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December 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
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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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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November 2017
Free
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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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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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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$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!

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Second Saturday Soundwalk

December 16, 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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January 2018
Free
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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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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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Adorn – A Jewelry Invitational

January 26, 2018 - February 24, 2018
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: January 26 – February 24, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, February 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
*Extended Gallery Hours during Images: A Festival for the Arts – January 26 – 28, 10 AM – 5 PM

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Dance Hall
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Kairos Alive! Intergenerational Dance Hall

January 28, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Woman’s Club of NSB
​​403 Magnolia Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL United States
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A revival of the dance hall as the community intersection of artistic, physical and social involvement designed for all ages and abilities, with elders at the center. This intergenerational, intercultural event features live music performed by professional musicians and is intended to promote arts participation, health education, and community well-being

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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
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Donne Bitner: IN the ABSTRACT

March 3, 2018 - March 31, 2018
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: March 3 – 31, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
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Jan Tomlinson Master: Natural Philosophy

March 3, 2018 - April 14, 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: March 3 – April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday March 16, 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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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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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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Sara Pedigo: Apperceptions

April 7, 2018 - April 28, 2018
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: April 7 – 28, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, April 20, 11 AM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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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
Free
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Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life Through Visualization

May 1, 2018 - May 15, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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7 PM – 9 PM, Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 – Infinite Possibilities is about living life deliberately by learning to use creative writing and artistic collage to visualize your reality. Take full responsibility for your future and learn how to change your life for the better. In this three-part series you will learn how thoughts become things, use a vision book as a bridge for progress, and experience how words create your reality. Led by Certified Whole Life Coach and community artist, Cheri Flauto. All ages welcome! $10 per session. $5 for ACA members. Each part of the series builds upon the other, but participants will gain benefit from attending a single class. Limited to 15 participants. Register at 386-402-7517 or community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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$800 - $1000
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Body Dialogue: A practice of deep listening and joy of 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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Free
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Victor Bokas: Greetings from Florida

May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On exhibit: May 5 – 26, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, May 5, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, May 18, 11 AM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
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Beau Redmond: Florida Before Disney

May 5, 2018 - June 16, 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: May 5 – June 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 4 PM – 7 PM
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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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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