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October 2017

Free
community

Poetry Reading with Kelle Groom and Terry Ann Thaxton

October 17, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two Atlantic Center for the Arts Alumni present a joint reading from their newest poetry collections. Kelle Groom reads from her new poetry collection, SPILL, published by Anhinga Press in October 2017, and Terry Ann Thaxton, reads from her new collection, MUD SONG, published by Truman State University Press in September 2017.

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Free
community
residency

Residency #167 Welcome Reception

October 20, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help us welcome the Master Artists: Terese Svoboda, poet; Michael Bisio, composer / performer; and Linda Troeller, visual artist / photographer and their 24 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. Free and open to the public.

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Free
community

Timucua Soundwalk

October 21, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Eve Payor from the Atlantic Center for the Arts as she leads a sound walk through the Delaney Park neighborhood that Timucua calls home. 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.

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Free
community

Creative Caregiving

October 23, 2017 - December 18, 2017

Mondays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Caregiving for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Join ACA Arts & Wellness ambassador, Peggy Imbert, and registered music therapist, Vicki Gross and learn how to use creativity to enhance the quality of your daily routine. In collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging, ACA uses a series of artistic activities to share innovative ways to interact and enjoy the moment. These sessions focus on caring for the caregiver, and engaging their care partner, through experiences that promote relaxation, concentration, and discovery. Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Free, and open to the public. Registration required, limited to 20 participants per session.

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Free
community
residency

Terese Svoboda – Master Artist Outreach

October 24, 2017, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Reading followed by book signing. Rinker Auditorium, Lynn Business Center, Stetson University, 345 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724. Free and open to the public. For more information 386.822.7720

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Free
community
residency

Linda Troeller – Master Artist Outreach

October 26, 2017, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Illustrated Talk, followed by Q & A and book signing
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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Free
community

Annual ACA Volunteer League Garage Sale

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Open each day 8 AM –  3 PM

Furniture and More Furniture! Household décor, art, kitchen items, garden tools, antiques, toys & games, Holiday décor, jewelry and more!

Proceeds benefit ACA Children’s Art Programs

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Free
community
residency

Michael Bisio – Master Artist Outreach: Live Performance

October 30, 2017, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
Free/public invited. For more information please visit www.timucua.com
Timucua Arts Foundation and THE CIVIC MINDED 5 are partnering sponsors for Michael Bisio’s performance

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November 2017

$20
community

Expressive Art Journaling

November 2, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop for self-discovery and stress release. Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic 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.

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Free
community
residency

INsideOUT – RESIDENCY #167

November 2, 2017, 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
community

Veterans Reading Group for Wives, Partners, and Mothers

November 3, 2017 - November 17, 2017

11 AM – 1 PM, Fridays, November 3 – November 17
In all wars, women and partners who remain at home face challenges and rewards as their loved ones go to war and when they return. Dr. Lucinda Sloan leads a reading group, using the same texts that veterans are reading, to aid in understanding how experiences are timeless and universal. Share and learn from each other and join the dialogue about war in general, loss, and coping with the return of loved ones. Free, and open to the public.

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Free
exhibition

Kelly Berning: Unconditional

November 4, 2017 - December 16, 2017

On exhibit: November 4 – December 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: December 8, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
exhibition

Christine Peloquin: Journey Back to Bliss

November 4, 2017 - November 25, 2017

On exhibit: November 4 – 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: November 10, 11 AM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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Free
community

Performance Series at Harris House

November 4, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Musical performance by Danny Sorensen, handpan drummer.

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$30
community

ACA Volunteer League Trunk Show – Gifts Galore

November 7, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Gift and Accessory Trunk Show
Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Circle, New Smryna Beach, FL
We will feature a brunch buffet with eggs benedict, omelet station, quiche, pastries, fresh fruit, bacon and sausage, deli board for sandwiches and a mimosa. Tickets: $30.

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Free
exhibition

The Southeast Museum of Photography presents Rylan Steele: Homecoming

November 11, 2017 - February 3, 2018

On exhibit: November 11, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Opening Reception: January 5, 5 PM – 7 PM
ACA Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery
Free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

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Free
community

Tour of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with Clay Henderson

November 11, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tour the scenic Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with noted environmentalist and policy expert Clay Henderson. Learn as you stroll the boardwalk to the 15-foot observation tower overlooking the beautiful marsh area of historic Spruce Creek.

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$20 – $30
community

Moving from the Heart

November 11, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A fun and carefully guided creative movement experience led by artist and expressive arts facilitator, Rachel Chase. With the intention to connect, share our stories, and engage the brilliant healing power of play, this workshop uses various expressive arts to inspire participant-generated dances and free form creative expression. Themes include “I Was, I Am, I Will Be” and “My Life in the Flow.” Anyone seeking to improve coordination, cultivate better breathing and circulation, heal emotional wounds, express your soul through dance (even if you’ve never danced!), lower blood pressure, smile more, increase self-confidence, boost happiness, and/or enjoy exploring physical movement and self-expression is welcome. This workshop is appropriate for mature youth, adults, and elders. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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$20 – $30
community

Transformative Power of Mask-Making

November 18, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Artist and puppeteer, Morgan Kelly shares the inspiring world of masks. Learn the basics of mask making using a variety of household materials, including cardboard, wire and fabric. Then use your mask to explore the basics of performance and how to transform oneself through mask work. Historical references of masks from around the world will inspire our creations. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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community
exhibition
residency

Atlantic Center for the Arts closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 20, 2017 - November 25, 2017

Atlantic Center for the Arts will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Monday, November 20 – Saturday, November 25. We will reopen Monday, November 27. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Free
Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary
Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary
community

“Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary” Reading and Book Signing

November 28, 2017, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The new book, Doris Leeper: Legacy of a Visionary, includes remembrances from people who knew “Doc,” worked with her to help realize her goals, and were inspired by her passion. Together, these essays, articles, and anecdotes paint a fascinating portrait of Doris Leeper, and describe her outstanding contributions to Florida, and the world.

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December 2017

Free
exhibition

Small Things Considered – A Group Exhibition

December 2, 2017 - January 9, 2018

On exhibit: December 2 – January 9, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM

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$25
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community

IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes

December 2, 2017, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes will present unique homes decorated for the holidays and showcasing the unique 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. Tickets $25 / ACA Members $20

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Free
community

Performance Series at Harris House

December 2, 2017, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ACA Gift of a Lifetime Choir performance of holiday classics, under the direction of music therapist, Vicki Gross. In addition to the choir performance, we will be hosting a Fundraiser for Deltona High School’s nationally acclaimed student literary magazine: Howl. Featuring an auction of autographed books as well as the Writers Unlimited release of City Dwellers by Nigerian poet Akpa Arinzechukwu.

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$20 – $30
community

Expressive Art Journaling

December 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop for self-discovery and stress release
Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic 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. $30 / ACA members $20.

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$20 – $30
community

Mindful Mandalas

December 9, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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. $30 / ACA members $20. Limited to 15 participants.

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$500 – $3500
community

TRANSMUTE: A Music & Wellness retreat

December 15, 2017 - December 21, 2017

Produced by Atlantic Center for the Arts and Alluxe (Electronic Creatives). Imagine peaceful natural surroundings, wide open beaches and a high end studio complex. Enjoy six days and nights of music, art, guest speakers and more. A truly transformative retreat for musicians!

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$40
community

Summer in December!

December 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Just like summer art camp only in December. Ages 6-12. Crafts of all kinds. $40.00 per child ($10.00 discount for ACA Members and additional children)

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January 2018

Free
exhibition

Ed Harris: Out of My Gourd(s)

January 6, 2018 - February 10, 2018

On exhibit: January 6 – February 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: January 19, 11 AM
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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$20 – $30
community

Expressive Art Journaling

January 11, 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
community

Second Saturday Soundwalk

January 13, 2018 - May 19, 2018

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. See scheduled dates. Free, and open to the public. Limited to 20 participants. Register to secure your spot.

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Free
community

Creative Caregiving

January 22, 2018 - May 21, 2018

Mondays 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. In collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging, ACA uses a series of artistic activities to share innovative ways to interact and enjoy the moment. These sessions focus on caring for the caregiver, and engaging their care partner, through experiences that promote relaxation, concentration, and discovery. Come learn how to connect mind, body, and spirit by using the arts as a tool of expression, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Free, and open to the public. Registration required, limited to 20 participants per session.

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community

IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts

January 26, 2018 - January 28, 2018

Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts
Friday 1 PM – 5 PM | Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
Riverside Park- New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
FREE and Open to the Public. imagesartfestival.org

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exhibition

Adorn – A Jewelry Invitational

January 26, 2018 - February 24, 2018

On exhibit: January 26 – February 24, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, February 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
ACA Downtown: Arts on Douglas, Feature Gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
*Extended Gallery Hours during Images: A Festival for the Arts – January 26 – 28, 10 AM – 5 PM

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Kairos Alive! Intergenerational Dance Hall

January 28, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A revival of the dance hall as the community intersection of artistic, physical and social involvement designed for all ages and abilities, with elders at the center. This intergenerational, intercultural event features live music performed by professional musicians and is intended to promote arts participation, health education, and community well-being

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February 2018

$20 – $30
community

Expressive Art Journaling

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

Workshop for self-discovery and stress release. Come explore art journaling in this class led by artist/art therapist Laura Bohn. The goal of therapeutic 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. $30 / ACA members $20.

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Free
community

Performance Series at Harris House

February 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1st Saturday of every month. Join us Saturday, February 3 for Body Dialogue creator, Janice Stieber Rous joins ACA Arts & Wellness this year, and brings her “Ted Talk” to the performance series at Harris House. Hear Janice speak about how to become best friends with your body, and discuss Body Dialogue: the mind/ body practice that synthesize dance, contemplative movement, energy work, visual journaling and breathing practices in the holistic space of care and compassion. Free, open to the public.

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Free
Terry Riley's autograph score for A Rainbow in Curved Air
Terry Riley's autograph score for A Rainbow in Curved Air
exhibition

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

February 10, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
The portfolio’s theme, Breaking Boundaries, reflected the creative process, the essence of the mission at Atlantic Center for the Arts. The collection, which grows as the roster of artists-in-residence grows, includes over 150 works of art ranging from musical scores and recordings to audio poems and dance videos, from edited manuscripts and photographs to sketches and studies.

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residency

Residency #168

February 18, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Master Artists: Pam Houston, fiction; Robert Normandeau, electroacoustic composer; Jules de Balincourt, visual artist and their 24 Associate Artists.
le salon: Thursday, February 22, 7 – 9 PM (Open to le salon Members and invited guests, Winter Park)
Welcome Reception: Friday, February 23, 5 – 7 PM (Free and open to the public)
INsideOUT: Thursday, March 1, 7 PM (Free and open to the public | Adult Content – for mature audiences)

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ArtsWeek Volusia 2018

February 23, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Join us for the third annual ArtsWeek Volusia and celebrate the amazing variety of visual and performing arts that make up Volusia’s year-round cultural scene. For details visit volusiaculture.org.

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Free
residency

Reception to welcome the Artist in-Residence #168

February 23, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help us welcome the Master Artists: Pam Houston, fiction; Robert Normandeau, electroacoustic composer; Jules de Balincourt, visual artist and their 24 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.
Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery,1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168. For more information call: 386-427-6975

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$20 – $30
community

Transformational Painted Collage Portraits

February 24, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Honor yourself, a loved one, or chose an archetype as a central figure to collage on board. Artist, art therapist Laura Bohn leads this transformational workshop that enhances creativity and reduces stress. Create personal meaning around this character with words, poems, or other written memorabilia to honor the image. Need an ally, or to face the dragon? You may also create an imaginary character and use it as metaphor to help chronicle or release your story. $30 / ACA members $20

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Free
residency

Robert Normandeau – Master Artist Outreach

February 26, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentation followed by Q & A
ACA Joan James Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, 32168
For more information call 386-427-6975

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Free
Photo by Mart Engelen
Photo by Mart Engelen
residency

Jules de Balincourt – Master Artist Outreach

February 27, 2018, 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 or email museum1@daytonastate.edu

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$20
community
residency

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

February 28, 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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March 2018

photo by Adam Karsten
photo by Adam Karsten
residency

Pam Houston – Master Artist Outreach

March 1, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reading, followed by Q & A and book signing
Heath & Public Affairs, building 1, Room 116 (HPA1 116), University of Central Florida, Orlando, 32816
For more information call 407-823-2112

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$20 – $30
community

Expressive Art Journaling

March 1, 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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$10.00
community
exhibition

Visit the former Canaveral National Seashore home of artist Doris Leeper

March 2, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Explore the life of this forthright and determined woman through an exhibition featuring personal letters, photographs, and memorabilia in the remote home within the Canaveral National Seashore. Included with your Park Entrance Fee ($10)

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Donne Bitner: IN the ABSTRACT

March 3, 2018 - March 31, 2018

On exhibit: March 3 – 31, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 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

Jan Tomlinson Master: Natural Philosophy

March 3, 2018 - April 14, 2018

On exhibit: March 3 – April 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday March 16, 11 AM
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
community

Performance Series at Harris House

March 3, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

1st Saturday of every month. Join us Saturday, March 3 as Sonja Jean Craig performs spoken word and music with special guests. Free, open to the public.

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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

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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