Atlantic Center for the Arts is thrilled to present an evening of artistic and culinary inspiration 

ACA Exposed | Saturday, November 2 | 6 PM – 9:30 PM

Experience an intimate performance by ACA Master Artist Joy Harjo, the newly-appointed Poet Laureate of the United States and the first Native American to receive this honor, after a dinner curated by award-winning chefs. It will be an unforgettable night!

ACA is excited to team up once again with Heather McPherson, the former food editor and multimedia journalist for the Orlando Sentinel, to include several of Central Florida’s premier chefs in the culinary portion of this incredible evening Joy Harjo will perform a collaborative piece with fellow ACA Master Artists Larry Mitchell, a Grammy award-winning performer, and Bessie winning choreographer Molissa Fenley.

Since its founding, Atlantic Center for the Arts and its mission have been made possible by your generous support. You have helped thousands of artists, of all ages, to explore, to experiment, and to expound on their ideas. Proceeds from ACA Exposed allow us to continue our work of supporting artists through our internationally renowned residencies and the 250+ free community programs we offer.

We look forward to enjoying this wonderful evening with you!

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Joy Harjo, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is a poet, musician, and author. Her most recent collection of poetry, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, made the short list for the Griffin International Prize and was named the American Library Association’s Notable Book of the Year. Her awards include the prestigious RuthLily Prize from the Poetry Foundation for lifetime achievement, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many others. Her memoir, Crazy Brave, won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek, and Miguel Bosé.

Molissa Fenley, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and many other awards, founded Molissa Fenley and Company in 1977. She has created over 85 dance works and continues to join forces with renowned visual artists, composers, and writers, including Philip Glass. Molissa Fenley was an ACA Master Choreographer for Residency #132 held in 2009.