 5 9am-12pm Fossil City Become a paleontologist and discover the Museum’s collection of thousands of fossils. Your young scientist will learn about dinosaurs, giant ground sloths, and other animals that date back millions of years. Sort, classify, and learn about the amazing extinct animals that once roamed the Earth. Take a tour of the new Prehistory of Florida Gallery that features Florida’s Giant Ground Sloth Skeleton and discover the science behind this magnificent beast. 1pm-4pm Ocean Commotion Become the next Jacques Cousteau and discover life under the sea. Learn about the diverse sea life, both great and small, that call the ocean their home. Learn from the Museum’s impressive collection of underwater specimens. Learn about dolphins, shells, sharks, whales and more with this fun and exciting hands-on class.

ar Olds 7, 8 and 9 Ye Week 1: June 13 - 17 9am-12pm Dragons from Deep Time Dig for bones in the MOAS fossil pit and unearth clues to the ancient past. Learn the unique skeletal structures of vertebrates and how paleontologists excavate fossil sites. Discover the great diversity of past life on earth from the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Mosasaurs through the exciting and vibrant science of Paleontology. 1pm-4pm Science Big Shot Science is everywhere! Learn about physics, astronomy, sound, and different forms of energy through this exciting hands-on class. Discover our Van der Graaf generator, try your hand at circuit boards, and take in a few planetarium shows as you travel to the edge of the known universe.

Week 2: June 20 - 24 Aviation Week Try your hand at the controls of our awesome flight simulators. Learn the basics of aviation, including the science and history of flight. Investigate the concepts of pitch, roll, altimeter and more! Discover how airports work and how pilots land and take off. 1pm-4pm LEGO® Giant: Wonders of the World 120,000 LEGOs can make life just about perfect! Enjoy a build-off every day and create buildings, towns, planes, abstract sculptures, and other LEGO® creations. Learn about the history of historic buildings and structures from all over the world and build your own version. Engineering, history and science makes for a perfect LEGO® day!

Week 3: June 27 - July 1 9am-12pm Launch It! Join Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, and discover basic principles behind rocketry while constructing different types of simple rockets that you can launch on the Museum grounds. Learn about propulsion, aerodynamics, and the history of space travel in the new digital Planetarium. 9am-12pm 1pm-4pm Junior Naturalist Discover the world around you and learn about nature from the Museum’s extensive collection of specimens like insects, bones, teeth, and other objects. Take a collecting trip through Tuscawilla Preserve and collect your own natural history objects. Discover the biodiversity in your own backyard. No Classes July 4 - 8

Week 5: July 11 - 15 9am-12pm Time Tunnel Back by popular demand! Join us for time travel back to the ancient world! Learn about mummies, pyramids, ancient temples, and discover the art of long lost cultures. Discover geography, art, engineering, history and ancient inventions that changed the world. Play our very own version of Ancient Jeopardy!

1pm-4pm iDesign It Your imagination is the limit in this painting, printing, drawing, and construction class. Students will learn about portraits, landscapes, sculptures and more while making their own masterpieces using a variety of art media.

Week 6: July 18 - 22 9am-12pm Collection Connection If you have a collection of cool stuff, this is the class for you! Learn how to build your own collection of artifacts, how to research them, protect them, and build your own mini exhibits. Learn how the Museum operates and creates exhibits. Design, organize, and plan an exhibit for your own room. Take tours of Museum galleries and discover the theory behind museology. 1pm-4pm Art and Archaeology If you like artifacts and ancient civilizations, this is the class for you. Learn about the science of archaeology and how societies change over time. Learn about the tools, art, and artifacts that ancient people used every day. Discover the tools and methods that archaeologists use to excavate sites.

Week 7: July 25 - 29 9am-12pm LEGO® Empire: Wonders of the Universe 120,000 LEGOs can make life just about perfect! Enjoy a build-off every day and create buildings, towns, planes, abstract sculptures, and other LEGO® creations. Learn about the history of historic buildings and structures from all over the world and build your own version. Engineering, history, and science makes for a perfect LEGO® day! 1pm-4pm Crazy Professor Science is more important than ever and gives kids a head start for the next school year. Get hands-on experience with electrical circuits, force and motion, astronomy, biodiversity, archaeology, and more. Take a trip to the Planetarium and zoom through the outreaches of our universe. Learn about famous scientists and create your own conclusions.

Week 8: August 1 - 5 9am-12pm Reality Star Are you a “ham”? Do you have an outgoing personality? If so, join us for this one-of-a kind class where you can star in a reality show. While on camera, compete with your team to win games! Be prepared to be interviewed and talk about your experience on our “webisode.” Students in the 10-13 year old class will produce the show from footage recorded earlier in class. 1pm-4pm Cast in Rock: Fossil 101 We love fossils! Check out our massive collection of fossils from dinosaurs to ice age mammals. Make your own fossil molds, dig in our fossil pit, and learn about extinct life on Earth. Discover the story of our Giant Ground Sloth and get hands-on experience using the Museum’s extensive collection of fossils.

Year Olds 13 d n a 12 11, , 10 Week 1: June 13 - 17 9am-4pm Digital Effects Lab Use digital special effects to create “wild and wacky” videos. This one of a kind class teaches the young film director to use special effects such as reverse film, green screen, and aged film as well as camera techniques, transitions, and basic digital sound recordings.

Week 2: June 20 - 24 9am-12pm Oh Snap! Digital Photography Use the Museum’s collection as your inspiration to take awesome digital photographs and turn them into masterpieces! Learn the basics of digital photography from editing, lighting, zoom, exporting, and subject matter. Enjoy editing your photos in our state of the art Macintosh Computer Lab and become a master photographer. Use the Museum’s Go-Pros to develop a passion for digital photography and methodologies. 1pm-4pm Daytona Crime Lab Learn what it takes to become a criminal detective. Dust, identify, and learn the science of fingerprints. Figure out how to crack codes, crimes, and how to investigate a crime scene. Learn how the police investigate and use evidence to solve crimes and unravel mysteries.

Week 3: June 27 - July 1 9am-12pm Artistic License Discover all forms of art the Museum has to offer – from abstract to realism. Enjoy hands-on activities like painting, sculpture, and pottery. Try your talent at printmaking with our printing press and take museum tours to see collections from around the world. Meet with one of our curators and learn how the Museum works. 1pm-4pm Science Spectacular Each day is a new day as students could be working hands-on with electrical circuits one day and the next day could be exploring astronomy in the new Planetarium. Whether it is building a rocket or sifting fossils, this class leads students through various hands-on sciences and allows them to explore real work applications. 9am-4pm Great Explorations Outreach Program This popular class is back after a long hiatus. Join Senior Curator of Education and History, James “Zach” Zacharias, and tour the many amazing historical sites in East Central Florida like Bulow Plantation, Old Fort Mound, and Fort Matanzas. Bring your camera and create your own amazing photo album, sketch a ruin, and handle real artifacts pertaining to these archaeological sites. Every day is a new adventure in art, science, and history in this one-of-a-kind outreach program. Please note that this program is an outreach and the students will travel from site to site on an air-conditioned school bus. No Classes July 4-8

Week 5: July 11-15 9am-4pm Claymation Movie Making Utilizing story boarding, set design, construction, and Claymation animation, participants will create original claymation productions. Discover the editing and production techniques that will inspire your budding animators of the 21st Century. Learn how to sculpt, create soundtracks, design titles, and use digital cameras.

Week 6: July 18-22 9am-4pm Short Movie Making Use digital special effects to create “wild and wacky” videos. This one-of-a-kind class teaches the young film director how to create a storyboard, edit their film digitally, use digital video cameras, setup tripods, and how to create soundtracks using the software, “Garage Band.” On Friday, film students will have a red carpet preview in our auditorium.

Week 7: July 25-29 9am-12pm LEGO® Master Builder 120,000 LEGOs can make life just about perfect! Enjoy a build-off every day and create buildings, towns, planes, abstract sculptures, and other LEGO® creations. Learn about the history of historic buildings and structures from all over the world and build your own version. Engineering, history, and science makes for a perfect LEGO® day! 1pm-4pm Adventures in Modern Art Create funky portraits, wild landscapes, folk art, amazing collages, and more! Tour the Museum’s modern art collection and discover the history of modern artists like Picasso and Dali. Be inspired and create your own modern age masterpiece. Visit the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art and learn about the master painters who visited Florida. 9am-4pm Marine Science Outreach Join Volusia County’s Science Specialist, Louise Chapman, for an outreach like no other. Discover the oyster beds and mangrove swamps of Rose Bay while learning about the biodiversity of the beach coastline at Ponce Inlet, discovering marine life at Blue Springs, and more. Every day is a new adventure in the marine sciences at a different location where life is teaming. Join us for this hands-on outdoor class. Please note: This museum camp is an outreach program and students are transported to various locations by airconditioned school bus.

Week 8: August 1-5 9am-4pm Reality Star Film Producers Learn how to setup video equipment, shoot video, direct, and create storyboards as you film a TV show called “I Want to Be a Reality Show Star.” Students will learn the basics of digital editing, film production, and soundtrack creation. Produce a show using footage from our “Reality Star” class for 7-9 year olds.

A one-hour supervised “bring-your-own lunch” break between morning and afternoon sessions will be provided for all campers that will be staying for both morning and afternoon sessions. Also offering Extended Care from 4pm - 5:30pm! See student registration form for details!









4-5-6 Years Morning

Dino Spectacular!

Animal Adventures

Really Big Things

A Pirate’s Life for Me

LEGO® Master

We Can Built It!

Fossil City

4-5-6 Years Afternoon

Junior Picasso

Junior Einsteins

Block Party!


My Place in Space

Animals from Around the World

Ocean Commotion

7-8-9 Years Morning

Dragons from Deep Time

Aviation Week

Launch It!

Time Tunnel

Collection Connection

LEGO® Empire:

Reality Star

7-8-9 Years Afternoon

Science Big Shot

LEGO® Giant:

Junior Naturalist

iDesign It

Art and Archaelogy

Wonders of the World

Wonders of the Universe

Crazy Professor

10-11-12-13 Years Morning

Oh Snap! Digital Photography

Artistic License

LEGO® Master Builder

10-11-12-13 Years Afternoon

Daytona Crime Lab

Science Spectacular

Adventures in Modern Art

10-11-12-13 Years All Day

Digital Effects Lab

Claymation Movie Making

10-11-12-13 Years Outreach (All Day)

Cast in Rock: Fossil 101

Reality Star Film Producers

Short Movie Making Marine Science Outreach

Great Explorations Outreach Program

Student Registration Form 2016

Name_________________________________ Age _______Address________________________________ City/State_____________________________Zip________Phone __________________________________ Parent(s)________________________________________Email ___________________________________ Additional registration forms and information can be found online at

NOTE: Tuition fees are indicated by museum member discount price first, followed by the general admission fee.

Programs Ages 4, 5 & 6 ❏ Dino Spectacular! $80/$90 ❏ Junior Picasso $80/$90 ❏ Animal Adventures $80/$90 ❏ Junior Einsteins $80/$90 ❏ Really Big Things $80/$90 ❏ Block Party! $80/$90 ❏ A Pirate’s Life For Me $80/$90 ❏ Artrageous! $80/$90 ❏ LEGO® Master $80/$90 ❏ My Place in Space $80/$90 ❏ We Can Build It! $80/$90 ❏ Animals from Around the World $80/$90 ❏ Fossil City $80/$90 ❏ Ocean Commotion $80/$90

Programs Ages 7, 8 & 9

❏ Dragons from Deep Time $80/$90 ❏ Science Big Shot $80/$90 ❏ Aviation Week $80/$90 ❏ LEGO® Giant: Wonders of the World $80/$90 ❏ Launch It! $80/$90 ❏ Junior Naturalist $80/$90 ❏ Time Tunnel $80/$90 ❏ iDesign It $80/$90 ❏ Collection Connection $80/$90 ❏ Art & Archaeology $80/$90 ❏ LEGO® Empire:Wonders of the Universe $80/$90 ❏ Crazy Professor $80/$90 ❏ Reality Star $80/$90 ❏ Cast in Rock: Fossil 101 $80/$90

Extended Care Program

Extended Care Program will be offered from 4pm - 5:30pm for $25 per week. Extended Care students picked up after 5:30pm will be charged $10 for every 10 minutes of additional care provided. Please mark the weeks which your student will attend:

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june 13 - june 17 june 27 - july 1 july 18 - july 22

❏ june 20 - june 24 ❏ july 11 - july 15 ❏ july 25 - july 29

Programs Ages 10, 11, 12 & 13

❏ Digital Effects Lab ❏ Oh Snap! Digital Photography ❏ Daytona Crime Lab ❏ Artistic License ❏ Science Spectacular ❏ Claymation Movie Making ❏ Short Movie Making ❏ LEGO® Master Builder ❏ Adventures in Modern Art ❏ Reality Star Film Producers

$160/$180 $80/$90 $80/$90 $80/$90 $80/$00 $160/$180 $160/$180 $80/$90 $80/$90 $160/$180

Outreach Programs Ages 10, 11, 12 & 13

❏ Great Explorations ❏ Marine Science

$225/$245 $225/$245


Reservations for each class are confirmed by your payment. Fees are non-refundable, but the Museum will make every effort to find an alternative placement for a student in another session if cancellation occurs.

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Dave Bennett Quartet in concert

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:30pm Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center back by popular demand........presenting AMERICAN ROOTS:FROM SWING TO ROCK 'N ROLL.


$75 VIP Reserve Seating includes meet and greet, with refreshments and Dave Bennett CD. $40 Reserve Seating Free parking For tickets, visit or call the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Box office at 386-676-3375


Chances are you have come across a laser at some point in your life. If you have not seen the signature pinpoint of a laser dot, you probably have at least been around one locked away in some electronic device - maybe found right in your own home. Lasers have become ubiquitous in our lives, and are found in things as simple as a CD player and as complex as a far-off spacecraft studying another world. 32 ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE

It is still a surprising fact for many that the word laser is originally an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation". Unlike the diffuse glow of light that is emitted from a common bulb in a lamp or a flashlight, a laser is a highly focused beam of light of a single color that can be concentrated onto a tiny spot. Since one aspect of light is that it permeates space as waves, the "waves" in lasers are organized and in phase with one another (called coherence) which allows them to be narrowed down to a small point.

Orlando-based company, Audio-Visual Imagineering (AIV), who was also the supplier of our planetarium equipment. The projector housed red, green, and blue lasers that beamed the light to small mirrors that moved at ultra-high speeds to create the illusion of animated images on the Planetarium dome. The SkyLase - connected to a hard drive enabled us to digitally access a long playlist of shows that were pre-programmed with beautiful 3D displays and eccentric effects that are dazzling to the eyes. Many thousands of guests had the opportunity to witness the potential of laser light as they listened to their favorite bands, like Pink Floyd or The Beatles.

After running successfully for thousands of hours, and almost every day for close to ten years, it was time for us to upgrade to the next generation of laser projector. Fortunately in November of 2015, the Museum was able to acquire the new SkyLase RGB system from AVI. The brand new SkyLase has totally transformed the experience, boasting lasers that are at least three to four times brighter than before. The previous projector's laser output totaled to about 480 milliwatts (one milliwatt equals one thousandth of a watt). The SkyLase RGB puts out an impressive 1.5 watts, or 1500 milliwatts of purely awesome laser power. To give you a sense of what this means, a typical handheld red laser pointer commonly used in presentations is less than 5 milliwatts. The new projector's red, green, and blue (Continued on page 34)

This very nature of a laser allows it to be hugely important in entertainment, technology and research. It can even be found naturally occurring in some of the most exotic places in our universe.

Rockin' with Lasers

The support of laser technology has been an undeniable aspect of MOAS for many years. From the 1980's, the Museum's Planetarium has been a place where music and laser light have combined into an experience that is still enjoyed today in the new facility. From the early days of laser rock concerts at MOAS, the technology of the time allowed for mostly red or green lasers, and the music would have to be synced manually by a "laser DJ" or "laserist" for varying laser effects controlled by what looked like a spaceship cockpit of knobs, buttons, and switches. In 2006 the Planetarium was able to purchase its first SkyLase laser projector from the

Our new SkyLase RBG in action displaying its bright new lasers on the Planetarium dome. Image Credit: MOAS

Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescope image of one of the most energetic and brightest star systems in our galaxy, called Eta Carinae. Shrouded in a double lobed gaseous nebula from a massive eruption, this stellar object was found to emit super rare ultra-violet lasers. Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble SM4 ERO Team

A view of one of two LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) facilities in the U.S. that house l-shaped four kilometer tubes with lasers beaming inside. This detector was used to find elusive gravitational waves from two merging black holes 1.3 billion light years away. Image Credit: LIGO Observatory

lasers are of better design and newer technology that permits a much broader color palette to be produced that we could not achieve before, like deep purple and even white. All this has catapulted the Planetarium to an arena where lasers will continue to be appreciated and enjoyed by many more audiences in the future.

of Mars, NASA and the University of Arizona put on the ambitious Phoenix Mission in 2007 - putting down a small lander successfully on the red planet's northern terrain. On board the Phoenix Lander's Meteorological Station was an instrument called a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), that could shoot a laser straight up in to the cold Martian atmosphere. This laser-probing allowed scientists to bounce light off of dust and ice particles at high altitudes to study clouds and changing weather patterns.

Putting Lasers to Work

Since the first laser was built in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories in California, lasers have beamed their way into countless applications, especially in space science. All telescopes used from the surface of Earth have one common limiting factor, our atmosphere. This life-allowing air for humans becomes a nuisance for an astronomer trying to peer into the deepest parts of our universe through a telescope. The turbulence and movement of our atmosphere distorts the view of a celestial object: the same reason that stars twinkle at night. A solution that scientists devised for this old problem is adaptive optics, whereby computers are able to track a bright star and counteract the turbulence by deforming the mirrors inside some of the largest and most sophisticated telescopes in the world. If a bright star is not available next to an object that astronomers are studying, then in comes a powerful laser to create an artificial star. The laser creates a bright source in the sky, allowing the measurement of atmospheric distortion so the mirrors can be positioned to compensate. This type of technology makes it possible to use more funds to build gigantic telescopes on the ground instead of having to spend an enormous amount of money on a smaller and highly complex space-based telescope, like Hubble (nothing against Hubble, it is very awesome). When many people think of lasers and space, the first thing that usually comes to mind are violent explosions and that "pew pew" sound commonly found in your favorite sci-fi thriller. Although this sounds exciting, real life lasers are often used in space missions and are a little more practical, but are very interesting nonetheless. To explore and understand the polar region


More recently on Mars, the big NASA Curiosity rover (think billion dollar remotecontrolled Mini Cooper) carried with it an instrument called ChemCam (Chemistry and Micro-Imaging). Since 2012, when Curiosity landed inside a 100 mile wide Martian crater, ChemCam has been using a laser to vaporize rocks from as far as 23 feet away. Beaming a powerful laser into the rocks and minerals on Mars allows the instrument to detect the composition of the material and to clear away dust from rocks as it looks for evidence of past liquid water. One of the most monumental discoveries made with cutting edge laser technology comes from LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). Twin facilities in Louisiana and Washington state hold sophisticated detectors where two, four-kilometer (about 2 ½ miles) long tubes hold lasers that bounce back and forth hundreds of times. Just last September, both detectors across the U.S noticed the most miniscule stretching and squeezing of space that measured as small as 1/1000th of the size of a proton - a fundamental particle in an atom. The change in space itself came from the, until then, theoretical idea of a gravitational wave – a ripple in the space-time fabric that was predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. The gravitational wave that was discovered came from two black holes both just over 30 times more massive than the sun that rushed into each other at half the speed of light and releasing 50 times more energy than all the stars in the universe in a moment. 1.3 billion years later, LIGO was able to detect such a violent collision using laser technology. This adds another useful “tool” in the astronomers “tool kit,” where lasers will be used more often to detect objects all throughout the universe from gravitational waves instead of just light.

An artist's impression of the Curiosity rover on Mars burning rocks on the surface with its laser for the ChemCam (Chemistry and MicroImaging) instrument, studying the composition of the material from a distance. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Real Space Lasers

A really unique surprise for scientists was the discovery that lasers could be naturally occurring. In 1996, NASA’s Kupier Airborne Observatory, a now retired aircraft that carried an infrared telescope, was used to study a young and very hot star inside the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. The star, known as MWC 349, was found to be surrounded by a disk of gas and dust that formed it. Measurements of MWC 349 by the flying observatory revealed that it was shining at intense ultraviolet light, bombarding densely packed hydrogen atoms inside its dust disk. When these “excited” hydrogen atoms were hit with infrared light from the star, the atoms then responded by emitting an intense beam of infrared light in a certain wavelength, or as lasers. An even more powerful laser was discovered in one of the brightest and energetic stars in our sky, Eta Carinae. This celestial object is an unstable stellar system at the end of its life with a gargantuan mass of more than 100 times that of the sun – a star that will certainly explode in a powerful supernova. This southern hemisphere star system has undergone intense periods of outbursts creating an odd double lobed nebula around it, and about 150 years ago it became one of the brightest stars in the entire night sky. The powerful nature of Eta Carinae has allowed it to produce ultraviolet light in very specific wavelengths, beaming out super rare ultraviolet lasers. If music could exist in space, this would certainly be one of the greatest laser shows in our Milky Way Galaxy.

Come See the Show

Whether you find lasers here at one of our laser rock concerts beaming wildly on the Planetarium dome, or in a research lab making important discoveries, or as a rare phenomenon in space, it is without a doubt that lasers are a wonder of physics and technology. Join us for one of our Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts and on Fridays and Saturdays at 5:00pm throughout the year to see the new SkyLase projector in action. We will have a special treat this summer as we hold laser shows every other Saturday starting in May. Come and enjoy the science and beauty that lasers have to offer.


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