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November 2017
Free
Doris Leeper – Environmentalist / Visionary
Doris Leeper – Environmentalist / Visionary
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Doris Leeper – Environmentalist / Visionary

September 1, 2017 - January 29, 2018
New Smyrna Museum of History
120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 United States
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On exhibit: September 1 – January 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6:30 PM – 8 PM
New Smyrna Museum of History, 120 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
A resident of New Smyrna Beach since 1958, the late Doris Leeper’s lifelong interest in the relationship of natural and built environments has created three testimonials to her vision – Canaveral National Seashore, the 2000 acre Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, and the founding of Atlantic Center for the Arts in 1977, an artist community responsible for giving the city an international arts reputation. In 1999, she was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, the highest and most prestigious cultural honor that can be bestowed upon an individual in the State of Florida. Explore the life of this forthright and determined woman through an exhibition featuring personal letters, photographs, and memorabilia. www.nsbhistory.org

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Gift of a Lifetime (GOAL) Choir

September 13 - December 13
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, beginning September 13. Give the Gift of a Lifetime by joining voices and sharing the joy of music. Led by registered music therapist Vicki Gross, our community choir invites the participation of care partners, caregivers, and anyone wishing to keep their mind healthy and active. You don’t need to carry a tune, we’re interested in having fun, making memories, and expressing our creativity! Free, and open to the public.

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Creative Caregiving

October 23 - December 18
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Mondays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassador, Peggy Imbert, and registered music therapist, Vicki Gross and learn how to use creativity to enhance the quality of your daily routine. In collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging, ACA uses a series of artistic activities to share innovative ways to interact and enjoy the moment. These sessions focus on caring for the caregiver, and engaging their care partner, through experiences that promote relaxation, concentration, and discovery. Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Free, and open to the public. Registration required, limited to 20 participants per session.

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Kelly Berning
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Kelly Berning: Unconditional

November 4 - December 16
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: November 4 – December 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: December 8, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Christine Peloquin
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Christine Peloquin: Journey Back to Bliss

November 4 - November 25
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: November 4 – 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: November 10, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
From Ave Maria
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The Southeast Museum of Photography presents Rylan Steele: Homecoming

November 11, 2017 - February 3, 2018
Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: November 11, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Opening Reception: January 5, 5 PM – 7 PM
ACA Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
Free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

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Thanksgiving
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Atlantic Center for the Arts closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 20 - November 25

Atlantic Center for the Arts will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Monday, November 20 – Saturday, November 25. We will reopen Monday, November 27. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Free
Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary
Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary
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“Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary” Reading and Book Signing

November 28, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, Fl United States
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The new book, Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary, includes remembrances from people who knew “Doc,” worked with her to help realize her goals, and were inspired by her passion. Together, these essays, articles, and anecdotes paint a fascinating portrait of Doris Leeper, and describe her outstanding contributions to Florida, and the world.

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December 2017
Free
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Small Things Considered – A Group Exhibition

December 2, 2017 - January 9, 2018
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: December 2 – January 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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$25
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

December 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts Office
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes will present unique homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing the unique charm of New Smyrna Beach. This is a favorite event of the Central Florida community, and groups of friends attend year after year as a kick-off to the holiday season. The popular IMAGES Boutique is included in your tour and features handmade items created by ACA Volunteer League Members. Tickets $25 / ACA Members $20

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Performance Series at Harris House

December 2, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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ACA Gift of a Lifetime Choir performance of holiday classics, under the direction of music therapist, Vicki Gross. In addition to the choir performance, we will be hosting a Fundraiser for Deltona High School’s nationally acclaimed student literary magazine: Howl. Featuring an auction of autographed books as well as the Writers Unlimited release of City Dwellers by Nigerian poet Akpa Arinzechukwu.

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$20 - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

December 7, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Workshop for self-discovery and stress release
Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by providing a safe space to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. $30 / ACA members $20.

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Second Saturday Soundwalk

December 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join ACA as we explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world. Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment. See scheduled dates. Free, and open to the public. Limited to 20 participants. Register to secure your spot.

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$20 - $30
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Mindful Mandalas

December 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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A mandala is a symmetrical design or pattern with a central focus that communicates a personal theme or expresses wholeness. This family-friendly workshop will focus on intuitive art making using oil pastels, collage, and illustration board. Led by artist and expressive arts facilitator, Rachel Chase, participants will be guided through gentle mindful movement and relaxing breathing exercises to get in the mindset for creating a beautiful finished mandala. Have fun exploring your creative side in community with others. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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$500 - $3500
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TRANSMUTE: A Music & Wellness retreat

December 15 - December 21
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Produced by Atlantic Center for the Arts and Alluxe (Electronic Creatives). Imagine peaceful natural surroundings, wide open beaches and a high end studio complex. Enjoy six days and nights of music, art, guest speakers and more. A truly transformative retreat for musicians! Application Deadline November 11, 2017.

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$40
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Summer in December!

December 16, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Just like summer art camp only in December. Ages 6-12. Crafts of all kinds. $40.00 per child ($10.00 discount for ACA Members and additional children)

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January 2018
Free
ED HARRIS
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Ed Harris: Out of My Gourd(s)

January 6, 2018 - February 10, 2018
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: January 6 – February 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: January 19, 11 AM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, alt_space gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
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Gift of a Lifetime (GOAL) Choir

January 10, 2018 - May 23, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, beginning January 10. Give the Gift of a Lifetime by joining voices and sharing the joy of music. Led by registered music therapist Vicki Gross, our community choir invites the participation of care partners, caregivers, and anyone wishing to keep their mind healthy and active. You don’t need to carry a tune, we’re interested in having fun, making memories, and expressing our creativity! Free, and open to the public.

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Creative Caregiving

January 22, 2018 - May 21, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Mondays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. In collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging, ACA uses a series of artistic activities to share innovative ways to interact and enjoy the moment. These sessions focus on caring for the caregiver, and engaging their care partner, through experiences that promote relaxation, concentration, and discovery. Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Free, and open to the public. Registration required, limited to 20 participants per session.

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IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 26, 2018 - January 28, 2018
IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts Office
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts
Friday 1 PM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Riverside Park- New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
FREE and Open to the Public. imagesartfestival.org

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February 2018
$20 - $30
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Toy Theater Workshop: Transformation through Puppetry

February 17, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Artist and puppeteer, Morgan Kelly shares the fun and unique form of puppetry known as Toy Theater. This workshop is for families, teachers, visual theater artists, and anyone interested in puppetry. Participants will build small table top stages for performances that explore themes of arts, wellness and personal transformation – all within the expressive and surreal possibilities of “paper theater.” The workshop will culminate in individual performances by participants. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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Residency #168

February 18, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Application deadline September 17, 2017
Master Artists: Pam Houston, fiction; Robert Normandeau, electroacoustic composer; Jules de Balincourt, visual artist
le salon: Thursday, February 22, 7 – 9 PM (Open to le salon Members and invited guests, Winter Park)
Welcome Reception: Friday, February 23, 5 – 7 PM (Free and open to the public)
INsideOUT: Thursday, March 1, 7 PM (Free and open to the public | Adult Content – for mature audiences)

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$80 - $120
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Write Well, Be Well: Creative writing as a path to wellness

February 22, 2018 - March 15, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Thursdays at 6:30-8 PM, February 22 – March 15, 2018 at ACA Downtown: Harris House. Keeping feelings bottle up can be uncomfortable and even unhealthy. Giving voice to your feelings is a path to wellness and often a source of powerful art. Whether you are an experienced writer with writer’s block, or are new to writing but not sure where to start, this series of workshops will find and free your creative energy.

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ArtsWeek Volusia 2018

February 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Join us for the third annual ArtsWeek Volusia and celebrate the amazing variety of visual and performing arts that make up Volusia’s year-round cultural scene. For details visit volusiaculture.org.

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$20 - $30
Transformational Painted Collage Portraits for Creative Self Discovery and Stress Release with Laura Bohn
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Transformational Painted Collage Portraits

February 24, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Honor yourself, a loved one, or chose an archetype as a central figure to collage on board. Artist, art therapist Laura Bohn leads this transformational workshop that enhances creativity and reduces stress. Create personal meaning around this character with words, poems, or other written memorabilia to honor the image. Need an ally, or to face the dragon? You may also create an imaginary character and use it as metaphor to help chronicle or release your story. $30 / ACA members $20

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March 2018
Free
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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #168

March 8, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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$30 - $45
Intuitive Art Figures for Earth Day
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Celtic and Other Cultural Intuitive Art Figures

March 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Through a simple figure/ doll making process, the characters we create might express culture, ancestry, myth, creativity, nature, loss, wisdom, passion, energy, bravery, compassion, happiness, sadness, or joy. Let your creative journey unfold intuitively as you build and costume your character. Join artist/art therapist Laura Bohn for this meaningful Arts & Wellness class. $45 / $30 for members

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Free
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Write Well, Be Well: Readings and Reflections

March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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An evening of poetry and prose presented by participants of the Write Well, Be Well workshops.

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$40 - $50
Body Dialogue
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Body Dialogue: preview workshop with Janice Stieber Rous

March 31, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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This is an invitation to dance, improvise with voice and body, and a chance to explore with visual journaling using pastels and collage. This day long workshop is an opportunity to make friends with your body and enjoy the sensations of freedom, vitality and breath. Take a risk and join us to play and enjoy.

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April 2018
Free
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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Poetry workshop for National Poetry Month

April 4, 2018 - April 25, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Wednesdays, April 4 – 25, 4 PM – 6 PM, ACA Downtown: Harris House. This poetry workshop invites writers, photographers, album-collectors, and artists of all levels and ages – to discover how to craft poems that “listen” and “respond” to the world around us. Participants will bring to each session a photo or an image that will serve as a prompt for us to try our hands at poetic forms: ode, sonnet, haiku, and even the “tweet-poem”. Don’t miss this chance to experiment and grow with Florida Poet Laureate, M.B. McLatchey.

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35th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 8, 2018, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brannon Community Center
105 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Benefiting Atlantic Center for the Arts
Silent Auction 11 AM / Live Auction 1 PM
For 35 years, Horsin’ Around has been THE event to enjoy an afternoon with friends in support of the arts! From its innovative beginnings on a horse farm (hence, the name), to its new staging at the Brannon Civic Center with it stunning panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, we invite you to join us!

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Art & Healing in Times of Crisis: National Holocaust Remembrance Day
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Art & Healing in Times of Crisis: National Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join us for a powerful lecture about finding hope in times of crisis, presented by Dr. Lucinda Sloan. Free, and open to the public.

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$180 - $300
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Intuitive Painting and Movement: An Arts and Wellness Retreat

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join ACA Arts and Wellness ambassador, MAAT art therapist, and professional artist, Laura Bohn for an immersive weekend set in a breathtaking environment. Learn how to use relaxation techniques, painting, and movement as a wellness practice. Discover how to let go and have fun exploring colors, symbols, and mark making. Intuitive Painting can lead to personal insights, storytelling, and healing. Each session focuses on the process and not the product we will create in this safe and nurturing space. We welcome beginning to advanced painters.

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May 2018
$800 - $1000
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Body Dialogue: A practice of deep listening and movement

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Learn Body Dialogue with Janice Rous, a mind/ body practice that synthesizes dance, contemplative movement, energy work, visual journaling and breathing practices in the holistic space of care and compassion. Together, we will explore and share practices such as the Alexander technique, improvisation in voice and movement, breathing coordination and visual journaling. We invite you to receive new tools and learn to listen in a community focused on acceptance and cultivating the joy in self-discovery. Join us at the artist studio complex and breathtaking wilderness of Atlantic Center for the Arts to reclaim your body and your physical and emotional birthright.

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Residency #169

May 13, 2018 - June 2, 2018
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Application deadline December 3, 2017
Master Artists: Sheron Wray, choreographer; Claire Pentecost, visual artist; Terrance Hayes, poet
le salon: Thursday, May 17, 7 – 9 PM (Open to le salon Members and invited guests, Winter Park)
Welcome Reception: Friday, May 18, 5 – 7 PM (Free and open to the public)
INsideOUT: Thursday, May 31, 7 PM (Free and open to the public | Adult Content – for mature audiences)

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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #169

May 31, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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June 2018
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ACA Summer Art Camp (Ages 6-12)

June 5, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Weekly art camps for ages 6-12

June 5 – August 3, 2018
Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM
$130 per session/ $105 for ACA members
Scholarships are available for each session
Pre-registration is required

Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after Atlantic Center’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week session features three classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on […]

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Residency #170

June 24, 2018 - July 14, 2018
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Application deadline January 21, 2018
Master Artists: Tracie Morris, experimental poet/sound poet; Matt Madden, cartoonist; Laura Schwendinger, composer
le salon: Thursday, June 28, 7 PM – 9 PM (Open to le salon Members and invited guests, Winter Park)
Welcome Reception: Friday, June 29, 5 PM – 7 PM (Free and open to the public)
INsideOUT: Thursday, July 12, 7 PM (Free and open to the public | Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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July 2018
Free
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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #170

July 12, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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On Permanent Display
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Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery

On Permanent Display
Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery showcases 180 Master Artist photographs spanning 22 years, from Atlantic Center’s inaugural residency in 1982 to the end of 2004. These works are stunning images and collectively they convey the history of ACA’s artists-in-residence program in an elegant and striking way. The 16” x 14” black and white portraits are a part of Atlantic Center’s permanent collection.

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