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September 2021

Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery

September 1, 2021 - September 1, 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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July 2022

Creative Caregiving

July 12 - November 15
Various FL United States

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. Each session is in person and open to 20 participants. We welcome caregivers and their care partners (CNA / HHA are also welcome). Group 1 with Vicki Gross: Date TBC - Fall 2022 meets at Our Lady Star of the Sea, 4000 S Atlantic Ave,…

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Open Call to Atlantic Center for the Arts: INFOBAHN 2023 Alumni Associate Artist Exhibition

July 25, 8:00 AM - December 2, 5:00 PM

Submission Deadline: December 2, 2022 Exhibition Dates: February 11 – May 6, 2023 The Atlantic Center for the Arts cordially invites all previous Associate Artists to participate in the inaugural INFOBAHN Exhibition. Submissions are open to past Associate Artists who have attended the residency program. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Please submit one artwork per artist. We are accepting all artwork of all disciplines in digital format only. This includes visual, literary, performance, and time-based arts, and publications. We will be printing submissions as…

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August 2022

Endless Summer: A Juried Group Exhibition

August 6 - August 27
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6, 4 - 7 PM, On Exhibit: August 6 - 27, 2022. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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

August 13 - October 29
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: August 14 – October 30, 2021
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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“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at ACA

August 20, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Atlatnic Center for the Arts Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$50

ACA Celebrates 40 Years of Artist Residencies with a Performance of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Atlantic Center for the Arts will host a production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, live on stage in the Joan James Harris Theater to celebrate its 40th year of artist residencies. Albee, the famed American playwright, was part of the first summer of ACA residencies in 1982. The Tony Award-winning play will be produced by Positively Florida Theater Company…

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ACA Spotlight

August 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Learn about the many world-renowned Mentors of ACA.  Study works and learn techniques from contemporary art professionals, led by ACA Community Artist, Bethany Bennett. 1PM - 3PM at ACA Harris House August 20th - featuring Diana Cooper Please bring the following supply list: Canvas or bristol board, brushes and paint colors of your choice; if you do not have these supplies, ACA will provide them for a donation. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! image copyright © Diana Cooper Bethany Bennett…

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Nature Sketch Club

August 27, 2022 - May 27, 2023
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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Enjoy the outdoors with this engaging activity. Artist Bethany Bennett, MFA leads you through sketch techniques and wellness exercises to bring you closer to nature. Join us at ACA main campus with your pencil and sketch pad! The fun of sketching is that you don’t have to draw something accurately.  You simply sit, breathe, observe closely, put pencil to paper and enjoy the process!  You will be amazed at how intricate and detailed nature’s designs can be.  Fourth Saturdays at 11…

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September 2022

Warm and Cool Colors: Landscapes by Don Sondag

September 3 - September 24
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On Exhibit: September 3 - 24, 2022. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3, 4-7 PM. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10AM - 5 PM    

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Trent Berning: Relics from Youth

September 3 - October 15

Trent Berning: Relics from Youth, ON EXHIBIT: September 3 – October 15, 2022, OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 3, 4–7 PM, ARTIST TALK: Friday, September 16, 11 AM, Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Speak Your Peace – The Use of Music and Art for Healing

September 10, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join ACA and guest artist Katie Martin for an afternoon of music, poetry, and art. Katie will discuss the power of words and intention when using art and music for a source of healing and how to find a mixture of focused and free form expression to create an emotional release in a safe space.  She'll be creating musical soundscapes for participators to collaborate in. It doesn't matter if you're an artist, writer, dancer, musician or just looking for a…

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Art It Through

September 13 - October 18
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 4000 S Atlantic Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 United States
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A workshop for caregivers moving through grief after the loss of their care partner. Join artist and internationally accredited psychologist, Monica Vidal for an inspiring guided opportunity to use the arts for self-care. Participants will engage in activities that allow for support and creative expression while navigating the stages of grief. These activities focus on play and imagination, using various types of collage, painting, sculpture, writing, movement, and music as tools to help during this difficult moment. No artistic experience…

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Expressive Art Journaling: Welcoming Change

September 16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center fo Health and Wellbeing Winter Park, 2005 Mizell Ave.
Winter Park, Florida 32792 United States
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Change is constant. Just as seasons change, so do the phases of our lives. How can we prepare for change? It can be an opportunity to embrace things that are out of our control. Illustrate and convey aspects of life’s changes by using an art journal. In this workshop led by artist Bethany Bennett of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, you’ll learn tips and techniques for incorporating an art journal into your wellbeing journey. The goal of art journaling…

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ACA Spotlight

September 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Learn about the many world-renowned Mentors of ACA.  Study works and learn techniques from contemporary art professionals, led by ACA Community Artist, Bethany Bennett. 1PM - 3PM at ACA Harris House September 17th - featuring Joanne Greenbaum Please bring the following supply list: Canvas or bristol board, brushes and paint colors of your choice; if you do not have these supplies, ACA will provide them for a donation. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome! image copyright © Joanne Greenbaum Bethany Bennett…

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#GREATNESS: Behind the Scenes

September 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brannon Civic Center, 105 S Riverside Dr
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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ACA and the City of New Smyrna Beach Leisure Services present a talent showcase featuring Justincredible and his crew of local performing artists talking about their craft and leading workshop sessions while coaching performing arts students on the process of being an artist. For more information, contact ACA Community Programs at community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org  

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Self-Compassion Collage Cards – an Arts & Wellness presentation by Rachel Chase

September 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Celebrate the fall equinox! ACA Arts & Wellness Ambassador, Rachel Chase will guide a short mindfulness practice to center your mind. Make self-compassion collage cards that express compassion for life to soothe your mind and connect with your soul. Fall is the time of year when we harvest our gifts and get cozy. As we shift from summer, we can listen to our inner muse for guidance and support to keep our creative fires going. For this exercise, get some…

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The Healing Power of Mindfulness: Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

September 22, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Atlatnic Center for the Arts Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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In collaboration with AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach and ACA Arts & Wellness, The Healing Power of Mindfulness: Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention will feature leading doctors from the hospital alongside ACA artist ambassadors for an evening of creative community health. More information coming soon!

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October 2022

Karlene McConnell: Roses are Not Always Red

October 1 - October 29
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On Exhibit: October 1 - 29, 2022, Opening Reception: October 1, 4-7 PM, Artist Talk: Friday, October 28, 11 AM. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Together We Grow: A Community Quilt

October 1, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Fun for the whole family, ACA will host an event filled with art activities, performances, and more! Community Day features ACA artist ambassadors Bethany Bennett, Peggy Imbert, and Shy Morris with invited guest performers. Join us at ACA's downtown Community Arts center, Harris House and contribute to a community quilt mosaic using paints and homemade stamps. All ages, free, and open to everyone! Thank you to the following sponsors for your commitment to our 2022 Community Programs! AdventHealth|New Smyrna Beach…

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Second Saturday Soundwalk

October 8, 2022 - April 8, 2023
Various FL United States

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. Volusia County: October 8 – Canaveral National Seashore, Apollo Beach (7611 Atlantic Ave S, New Smyrna Beach). Meet at Visitor's Center. November 12 – Canaveral National Seashore, Apollo Beach (7611 Atlantic Ave…

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