Wednesdays, 3:30 PM – 5 PM | Alonzo “Babe” James Community Center, 201 North Myrtle Avenue, New Smyrna Beach.. Atlantic Center for the Arts Community Artist, Shy Morris leads a fun day of Double Dutch jump rope for the entire community. Supported by ACA every Wednesday, the teams will practice in the New Smyrna Beach Historic Westside, providing a healthy creative wellness activity for all ages. Free, and open to everyone! Walk-ups welcome. (386) 423-1753 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Atlantic Center for the Arts and Jack Hines for a Soundwalk at 11 AM, then explore deeper into the inner world of soundscape and field recording with a presentation at the Leeper-Schultz House at Canaveral National Seashore. Learn about the history of soundscape ecology in the U.S. National Park Service, and practice listening awareness exercises developed by the Wild Sanctuary team. RSVP required. Limited to 60 participants. Free with park admission. (386) 423-1753 | email@example.com
November 9, 10 AM – 1 PM, ACA Downtown: Harris House & Yurick Studios
Join ACA Arts & Wellness for an open house featuring many of its artist ambassadors. Bring your friends and family to experience the connection of arts to community health. Fun activities all morning at ACA Harris House, with painting, collage, movement, tai chi, and more! Free and open to everyone.
Join ACA Soundwalk facilitator, Lady Eve and Stetson University professor, Nathan Wolek for a day of listening with the environment. The activities begin at 2 PM with a Soundwalk through the lush wilderness area of Tuscawilla Preserve, guided by listening awareness prompts. Then at 3 PM, delve deeper into the richness of soundscape as you experience the hyperreal resolution of field recording. Professor Wolek will share how to see sound and understand the use of microphones as microscopes. Free with your MOAS admission. (386) 423-1753 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
June 3 – June 17, 2019 | Mondays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Live Oak Cultural Center, 1000 Live Oak St. 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. In collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging, ACA uses a series of artistic activities that focus on engaging your care partner through experiences promoting relaxation and discovery. Come learn how to connect mind, body and spirit by using the arts as a tool of self-care, social interaction, and lifelong learning. Refreshments and snacks are provided. Free, and open to caregivers and care partners. RSVP required, limited to 20 participants per session.
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
11 AM, Rain or Shine | April 13 – Riverside Park (meet at Harris House: 214 S. Riverside Dr.)
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. Limited to 20 participants.
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.
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.