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October 2022

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 – CANCELLED DUE TO STORM NICOLE December 10 –…

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November 2022

Around the World with ACA

November 8, 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 until May 2023 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 at…

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Painting for Wellness

November 18, 2022 - June 23, 2023
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1050 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Third 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! Third 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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January 2023

Art It Through

January 10 - February 14
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 4000 S Atlantic Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 United States
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A workshop for those moving through grief after a loss. 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 necessary. All supplies provided.…

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February 2023

Clay Henderson Reading & Book Signing

February 4, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
ACA Downtown: Yurick Studios, 123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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ACA Arts on Douglas, Saturday, February 4, 2023, 3 PM. Don't miss Clay Henderson, "the undisputed expert on land conservation law in Florida," reading from his new book, Forces of Nature: A History of Florida Land Conservation (University Press of Florida). "Anyone who wants to learn more about Florida's struggle to conserve its many unique natural landscapes will want to read this book. In addition to introducing the historical cast of characters who engaged in land conservation in Florida, Henderson…

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Creative Medicine: Poetry and Prose with a Rhythmic Twist

February 9, 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 ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Dr. New Smyrna Beach (Click For Map)…

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2023 Soundscape Field Station Artist in Residence

February 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Canaveral National Seashore New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 United States

The ACA Soundscape Field Station, a partnership between Atlantic Center for the Arts and Canaveral National Seashore, announces Swedish sound artist, Jacek Smolicki as its 2023 artist-in-residence. This residency program invites musicians, composers, and ecologists to find innovative approaches that help preserve a healthy and balanced soundscape for current and future generations. Atlantic Center for the Arts has over 45 years of experience in producing artist-in-residency programs that attract distinguished artists from all over the world. From February 11 –…

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ACA Spotlight

February 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 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 © Alex Katz Bethany Bennett is an interdisciplinary artist who earned…

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Nature Sketch Club

February 25, 11:00 AM - October 28, 11:00 AM
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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Expressive Art Journaling

February 28, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center for Health & Wellbeing Winter Park, 2005 Mizell Ave.
Winter Park, Florida 32792 United States
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Explore your creativity in this fun, playful session led by Atlantic Center for the Arts artist ambassador, Bethany Bennett. The goal of art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. No artistic experience necessary. All supplies provided. Please wear clothes you can paint in, or an…

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March 2023

Art It Through

March 7 - April 11
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 4000 S Atlantic Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 United States
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A workshop for those moving through grief after a loss. 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 necessary. All supplies provided.…

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ACA Spotlight

March 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 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 © Bryce Marden Bethany Bennett is an interdisciplinary artist who earned…

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Soundwalk: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 19, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Spruce Creek Preserve MTB Trail, Martin Dairy Rd.
Port Orange, FL 32128 United States

​Interactive Workshops by Atlantic Center for the Arts (free and open to everyone): - March 19 at 11AM: Soundwalk with Lady Eve at Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve MTB Trailhead (Martin Dairy Rd. entrance)  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: Listening Pasts - Listening Futures, its first hybrid virtual and in-person international conference since 2011 and the first conference of its kind…

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The Lucky Trikes: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S Dixie Freeway
New Smyrna Beach, 32168
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Bring your children and enjoy The Lucky Trikes! Storyteller/vocalist/uke player, Deirdre Harrison brings this storytelling chamber band that has been delighting intergenerational audiences since 2014. Each storytime is curated around a theme. Dynamic, interactive readings of well-known and award-winning books are accompanied by improvised and composed music. Appropriate for children ages 2-5, but younger children are welcome. FREE and open to everyone Monday, March 20th at 10AM in the New Smyrna Beach Public Library (1001 S Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna…

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Sound & Story with Perri Lynch Howard:  Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 21, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Awaken your sense of place and creatively engage your surroundings through a sound walk and journaling workshop led by artist, Perri Lynch Howard. March 21 at 5PM FREE and open to everyone ACA Harris House 214 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach perrilynchhoward.com 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: Listening Pasts - Listening Futures, its first hybrid virtual and in-person international conference…

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Sound Art Installation & Soundwalk with Jacek Smolicki: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 22, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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Soundwalk and Sound Art Installation with Jacek Smolicki (2023 ACA Soundscape Field Station Artist-in-Residence) FREE and open to everyone March 22 at 3PM ACA main campus smolicki.com 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: Listening Pasts - Listening Futures, its first hybrid virtual and in-person international conference since 2011 and the first conference of its kind in the United States of America. The…

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Panel Discussion: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stetson University Deland, Florida United States + Google Map

Join ACA and The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology for a free, public panel discussion with writer David Haskell and fellow keynote speakers Amanda Guiterrez, Claude Schryer and 2023 ACA Soundscape Field Station artist-in-residence Jacek Smolicki. Stetson University and Atlantic Center for the Arts continues its local work centered around the environment and are proud to announce a collaborative partnership with the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE) to present Listening Pasts - Listening Futures, a convening that marks the…

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

March 23 - March 26
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: Listening Pasts - Listening Futures, its first hybrid virtual and in-person international conference since 2011 and the first conference of its kind in the United States of America. Acoustic ecology, also called soundscape studies, is a discipline that studies the relationship, mediated through sound, between human beings and their environment. This partnership supports the work of…

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Final Concert Performance: Listening Pasts – Listening Futures

March 25, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Atlatnic Center for the Arts Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Ave
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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Atlantic Center for the Arts and The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology welcomes you to the conference’s closing night concert. The first half of the program includes short works which will be presented outdoors. After a brief interval, guests will be invited to experience - seated or prone - a stunning black and white film and soundtrack for orchestra, electronics and choir by American composer Scott Ordway. Sonic Therapies for Toxic Relationships, Lisa A Schonberg (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)*, sonification/audification, percussion,…

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April 2023

Freeing Our Poetic Voices The Formal Way

April 5 - April 26
ACA Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 United States
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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 5, 12, 19, 26 4-6PM ACA Harris House (214 S. Riverside Drive,…

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