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January 2019
$5.00

What is Modern Art? Lecture with Joanna Coke

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Learn WHY art over time was created, which helps us to understand our society                                and its influences in the creative process. Learn WHAT type of art was created, which helps us understand the content                                and meaning that still affects our art today.  Learn HOW art evolved over time in techniques and how we can incorporate                                those skills into our art now.

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$38.00

Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Mixed Media Messages with Maxine Lang

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Learn how to incorporate an inspirational quote, word or affirmation into a colorful piece of mixed media art using stamps, acrylics, found images, and items from nature. Bring your favorite quote, poem snippet, or word; or use one of the ideas provided in class. Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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AWS & FSWS Opening Reception

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Join us as we celebrate the opening of the American Watercolor Society Traveling exhibit and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous exhibit.  Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and light appetizers.  Meet the artists.  Free and open to the public.

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Used But Useful

January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 19 @ 3:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Art supplies, easels, household items, and much more. If you have items to donate, please call 941-746-2862 or email christina@artcentermanatee.org. All proceeds benefit ArtCenter Manatee Educational and Outreach programs.

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February 2019
$38

Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Heart Basket with Kay Johnson

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Create a heart shaped basket with Kay. The basket is made from walnut and maple wood. The approximate completed size is 8’ x 8”. Make this heart shaped basket for your Valentine. Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$5

What Is Contemporary Art? (and it’s not Modern Art) Lecture by Joanna Coke

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Learn WHY art over time was created, which helps us to understand our society                                and its influences in the creative process. Learn WHAT type of art was created, which helps us understand the content                                and meaning that still affects our art today.  Learn HOW art evolved over time in techniques and how we can incorporate                                those skills into our art now.

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$38

Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Stained Glass Hearts with Pam Kramer

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone – Stained Glass Hearts with Pam Kramer Learn to make a colorful heart sun catcher. Traditional copper foil techniques with lead free solder. All tools will be provided to complete your masterpiece! Bring a friend and let’s create! Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$38

Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Charcoal & Collage with Lolly Owens

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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This project allows you to get going on creating without thinking or worrying about the outcome. Designed to be fun, you will enjoy the freedom to see what develops using two mediums and one unique technique. Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks wine or beer included. Must be 21 or older.

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American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit and Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit

February 18 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Exhibit: American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit, Kellogg Gallery, $5 admission Exhibit: Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Exhibit, Searle and Reid Hodges Galleries. Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm Closed Sundays AWS Exhibit: $5 admission

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Fine Arts Festival of Manatee County

February 23 @ 9:00 am - February 24 @ 4:00 pm
Bradenton Riverwalk,
Bradenton, FL United States
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Artists from all over the country will display their work for this two day festival at the Riverwalk Park in Downtown Bradenton. Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public.

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FL Color Pencil, Acrylic Painters USA and ACM Student Show

February 26 @ 9:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Exhibit: Florida Color Pencil Society, Kellogg Gallery Exhibit: International Society of Acrylic Painters FL, Searle Gallery Exhibit: ACM Student, Reid Hodges Gallery Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm. Opening Reception:  Thursday February 28, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.

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March 2019
$38

Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Acrylic Painting with Debbie Lerash

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Blending colors for a vibrant background, then applying tints and complements with quick brushstrokes to discover an abstract flower. No experience necessary. Grab a friend and come paint! Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks wine or beer included. Must be 21 or older.

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Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Palm Aire Country Club,
5601 Country Club Way
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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Fashion girl sketch hand drawn , stylized silhouettes isolated. Vector fashion illustration.

Jazzy Ladies Fashion Show Palm Aire Country Club Clothier: Soft Surroundings $48.00 Includes Luncheon

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Spring Pottery Sale

March 29 @ 10:00 am - March 30 @ 4:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Shop locally handcrafted functional and decorative pottery at this two day Spring event.  Admission is free.

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April 2019

Petticoat Painters and Annual ACM Member Show

April 2 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Exhibit: Petticoat Painters, Kellogg Gallery Exhibit: Member Show, Searle & Reid Hodges Gallery Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm. Opening Reception: April 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.

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$38

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone – Introduction to Abstraction, Painting with Kerry Didday

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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We will be using a very simple process to create six unique miniature design compositions.  We will then choose the best two for matting and presentation. Cost $38, includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer.  Must be 21 or older.

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Manatee County School District Show

April 30 @ 9:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Exhibit: Manatee County Schools Exhibit, All Galleries Mon, Fri, Sat 9-5 pm, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-6 pm. Opening Reception: May 2, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 pm Free and open to the public.

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May 2019
$125

Night At ArtCenter Manatee

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - May 5 @ 9:00 am
ArtCenter Manatee
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What happens at the ArtCenter at night?  Find out at our first night at the Center.  We'll keep you busy until your heads hits the pillow with exhibits, projects, stories and dinner, of course.  Give us a call and we'll let you know what to bring and what not to bring!  Ages 6-13 only.

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$38.00

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone – Pour Painting with Deb Lerash

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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The trend of pour painting will be explored.  Students will create two pours, creating artwork as seen in home decor stores.  No brushes and a fun, easy way to be an artist. Cost: $38.00 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer.  Must be 21 or older.

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$38

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone – Copper Enameling with Liana Martin

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Participants will learn basic enameling techniques in making either a pendant or a pair of earrings. Cost: $38.00 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer.  Must be 21 or older.

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