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January – July 2013
More than 40,000 visitors from around the state visit IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, to enjoy artwork by the 210 artists from across the United States.
The community is invited to join us for an open house and experience our 10 beautiful acres of ”serenity.” Serenity Springs Recovery Center is a new inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center for males, located right here in Edgewater.
Our 30, 60 and 90-day treatment programs strive to build the spiritual strengths of our clients, by using the best modern and innovative practices such as EMDR.
We also focus on the effective 12-Step based approach to recovery that has been proven most effective in dealing with addiction over the last century.
Serenity Springs houses only ten clients at any given time and stresses the attention on the individual person and is committed to being small, intimate, and affordable with a staff to client ratio of 1:2.
We are currently a private fee-for-service facility that accepts all major credit cards. Financing and partial scholarships are also available.
The public is invited to take a glimpse into the creative minds of the featured artists of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. INsideOUT is a presentation of works-in-progress developed during the residency.
This event is free and open to the public.
To read more about the ACA, click here.
The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, April 13, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting.
Atlantic Center for the Arts features a storyteller who finds language “unreliable”. “Surfacing” is an intriguing exhibition that combines the two and three dimensional works of Gainesville, FL artist, Erin Curry. Pieces included in this display are the result of her fascination with marks, traces, and codes drawings can contain, and her “grappling” for means to decode the space around her.
Curry’s work is a combination of drawing and sculpture with a consistent reference to storytelling. Within her art, she expresses her fascination with language and the difficultly in translating experiences adequately. “The fullness of experience is too complex”, says Curry, “the present moment, memory, and our expectations all intersect. Try as we might, something is always lost in translation.”
“Surfacing” is the third exhibition within the newly created alt_space gallery. The gallery name, short for alternative, was formed to feature Florida artists working in the genres of installation, emerging media and other non-traditional art forms. The exhibition includes two recent series: “what I might have said” and “News”. Both collections derive their forms from paper objects: the first from origami balloons, the second from the Arts section of The New York Times.
On her process, Curry explains, “What I might have said, responds to a paper origami balloon I kept in my pocket over several weeks. The paper balloon functions as vessel for breath, as well as potential container for words and phrases that cannot be adequately articulated. The air in them becomes pregnant with possibility. The drawings borrow their compositions from the creases left in an unfolded balloon. The marks found in each panel are systemized codifications of text from an old book never read. The marks become asemic, suggesting story and cadence, but denying specifics. They abstract into constellations, map-like and star-like at once.”
“News” is a collection of tracings of the arts sections of the newspaper onto translucent mylar. The pages fill with empty boxes and only navigational cues remain. Text directs the viewer, but where? The remade newspapers hang perpendicular to the wall and shift slightly in the currents of a room like boats in harbor. How might these emptied pages suggest orientation in a sea of information? Like the newspapers once found in libraries these objects are meant as reference material to be handled and with repeated viewings the pages will pick up smudges from readers reflecting the reader’s activity back to them”.
Erin Curry is a current MFA candidate in Drawing and Sculpture at the University of Florida. She is a Florida native and founding member of Art Lab, a collective for emerging artists in Gainesville, FL.
Fabi Jimeno, Florida International University
Sebastian Muñoz, Florida International University
Filipe de Sousa, University of West Florida
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
Atlantic Center for the Arts presents the 24th Annual University Student Exhibition May 18 – August 10, 2013. Through this annual exhibition, ACA honors the outstanding work being produced by state university art students, and recognizes their dedication to the pursuit of excellence. This year, Diana Cooper juried the work of twenty three students representing nine universities; four artists from five universities were selected. By identifying and promoting these emerging artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts hopes to focus statewide attention on the high level of creative and experimental work being produced at the college level.
About this year’s guest juror: Diana Cooper
Diana participated as a Master Artist in-residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts February 21 – March 13, 2011. She is a New York-based artist, represented by Postmasters Gallery. Ms. Cooper has exhibited extensively both in the United States and abroad. In 2007 she had a 10-year survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland. The entire museum was devoted to her work, and a catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition. Ms. Cooper has participated in group shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art (Altria); P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; the Brooklyn Museum; the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; the Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen; the Sharjah Museum of Art (UAE); and the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs. Ms. Cooper is the recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded a Public Art Commission from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program and Polshek Partnership Architects. In 2009, Americans for the Arts honored her project as one of the top public art projects of that year. Ms. Cooper received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. She also attended the New York Studio School.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Ed & Jeanie Harris. Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the fields of music composition and the visual, literary, and performing arts. Community interaction is coordinated through on-site and outreach presentations, workshops, and exhibitions. The University Student Exhibition has been providing outstanding state university students an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery space since 1989.
- France and Impressionism with Cathy Berse – Miss Cathy will take the children on an adventure to France where they will do some Plein Aire painting outside, create sculptures and make a passport book.
- Celebrating China with Martha Lent- Learning about the people, arts and culture of China, the children will explore the Chinese zodiac and make a snake to celebrate 2013 as the Year of the Snake. They’ll also make a paper collage lantern and dragon.
- China and Tai Chi with Shane Jones- It’s a mystery, but Shane gets the kids quiet and focused on the practice of this ancient Chinese movement. They love it.
- Vessels from Around the World with Shelley Niswonger – Using bowls, plates and papier maché the students will make vases based on different styles from around the world.
- The Art of South Africa with Shy Morris ACA Community Artist – The students will create beautiful South African necklaces and bracelets using recycled t-shirts, cans, plastic bottles and an assortment of beads and gems.
- Latin Movement with Amber Johnson Surfscape Dancer – Amber will lead the campers on an exploration of Latin music and movement during his class that will be fun for all.
- The Amazon Rainforest with Shy Morris ACA Community Artist – Inspired by the wildlife of the rainforest, students will create flowers, vibrant fish and butterflies using all recycled materials.
- Houses Around the World with Nicole Yatulis New Teacher – Kids will learn about different dwelling types from around the world. Using their imaginations they will create their own blueprints for a house using the cyanotype process.
- African Drums with Yvette Hartley – Always a favorite, Miss Yvette gets them playing and swaying to the rhythm of the drums of Africa.