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March 2018

Free
community
residency

INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #168

March 8, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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$20 – $30
community

Toy Theater Workshop: Transformation through Puppetry

March 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artist and puppeteer, Morgan Kelly shares the fun and unique form of puppetry known as Toy Theater. This workshop is for families, teachers, visual theater artists, and anyone interested in puppetry. Participants will build small table top stages for performances that explore themes of arts, wellness and personal transformation – all within the expressive and surreal possibilities of “paper theater.” The workshop will culminate in individual performances by participants. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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$30 – $45
community

Celtic and Other Cultural Intuitive Art Figures

March 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Through a simple figure/ doll making process, the characters we create might express culture, ancestry, myth, creativity, nature, loss, wisdom, passion, energy, bravery, compassion, happiness, sadness, or joy. Let your creative journey unfold intuitively as you build and costume your character. Join artist/art therapist Laura Bohn for this meaningful Arts & Wellness class. $45 / $30 for members

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$15
community

Linda Cole with The Greg Parnell Trio

March 20, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Atlantic Center for the Arts and Marc Monteson Promotions present an ENCORE SHOW! Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Broadway show tunes and standards with Linda Cole, Central Florida’s “Lady of Song” of the Nat King Cole family and The Greg Parnell Trio. $15 Donation at the door. Partial proceeds benefit NSB Jazz Fest and ACA Programs.

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April 2018

Free
community

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Poetry workshop for National Poetry Month

April 4, 2018 - April 25, 2018

Wednesdays, April 4 – 25, 4 PM – 6 PM, ACA Downtown: Harris House. This poetry workshop invites writers, photographers, album-collectors, and artists of all levels and ages – to discover how to craft poems that “listen” and “respond” to the world around us. Participants will bring to each session a photo or an image that will serve as a prompt for us to try our hands at poetic forms: ode, sonnet, haiku, and even the “tweet-poem”. Don’t miss this chance to experiment and grow with Florida Poet Laureate, M.B. McLatchey. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot now!

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$20 – $30
community

Expressive Art Journaling

April 5, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of expressive art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by providing a safe space 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. In this workshop, we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread, using mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, and collage. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal story-telling. $30 / ACA members $20.

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Free
exhibition

Sara Pedigo: Apperceptions

April 7, 2018 - April 28, 2018

On exhibit: April 7 – 28, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, April 7, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, April 20, 11 AM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
community

Performance Series at Harris House – Featuring Cathy DeWitt

April 7, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

First Saturday of every month. Join us Saturday, April 7 with Cathy DeWitt: jazz vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and award-winning songwriter. From piano playing in the hospital lobby to elevator singalongs, from hallway con­certs to bedside harp in the ICUs, Cathy uses music to transform the hospital environment and the patient experience. She has continued to evolve and develop new skills, becoming a harp therapist and a teaching artist for VSA and the National Center for Creative Aging. Free, open to the public.

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$100 – $125
community

35th Annual Horsin’ Around Auction

April 8, 2018, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Benefiting Atlantic Center for the Arts
Silent Auction 11 AM / Live Auction 1 PM
For 35 years, Horsin’ Around has been THE event to enjoy an afternoon with friends in support of the arts! From its innovative beginnings on a horse farm (hence, the name), to its new staging at the Brannon Civic Center with it stunning panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway, we invite you to join us!

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Free
community

Art & Healing in Times of Crisis: National Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a powerful lecture about finding hope in times of crisis, presented by Dr. Lucinda Sloan. Free, and open to the public.

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$20 – $30
community

Mindful Mandalas

April 14, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A mandala is a symmetrical design or pattern with a central focus that communicates a personal theme or expresses wholeness. This family-friendly workshop will focus on intuitive art making using oil pastels, collage, and illustration board. Led by artist and expressive arts facilitator, Rachel Chase, participants will be guided through gentle mindful movement and relaxing breathing exercises to get in the mindset for creating a beautiful finished mandala. Have fun exploring your creative side in community with others. Open to all ages! $30 / ACA members $20.

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$55
community

2018 Inaugural NSB Wine & Food Fest

April 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Inaugural New Smyrna Beach Wine and Food Festival is being held on April 26th from 6pm to 9pm at the World Class Brannon Center, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. This quintessential wine tasting boasts wines from California’s finest growing areas Napa Valley and Sonoma County as well as international vintages. Discover new wines and an array of gourmet foods from talented chefs. Enjoy an evening of wine, food, fun and music. $55 per person

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$180 – $300
community

Intuitive Painting and Movement: An Arts and Wellness Retreat

April 28, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Join ACA Arts and Wellness ambassador, MAAT art therapist, and professional artist, Laura Bohn for an immersive weekend set in a breathtaking environment. Learn how to use relaxation techniques, painting, and movement as a wellness practice. Discover how to let go and have fun exploring colors, symbols, and mark making. Intuitive Painting can lead to personal insights, storytelling, and healing. Each session focuses on the process and not the product we will create in this safe and nurturing space. We welcome beginning to advanced painters.

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May 2018

$5 – $10
community

Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Changing Your Life Through Visualization

May 1, 2018 - May 8, 2018

Infinite Possibilities is about living life deliberately by learning to use creative writing and artistic collage to visualize your reality. Take full responsibility for your future and learn how to change your life for the better. In this two-part series you will learn how thoughts become things, use a vision book as a bridge for progress, and experience how words create your reality. Led by Certified Whole Life Coach and community artist, Cheri Flauto. All ages welcome!
$10 per session. $5 for ACA members. Each part of the series builds upon the other, but participants will gain benefit from attending a single class. Limited to 15 participants. Register at 386.423.1753 or community@atlanticcenterforthearts.org

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Creative Caregiving Symposium

May 1, 2018 - May 2, 2018

A two-day symposium that focuses on caring for caregivers in the military continuum, creative caregiving across the lifespan, and self care.

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$20 – $30
community

Expressive Art Journaling

May 3, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of expressive art journaling is to reduce stress and promote relaxation by providing a safe space 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. In this workshop, we explore the possibilities of adding personal and/or universal archetypes to a journal page spread, using mixed media, watercolor, acrylics, and collage. Archetypes can be used as metaphors to gain insight into personal story-telling. $30 / ACA members $20.

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$800 – $1000
community

Body Dialogue: Moving Into Joy

May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Learn Body Dialogue with Janice Rous, a mind/ body practice that synthesizes dance, contemplative movement, energy work, visual journaling and breathing practices in the holistic space of care and compassion. Together, we will explore and share practices such as the Alexander technique, improvisation in voice and movement, breathing coordination and visual journaling. We invite you to receive new tools and learn to listen in a community focused on acceptance and cultivating the joy in self-discovery. Join us at the artist studio complex and breathtaking wilderness of Atlantic Center for the Arts to reclaim your body and your physical and emotional birthright.

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Free
exhibition

Victor Bokas – GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA: Journey to Paradise

May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018

On exhibit: May 5 – 26, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, May 5, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, May 18, 11 AM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Beau Redmond: Florida Before Disney

May 5, 2018 - June 16, 2018

On exhibit: May 5 – June 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 4 PM – 7 PM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, alt_space gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Volusia County Select Exhibition

May 5, 2018 - May 20, 2018

On Exhibit: May 5 – 20. 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 4 PM – 7 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts is proud to host and sponsor Volusia County Select, an exhibition that showcases the artistic talents of Volusia County high school students. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Annual membership to COA required
community

Music & the Mind: Gift of a Lifetime Choir

May 9, 2018 - March 6, 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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$20 – $30
community

Sonic Connections

May 12, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An immersion into sound, for relaxation and creative inspiration. Join Soundwalk host, Lady Eve and expressive arts facilitator, Rachel Chase for a guided meditation of sonic vibrations and deep listening. Open to all ages! $30 / ACA members $20.

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residency

Residency #169

May 13, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Master Artists: Sheron Wray, choreographer; Claire Pentecost, visual artist; Terrance Hayes, poet
le salon: Thursday, May 17, 7 – 9 PM (Open to le salon Members and invited guests, Winter Park)
Welcome Reception: Friday, May 18, 5 – 7 PM (Free and open to the public)
INsideOUT: Thursday, May 31, 7 PM (Free and open to the public | Adult Content – for mature audiences)

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Free
residency

Welcome Reception Residency #169

May 18, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help us welcome Master Artists: S. Ama Wray, choreographer; Claire Pentecost, visual artist; Terrance Hayes, poet and their selected Associate Artists to New Smyrna Beach. Learn more about these amazing artists and what they will be working on during their three week stay at Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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Free
exhibition

29th Annual University Student Exhibition

May 19, 2018 - August 11, 2018

On Exhibit: May 19 – August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10AM – 4PM, Saturday 10AM – 2PM
Through the annual University Student Exhibition, Atlantic Center honors the outstanding work being produced by state university art students, and recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of excellence. Featuring: Sophia Baldwin – Florida State University, Colt Bass – University of Central Florida, Tabatha Gonzalez – University of Florida, and Velma McDermott – Florida International University. Juror: Dana Hoey.

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$20
community
residency

Bee Talk / Nature Walk: Tour and honey tasting with apiarist Doug McGinnis

May 21, 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the unique varieties of flora and fauna on Atlantic Center for the Arts 68 acres with ACA Board Member, beekeeper and naturalist, Doug McGinnis. Learn why bees and other pollinators are so important to a healthy environment. Your guide will lead you on a short walk to the ACA bee hives, discuss the art and industry of beekeeping, followed by a honey tasting in ACA’s Whatmore Commons. RSVP Required. Open to 15 guests. $20 / ACA Members Free.

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Free
community
residency

Choreographer/Dancer S. Ama Wray Master Artist Outreach

May 22, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentation followed by Q & A. Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center,1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach, 32117. Free – public invited. For more information please contact (386) 671-5780. Presented in association with the City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services Department.

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Free
community
residency

Poet Terrance Hayes Master Artist Outreach

May 23, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Reading followed by Q & A and book signing. New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S Dixie Fwy, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. Free – public invited. For more information please contact (386) 424-2910

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Free
community
residency

Visual Artist Claire Pentecost Master Artist Outreach

May 24, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illustrated Talk followed by Q & A. Gallery At Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando, 32801. For more information please contact (407) 317-8367.

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Free
community
residency

INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #169

May 31, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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June 2018

Free
exhibition

Past Perfect Exhibition + Sale

June 2, 2018 - July 21, 2018

On exhibit: June 2 – July 21, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, June 2, 4 PM – 7 PM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, feature gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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$105 – $130
community

ACA Summer Art Camp

June 5, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Painting, music, dance and more – kids love Summer Art Camp at Atlantic Center for the Arts! Modeled after Atlantic Center’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, each one-week session features three classes that give kids an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through hands-on experiences with a variety of art forms, including paper maché, painting, photography, yoga, drumming, dance, and more. This year we celebrate New Smyrna Beach’s 250th anniversary with the theme “The Art of NSB”. Weekly art camps: June 5 – July 20, 2018 (Ages 6-12) and July 24 – July 27, 2018 (Ages 13-17).
Tuesday – Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM. $130 per week/ $105 for ACA members. Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available for each session.

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Residency #170

June 24, 2018 - July 14, 2018

Master Artists: Tracie Morris, experimental poet/sound poet; Matt Madden, cartoonist; Laura Schwendinger, composer
June 29, 5 PM – 7 PM – Welcome Reception
July 2, 5:30 PM – Matt Madden Master Artist Outreach
July 3, 5 PM – Tracie Morris Master Artist Outreach
July 5, 5:30 PM – Laura Schwendinger Master Artist Outreach
July 12, 7 PM – INsideOUT

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Free
community
residency

Welcome Reception Residency #170

June 29, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help us welcome Master Artists: Tracie Morris, experimental poet/sound poet; Matt Madden, cartoonist; Laura Schwendinger, composer; and their selected Associate Artists to New Smyrna Beach.

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$5 – $10
community

Animal As Metaphor: Family Art Journaling

June 30, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come and enjoy playing with colors, words, and images of animals! Enjoy this art journaling experience for yourself and your child or grandchild (ages 7 and up). Learn some fun techniques and how to create an art journal spread around an animal that you relate to!

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July 2018

Free
Photo by Nicolas Guerin
community
residency

Cartoonist Matt Madden Master Artist Outreach

July 2, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A and book signing
ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.
For more information, please contact (386) 427-6975.

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Free
community
residency

Poet Tracie Morris Master Artist Outreach

July 3, 2018, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reading, followed by Q & A and book signing
ACA Downtown: Harris House, 214 South Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. For more information, please contact (386) 423-1753.

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$50
community

4th of July Casino Night

July 4, 2018, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by the City of New Smyrna Beach to benefit Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Alonzo “Babe” James Summer Fun Scholarships. Brannon Civic Center, 105 S. Riverside Dr, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at Arts on Douglas, Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, and www.nsbpnr.com. For more information, please contact Brannon Civic Center at 386-410-2880.

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exhibition

“Hard Edge Painting” CALL FOR ENTRIES

July 5, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Doris Leeper, Atlantic Center for the Arts Founder, was adept at many things but hard edge painting and large scale sculpture were her expertise. Leeper expressed herself through color variation, shape reconfiguration and abstract expressionistic color field painting. She created intriguing, illusionistic paintings and installations. To pay homage to Doris Leeper and her contributions to contemporary art, Harris House of Atlantic Center for the Arts is seeking entries for a juried art exhibition titled “Hard Edge Painting” for the month of September. #CallForArtists

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Free
community
residency

Composer Laura Schwendinger Master Artist Outreach

July 5, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Talk / Presentation, followed by a Q & A
ACA Main Campus, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. For more information, please contact (386) 427-6975.

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Free
exhibition

Jane Manus: Where Form Meets Function

July 7, 2018 - August 11, 2018

On Exhibit: July 7 – August 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 4 PM –7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
residency

INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #170

July 12, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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$105 – $130
community

ACA Summer Art Camp – TEEN WEEK

July 24, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Modeled after ACA’s world-renowned artists-in-residence program, this one-week (Tuesday-Friday) session is just for teens. Explore the ACA “open studio” learning experience with advanced projects of collage, relief sculpture, and hip hop dance! With teachers: Sandra Koop, Sam Hughes, and Amber Johnson. For more details call Peggy at 386-402-7517. $130 for session / $105 for ACA members. Pre-registration is required.

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August 2018

Free
exhibition

Endless Summer: A Group Exhibition

August 4, 2018 - August 25, 2018

On exhibit: August 4 – 25, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, August 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

University of Central Florida Flying Horse Editions: The Art of Collaboration

August 18, 2018 - November 3, 2018

On exhibit: August 18 – November 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Flying Horse Editions is a collaborative research studio for visual artists at the University of Central Florida providing visiting artists the opportunity to work with FHE technicians to push the boundaries of their work while providing a unique educational experience for UCF students. Atlantic Center for the Arts is pleased to feature exciting new limited edition prints by contemporary artists.

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September 2018

Free
exhibition

Larry Moore: The Curious Case of the Rhino in the Subway

September 1, 2018 - September 29, 2018

On exhibit: September 1 – 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk/Book Signing: Friday, September 21, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Laura Mongiovi: Northward

September 1, 2018 - October 13, 2018

On exhibit: September 1 – October 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, September 28, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Hard Edge Painting

September 4, 2018 - September 21, 2018

On Exhibit: September 4 – 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
An exhibition paying homage to the style of Doris Leeper, Atlantic Center for the Arts Founder. Leeper was adept at many things but hard edge painting and large-scale sculpture were her expertise. She expressed herself through color variation, shape reconfiguration and abstract expressionistic color field painting. Leeper created intriguing, illusionistic paintings and installations.

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Free, and open to everyone!
community

Beginner’s Mind: Chasing the Censors Away When We Write Poems

September 5, 2018 - September 26, 2018

Wednesdays, September 5 – 26, 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. (No workshop on September 12th)

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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
community

Creative Caregiving

September 10, 2018 - October 15, 2018

Mondays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Our Lady Star of the Sea, 4000 S. Atlantic Ave., 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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THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
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ACA Exposed

September 22, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Atlantic Center for the Arts is teaming up with the world-renowned OneBeat, one of our most captivating partners, to present an unforgettable evening of international food, drink, and music! Experience the global sounds of the OneBeat Fellows and sample the originality of award-winning chefs as they incorporate the flavors of these musicians’ home countries for an evening of culinary delight and riveting performance. #ACAexposed THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

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Standing Room Only
community

OneBeat Performance at Atlantic Center for The Arts

September 28, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The celebrated music collective OneBeat returns to The Atlantic Center for the Arts for their annual residency program! Join this extraordinary group of 25 musicians, who hail from every corner of the world, as they close their ACA residency with a night of freshly-minted global music. They are featuring organic mashups of traditional songs from Mongolia and Macedonia, the “future kwaai” of southern Africa, music of the pulsing streets of Karachi, Pakistan – all infused with the magic of the Florida mangroves! Standing Room Only

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$25 – $35
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Yin Yoga for Creativity

September 29, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 15 participants.

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October 2018

Free
exhibition

Riitta Klint: Gaia’s Wedding

October 6, 2018 - October 26, 2018

On exhibit: October 6 – 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, October 12, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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$50 – $65
community

Women’s New Moon Creative Wellness Mini-Retreat

October 6, 2018, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

ACA Main Campus Dance Studio
Join Rachel Chase, women’s circle facilitator, for a memorable day at the beautiful ACA campus. This retreat experience supports women on their journey of empowerment, exploring personal intentions for growth, and honoring women’s need for supportive connection. $65 / ACA members $50. Limited to 15 participants

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Free
exhibition

Drifting Cabinets: A Curious Portable Collection of Gulf Biodiversity

October 9, 2018 - October 26, 2018

On Exhibit: October 9 – 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
Drifting Cabinets is a portable art/science collection dedicated to exploring biodiversity and ecological issues in the Gulf of Mexico. Collection holdings include biological specimens, art, illustrations, videos, scientific instruments, books, artifacts, and music—offering viewers a multifaceted portrait of life in the Gulf region.

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Free
community

ACA Community Day 2018

October 13, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Families from all over Central Florida are invited to share in this event that will include workshops and activities for the entire family! This year, ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors are teaming up with Natural Awakenings to bring you a Community Day that promotes healthy living and the arts. Try free samples, enjoy demonstrations, and explore with hands-on projects. Discover a holistic approach to living well…mentally, physically, and spiritually. Community Day is for the entire family! #ACACommunityDay

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residency

RESIDENCY #171

October 14, 2018 - November 3, 2018

Chris Abani – author / poet / playwright
Isaac Julien – filmmaker / installation artist
and their 20 Associate Artists

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Trash to Treasures: Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 20, 2018, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

household décor, art, kitchen items, glassware, tools, toys, frames, lamps, Holiday décor, jewelry, books, and more!
Proceeds benefit ACA Children’s Art Programs

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$20
community
residency

Bee Talk / Nature Walk: Tour and honey tasting with apiarist Doug McGinnis

October 22, 2018, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the unique varieties of flora and fauna on Atlantic Center for the Arts 68 acres with ACA Board Member, beekeeper and naturalist, Doug McGinnis. Learn why bees and other pollinators are so important to a healthy environment. Your guide will lead you on a short walk to the ACA bee hives, discuss the art and industry of beekeeping, followed by a honey tasting in ACA’s Whatmore Commons. RSVP Required. Open to 15 guests. $20 / ACA Members Free.

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Free
residency

Chris Abani – Master Artist Community Outreach: Reading followed by Q & A and book signing

October 23, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Chris Abani might be the most courageous writer working right now. There is no subject matter he finds daunting, no challenge he fears. Aside from that, he writes like an angel. If you want to get at the molten heart of contemporary fiction, Abani is the starting point.”—Dave Eggers

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Free
Phot by Thierry Bal
Photo by Thierry Bal
residency

Isaac Julien – Master Artist Community Outreach: Illustrated Talk followed by Q & A

October 24, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In 2017, Isaac Julien received the Charles Wollaston Award, for most distinguished work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and was awarded the title Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honors, 2017.

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November 2018

residency

INsideOUT RESIDENCY #171

November 1, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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Free
exhibition

Bobbi Baugh: Home is What You Remember

November 3, 2018 - November 24, 2018

On exhibit: November 3 – 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, November 16, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Dan Gunderson: A Self-Made Man

November 3, 2018 - December 15, 2018

On exhibit: November 3 – December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, December 14, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free, and open to caregivers and care partners
community

Creative Caregiving

November 5, 2018 - December 10, 2018

Mondays, 1 PM – 3 PM, Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Daytona 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
exhibition

Transcending Functionality

November 6, 2018 - November 16, 2018

On exhibit: November 6 – 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
A unique exhibition of fiber art that connects themes of creative aging with celebrating the journey.

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$30
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Gifts Galore 2018

November 7, 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help Support your ACA Volunteer League. Please gather some friends for a fun day of great food and shopping. We have 15 local vendors. Bring your Christmas shopping list. Menu includes: Quiche, Omelet Station, Pastries, Deli Board, Bacon, Sausage, Fresh Fruit and one mimosa. We will also have a wine tasting table for your enjoyment!

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Free
exhibition

Abigail Perlmutter: I have No Program

November 10, 2018 - February 2, 2019

Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography
On Exhibit: November 10, 2018 – February 2, 2019
Opening Reception: January 4, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community’s understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.

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$40 – $50
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Art of the Exhale

November 10, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 II March 9. Fee per workshop: $50 / ACA members $40. Limited to 15 participants.

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Free
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How I Came to Write About Space Coast Florida: Talk and Reading with Linda Buckmaster

November 15, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Linda Buckmaster has lived most of her life within a mile of Route 1 – born in Miami, raised on the Space Coast, and living in midcoast Maine the past four decades. In her new book, “Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages”, Linda writes about growing up in the early days of the space industry. This event is free and open to the public.

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Free – $90.
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Painting for Veterans

November 17, 2018, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ACA Arts & Wellness is proud to support this exhibition by offering a workshop with renowned Florida artist, Joseph Palmerio. This is a unique experience designed for veterans to express themselves using paint and canvas. He looks forward to sharing his experience working with veterans, and comments, “All I ask is that they bring their enthusiasm and we will have a fun and exciting painting event.” Free for veterans / $90 for non-veterans. Limited to 20 participants.

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Giving Tuesday 2018

November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday is a global day of celebration dedicated to helping others through the gift of a donation, your time, goods and your voice. #GivingTuesday

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ACA Volunteer League Holiday Boutique

November 29, 2018 - December 5, 2018

Handmade for the Holidays – Shop with intention and share the joy of Art this season! Support the Arts in our community by shopping at the ACA Volunteer League Boutique. You’ll find unique, handmade gifts like jewelry, crafts, decorations, décor and more by our dedicated group of volunteer artisans. Thursday, November 29, 10 AM – 2 PM | Saturday, December 1, 9 AM – 3 PM  (Tour of Homes Day!) | Sunday, December 2 – Wednesday, December 5, 10 AM – 4 PM

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December 2018

Free
exhibition

Small Things Considered – A Group Exhibition

December 1, 2018 - January 8, 2019

On exhibit: December 1, 2018 – January 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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$25 – $50
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IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes 2018

December 1, 2018, 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. The popular IMAGES Boutique is included in your tour and features handmade items created by ACA Volunteer League Members. This year we have added a Friday night cocktail party! Join us at the riverfront Davenport Home for live music, a full bar, and delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Sue of New Smyrna Beach. This event is included with your $50 ticket. Friday Cocktail Party, Saturday Tour, and Boutique. Tickets: $50 (Limited quantity) 
Saturday Tour and Boutique only. Tickets: $25. For full details and. tickets call (386) 423-4733 or email images@IMAGESARTFESTIVAL.ORG. #IMAGESHolidayTourofHomes

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$35. – $45
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Painting Techniques for Expression

December 1, 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. $45 / ACA members $30. Limited to 30 participants.

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Free
exhibition

How Plastic Are We?

December 4, 2018 - December 14, 2018

On Exhibit: December 4 – 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
In collaboration with the ShORE environmental symposium, ACA presents a student exhibition produced by science and photography students at Daytona State College.

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$20. – $30
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Yoga for Self-Care: Easing Holiday Stress

December 8, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Is thinking about the upcoming holidays getting you stressed out already? Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Take steps to prevent the stress and anxiety that can descend at this time of year. Join Michele Benton, certified yoga instructor for a Yin Yoga workshop that focuses on self-care. Learn specific poses and breathing techniques that aid in relaxation to lighten your mood and help you sleep well. Yin Yoga is a slower, specific type of Yoga meant for release, recovery, prevention and healing. Michele will bring a light and fun approach to the workshop. She will offer instruction in Pranayama (basic breathing techniques) and share her knowledge of anatomy, helping participants target the connective tissue around the hips and spine. Learn about connective tissue and how to access those areas to enjoy the full benefit of the poses that release tension and relax sore and sensitive muscles. No prior experience required. Props and blocks provided. Please bring your own yoga mat. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 12 participants. Secure your spot now!

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FREE ​​for youth
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Opera Orlando ​​presents​ “​​Hansel & Gretel ​Into the Woods” at ACA

December 14, 2018

Opera Orlando presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel. Sung in English, this retelling of the Grimm fairy tale features lush music and charmingly familiar characters. Robin Jensen conducts and Grant Preisser directs this perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Friday, December 14 at 5 PM & 7:30 PM at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets for ​Hansel & Gretel ​Into the Woods​​ are ​free​​ for youth under 18 years old and $25 for adults. Ticket and admission information can be found at ​www.OperaOrlando.org/Han-Gret​, via email at ​info@OperaOrlando.org​, or call (407) 512-1900.

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$30. – $40.
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Summer in December! Canceled

December 15, 2018, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Just like summer art camp only in December. Teachers Mrs. Amy Fernandez and Miss Heather Pastor. Bring your lunch and come create! Ages 6-12. Crafts of all kinds. Pre Registration required.

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January 2019

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Stetson University MFA of the Americas: January 2019 Readings

January 2 - January 9

Join us for readings, talks, and performances by distinguished artists and writers, including our third graduating cohort. All readings are free and open to the public. Schedule of Readings/Public Lectures:
Wednesday, January 2, |8:00-9:00 pm| MFA Graduating Students: Nikki Barnes, Savannah Kater, Pablo Vindel, and Wendy Wakeman
Thursday, January 3, |8:00-9:00 pm| Cyriaco Lopes & Terri Witek / Patty Yumi Cottrell
Friday, January 4, |8:00-9:00 pm| Sergio Vega
Saturday, January 5, |8:00-9:00 pm| Samuel R. Delany
Sunday, January 6, |8:00-9:00 pm| Teresa Carmody / Veronica Gonzelez Peña / Urayoán Noel
Monday, January 7, |8:00-9:00 pm| Latasha N. Nevada Diggs
Tuesday, January 8, |8:00-9:00 pm|  Jena Osman / Poupeh Missaghi
Wednesday, January 9, |8:00-9:00 pm| Pola Oloixarac

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exhibition

Abigail Perlmutter: I have No Program – Opening Reception

January 4, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography
On Exhibit: November 10, 2018 – February 2, 2019
Opening Reception: January 4, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community’s understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.

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exhibition

Tom Brewer: At this Point

January 5 - February 9

On exhibit: January 5 – February 9, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 4-7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
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43rd Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 25 - January 27

Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts
January 25, 26, & 27, 2019
Friday 1 PM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Historic Downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL
FREE and Open to the Public
IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, was just named #39 in the NATION for top outdoor fine art shows! in 2018, IMAGES presented 238 artists from 30 states and Canada! The weekend of festivities will includes fine art, live music, demonstrations, Patron program, food trucks, spirit garden, student art exhibit, and a creative education tent with hands-on art projects. For full details visit imagesartfestival.org. #MYIMAGESWEEKEND

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February 2019

community
exhibition

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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New Artists Exhibition

February 2 - February 23

On Exhibit: January 25 – February 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

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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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Free and open to everyone!
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Creative Expressions for Veterans

February 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Atlantic Center for the Arts is proud to present an introductory workshop of music, writing, and visual art. The arts are a tool of discovery,  social interaction, lifelong learning, and reintegration. This workshop will share ways that creativity can enhance your life and bring joy to each day. Daytona Beach Vet Center, 1620 Mason Ave Suite C. Daytona Beach. Wednesday, February 6,  10 AM – 12 PM. To register call (386) 366-6600. Free and open to everyone!

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$50 – $65
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Women’s Creative Wellness Mini-Retreat for Self-Care

February 9, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Rachel Chase, artist and women’s circle facilitator, for a memorable day at the beautiful ACA Dance Studio, filled with natural light, surrounded by trees, peace and quiet, and nestled in a remarkable setting just 10 minutes from the beach! The creative self-care retreat experience supports women on their journey of empowerment, exploring personal intentions, and honoring women’s need for supportive connection. Rachel combines various forms of healing arts for an enriching day of fun and nurturing to activate and energize the passion and peace in our lives. Activities include: mindfulness practices, relaxing gentle physical movements (for all ages and all bodies), sound healing, visual arts activities, mindful walking, and community sharing. Limited to 20 participants. $65 / ACA members $50

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Residency #172

February 17 - March 9

Master Artists: Deborah Hay, choreographer, dancer, writer, coach | Bonnie Jo Campbell, fiction | Catherine Opie, visual artist
February 22 – Reception to welcome the artist in-residence
February 25 – Bonnie Jo Campbell Master Artist Community Outreach
February 27 – Deborah Hay Master Artist Community Outreach
February 28 – Catherine Opie Master Artist Community Outreach
March 7 – INsideOUT

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Free and open to the public
residency

Residency #172 Welcome Reception

February 22, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery,1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. For more information call 386-427-6975.
Help us welcome Master Artists: Bonnie Jo Campbell, fiction; Deborah Hay, choreographer, dancer, writer; Catherine Opie, visual artist; and their selected 24 Associate Artists to New Smyrna Beach. Learn more about these amazing artists and what they will be working on during their three week stay at Atlantic Center for the Arts.

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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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photo by John Campbell
photo by John Campbell
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Bonnie Jo Campbell – Master Artist Community Outreach

February 25, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentation followed by Q & A and book signing. CB2 105 (Classroom Building 2, Room 105), University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816. “Campbell is a bard, a full-throated singer whose melodies are odes to farms and water and livestock and fishing rods and rifles, and to hardworking folks who know the value of life as well as the randomness of life’s troubles.” —Entertainment Weekly. Bonnie Jo Campbell is a Pabst Endowed Writer for 2019

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Free / public invited
photo by Ralf Hiemisch
photo by Ralf Hiemisch
residency

Deborah Hay Master Artist Community Outreach

February 27, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presentation followed by Q & A. Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine Street, Daytona Beach, 32117. For more information please contact 386-671-5780

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Free
©Catherine Opie Studio
©Catherine Opie Studio
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Catherine Opie Master Artist Community Outreach

February 28, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A
Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, Daytona State College, Bldg. 1200/Hosseini Center, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114. For more information, call 386-506-4475

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March 2019

free / public invited
residency

INsideOUT RESIDENCY #172

March 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presentations of new work, works in-progress and informal studio visits will be presented by Artists-in-Residence. INsideOUT is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to witness Innovative and diverse new works. Adult Content – for mature audiences.

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$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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