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March 2017
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Joan Snyder in the studio at her home in Willow, New York, Thursday, September 20, 2007.
(AP Photo/Stewart Cairns)
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Joan Snyder – Master Artist Outreach

March 1, 2017, 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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Illustrated Talk followed by Q & A. ACA Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168.

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$20
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First Thursdays Expressive Art Journaling: For self discovery and stress release

March 2, 2017, 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 therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability 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.

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Free
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Derek Bermel – Master Artist Outreach

March 3, 2017, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Stetson University – Rinker Auditorium, Lynn Business Center
345 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723 United States
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Presentation followed by Q & A. Stetson University, School of Music, Presser Hall room 112, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32723.

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$15
ACA Volunteer League Champagne Extravaganza
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ACA Volunteer League Champagne Extravaganza

March 8, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 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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Enjoy canapes, chocolate fondue, finger sandwiches and specialty Champagne drinks. Event includes silent auction of desserts, gift baskets and handmade crafts, 50/50 raffle and live music. 100% of proceeds benefit the ACA Volunteer League High School Scholarship Fund.

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Free
Res #164
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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #164

March 9, 2017, 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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Closing reception and informal studio visits with Artists-in-Residence. For a mature audience. ACA Joan James Harris Theater and artists’ studios, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168.

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Speaker Series and Book Launch “Plants of Atlantic Center for the Arts”

March 18, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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published by Bethune-Cookman University Press.
Join the authors for an environmental tour of ACA, located on 68 pristine acres on Turnbull Bay, and explore the more than 100 dominant species of plants and ferns and their associated habitats.

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April 2017
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Atlantic Center for the Arts annual Horsin’ Around auction
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34th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 2, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brannon Civic Center
105 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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For 34 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! The live and silent auctions provide a great venue to make an investment in a piece of art that you’ll be proud to have in your collection. Plan a getaway with friends to places like Colorado Springs or Vail, or celebrate the 4th of July in New York City or on the Big Island of Hawaii — can’t-be-bought anywhere trips offered during the live auction are our hallmark! Pick up a restaurant gift certificate, a spa day, or a round of golf at the silent auction, featuring hundreds of experiences. Riverside Catering has prepared a fantastic menu for the day!

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$20
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First Thursdays Expressive Art Journaling: For self discovery and stress release

April 6, 2017, 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 therapeutic art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability 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.

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Free
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ACA Community Day

April 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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A FREE public family event located on Atlantic Center for the Art’s main campus. Look forward to a day of storytelling, a take home art project, face painting, and Florida Hospital’s CREATION Health Stations, including Heath’s Health Foods Nutritional Trail Mix station, Move Booth – Picture Station, Hydration Station, Blood Pressure Screenings, Lindley’s Foliage and Landscaping Environment Station, and to top it off a live musical performance by Davey Rocker!

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Free
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Dr. Don Spence: Healthy Urban Landscapes

April 18, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Earth Day celebrates the beauty and biodiversity of our planet. The presentation by Dr. Spence will address the beauty and biodiversity of our backyards and urban landscapes. He will talk about the challenges of urban landscaping and how we can be better stewards of the earth.

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$30
Intuitive Art Figures for Earth Day
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Intuitive Art Figures for Earth Day

April 22, 2017, 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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Come celebrate Earth Day with artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. Intuitive Art Figures (also called Spirit or Healing Art Dolls) have been used in art therapy to help participants reframe their stories to make sense of each stage of life: present, past, or future wishes. We will be using natural and recycled materials as part of Earth Day Awareness.

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May 2017
$20
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First Thursdays Expressive Art Journaling: For self discovery and stress release

May 4, 2017, 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 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. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment.

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$20
Altered Books as Art Journals
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Altered Books as Art Journals

May 13, 2017, 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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Come explore the world of altered books as personal art expression with artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal is to address therapeutic concerns and positive emotions through personal pages. Altered books provide a symbolically layered means of exploring reflection and transformation, especially when making art intentionally for growth and well-being.

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Free
Derek Bermel viewing works by Christopher Taylor
Derek Bermel viewing works by Christopher Taylor
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Residency #165 Welcome Reception

May 19, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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Help us welcome the Master Artists: John Gibson, composer; Sigrid Nunez, fiction/memoir; and Rashawn Griffin, visual artist and their 24 selected Associate Artists to New Smyrna Beach. Learn more about these amazing artists and what they will be working on during their three week stay at Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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Rashawn Griffin – Master Artist Outreach

May 23, 2017, 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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Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A.
ACA Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. For more information, call 386-427-6975

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Photo by: Marion Ettlinger
Photo by: Marion Ettlinger
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Sigrid Nunez – Master Artist Outreach

May 24, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Reading, followed by Q & A, and book signing
Arts On Douglas, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. For more information, call 386-428-1133

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John Gibson
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John Gibson – Master Artist Outreach

May 25, 2017, 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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Talk / Presentation followed by Q & A
ACA Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. For more information, call 386-427-6975

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June 2017
Free
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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #165

June 1, 2017, 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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Closing reception and informal studio visits with Artists-in-Residence. Presentations of new work, and works in-progress will be presented by Associate Artists. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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$105 - $130
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ACA Summer Art Camp (Ages 6-12)

June 6, 2017 - August 4, 2017
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios
123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Weekly art camps for ages 6-12 | June 6 – August 4, 2017 | Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM |$105 for ACA members; $130 nonmembers | 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 experiences with a variety of art forms, including paper maché, painting, photography, yoga, drumming, dance, and more.

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$20
June Journaling
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Expressive Art Journaling: Saturday Addition

June 10, 2017, 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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Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. In this workshop we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal storytelling.

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FAAE 2017
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2017 FAAE Summit

June 22, 2017 - June 24, 2017

The FAAE (Florida Alliance for Arts Education) Summit brings together all stakeholders in Florida Arts Education – dance, music, theatre, and visual art educators, school and district level administrators, arts supervisors, community arts organizations, teaching artists, and arts advocates with the common goal of improving, enhancing, and promoting high quality arts education in Florida.

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Free
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Creative Caregiving for Children and Youth

June 23, 2017, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, discovery, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Give your family the gift of creative caregiving.

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$20
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Intuitive Watercolor and Writing Workshop

June 24, 2017, 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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Come play and explore with fluid watercolor painting using flowing movement and body awareness. In this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn, we will begin by painting abstractly to create a space for freedom to play with the paint. If you are a beginning or more advanced watercolor painter, free yourself through the art of playing with watercolor painting and spontaneous writing and reflection.

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Residency #166 Welcome Reception

June 30, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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Help us welcome Master Artists: Jennifer Monson, choreographer/performer; Zeena Parkins, composer/performer; Mitchell S. Jackson, writer, and their 23 selected Associate Artists and 3 Collaborators to New Smyrna Beach. Learn more about these amazing artists and what they will be working on during their three week stay at Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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July 2017
$20
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Bee Talk / Nature Walk: Tour and honey tasting with apiarist Doug McGinnis

July 7, 2017, 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. Free to ACA Members / Nonmembers $20. RSVP Required. Open to 15 guests. To make your reservation, please call Kelly Timmons 386.427.6975 x 23

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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #166

July 13, 2017, 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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Closing reception and informal studio visits with Artists-in-Residence. Presentations of new work, and works in-progress will be presented by Associate Artists. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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$155 - $395
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Arts & Wellness Retreat & Symposium – postponed

July 21, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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This event has been postponed. We will announce new date as soon as it is determined.

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Creative Caregiving for Children and Youth

July 28, 2017, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, discovery, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Give your family the gift of creative caregiving.

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August 2017
Free
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ACA Arts & Wellness Ribbon Cutting

August 25, 2017, 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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The arts are a tool of expression, discovery, social interaction, lifelong learning, and recovery. ACA Arts & Wellness programs strive to enhance the quality of life for our community by connecting mind, body, and spirit through creativity. Please join us to celebrate the launch of ACA Arts & Wellness community programming season.

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September 2017
Free
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Performance Series at Harris House

September 2, 2017, 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 Arts & Wellness Exhibit opening, including presentations by our Arts & Wellness community ambassadors, and a performance by music therapist Ashlee Lawrence.

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$20 - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

September 7, 2017, 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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$20 - $30
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Moving from the Heart

September 9, 2017, 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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Creative Caregiving

September 11, 2017 - October 16, 2017
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. These workshops are structured in an ongoing series of 6 weeks. First series begins September 11, Second series begins October 23rd. Third series begins December 4th.

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Gift of a Lifetime (GOAL) Choir

September 13, 2017 - December 13, 2017
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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Veterans Reading Group

September 15, 2017 - October 13, 2017
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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11 AM – 1 PM, Fridays, September 15 – October 13
Join veterans of all generations across America who are reading and discussing ancient texts about war and warriors: what faces them on the battlefield and at home. Dr. Lucinda Sloan leads a reading group on Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Sophocles’ Ajax, which are universal and timeless aids to share insights and experiences across generations. Free, and open to the public.

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$5
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NSB Jazz Festival Kick-Off Concert

September 21, 2017, 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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MARC MONTESON PROMOTIONS presents: 17th Annual New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival Kick-off Concert with Linda Cole & Greg Parnell Trio. Doors open at 5:30 PM, Donation $5 at the door

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October 2017
Free
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Performance Series at Harris House

October 7, 2017, 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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Presentation by master gardener/chef from Riverpark Terrace restaurant.

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$20. - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

October 12, 2017, 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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$125 - $150
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ACA Exposed 2017: An Evening of Innovative Food, Drink & Art

October 13, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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ACA is teaming up with Heather McPherson, a former food editor and multimedia journalist for the Orlando Sentinel, to present a tasteful evening where cuisine, art and intellectual creativity collide! Your senses will soar through innovative tastings, performances and art. See, hear and taste the creativity of local chefs, artists and performers at ACA’s studio complex. Tickets: $150 per person / ACA Members $125.

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$20 - $30
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Mindful Mandalas

October 14, 2017, 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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Free
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Poetry Reading with Kelle Groom and Terry Ann Thaxton

October 17, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Two Atlantic Center for the Arts Alumni present a joint reading from their newest poetry collections. Kelle Groom reads from her new poetry collection, SPILL, published by Anhinga Press in October 2017, and Terry Ann Thaxton, reads from her new collection, MUD SONG, published by Truman State University Press in September 2017.

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Welcome Reception
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Residency #167 Welcome Reception

October 20, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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Help us welcome the Master Artists: Terese Svoboda, poet; Michael Bisio, composer / performer; and Linda Troeller, visual artist / photographer and their 24 selected Associate Artists to New Smyrna Beach. Learn more about these amazing artists and what they will be working on during their three week stay at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public.

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Free
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Timucua Soundwalk

October 21, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Timucua
2000 S. Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, 32806 United States
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Join Eve Payor from the Atlantic Center for the Arts as she leads a sound walk through the Delaney Park neighborhood that Timucua calls home. 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.

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Free
CCG destiny
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Creative Caregiving

October 23, 2017 - December 18, 2017
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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Terese Svoboda – Master Artist Outreach

October 24, 2017, 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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Free
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Linda Troeller – Master Artist Outreach

October 26, 2017, 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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Free
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Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
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, 2017, 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
Altering Books into Expressive Art Journals
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Expressive Art Journaling

November 2, 2017, 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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Free
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INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #167

November 2, 2017, 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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Free
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Veterans Reading Group for Wives, Partners, and Mothers

November 3, 2017 - November 17, 2017
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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Free
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Performance Series at Harris House

November 4, 2017, 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
Gifts Galore
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ACA Volunteer League Trunk Show – Gifts Galore

November 7, 2017, 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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Free
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Tour of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with Clay Henderson

November 11, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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Thanksgiving
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Atlantic Center for the Arts closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 20, 2017 - November 25, 2017

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, 2017, 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
Print
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

December 2, 2017, 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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Free
Harris House
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Performance Series at Harris House

December 2, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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$20 - $30
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Mindful Mandalas

December 9, 2017, 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, 2017 - December 21, 2017
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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$40
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Summer in December!

December 16, 2017, 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
$20 - $30
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Expressive Art Journaling

January 11, 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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Free
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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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Free
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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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IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 26 - January 28
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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Kairos Alive! Intergenerational Dance Hall

January 28, 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
June Journaling
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Expressive Art Journaling

February 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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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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Free
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Performance Series at Harris House

February 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, February 3 for Body Dialogue creator, Janice Stieber Rous joins ACA Arts & Wellness this year, and brings her “Ted Talk” to the performance series at Harris House. Hear Janice speak about how to become best friends with your body, and discuss Body Dialogue: the mind/ body practice that synthesize dance, contemplative movement, energy work, visual journaling and breathing practices in the holistic space of care and compassion. Free, open to the public.

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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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$10.00
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Visit the former Canaveral National Seashore home of artist Doris Leeper

March 2 - March 25
Canaveral National Seashore
Apollo Beach entrance, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 United States

Explore the life of this forthright and determined woman through an exhibition featuring personal letters, photographs, and memorabilia in the remote home within the Canaveral National Seashore. Included with your Park Entrance Fee ($10)

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Free
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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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Free
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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
Intuitive Art Figures for Earth Day
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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. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot now!

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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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Free
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Performance Series at Harris House – Featuring Cathy DeWitt

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 with Cathy DeWitt: jazz vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and award-winning songwriter. From piano playing in the hospital lobby to elevator singalongs, from hallway con­certs to bedside harp in the ICUs, Cathy uses music to transform the hospital environment and the patient experience. She has continued to evolve and develop new skills, becoming a harp therapist and a teaching artist for VSA and the National Center for Creative Aging. Free, open to the public.

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$100 - $125
Horsin Around 2018
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35th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 8, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brannon Civic 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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Free
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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$55
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2018 Inaugural NSB Wine & Food Fest

April 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brannon Civic Center
105 S Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The Inaugural New Smyrna Beach Wine and Food Festival is being held on April 26th from 6pm to 9pm at the World Class Brannon Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. This quintessential wine tasting boasts wines from California’s finest growing areas Napa Valley and Sonoma County as well as international vintages. Discover new wines and an array of gourmet foods from talented chefs. Enjoy an evening of wine, food, fun and music. $55 per person

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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 8
ACA Downtown: Harris House
214 S Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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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 two-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 386.423.1753 or community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Arts for Health
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Creative Caregiving Symposium

May 1 - May 2
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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A two-day symposium that focuses on caring for caregivers in the military continuum, creative caregiving across the lifespan, and self care.

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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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$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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$20
Dougs Bee Tour 047
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residency

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

May 21, 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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Free
Sheron Wray
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Choreographer/Dancer S. Ama Wray Master Artist Outreach

May 22, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center
1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach, 32117
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Presentation followed by Q & A. Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center,1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach, 32117. Free – public invited. For more information please contact (386) 671-5780. Presented in association with the City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services Department.

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Free
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Poet Terrance Hayes Master Artist Outreach

May 23, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library
1001 S Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, 32168
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Reading followed by Q & A and book signing. New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. Free – public invited. For more information please contact (386) 424-2910

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Free
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Visual Artist Claire Pentecost Master Artist Outreach

May 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gallery At Avalon Island
39 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Illustrated Talk followed by Q & A. Gallery At Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando, 32801. For more information please contact (407) 317-8367.

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Free
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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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