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September 2022

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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Around the World with ACA

September 13, 2022 - May 9, 2023
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Art Camp for home-schoolers! Join ACA's art camp coordinator Peggy Imbert for a tour around the world. Each month ACA will feature different art techniques and styles of our global neighbors, Great Britain, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, China, Japan, France, and more! 2nd Tuesday of the month from September - May ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, NSB 9AM-12PM Ages 6-12 *Update - This program is currently at capacity, and we are accepting students for the wait list. Email Peggy…

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October 2022

Creative Caregiving

October 5 - November 9
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 5 pairs of participants: caregiver and their care partner (CNA / HHA are also welcome). Group 1: Wednesdays, October 5 - November 9, 2022 1-2:30PM meets at Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak St., New Smyrna…

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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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Creative Medicine: Poetry and Prose with a Rhythmic Twist

October 13, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join local poet, Sonja Jean Craig for a community gathering to share thoughts and writings that focus on wellness concepts. We will come together to share. You are welcome to participate in person, on zoom or in spirit. Each session, Sonja offers a safe space for expression through writing and uplifting dialogue. This is a place to share with your community. For October the prompt is Masks. You will have a chance to create your mask as we indulge in…

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Painting for Wellness

October 14, 2022 - May 19, 2023
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Second Friday of the month, join ACA artist ambassador, Bethany Bennett for a fun and relaxing session of painting. Learn easy techniques and practice mindfulness while we play with colors and shapes to create a beautiful landscape. No experience necessary. Fun for everyone! Second Fridays from 12-1:30PM Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach in partnership with Council on Aging NSB No registration required, but limited to 12 people per session Call for more information: (386)…

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ACA Spotlight

October 15, 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 October 15th- featuring Inka Essenhigh 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 © Inka Essenhigh Bethany Bennett is…

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November 2022

ACA Spotlight

November 19, 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 November 19th - featuring Alexis Rockman 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 © Alexis Rockman Bethany Bennett…

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December 2022

Yin Yoga and Soundbath

December 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Atlatnic Center for the Arts Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The combination of yin yoga for relaxation and stretching with sound bath healing for deep meditation will bring you into a deeper mind/body connection. Join Michele Benton of Om Sunshine Yoga and Stacey Colbath of Love Hertz Sound Healing for a magical experience hosted by ACA. We will start with Yin Yoga poses to balance each chakra combined with singing bowls, chimes, and other amazing instruments that lead into a very long savasana. Bring a yoga mat, blanket or large…

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Creative Medicine: Poetry and Prose with a Rhythmic Twist

December 15, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Join local poet, Sonja Jean Craig for a community gathering to share thoughts and writings that focus on wellness concepts. We will come together to share. You are welcome to participate in person, on zoom or in spirit. Each session, Sonja offers a safe space for expression through writing and uplifting dialogue. This is a place to share with your community. 4 PM – 5:30 PM December 15, 2022 ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Dr. New Smyrna Beach…

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ACA Spotlight

December 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 December 17th- featuring Kay Walkingstick 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 © Kay Walkingstick Bethany Bennett is…

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Magical Mandalas – an Arts & Wellness presentation by Rachel Chase

December 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Celebrate the winter solstice! Take some time for you to connect with your inner light with a visualization exercise and centering contemplation. Draw and paint with ACA Arts & Wellness Ambassador, Rachel Chase to express the magic and beauty of the season. Winter Solstice is a special time of year. Use a small canvas board, paint, glue and glitter to express imagery that livens up and lightens up your heart. When it's chilly outside, find the magic and warmth inside.…

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January 2023

Intuitive to Intentional Painting Retreat

January 21, 2023, 10:00 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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Come spend a relaxing day at the beautiful ACA main campus for a one day Arts & Wellness retreat with artist and art therapist, Laura Bohn. In this day-long workshop, we will first align our bodies with gentle yoga before moving into painting, using the wisdom and intuition of a relaxed body and mind. Emphasis will be on continual stretching while painting two paintings at once. Painting more than one canvas at a time allows the artist to not have…

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March 2023

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Conference: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 23, 2023 - March 26, 2023
Atlantic Center for the Arts, main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) and Atlantic Center for the Arts present a week of environmental sound events featuring the 30th WFAE conference to be held at ACA main campus. CLICK HERE >>> Call for Proposals and more information via the WFAE website

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