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September 2021

Jack Mitchell Portrait Gallery

September 1, 2021 - September 1, 2030
ACA 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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February 2024

2024 INFOBAHN

February 10, 10:00 AM - May 11, 2:00 PM
ACA Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The Atlantic Center for the Arts proudly presents Associate Artists Alumni Exhibition INFOBAHN of printed works on paper and digital media. Featuring artists working in visual, literary, media, time-based and performing arts. INFOBAHN ASSOCIATE ARTIST ALUMNI EXHIBITION Exhibition Dates: Saturday, February 10-Saturday, May 11, 2023 Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 5:00-7:00 PM Featuring: Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán • Susan S. Buzzi • Mitzi J. Coats • Sarah Comfort • Nicola Dale • Jane Waggoner Deschner • Moya Devine • Armond Epps Dorsey…

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April 2024

Freeing Our Poetic Voices

April 3 - April 24

Celebrate National Poetry Month with ACA! Convinced that sonnets are for Sonneteers? Sure that writing in the traditional poetic forms is the surest way to muzzle creativity? Join Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, in exploring how writing in poetic forms – chants, odes, haikus, epistolary poems, and more – can unleash our most authentic voices. Beginners to advanced-level poets are invited. 4 sessions: Wednesdays on April 3, 10, 17, 24 4-6PM ACA Harris House (214 S. Riverside Drive,…

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Under Nature’s Spell: Paintings by Leslie Neumann

April 6 - May 25
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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April 6 - May 25, 2024 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 4-7 PM Artist Talk and Encaustic Demo: Friday, April 19, 11 AM ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas Feature Gallery Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM Image:  Leslie Neumann, Reflections 61 (Rainbow Marsh #1), oil and encaustic on panel, 12 x 16 inches

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Seed Lynn, Children’s Home Society: Photography As Voice

April 6, 4:00 PM - April 26, 2:00 PM

Photography as Voice, led by ACA Artist Ambassador Bethany Bennett, is an intensive photography workshop produced in partnership with the Children’s Home Society. Through this program, children work with photographer Seed Lynn to produce a series of self-portraits exploring narrative storytelling. This exhibition seeks to provide a platform aim that gives children the confidence to exercise their voice and agency for self-authorship, and empower them to be seen.  Reception: Saturday, April 6 |  4-7 PM Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 AM-2 PM

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ACA Arts & Wellness Academy

April 19 - April 21
$125

“Art has a power to focus us on extraordinary and transcendent insights into what one’s life purpose can be.” Alex Grey Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is driven by a mission that focuses on multidisciplinary artistic collaboration and mentorship. Since 2015, ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors have developed a shared culture and experiential method that connects the arts to community health. We invite teaching artists, community leaders, and healthcare professionals to learn these techniques and best practices in a…

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ACA Spotlight

April 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Street
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 artist, Bethany Bennett. Image credit: Robert Natkin 1PM – 3PM at ACA Yurick Studios (123 Douglas St. New Smyrna Beach) 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. Bethany Bennett is an interdisciplinary…

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Creative Expressions for Veterans

April 23 - October 24
Daytona Beach Vet Center, 1620 Mason Ave., Suite C
Daytona Beach, FL 32117 United States
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Atlantic Center for the Arts is proud to partner with the Daytona Beach Vet Center to present ongoing workshops of music, writing, and visual art. The arts are a tool of discovery,  social interaction, lifelong learning, and reintegration. These workshops will share ways that creativity can enhance your life and bring joy to each day. Read more about the NEA Creative Forces Initiative for Veterans here. Daytona Beach Vet Center 1620 Mason Ave Suite C. Daytona Beach 4th Tuesday of…

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POETRY, LYRICS AND QUOTES OH MY! – an art journaling workshop

April 27, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Humans have fallen in love with certain poetry, lyrics, and quotes since these art forms began! And what is it about certain song lyrics, poems or quotes that stir our emotions or leave a positive or relatable impact on us? Find a song that you love the lyrics to, or a favorite poem or quote that inspires you and print it or write it by hand. Find some imagery that feels right to go with it or just find colors…

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Speaking with the Land

April 27, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACA Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day by Speaking with the Land! Join ACA and Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience for a fun, educational celebration of the lands surrounding Atlantic Center for the Arts. The ACA main campus encompasses 69 acres of wilderness which borders the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This land remains an inspiration for artists and the community, and is known for its biodiversity and beauty. In the spirit of Doc Leeper, this event will celebrate these unique…

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May 2024

Hidden Orchestra – an Arts & Wellness Writing Retreat

May 2 - May 5
ACA Amphitheater, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$550

TICKETS - click HERE Discover Hidden Orchestra, an extraordinary retreat nestled within the serene confines of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of music, writing, and boundless creative expression. The writing aspect of the event is inspired by the work of the enigmatic Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa. Pessoa, himself, was many different writers, each with their own biographical background, philosophies, style, and ultimately publications. Embark on a transformative journey, delving into the depths of…

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33rd Annual Volusia County Select Exhibition

May 4, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Atlantic Center for the Arts is proud to host and sponsor the annual Volusia County Select Exhibition that showcases the artistic talents of Volusia County public high school students. On Exhibit: May 7 - 10, 2024 Public Reception: Saturday, May 4, 4 PM - 7 PM Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10 AM - 2 PM Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr. New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168. For more details and gallery hours call (386) 423-1753.…

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Literary Tea

May 9, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A gathering, facilitated by Sonja Jean Craig, of writers and listeners. The first part of the program features a mentor, who will speak on relevant issues for the writing journey. Followed be an opportunity to share whatever you are working on, all kinds of writing. Tea and snacks will be available. Notable Poet and Transcendentalist, Joe Cavanaugh will conduct a workshop. The objective is to allow the writer to feel their work in a safe, supportive space, and effectively express…

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ACA Spotlight

May 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Street
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 artist, Bethany Bennett. Image credit: Kathryn Clark 1PM – 3PM at ACA Yurick Studios (123 Douglas St. New Smyrna Beach) 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. Bethany Bennett is an interdisciplinary…

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OUTreach: Crystal Wilkinson

May 23, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Winter Park Library, 1052 West Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Join us for Mentoring Artist-in-Residence colloquium series featuring leading artists presenting their studio practice, work process and notable works. Mature content. This event is free and open to the public. ADA accessible.   Crystal Wilkinson, a recent fellowship recipient of the Academy of American Poets, is Kentucky’s Poet Laureate. She is the award-winning author of Perfect Black, a collection of poems, and three works of fiction—The Birds of Opulence, Water Street and Blackberries, Blackberries. She is the recipient of a 2022 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding…

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Speaking with the Land

May 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ACA Amphitheater, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Atlantic Center for the Arts is proud to present Speaking with the Land, an interactive and immersive outdoor experience inspired by the environmental legacy of founder, artist and environmentalist Doris 'Doc' Leeper. Our main campus encompasses 69 acres of wilderness, which borders the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, is known for its biodiversity and beauty and remains a source of inspiration for the arts. We continue to cultivate the relationship between the arts and environment with Speaking with the Land event…

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OUTreach: Sonja Henderson

May 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Timucua Arts Foundation, 2000 S. Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, 32806 United States
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Join us for Mentoring Artist-in-Residence colloquium series featuring leading artists presenting their studio practice, work process and notable works. Mature content. This event is free and open to the public. ADA accessible.   Sonja Henderson received her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Painting and Drawing and her M.F.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, where she concentrated in Sculpture and Installation. At Berkeley, Sonja created life size earthworks and temporal structures made of clay, earth, twigs…

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OUTreach: Pamela Z

May 27, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Timucua Arts Foundation, 2000 S. Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, 32806 United States
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Join us for Mentoring Artist-in-Residence colloquium series featuring leading artists presenting their studio practice, work process and notable works. Mature content. This event is free and open to the public. ADA accessible.   Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist working primarily with voice, live electronics, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live looping, she processes her voice to create complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI…

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#193 INsideOUT

May 30, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
ACA Leeper Studio Complex, 1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists-in-Residence. The program will be held in the Joan James Harris Theater and the Leeper Studio Complex. Light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public. For mature audiences.

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June 2024

ACA at Alonzo ‘Babe’ James Community Summer Camp

June 10 - July 29
Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Avenue
New Smyrna beach, FL 32168 United States
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ACA brings exceptional local talent to the summer camp of Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center in New Smyrna Beach. Mondays from 1-2pm SIGN UP BY CALLING 386-410-2890 The program is sponsored by the City of New Smyrna Beach Leisure Services. Registration through Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center: 386-410-2890 photo by Hometown News

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