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October 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
exhibition

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

August 18 - November 3

On exhibit: August 18 – November 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 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 providing visiting artists the opportunity to work with FHE technicians to push the boundaries of their work while providing a unique educational experience for UCF students. Atlantic Center for the Arts is pleased to feature exciting new limited edition prints by contemporary artists.

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Free
exhibition

Riitta Klint: Gaia’s Wedding

October 6 - October 26

On exhibit: October 6 – 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, October 12, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Drifting Cabinets: A Curious Portable Collection of Gulf Biodiversity

October 9 - October 26

On Exhibit: October 9 – 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Drifting Cabinets is a portable art/science collection dedicated to exploring biodiversity and ecological issues in the Gulf of Mexico. Collection holdings include biological specimens, art, illustrations, videos, scientific instruments, books, artifacts, and music—offering viewers a multifaceted portrait of life in the Gulf region.

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Free, and open to everyone!
community

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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residency

RESIDENCY #171

October 14 - November 3

Chris Abani – author / poet / playwright
Isaac Julien – filmmaker / installation artist
and their 20 Associate Artists

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Trash to Treasures: Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 20, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

household décor, art, kitchen items, glassware, tools, toys, frames, lamps, Holiday décor, jewelry, books, and more!
Proceeds benefit ACA Children’s Art Programs

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$20
community
residency

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

October 22, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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
residency

Chris Abani – Master Artist Community Outreach: Reading followed by Q & A and book signing

October 23, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Chris Abani might be the most courageous writer working right now. There is no subject matter he finds daunting, no challenge he fears. Aside from that, he writes like an angel. If you want to get at the molten heart of contemporary fiction, Abani is the starting point.”—Dave Eggers

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Free
Phot by Thierry Bal
Photo by Thierry Bal
residency

Isaac Julien – Master Artist Community Outreach: Illustrated Talk followed by Q & A

October 24, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In 2017, Isaac Julien received the Charles Wollaston Award, for most distinguished work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honors, 2017.

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November 2018

Free
exhibition

Bobbi Baugh: Home is What You Remember

November 3 - November 24

On exhibit: November 3 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, November 16, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

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, and open to caregivers and care partners
community

Creative Caregiving

November 5 - December 10

Mondays, 1 PM – 3 PM, Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Daytona 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
exhibition

Transcending Functionality

November 6 - November 16

On exhibit: November 6 – 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
A unique exhibition of fiber art that connects themes of creative aging with celebrating the journey.

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Free
Southeast Museum of Photography
exhibition

Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography

November 10, 2018 - February 2, 2019

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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$40 – $50
community

Art of the Exhale

November 10, 1:00 pm - 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 II March 9. Fee per workshop: $50 / ACA members $40. Limited to 15 participants.

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Free
community

How I Came to Write About Space Coast Florida: Talk and Reading with Linda Buckmaster

November 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Linda Buckmaster has lived most of her life within a mile of Route 1 – born in Miami, raised on the Space Coast, and living in midcoast Maine the past four decades. In her new book, “Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages”, Linda writes about growing up in the early days of the space industry. This event is free and open to the public.

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Free – $90.
community

Painting for Veterans

November 17, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACA Arts & Wellness is proud to support this exhibition by offering a workshop with renowned Florida artist, Joseph Palmerio. This is a unique experience designed for veterans to express themselves using paint and canvas. He looks forward to sharing his experience working with veterans, and comments, “All I ask is that they bring their enthusiasm and we will have a fun and exciting painting event.” Free for veterans / $90 for non-veterans. Limited to 20 participants.

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Giving Tuesday 2018

November 27

Giving Tuesday is a global day of celebration dedicated to helping others through the gift of a donation, your time, goods and your voice. #GivingTuesday

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December 2018

Free
exhibition

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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$25 – $50
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes 2018

December 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes will present unique homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing the 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. For full details and tickets call (386) 423-4733 or email images@IMAGESARTFESTIVAL.ORG. Tickets: $50 / Tour only $25. #IMAGESHolidayTourofHomes

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$35. – $45
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Painting Techniques for Expression

December 1, 11:00 am - 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. $45 / ACA members $30. Limited to 30 participants.

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Free
exhibition

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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January 2019

exhibition

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
community

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
community

Creative Caregiving

February 4, 2019 - March 11, 2019

Mondays, 10 AM – 12 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
exhibition

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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Residency #172

February 17, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Application Deadline: Sunday 9/16/2018
Master Artists: Deborah Hay, choreographer, dancer, writer, coach
Bonnie Jo Campbell, fiction
Catherine Opie, visual artist

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Free
©Catherine Opie Studio
©Catherine Opie Studio
residency

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

$40. – $50
community

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
community

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
community

Creative Caregiving

April 1, 2019 - May 6, 2019

Mondays, time TBA, Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., 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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$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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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
exhibition

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

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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
exhibition

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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November 2019

Free
exhibition

Abigail Perlmutter: I have No Program

November 9, 2019 - February 1, 2020

On Exhibit: November 9, 2019 – February 1, 2020
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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On Permanent Display
Jack-Mitchell-int-the-portrait-Gallery
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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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