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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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May 2022

Mark Serrianne: Forgotten and Found – Recovered Objects and the Stories They Tell

May 7 - June 11
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Mark Serrianne: Forgotten and Found – Recovered Objects and the Stories They Tell On Exhibit: May 7 – June 11, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday May 7, 4-7 PM Artists Talk: Friday, May 13, 11 AM ACA Downtown: alt_space Gallery Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Atlantic Center for the Arts 33rd Annual University Student Exhibition

May 14 - August 6
Free, and open to everyone!

Opening Reception: May 13, 2022, 5-7PM | Exhibition Dates: May 14 - August 6, 2022 Milo Ahone Davis - University of Central Florida Jose Francisco Rivera - University of Florida Richard Sexton - University of West Florida Juror: Gregg Deal Through the annual University Student Exhibition, Atlantic Center for the Arts honors the outstanding work being produced by state university art students and recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of excellence. The selection process for this exhibition begins with individual art departments.…

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Residency #185

May 15 - June 4

Applications Closed - How to Apply  Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts Residency #185 with Mentoring Artists Phillip Ewell - music theorist/performer, Patrick Martinez - visual artist, Eileen Myles - poet/writer, and 18 Associate Artists from across the United States. During their three-week stay, the Associate Artists will spend a portion of the day working with the Mentoring Artists, in group meetings, workshops, casual conversations, and activities to expand their work. Phillip Ewell, music theorist/performer - “Ewell’s research specialties include critical-race…

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Nature Sketch Club

May 28 - December 24
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!

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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June 2022

Spencer Pettit: Elusiveness and Illusion in Contemporary Art

June 4 - July 30
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 4 PM – 7 PM On Exhibit: June 4 - July 30, 2022 ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas Feature Gallery Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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STEAM Sketch Club

June 6 - August 1
Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Avenue
New Smyrna beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join the summer camp at Babe 'Alonzo' James Community Center, as ACA Community Artist, Bethany Bennett leads a weekly workshop for youth. The STEAM Sketch Club is an opportunity for youth to have fun learning about science, technology, engineering and math using the arts. Bethany Bennett will guide students through topics including architecture, design, kaleidoscope lettering, Tesselations, and more! For example, the first week will answer questions about sketching: What is a sketch? What are sketches used for? What is…

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Poetry Kickoff!

June 10 - August 5
Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Avenue
New Smyrna beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join the summer camp at Babe 'Alonzo' James Community Center, as poet and artist Nakia Jade leads a weekly workshop for youth. Poetry Kickoff! is an opportunity for youth to express themselves using poetry, spoken word and freestyle lyrics. This program will cover different poetic styles such as Ekphrastic and Acrostic poems, and give students resources from books, poetry collections, and hip hop videos. The workshops offer opportunities to build confidence by learning performance skills such as body language, vocal…

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Protected Species Awareness at Blue Spring State Park

June 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Blue Spring State Park, 2100 W. French Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763 United States
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Join us as we discuss a few of Florida's most iconic wildlife species: manatees, scrub-jays and gopher tortoises! Blue Spring State Park will be partnering with Atlantic Center for the Arts to provide crafting projects and interactive displays/challenges focused on each species. Program is ongoing between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Main tables will be located in the lower parking lot near the Thursby House. Keep in mind that the park will be busy and park closures are very likely. Please feel…

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Creating A Tribute Page Spread: An art journaling workshop

June 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Do you feel the time is right to memorialize someone? Is there a mentor that helps you in your life? Is there a famous artist, musician, writer that you look up to? Join M.A.A.T. certified art therapist, Laura Bohn to explore creating an art/visual journal tribute page dedicated to a mentor, loved one, or ancestor. Creating a tribute art journal page or even an entire art journal of a loved one is a way to give meaning and storytelling to…

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ACA Summer Art Camp

June 14 - July 29
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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REGISTER AT THE LINKS BELOW Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA Harris House and Yurick Studios in downtown New Smyrna Beach. Each weekly session gives kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experience with a variety of art forms. There is downtime for snacks, stretching, games, and lunch. Participants will meet new friends and take home artwork every week. Camp administrator, Ms. Peggy is looking forward to a great…

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ACA Spotlight

June 18, 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 June 18th - featuring James Sienna 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 © James Sienna Bethany Bennett…

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Young Sound Seekers Audio Lab: summer camp

June 19 - June 25
Stetson University Deland, Florida United States

Are you interested in the sounds of nature? Join us this summer for the Young Sound Seekers Audio Lab! This environmental arts program will teach you how to collect sounds using portable audio recorders and use a digital audio workstation to produce a podcast. We will visit local parks to collect sounds, then work in teams at the Digital Arts studios of Stetson University to storyboard, edit, and build an audio adventure that you help create. Camp Dates - June…

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Groovy Summer Mood Boost – an Arts & Wellness presentation with Rachel Chase

June 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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A celebration of the summer solstice! Draw and paint with ACA Arts & Wellness Ambassador, Rachel Chase for mood boosting fun this summer. Do some breathing and stretching to connect with your body, then create colorful and groovy drawings and paintings to express your emotions. Summer solstice is a time to celebrate your solar energy and courageous self. What does your inner child want to do that is playful and free? You can use any art supplies you have on…

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Residency #186

June 26 - July 16

Applications Closed - How to Apply   Atlantic Center for the Arts hosts Residency #186 with Mentoring Artists Ryan McGinness - visual artist, Margaret Schedel - composer/performer, and Carmelita Tropicana (aka Alina Troyano) - writer/performer, and 18 Associate Artists from across the United States. During their three-week stay, the Associate Artists will spend a portion of the day working with the Mentoring Artists, in group meetings, workshops, casual conversations, and activities to expand their work.   Ryan McGinness, Visual Artist-Ryan…

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July 2022

Echoes from the Past: Drawings by Dennis Angel

July 2 - August 13
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On Exhibit: July 2 - August 13, 2022 Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2, 4-7 PM Artist Talk: Friday, August 12, 11 AM ACA Downtown: alt_space Gallery Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Margaret Schedel – Mentoring Artist Talk

July 6, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free and open to all via Zoom

Presentation followed by Q & A. Free and open to all via Zoom. Click here for Zoom registration. With an interdisciplinary career blending classical training in cello and composition, sound/audio data research, and innovative computational arts education, Margaret Anne Schedel transcends the boundaries of disparate fields to produce integrated work at the nexus of computation and the arts. She has a diverse creative output with works spanning the interactive multimedia opera The King Listens, virtual reality experiences, sound art, video…

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Ryan McGinness – Mentoring Artist Talk

July 7, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free and open to all via Zoom

Presentation followed by Q & A. Free and open to all via Zoom. Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in New York, New York. He grew up in the surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and then studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. During college, he interned at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant. Known for his extensive vocabulary of original graphic drawings that use the…

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Carmelita Tropicana aka Alina Troyano – Mentoring Artist Talk

July 8, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACA main campus, Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free and open to all via Zoom

Presentation followed by Q & A. Free and open to all via Zoom. Carmelita Tropicana (aka Alina Troyano) has been performing in New York’s downtown arts scene since the 1980s, straddling the worlds of performance art and theater with irreverent humor, subversive fantasy and bilingual puns. She received a United States Artists Fellowship (2021), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2017) for her current project Live Memoir and a Creative Capital award (2016) for Give Me Carmelita Tropicana! a collaboration with playwright Branden…

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Creative Caregiving

July 12 - August 16
Daytona Beach Shores Communtiy Center, 3000 Bellemead Dr
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118 United States
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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). with Sonja Jean Craig: 2 PM Tuesdays, July 12 - August 16, 2022 meets at the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center located…

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