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October 2017
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Gift of a Lifetime (GOAL) Choir

September 13 - December 27
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 - November 27
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, 6 week series begins October 23rd. 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. These workshops are structured in an ongoing series of 6 weeks. Third series begins December 4th.

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Terese Svoboda – Master Artist Outreach

October 24, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stetson University – Rinker Auditorium, Lynn Business Center
345 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723 United States
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Reading followed by book signing. Rinker Auditorium, Lynn Business Center, Stetson University, 345 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724. Free and open to the public. For more information 386.822.7720

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

October 25, 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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Linda Troeller – Master Artist Outreach

October 26, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, Daytona State College
Bldg. 1200/Hosseini Center, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, , Daytona Beach, 32114 United States
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Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A and book signing
Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, Daytona State College, Bldg. 1200/Hosseini Center, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
For more information, call 386.506.4475

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Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 27 - October 28
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Open each day 8 AM –  3 PM

Furniture and More Furniture! Household décor, art, kitchen items, garden tools, antiques, toys & games, Holiday décor, jewelry and more!

Proceeds benefit ACA Children’s Art Programs

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Michael Bisio – Master Artist Outreach: Live Performance

October 30, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Timucua
2000 S. Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, 32806 United States
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Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
Free/public invited. For more information please visit www.timucua.com
Timucua Arts Foundation and THE CIVIC MINDED 5 are partnering sponsors for Michael Bisio’s performance

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November 2017
$20
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Expressive Art Journaling

November 2, 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.

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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #167

November 2, 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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Veterans Reading Group for Wives, Partners, and Mothers

November 3 - November 17
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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11 AM – 1 PM, Fridays, November 3 – November 17
In all wars, women and partners who remain at home face challenges and rewards as their loved ones go to war and when they return. Dr. Lucinda Sloan leads a reading group, using the same texts that veterans are reading, to aid in understanding how experiences are timeless and universal. Share and learn from each other and join the dialogue about war in general, loss, and coping with the return of loved ones. Free, and open to the public.

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Performance Series at Harris House

November 4, 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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Musical performance by Danny Sorensen, handpan drummer.

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$30
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ACA Volunteer League Trunk Show – Gifts Galore

November 7, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sugar Mill Country Club
100 Clubhouse Circle , New Smyrna Beach, 32168
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Gift and Accessory Trunk Show
Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Circle, New Smryna Beach, FL
We will feature a brunch buffet with eggs benedict, omelet station, quiche, pastries, fresh fruit, bacon and sausage, deli board for sandwiches and a mimosa. Tickets: $30.

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Second Saturday Soundwalk

November 11
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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Tour of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with Clay Henderson

November 11, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the scenic Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with noted environmentalist and policy expert Clay Henderson. Learn as you stroll the boardwalk to the 15-foot observation tower overlooking the beautiful marsh area of historic Spruce Creek.

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$20 - $30
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Moving from the Heart

November 11, 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 fun and carefully guided creative movement experience led by artist and expressive arts facilitator, Rachel Chase. With the intention to connect, share our stories, and engage the brilliant healing power of play, this workshop uses various expressive arts to inspire participant-generated dances and free form creative expression. Themes include “I Was, I Am, I Will Be” and “My Life in the Flow.” Anyone seeking to improve coordination, cultivate better breathing and circulation, heal emotional wounds, express your soul through dance (even if you’ve never danced!), lower blood pressure, smile more, increase self-confidence, boost happiness, and/or enjoy exploring physical movement and self-expression is welcome. This workshop is appropriate for mature youth, adults, and elders. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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$20 - $30
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Transformative Power of Mask-Making

November 18, 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 inspiring world of masks. Learn the basics of mask making using a variety of household materials, including cardboard, wire and fabric. Then use your mask to explore the basics of performance and how to transform oneself through mask work. Historical references of masks from around the world will inspire our creations. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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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
$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.

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Creative Caregiving

December 4, 2017 - January 8, 2018
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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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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$20
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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.

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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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January 2018
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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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$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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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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$20 - $30
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Celtic Intuitive Art Figure Workshop

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.

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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
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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
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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: 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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Dr. Lucinda Sloan leads a transformational event for Holocaust Remembrance Day. This homage illustrates the power of art to heal, and will include poetry readings by local veterans, children’s choir performance, and poster art exhibition. Free, and open to the public.

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$180 - $300
Inutitive Painting Retreat 2018
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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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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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