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February 2018
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Second Saturday Soundwalk

January 13 - May 19
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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Creative Caregiving

January 22 - May 21
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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Movement & Tai Chi

February 9 - December 14
Council on Aging
2650 North Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, 32168
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Every Friday at Council on Aging, 9 AM – 10 AM – ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors share the art of movement to enhance body awareness. Tai Chi and energy work has been proven to aid in muscle strength, flexibility, lower blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and help develop a better mood. Learn the basics, then let your creativity shine! Free and open to the public, with membership to Council on Aging ($12 per year)

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Gift of a Lifetime (GOAL) Choir

February 14 - June 27
Council on Aging
2650 North Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, 32168
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2nd and 4th Wednesdays: Begins February 14, 2018, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM. 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. Now being held at the Council on Aging, 2650 North Dixie Freeway, 2nd floor (elevator access), New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Free and open to the public, with membership to Council on Aging ($12 per year)

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Creative Caregiving at COA

February 22 - November 22
Council on Aging respite and caregiver support group
4110 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange, 32127 United States
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4th Thursday of the month, 10 AM – 11 AM, free and open to the public. Council on Aging respite and caregiver support group, 4110 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. In partnership with Council on Aging, ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors use 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.

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ArtsWeek Volusia 2018

February 23 - March 4

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, 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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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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$20
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Bee Talk / Nature Walk: Tour and honey tasting with apiarist Doug McGinnis

February 28, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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Explore the unique varieties of flora and fauna on Atlantic Center for the Arts 68 acres with ACA Board Member, beekeeper and naturalist, Doug McGinnis. Learn why bees and other pollinators are so important to a healthy environment. Your guide will lead you on a short walk to the ACA bee hives, discuss the art and industry of beekeeping, followed by a honey tasting in ACA’s Whatmore Commons. RSVP Required. Open to 15 guests. $20 / ACA Members Free.

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March 2018
$20 - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

March 1, 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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Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of expressive 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. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. In this workshop, we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread, using mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, and collage. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal story-telling. $30 / ACA members $20.

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Performance Series at Harris House

March 3, 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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1st Saturday of every month. Join us Saturday, March 3 as Sonja Jean Craig performs spoken word and music with special guests. Free, open to the public.

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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #168

March 8, 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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$20 - $30
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Toy Theater Workshop: Transformation through Puppetry

March 10, 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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$30 - $45
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Celtic and Other Cultural Intuitive Art Figures

March 17, 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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$15
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Linda Cole with The Greg Parnell Trio

March 20, 6:00 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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Atlantic Center for the Arts and Marc Monteson Promotions present an ENCORE SHOW! Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Broadway show tunes and standards with Linda Cole, Central Florida’s “Lady of Song” of the Nat King Cole family and The Greg Parnell Trio. $15 Donation at the door. Partial proceeds benefit NSB Jazz Fest and ACA Programs.

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

April 4 - April 25
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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$20 - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

April 5, 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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Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of expressive 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. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. In this workshop, we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread, using mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, and collage. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal story-telling. $30 / ACA members $20.

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Performance Series at Harris House

April 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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First Saturday of every month. Join us Saturday, April 7. Program TBA. Free, open to the public.

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35th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 8, 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, 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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$20 - $30
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Mindful Mandalas

April 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 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. Open to all ages! $30 / ACA members $20.

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

April 28 - April 29
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
$5 - $10
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Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life Through Visualization

May 1 - May 15
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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$20 - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

May 3, 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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Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of expressive 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. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. In this workshop, we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread, using mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, and collage. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal story-telling. $30 / ACA members $20.

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$800 - $1000
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Body Dialogue: Moving Into Joy

May 4 - May 6
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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Performance Series at Harris House

May 5, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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First Saturday of every month. Join us Saturday, May 5 for the 26th Annual “Volusia County Select” exhibition opening night. Free, open to the public.

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$20 - $30
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Sonic Connections

May 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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An immersion into sound, for relaxation and creative inspiration. Join Soundwalk host, Lady Eve and expressive arts facilitator, Rachel Chase for a guided meditation of sonic vibrations and deep listening. Open to all ages! $30 / ACA members $20.

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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #169

May 31, 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 - August 3

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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