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June 2021

ACA Summer Art Camp 2021

June 15 - July 30
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$105 – $130

All sessions are currently at capacity. If you would like to be on a wait list, please contact Peggy Imbert, Summer Art Camp at (386) 402-7517 or pimbert@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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July 2021

Atlantic Center for the Arts 32nd Annual University Student Exhibition

July 1 - August 7
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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Free, and open to everyone!

On Exhibit: May 14 – August 7, 2021
Reception: May 14, 5 PM - 7 PM (Free and open to the public. Guests will be required to wear masks and social distance)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Juror: Dora García
32nd USE finalist:
Marina Dietrich - University of Florida 
Savannah Fleming – University of North Florida 
Gabriel Marino - University of Central Florida 
Grace Schwarz - University of Florida 
Casey VanDyke - University of North Florida 
Atlantic Center for the Arts annual University Student Exhibition honors the outstanding work being produced by Florida’s state university art students. The selection process for this exhibition begins from within Florida’s nine major state university art departments. Each art department is asked  to nominate up to three full-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking students, working in any medium or style. By identifying and promoting these emerging artists, ACA hopes to focus statewide attention on the high level of creative and experimental work being produced at the college level.

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Lenny Foster: Where We Stand

July 3 - August 14
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

On Exhibit: July 3 - August 14, 2021
Opening Reception: July 3, 4 PM - 7 PM
Artists Talk: July 16, 11 AM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, alt_space gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery

July 9, 2021 - July 9, 2030
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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Free, and open to everyone!

The Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery showcases 180 Artist photographs spanning 22 years, from Atlantic Center for the Arts inaugural residency in 1982 to the end of 2004. These works are stunning images and collectively they convey the history of ACA artists-in-residence program in an elegant and striking way. The 16” x 14” black and white portraits are a part of Atlantic Center for the Arts permanent collection.

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Painting for Wellness

July 20 - August 17
youtube.com – Atlantic Center for the Arts
Free, and open to everyone!

Painting for Wellness is a fun, easy, step by step painting tutorial.  ACA Community Artist Bethany Bennett, MFA as she takes you on adventures around the globe.
You will learn new ways to paint different scenes and landscapes, while exploring self-expression! 

July 20 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Relax on the beach in Fiji
August 17 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Explore the Rainbow Mountain of Peru

Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach! Your commitment to the arts and our community is inspiring! www.adventhealth.com

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Nature Sketch Club (In Person & Facebook LIVE)

July 24 - October 23
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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Free, and open to everyone!

Fourth Saturdays at 11 AM | July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23
Atlantic Center for the Arts main campus AND streaming LIVE on Facebook (www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts)
Enjoy the outdoors with this engaging activity. ACA Community Artist Bethany Bennett, MFA leads you through sketch techniques and wellness exercises to bring you closer to nature. You just need only a sketch pad and pencil. Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, Brown & Brown Insurance www.bbinsurance.com.

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August 2021

Creative Caregiving (August 2 – 30) via Zoom

August 2 - August 30
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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners

Mondays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | August 2 - 30 | via Zoom (open to 20 participants)
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Register and secure your spot (Zoom details will available to download after registration)

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Endless Summer: A Group Exhibition

August 7 - August 28
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

On Exhibit: August 7 - 28, 2021
Opening Reception: August 7, 4 PM - 7 PM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, feature gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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

August 14 - October 30
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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Free, and open to everyone!
UCF Flying Horse Editions

On Exhibit: August 14 – October 30, 2021
Reception: October 15, 5 PM - 7 PM  (In conjunction with Residency #183 Artists Welcome Reception) 
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM | Closed November 21 - November 28
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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Mindful Mandalas For Self-Confidence – Facebook LIVE

August 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Facebook
Free, and open to everyone!

www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | We all have a part if ourselves that can feel unsure at times. Creating a mandala design can help to ease the fears of speaking or expressing yourself. The simple act of sitting down to create something beautiful can unlock the energy of self-assurance and creative spirit. Enjoy this sacred art making process to shift self-doubt into calm confidence. No experience necessary. Supplies needed - can use any combination: watercolor and pencil or colored pencils or black sharpies and colored markers. Make one or multiple mandalas during the workshop, depending on how intricate you choose to get. May include journaling. Have pen and paper handy. Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach! Your commitment to the arts and our community is inspiring! www.adventhealth.com

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Volunteer Summer Luncheons

August 18, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange – Multiple Venues FL United States
Price varies per location

Join us for our Summer Luncheon Series. Explore new venues and make new friends.
August 18 - The Grille at Riverview, Host Clara Tracy
For full details, contact Peggy Imbert, Volunteer Liaison at pimbert@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or 386-402-7517. 

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September 2021

Jim Draper: Beach Finds

September 4 - September 25
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

On Exhibit: September 4 - 25, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, September 24, 11 AM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, feature gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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Robert C. Beck: Chemical Delusion

September 4 - October 16
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

On Exhibit: September 4 – October 16, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, October 8, 11 AM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, alt_space gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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Altered Books as Art Journals – Pt. 2

September 4, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

Live Oak Cultural Center- 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 | Pre registration required. 12-person capacity. 
In June we began working on Altered Books to use as art journals so will continue in this workshop. New participants are welcome to begin a new Altered Book in this session also. 
Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach! Your commitment to the arts and our community is inspiring! www.adventhealth.com

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Creating In Transitions With Your Inner Muse

September 5, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Facebook
Free, and open to everyone!

www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | Enjoy a process of connecting within - body, mind, and soul through breathwork, mindfulness, journaling, drawing, and painting. This will be free-form fun! Let’s see where our in-the-moment creative genius takes us. Anything is possible! Supplies- have whatever supplies you have at the ready including journaling supplies/ paper and pen. Have a special, interesting, or sacred object that feels grounding. We will be diving into the power of intuitive creativity to empower your sense of self trust as we move into the fall season 2021. Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach! Your commitment to the arts and our community is inspiring! www.adventhealth.com

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October 2021

Donne Bitner and Cheryl Bogdanowitsch: A Visual Conversation

October 2 - October 30
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

On Exhibit: October 2 - 30, 2021
Opening reception: Saturday, October 2, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, October 15, 11 AM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, feature gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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Grab A Seat: Pop-Up Gallery & Artist Reception

October 2, 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

Wine and Lite Bites | ACA Volunteer League will have creative chairs for sale.

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Saturday Soundwalk

October 9, 2021 - April 16, 2022
Free, and open to everyone!

11 AM Rain or Shine | Explore the sounds and rhythms of our urban and natural world with Atlantic Center for the Arts. Beneficial for people of all ages to relieve stress, gain focus, and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem of our environment.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor of this workshop, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach! Your commitment to the arts and our community is inspiring! www.adventhealth.com

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Creative Caregiving (October 11 – November 15)

October 11 - November 15
Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners

Mondays, 11:30AM – 12:30PM | October 11 - November 15 | In person. Open to 12 participants -
Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning.
Location: Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House,  214 South Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (Click For Map)

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November 2021

ACA Community Day, featuring BIG INK

November 6 - November 7
Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$300

November 6 - 7 (one day attendance required) | Application Deadline: August 30
BIG INK is hosting a weekend of monumental woodblock printing at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. We invite artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches to participate! First, you submit a design for consideration. Either a previously created image or a new concept is acceptable. If selected, you will have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. No prior printmaking experience is necessary. You will learn the process through a combination of online and in-person instruction. The public are invited to peek into the artist's studio throughout the weekend

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