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December 2018
Annual membership to COA required
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Movement & Tai Chi

February 9 - December 14

Fridays, 9 AM – 10 AM
NSB Council on Aging, 2650 N. Dixie Frwy., New Smyrna Beach
ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors share the art of movement to enhance body awareness. Tai Chi and energy work has been proven to aid in muscle strength, flexibility, lower blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and help develop a better mood. Learn the basics, then let your creativity shine!

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Annual membership to COA required
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Music & the Mind: Gift of a Lifetime Choir

May 9 - December 12

2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, NSB Council on Aging, 2650 N. Dixie Frwy., New Smyrna Beach. 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!

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Free, and open to everyone!
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Second Saturday Soundwalk

October 13, 2018 - April 13, 2019

11 Am, Rain or Shine
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. Limited to 20 participants.

October 13 – ACA Main Campus (1414 Art Center Avenue)
November 10 – Canaveral National Seashore, Apollo Beach, Castle Windy Trail (meet at Visitor’s Center)
December 8 – Marine Discovery Center (520 Barracuda Blvd.)
January 12 – Spruce Creek Park (meet at fishing pier: 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave./US1)
February 9 – Flagler Avenue (meet outside Cor Meth Boutique: 201 S. Peninsula Ave.)
March 9 – Ponce Inlet (meet at NSB Dunes Park: 2995 N. Peninsula Ave.)
April 13 – Riverside Park (meet at Harris House: 214 S. Riverside Dr.)

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Free
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Dan Gunderson: A Self-Made Man

November 3 - December 15

On exhibit: November 3 – December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, December 14, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Abigail Perlmutter: I have No Program

November 10, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography
On Exhibit: November 10, 2018 – February 2, 2019
Opening Reception: January 4, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community’s understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.

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Free
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Small Things Considered – A Group Exhibition

December 1, 2018 - January 8, 2019

On exhibit: December 1, 2018 – January 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
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How Plastic Are We?

December 4 - December 14

On Exhibit: December 4 – 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
In collaboration with the ShORE environmental symposium, ACA presents a student exhibition produced by science and photography students at Daytona State College.

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FREE ​​for youth
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Opera Orlando ​​presents​ “​​Hansel & Gretel ​Into the Woods” at ACA

December 14

Opera Orlando presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. Sung in English, this retelling of the Grimm fairy tale features lush music and charmingly familiar characters. Robin Jensen conducts and Grant Preisser directs this perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Friday, December 14 at 5 PM & 7:30 PM at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets for ​Hansel & Gretel ​Into the Woods​​ are ​free​​ for youth under 18 years old and $25 for adults. Ticket and admission information can be found at ​www.OperaOrlando.org/Han-Gret​, via email at ​info@OperaOrlando.org​, or call (407) 512-1900.

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$30. – $40.
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Summer in December!

December 15, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Just like summer art camp only in December. Teachers Mrs. Amy Fernandez and Miss Heather Pastor. Bring your lunch and come create! Ages 6-12. Crafts of all kinds. Pre Registration required.

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January 2019

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Tom Brewer: At this Point

January 5, 2019 - February 9, 2019

On exhibit: January 5 – February 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 4-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
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43rd Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts
January 25, 26, & 27, 2019
Friday 1 PM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL
FREE and Open to the Public
IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, was just named #39 in the NATION for top outdoor fine art shows! in 2018, IMAGES presented 238 artists from 30 states and Canada! The weekend of festivities will includes fine art, live music, demonstrations, Patron program, food trucks, spirit garden, student art exhibit, and a creative education tent with hands-on art projects. For full details visit imagesartfestival.org. #MYIMAGESWEEKEND

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February 2019

Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

February 4, 2019 - March 11, 2019

Mondays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, February 4 – March 11, Woodland Towers, 113 W. Chipola Ave, DeLand.
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Vicki Gross (MT-BC) and Ashlee Hughes (MT-BC) as they guide you through creative ways to enhance the quality of your daily routine. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required, limited to 20 participants per session

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Free
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Breaking Boundaries: Exploration and Collaboration at Atlantic Center for the Arts

February 9, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, February 22, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
The portfolio’s theme, Breaking Boundaries, reflected the creative process, the essence of Atlantic Center’s mission. The collection, which grows as the roster of artists-in-residence grows, includes over 150 works of art ranging from musical scores and recordings to audio poems and dance videos, from edited manuscripts and photographs to sketches and studies.

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$50 – $65
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Women’s Creative Wellness Mini-Retreat for Self-Care

February 9, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Rachel Chase, artist and women’s circle facilitator, for a memorable day at the beautiful ACA Dance Studio, filled with natural light, surrounded by trees, peace and quiet, and nestled in a remarkable setting just 10 minutes from the beach! The creative self-care retreat experience supports women on their journey of empowerment, exploring personal intentions, and honoring women’s need for supportive connection. Rachel combines various forms of healing arts for an enriching day of fun and nurturing to activate and energize the passion and peace in our lives. Activities include: mindfulness practices, relaxing gentle physical movements (for all ages and all bodies), sound healing, visual arts activities, mindful walking, and community sharing. Limited to 20 participants. $65 / ACA members $50

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Residency #172

February 17, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Master Artists: Deborah Hay, choreographer, dancer, writer, coach | Bonnie Jo Campbell, fiction | Catherine Opie, visual artist
February 22 – Reception to welcome the artist in-residence
February 25 – Bonnie Jo Campbell Master Artist Community Outreach
February 27 – Deborah Hay Master Artist Community Outreach
February 28 – Catherine Opie Master Artist Community Outreach
March 7 – INsideOUT

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Free and open to the public
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Residency #172 Welcome Reception

February 22, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery,1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. For more information call 386-427-6975.
Help us welcome Master Artists: Bonnie Jo Campbell, fiction; Deborah Hay, choreographer, dancer, writer; Catherine Opie, visual artist; and their selected 24 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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$35. – $45
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Trees As Human Experience: Mixed Media Workshop

February 23, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come enjoy this visual and narrative mixed media art process workshop using your printed or found tree images, words, collage elements, and memorabilia. Based on either memories of trees, symbols, metaphors, or how you relate to trees in the environment through time. This workshop will include a brief session of forest bathing (shinrinyoku). $45 / ACA members $35. Limited to 12 participants.

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photo by John Campbell
photo by John Campbell
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Bonnie Jo Campbell – Master Artist Community Outreach

February 25, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentation followed by Q & A and book signing. Location to be determined. “Campbell is a bard, a full-throated singer whose melodies are odes to farms and water and livestock and fishing rods and rifles, and to hardworking folks who know the value of life as well as the randomness of life’s troubles.” —Entertainment Weekly. Bonnie Jo Campbell is a Pabst Endowed Writer for 2019

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Free / public invited
photo by Ralf Hiemisch
photo by Ralf Hiemisch
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Deborah Hay Master Artist Community Outreach

February 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentation followed by Q & A. Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach, 32117. For more information please contact 386-671-5780

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Free
©Catherine Opie Studio
©Catherine Opie Studio
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Catherine Opie Master Artist Community Outreach

February 28, 2019, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A
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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March 2019

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Volusia County Select Exhibition

March 2, 2019 - March 29, 2019

Juried exhibition featuring the work of high school students from Volusia County
On Exhibit: March 5 – 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM

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free / public invited
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INsideOUT RESIDENCY #172

March 7, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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$40. – $50
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Art of the Exhale II

March 9, 2019, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Body Dialogue creator, Janice Stieber Rous to recondition and de-stress your body. This two-part series focuses on the importance of breathing correctly and building more robust health. Drawing on the modalities of Alexander technique, breathing coordination, yoga and mindfulness practices, Janice will guide you into a more expressive and expansive experience of your body. Part I November 10. Fee per workshop: $50 / ACA members $40. Limited to 15 participants.

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$25. – $35
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Yin Yoga for Creativity

March 16, 2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Michele Benton, certified yoga instructor, and Soundwalk facilitator, Lady Eve for a unique yin yoga workshop with live music for balancing the energy centers of the body. This in-depth workshop will focus on chakra alignment, using live musical accompaniment and focused sound frequencies to open these energy points. $35 / ACA members $25. Limited to 40 participants.

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$25. – $35
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Painting Techniques for Expression

March 30, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join local artist and expressive arts facilitator Bethany Bennett Behr, MFA to explore acrylic painting techniques with attention to mindfulness and emotional awareness. Learn about color and mood associations, the repetition and meditation of brushstrokes and how to use emotion as fuel for creativity. $35 / ACA members $25. Limited to 30 participants.

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April 2019

Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

April 1, 2019 - May 6, 2019

April 1 – May 6 | Mondays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1000 Live Oak St. New Smyrna Beach.
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Vicki Gross (MT-BC) and Ashlee Hughes (MT-BC) as they guide you through creative ways to enhance the quality of your daily routine. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. RSVP required, limited to 20 participants per session

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Free, and open to everyone!
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Beginner’s Mind: Chasing the Censors Away When We Write Poems

April 3, 2019 - April 10, 2019

Wednesdays, April 3 and April 10, 4 PM – 6 PM. Join Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, in this workshop series where poets will practice techniques for chasing away the censors that tell us what we can say or should say in our poems. Come try your hand at writing as “beginners” again, generating poems that take risks and tell truths. All levels of poets are welcome, from new to advanced. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP to secure your spot.

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$100. – $125.
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36th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 7, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Silent Auction 11 AM Live Auction 1 PM
Brannon Civic Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
Tickets: $125. | ACA members $100. (70% tax deductible)
Enjoy gourmet food and drink while bidding on unique experiences, original artwork, amazing trips, spectacular sporting events and more! For full details visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org/horsin-around. #PaddlesUpACA

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$50. – $65
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Nurturing the Soul of the Artist

April 13, 2019, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Rachel Chase, Expressive Arts Facilitator and Creativity Coach for this memorable and transformative experience at the beautiful Atlantic Center for the Arts main campus! Enjoy a day of slowing down, taking time to see with clarity, and give pause to experience the preciousness of your unique gifts. Connect with the moment. Draw out your inner wisdom, your muse, your soul’s voice. You are Artist. Your life is your art, your creation… whatever your media; be it fine art or any way of expressing artistry – crafty homemaking, cooking, gardening, martial arts, parenting, making music, or even singing in the shower. Limited to 20 participants. Secure your spot now! $65 / ACA members $50.

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May 2019

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Residency #173

May 12, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Sunday 12/02/2018
Master Artists: Janie Geiser, interdisciplinary artist
Annie Gosfield, composer/performer
James Lecesne, playwright

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Free
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Atlantic Center for the Arts 30th Annual University Student Exhibition

May 18, 2019 - August 10, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Through the annual University Student Exhibition, Atlantic Center honors the outstanding work being produced by state university art students, and recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of excellence.

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June 2019

$105 – $130
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Atlantic Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp

June 4, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Weekly art camps: June 4 – July 19, 2019 (Ages 6-12) | July 23 – July 26, 2019 (Ages 13-17)
Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after ACA’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week (Tuesday-Friday) session features rotating classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experiences with a variety of art forms, including painting, photography, theater, puppetry, martial arts, dance, and more. Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM. $130 nonmembers | $105 for ACA members. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available for each session.

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Residency #174

June 23, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Application Deadline: Sunday 01/20/2019
Master Artists: Nicole Mitchell, composer/performer
TBA, fiction
Michelle Grabner, visual artist

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August 2019

Free
UCF Flying Horse Editions
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University of Central Florida Flying Horse Editions: The Art of Collaboration

August 17, 2019 - November 2, 2019

On Exhibit: August 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Flying Horse Editions is a collaborative research studio for visual artists at the University of Central Florida. A non-profit publisher of limited-edition prints, artist books, and art objects by internationally renowned artists, FHE offers unique opportunities for artists, students, and the Central Florida community.

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October 2019

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Residency #175

October 13, 2019 - November 2, 2019

Application Deadline: Sunday 05/12/2019
Master Artists: Sook Jin Jo, multidisciplinary artist
Larry Mitchell, composer/performer/producer
Joy Harjo, poet / musician / author

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On Permanent Display
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Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery

On Permanent Display
Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery showcases 180 Master Artist photographs spanning 22 years, from Atlantic Center’s inaugural residency in 1982 to the end of 2004. These works are stunning images and collectively they convey the history of ACA’s artists-in-residence program in an elegant and striking way. The 16” x 14” black and white portraits are a part of Atlantic Center’s permanent collection.

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