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February 2019
Annual membership to COA required
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Movement & Tai Chi

February 9, 2018 - February 22, 2019

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, 2018 - March 27, 2019

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, and open to everyone!
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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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Storytelling and the Narrative in Images

February 2 - February 22

ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 4 PM – 7 PM
On Display: February 5 – 22, 2019
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Art Therapist Ruth Harpaz writes “both my own research and my Art Therapy practice have been enriched by the use of narrative and storytelling as therapy interventions.  The storytelling ability emanates from narrative knowledge.”  Arthur Frank also explains why storytelling and the narrative is so important in his Art Therapy sessions, “patients create empathic bonds between the wounded story teller and the wounded healer.”  Humans need empathy and understanding, that it why telling their story can be so liberating. Some of the earliest art was evidence of our ancestors telling stories.  Ancient communities and cultures were founded on stories and legends.  Storytelling can also be an interesting way to teach fundamental values, but it can also be a cunning way to scare the masses. Curated by Bethany Bennett, MFA

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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
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Creative Caregiving

February 4 - March 11

Mondays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 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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$35. – $45
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Trees As Human Experience: Mixed Media Workshop

February 23, 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy this visual and narrative mixed media art process workshop using your printed or found tree images, words, collage elements, and memorabilia. Based on either memories of trees, symbols, metaphors, or how you relate to trees in the environment through time. This workshop will include a brief session of forest bathing (shinrinyoku). $45 / ACA members $35. Limited to 12 participants.

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March 2019

$40. – $50
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Art of the Exhale II

March 9, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach
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
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Yin Yoga for Creativity

March 16, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach
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. This in-depth workshop will focus on chakra alignment, using live musical accompaniment and focused sound frequencies to open these energy points. $35 / ACA members $25. Limited to 40 participants.

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$25. – $35
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Painting Techniques for Expression

March 30, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, Painting Studio, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach
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
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Creative Caregiving

April 1 - May 6

April 1 – May 6 | Mondays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Live Oak Cultural Center, 1000 Live Oak St. 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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Free, and open to everyone!
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Beginner’s Mind: Chasing the Censors Away When We Write Poems

April 3 - April 10

Wednesdays, April 3 and April 10, 2019 | 4 PM – 6 PM. Join Florida Poet Laureate for Volusia County, M.B. McLatchey, in this workshop series where poets will practice techniques for chasing away the censors that tell us what we can say or should say in our poems. Come try your hand at writing as “beginners” again, generating poems that take risks and tell truths. All levels of poets are welcome, from new to advanced. Limited to 15 participants. RSVP to secure your spot.

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$100. – $125.
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36th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 7, 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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$50. – $65
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Nurturing the Soul of the Artist

April 13, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Rachel Chase, Expressive Arts Facilitator and Creativity Coach for this memorable and transformative experience at the beautiful Atlantic Center for the Arts main campus! Enjoy a day of slowing down, taking time to see with clarity, and give pause to experience the preciousness of your unique gifts. Connect with the moment. Draw out your inner wisdom, your muse, your soul’s voice. You are Artist. Your life is your art, your creation… whatever your media; be it fine art or any way of expressing artistry – crafty homemaking, cooking, gardening, martial arts, parenting, making music, or even singing in the shower. Limited to 20 participants. Secure your spot now! $65 / ACA members $50.

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June 2019

$105 – $130
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Atlantic Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp

June 4 - July 26

Weekly art camps: June 4 – July 19, 2019 (Ages 6-12) | July 23 – July 26, 2019 (Ages 13-17)
Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after ACA’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week (Tuesday-Friday) session features rotating classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experiences with a variety of art forms, including painting, photography, theater, puppetry, martial arts, dance, and more. Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM. $130 nonmembers | $105 for ACA members. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available for each session.

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December 2019

TBA
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

December 7, 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. Shop for creative gifts at the popular IMAGES Boutique, included with your tour ticket. You will find an array of beautiful handcrafted items by local artists and ACA Volunteer League Members. Get a jump start on your holiday list and shop for a cause! For full details and ticket information call (386) 423-4733 or email images@IMAGESARTFESTIVAL.ORG. Tickets available mid October 2019. Ticket prices TBA.

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