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Mar 8 Fri
INsideOUT @ ACA Joan James Harris Theater
7:00 PM

aca, nsb, beach, observerThe 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.

Apr 19 Fri
Dear Suburbia @ Atlantic Center for the Arts
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
May 4 Sat
Erin Curry: Surfacing @ ACA alt_space Gallery
May 4 – June 16, 2013 all-day

Erin CurryAtlantic 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.

This exhibition will run through June 15, 2013 and is free and open to the public. For additional information on the artist, visit her blog here or follow her on Facebook

 

May 18 Sat
24th Annual University Student Exhibition @ Pabst Visitor Center and Gallery
May 18 – August 11, 2013 all-day

ACAFeaturing:

Aleisha Breter, University of Central Florida
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.

Jun 11 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 1:

  • 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.
Jun 18 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 2:

  • 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.

 

Jun 25 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 3:

  • 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.

 

Jul 1 Mon
Community Artist – in – Residence Application Deadline @ Atlantic Center for the Arts
Jul 1 all-day

ACA submissionsACA Community Artist – in – Residence open call application deadline.

Jul 6 Sat
Peter Abrami: New Paintings @ ACA alt_space Gallery
Jul 6 – August 18, 2013 all-day

Cover image Peter half sizeOn Exhibit: July 6 – August 17, 2013    

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Tue.- Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM, Sat. 11 AM – 3 PM

Peter Abrami Opening Reception @ ACA alt_space Gallery
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cover image Peter half sizeOn Exhibit: July 6 – August 17, 2013    

Free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Tue.- Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM, Sat. 11 AM – 3 PM

Jul 9 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 4: 

  • Multi-Cultural Masks with Steve Hardock – One of our most popular teachers will have the children discover how different cultures use masks while making some of their own.
  • India and Bollywood with Amber Johnson, Surfscape Dancer – The campers will learn about India and the culture of Bollywood while exploring new movements and having fun.
  • Italy’s Fantastic Frescoes with Nicole Yatulis (New Teacher)- Kids will explore Italy’s amazing frescoes as seen in the Tuscan region and then make and paint their own fresco with plaster.

 

Jul 16 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 5: 

  • Animal Totem Poles with Peggy Imbert- The young artists will learn about the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest while making their very own animal totems.
  • Folk Art of Mexico with Sue Brown – The kids will create fantasy animals based on Oaxacan carvings, exican silver suns, and, if time allows, Huichol yarn paintings.
  • Rhythms from Around the World with Shrimpy – The title says it all! They’ll explore musical rhythms from around the world. It’s Shrimpy, so you know it will be fun!

 

 

Jul 23 Tue
ACA Summer Camp @ ACA Harris House
9:00 AM – Friday @ 2:00 PM

ACA summer camp
8 weekly art camps for ages 6-12

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Summer Art Camp is held at ACA’s Community Arts Center at Harris House, in our Yurick Studios. Each weekly session  features three classes designed to give participants an opportunity to explore ideas of art and culture through a variety of art forms.

Session 6: 

  • India & The Elephant Festival with Sue Brown – Students will explore the art of India as seen in the annual Elephant Festival. They will design and create their own 3D elephant dressed to perfection,.
  • Around the World Board Game with Steve Hardock – Escape from a mummy, climb the Alps, discover aliens in the desert!!! Students will create a game board and make the game pieces for a game that will take them around the world.
  • The World of Dance with Simeon Newton, Surfscape Dancer – Explore the World of Dance with Modern, Hip-hop, Jazz and a pinch of Ballet.

 

 

 

Mat Johnson Reading and Book Signing @ ACA Joan James Harris Theater
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
mat johnson acaMat Johnson, fiction - Reading – followed by Q & A, and book signing
Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater
Free/public invited
Graphic Novelist & Writer, Author of Incognegro & PYM
“Mat Johnson writes with all the probing intelligence of James Baldwin, the scalding satire of Dany Laferriere and the technique of a master craftsman, all of which make him one of the most exciting, important and gifted writers of his generation.” —Chris Abani.
Born to an Irish-American father and an African American mother and raised in the Philadelphia area, Mat Johnson writes primarily about the lives of African Americans, using fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels as mediums. He is the author of the novels PYM (2011), Hunting in Harlem (2003), and Drop (2000); the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot; and the graphic novels Incognegro (2008), Dark Rain (2010), and Right State (2012).
PYM  (2011, Spiegel & Grau) has been described as a riveting adventure novel and a cutting, insightful meditation on race, literature, and obsession. Says Percival Everett, “Johnson’s new novel is nothing short of fantastic, in every sense. I fell in love with the voice, the tone and the world of Pym. This is an adventure novel, a work of historical and social commentary, a rumination on identity. The only problem I could find with this novel is that I didn’t write it. It’s a beautiful piece of work.” Johnson’s first novel, Drop, is a coming of age novel about a self-hating Philadelphian who thinks he’s found his escape when he takes a job at a Brixton-based advertising agency in London, UK. Drop was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and was listed among Progressive Magazine’s “Best Novels of the Year.” The work prompted Interview Magazine to name Johnson a “Writer on the Verge.” Hunting in Harlem, a satire about gentrification in Harlem and an exploration of belief versus fanaticism, was awarded the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award for Novel of the Year.
Jul 24 Wed
Mira Bartok Reading and Book Signing @ ACA Joan James Harris Theater
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
mira bartokMira Bartok, memoir - Reading – followed by Q & A, and book signing
Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater
Free/public invited
Mira Bartók is a visual artist, commentator for New England Public Radio and the author of The Memory Palace, a New York Times bestselling memoir and winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, noted in The Best American Essays series and has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Mira has also received grants from many organizations, including the Fulbright Program, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and Pen-American. She lives in Western Massachusetts where she runs Mira’s List, a website that helps artists find funding and residencies all over the world. She is currently working on an illustrated young adult novel set in Northern Norway during World War II, and an illustrated steampunk book for teens. You can find her at: http://www.mirabartok.com/.

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