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

On Exhibit: August 17 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, October 18, 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. A non-profit publisher of limited-edition prints, artist books, and art objects by internationally renowned artists, FHE offers unique opportunities for artists, students, and the Central Florida community.

GIANT STEPS

Thursdays at Babe James Community Center | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM from June 6th – July 25th, 2019
Did you know that saxophone legend John Coltrane used Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to map his composition “Giant Steps”? This summer, youth are invited to join ACA artist Bethany Bennett, for a fun, engaging exploration of arts and sciences. This STEAM program (STEM with Arts) is designed for middle school aged youth during the 2019 Summer Camp at Babe James Community Center.  Supported by the City of New Smyrna Beach. Call Babe James Community Center to sign up! 386-410-2890

Atlantic Center for the Arts 30th Annual University Student Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 5 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
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.

Field Recording and Soundwalk

From urban design to wildlife ecology, the acoustics of our environment are a vital key to understanding how to live a balanced life, in accord with nature. The ever-changing sounds of environments that we are surrounded by every day is known as the soundscape of a location…and is unique. Artists, scientists, and local governments are grappling with the impact of human development on the natural world, and soundscape field recording can lend an integral perspective on the health of our environment. Join Atlantic Center for the Arts for an examination of field recording, how soundscapes can be used in music composition, and as creative inspiration. The workshop includes a soundwalk with local musician Lady Eve. Beginner’s welcome. Please bring a smartphone or recording device to the workshop. Register at https://timucua.com

Expressive Art Journaling

Second Saturdays, 1 – 4 PM | April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1000 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach
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 increasing participants’ ability to play, experiment and gain self-guided insight and understanding of one’s own emotions. Added benefits can include self-growth, discovery, and joy through visual storytelling in a supportive group environment. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required. Free, and open to everyone.

Jo Sinclair: Through Wisdom Waters

On Exhibit: April 6 – 27, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, April 12, 11 AM
ACA Downtown, Arts on Douglas, feature gallery
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn more at artsondouglas.net

Healing Power of the Arts

On Exhibit: April 9-19, 2019
Opening Reception: April 6, 4 PM – 7 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM | ACA at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive, NSB
Since 2012, ACA continues to engage all generations by connecting community health to the arts. In this special gallery exhibition, ACA Arts & Wellness ambassadors Bethany Bennett and Shy Morris showcase the amazing strides seen at outreach programs to elders, youth, and active adults in Volusia County. These programs improve mental and physical health, offer creative solutions to overcome age and disability discrimination, prevent loneliness and isolation, and support healthy living from a holistic perspective. These outreach programs advocate for accessibility and inclusion by supporting people of every generation to explore their “inner artists” and learn from one another.

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

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