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June 2021

Atlantic Center for the Arts 32nd Annual University Student Exhibition

June 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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Past Perfect Exhibition + Sale

June 5 - July 24
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: June 5 - July 24, 2021
Opening Reception: June 5, 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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Creative Caregiving

June 7 - July 19
Free, and open to caregivers and care partners

Mondays, 11:30AM - 12:30PM | June 7 - July 19
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: GraceWay Bible Church, 701 Woodley Avenue, Edgewater. In person. Open to 12 participants.

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Painting for Wellness

June 15 - 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! 

June 15 at 2PM YouTube Premiere | Journey through the bamboo forests of Kyoto
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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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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Volunteer Summer Luncheons

June 16 - August 18
New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange – Multiple Venues FL United States
Price varies per location

June 16, July 21, August 18 | Join us for our Summer Luncheon Series. Explore new venues and make new friends.
JUNE 16- Baci Pizzeria Ristorante, Host Diane Enslen
JULY 21 -Bistro 424 (Venetian Bay), Host Sue Boswell 
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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Nature Sketch Club (In Person & Facebook LIVE)

June 26 - 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 | June 26, 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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July 2021

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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Artist Talk with composer Marcos Balter via Zoom

July 5, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Presentation followed by Q & A. Takes place via Zoom on July 5, 2021 at 5 PM. You will be emailed a receipt after registering. The Zoom details will be included as a download from email receipt.

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Artist Talk with writer/cultural critic Carol Becker via Zoom

July 7, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Free to everyone virtually! Online registration required.

Presentation followed by Q & A. Takes place via Zoom on July 7, 2021 at 5 PM. You will be emailed a receipt after registering. The Zoom details will be included as a download from email receipt.

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Artist Talk with cartoonist Phoebe Gloeckner via Zoom

July 9, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Free to everyone virtually! Online registration required.

Presentation followed by Q & A. Takes place via Zoom on July 9, 2021 at 5 PM. You will be emailed a receipt after registering. The Zoom details will be included as a download from this email receipt.
Phoebe Gloeckner is a Pabst Endowed Chair for Master Writers

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Healing Grief And Loss Through Art – Facebook Live

July 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Facebook
Free, and open to everyone!

www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | An experiential process of connecting with feelings through color, shape, and the activity of painting. This workshop is for everyone, non-artists and artists welcome. We’ve all experienced loss and will experience grief at some point in our lives. Enjoy this gentle guided painting journey to soothe your heart, honor the past, and express through image what may not have words to convey. Supplies: pencil, pen and paints (any kind) canvas, paper, or board to paint on. Includes a journaling prompt. 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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The Embodiology® Summer Program 2021

July 21 - July 27
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Presented by ACA Arts & Wellness Academy and Dr. S. Ama Wray. Join us for an immersive experience at the beautiful environmental sanctuary of ACA. For full details visit https://events.embodiology.com

4-Day Professional Development | Calling all transformative educators, movement practitioners, yoga instructors, leadership coaches, and somatic therapists. Experience the expansion of your creative capacity to guide others to reach optimal balance in your chosen field; exchange with others in related domains. Cost: $950. Tuition includes meals and accommodation.

3-Day Intensive | Calling all Performing Artists – Choreographers, Dancers, Actors, Musicians, Composers and Poets. Engage your bodymind and emerge a more agile and resilient creator. Collaborate with other artists and perform in a final sharing for the local community. Cost: $750. Tuition includes meals and accommodation.

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August 2021

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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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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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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