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November 2020

Superstar Saturdays

November 1, 2020 - May 29, 2021
Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Avenue
New Smyrna beach, FL 32168 United States
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Every other Saturday at 1 PM through May 2021
Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center, 201 N Myrtle Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
Join ACA artist ambassador Justincredible for an afternoon of hip-hop, poetry, dance, acting, drawing, painting, and performing arts. Free and open to youth, ages 12-19. Contact Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center for more information: (386) 410-2890.

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HONORING OUR HEROES: THE ART OF SERVICE AND SACRIFICE

November 9, 2020 - February 6, 2021
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!

Curated by Christina Katsolis, Southeast Museum of Photography
On Exhibit: November 9 – February 6, 2021 
Reception: January 8, 2021, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
This moving exhibition brings together works created by veterans with years of military service, who to explore their unique perspectives, personal narratives, and themes of service and sacrifice. With a specific focus on photography, Honoring our Heroes: The Art of Service and Sacrifice showcases an array of works–from film to digital to alternative processes–meant to raise awareness of our veterans’ experiences and honor their service to their country.  

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January 2021

Ericka Sobrack: A Faint Whisper in the Dark

January 2 - February 19
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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On Exhibit: January 2 – February 19, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 2, 4–7 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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Best of IMAGES

January 2 - April 17
Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

IMAGES will present two group exhibitions from January through April at Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House featuring 12 former “Best of Show” winners from the past two decades. During this time, we will forgo the traditional gallery sales commission and 100% of all sales will go directly to the artist. In addition, First Saturday openings during these months will give the public the opportunity to meet the Best of Show winners and the Artist Talks scheduled throughout the exhibitions will allow for a deeper look into their artistic process.

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Saturday Soundwalk

January 16 - May 15
Free, and open to everyone!

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. January 16 - Gemini Springs, 37 Dirksen Dr, DeBary.

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Nature Sketch Club (In Person & Facebook LIVE)

January 23 - May 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!

Fourth Saturdays at 11 AM | January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29
Atlantic Center for the Arts main campus AND streaming LIVE on Facebook (www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts)
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. 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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February 2021

ADORN: A Jewelry Invitational

February 6 - February 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: February 6 – February 25, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 4–7 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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Yin Yoga for Creativity

February 7, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$25 – $35

$35 / ACA members $25 | Join Michele Benton, certified yoga instructor, and Soundwalk facilitator, Lady Eve, for a unique yin yoga workshop with live music for balancing the energy centers of the body. Yin Yoga is a practice that works the connective tissues of the body for greater flexibility, injury prevention and calming the mind. This in-depth workshop will focus on chakra alignment, using live musical accompaniment and focused sound frequencies to open these energy points. No yoga experience needed! Limited to 15 participants.

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Creative Caregiving (February 8 – March 15) via Zoom

February 8 - March 15
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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners

Mondays 11:30AM - 12:30PM | February 8 - March 15
via Zoom (open to 20 participants, register to secure your spot)
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.

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Breaking Boundaries: Exploration and Collaboration at Atlantic Center for the Arts

February 13 - May 9
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!
Terry Riley's autograph score for A Rainbow in Curved Air

On Exhibit: February 13 - May 8, 2021
Reception: February 26, 5 PM – 7 PM (In conjunction with Residency #180 Artists Welcome Reception) Only a limited number of ACA le salon members will be allowed for reception due to COVID, RSVP will be required.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

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Crash, Bang…Chirp (Via Zoom)

February 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Sessions are free, sponsored by iSWOOP

Become bolder and better at facilitating listening and discussion about natural soundscapes

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Residency #180

February 21 - March 13
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Go to Residency section for full details

Mentor Artists:
Charlie Hailey, architect/writer
Doug Varone, choreographer/director
Randall Silvis, fiction

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March 2021

Joseph Palmerio: Brushstrokes of Nature

March 6 - March 27
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: March 6 – 27, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 4–7 PM
Artists Talk and Painting Demo: Friday, March 26, 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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Spencer Pettit: Prints and Plates

March 6 - April 10
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: March 6 – April 10, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 4–7 PM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, alt_space
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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Altered Altoids Tins with Self-Care Cards

March 6, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Free, and open to everyone!

1 PM -3:30PM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
Come enjoy some creative self-care and create your own unique artwork made from altered Altoids tins. We will turn each tin into a self-care box with your own home-made self-care cards. Artist and art therapist, Laura Bohn (MAAT) leads this workshop to start the spring season of renewal. Participants must provide their own supplies. Registration limited to 8 people.

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April 2021

Fresh Perspectives in Poetry

April 7, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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April 7 and April 14, 7 PM - 8 PM | www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | Join award-winning poet and Florida’s Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, for a video series that takes us on a journey of learning from the most notable masters of poetry, from Homer to modern, from sonnet to ode to free-verse, and from America to the world. Open to all poets of all levels who want to try their hand at new techniques - or simply the poetry-curious who want to join us on a journey as we enjoy some of the most beautiful poetry ever written! This program is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council.

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38th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 11
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Mark Your calendars for April 11 | For 37 years, Horsin’ Around has been THE event to enjoy an afternoon with friends in support of the arts! Pick up a restaurant gift certificate, a spa day, or a round of golf. The auction also provides a great opportunity to make an investment in a piece of art that you will be proud to have in your collection. Exciting and unique Live Auction items are our hallmark—join us for an exhilarating day in support of Atlantic Center for the Arts!

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Fresh Perspectives in Poetry

April 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Free, and open to everyone!

April 7 and April 14, 7 PM - 8 PM | www.facebook.com/atlanticcenterforthearts | Join award-winning poet and Florida’s Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, for a video series that takes us on a journey of learning from the most notable masters of poetry, from Homer to modern, from sonnet to ode to free-verse, and from America to the world. Open to all poets of all levels who want to try their hand at new techniques - or simply the poetry-curious who want to join us on a journey as we enjoy some of the most beautiful poetry ever written! This program is made possible through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council.

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ACA Arts & Wellness Academy

April 15 - April 17
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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$125 – $500

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 unique academic forum held at the beautiful artist complex of ACA, featuring online and in person presentations. During the academy, participants will learn ACA’s organizational culture of public engagement that connect the arts to community health. The academy is taught by ACA ambassadors, staff, and invited guest leaders in the field of arts and wellness. The vision of this program is to advocate for social engagement, experiential learning, and creative thinking using the arts to define a holistic path to improve physical, mental and behavioral conditions. 

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May 2021

Atlantic Center for the Arts 32nd Annual University Student Exhibition

May 22 - 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 22 – August 7, 2021
Reception: May 21, 5 PM - 7 PM (In conjunction with Residency #181 Artists Welcome Reception)
Reception: July 2, 5 PM - 7 PM (In conjunction with Residency #182 Artists Welcome Reception)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
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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