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May 2018

Opening Reception for Southern Watercolor Society

May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the inaugural showing of the Southern Watercolor Society at ArtCenter Manatee.  Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and appetizers from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

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June 2018

Jenny Medved, Indigenous People: Portraits of Heritage, and Descent

June 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Here In-Person Receiving

June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Receiving for Exhibit Here An open, all media, juried exhibit Saturday Jun 23, 9:00-1:00

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Exhibit Here & Jenny Medved Opening Reception

June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

An opening reception for two shows. Free and open to the public.

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September 2018

Florida Watercolor Society Exhibit

September 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Florida Watercolor Society Exhibit featured in all three galleries.

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Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone

September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Nights Out Magic Comes From Simple Clay with Patsy Monk September 21, 2018 7:00-9:00   Using a pasta machine and primary polymer clay colors, we will begin by making a complete color wheel….then the fun begins! We will make several canes to be used as beads and other options. Come see what 3 colors of clay can do! Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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Florida Watercolor Society Opening Reception

September 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibit.  Enjoy appetizers, complimentary wine and beer, meet the artists.  Free and open to the public.

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October 2018
$50

Nights Out – Creative Fun For Everyone

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Nights Out Satin Finished Bangle with Donna Carrion October 5, 2018 6-9pm Create a timeless satin finished bangle in one evening. You will learn to bend and solder thick gauge copper wire into a beautiful bangle. Grab your friends and create together. Cost: $50.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$100

Chef’s Challenge

October 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Join us for great food, fine wine and spirits, live art, live music and fun!  And support the education programs of ArtCenter Manatee. Competing for your vote... 3 appetizers from each chef and 1 dessert from each dessert chef: Appetizers: enRich Chef Rich Knowles, Harry's Continental Kitchen and Melange Desserts: Sugar Cubed Chef Dana Johnson, Copa Mocha Live art: Art created as you watch!  Raffled off at the end of the evening! Artists: Helen Solomon - Painting, Joanna Karpay -…

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National Sumi-e Society Exhibit

October 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Showing in all three galleries, the National Sumi-e Society exhibit representing artists from 18 states and Germany.

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November 2018

National Sumi-e Society Opening Reception

November 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
Lanscape with Gazebo_Romerstein

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the National Sumi-e Society exhibition.  Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and light appetizers.

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$38.00

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

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Learn to make colorful stained glass holiday ornaments using traditional copper foil techniques with lead free solder. All tools provided to complete your masterpiece. Bring a friend and lets create! Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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Holiday Pottery Sale

November 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Shop handcrafted pottery made by ACM students.  Functional and decorative pieces.  No entry fee, prices vary by artist.

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December 2018

Women’s Contemporary Artists & Inspirations Open Juried Show

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
Marjorie Sayer - Taomina Talks

Women's Contemporary Artists in the Kellogg Gallery and an open juried show, Inspirations, in the Searle and Reid Hodges Gallery.

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WCA & Inspirations Opening Reception

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
Jamie Friedli - On the road to Myakka

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Women's Contemporary Artists and an open juried show Inspirations.  Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and light appetizers, meet the artists.

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$38.00

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

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Create this adorable Holiday Basket with rows of holiday color and an assortment of tie ons to bring it all together. Approximate size of completed basket is 4” x 6” x 61/2”. Cost: $38.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$48.00

Nights Out! Creative Fun For Everyone! Raku with Ted Camp

December 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Students will learn about the raku firing process first by discussion. They will then apply glazes to pre-bisqued forms. Those pieces will then be fired and removed from the kiln by the student, smoked in metal containers to produce final colors and beautiful masterpieces. **NOTE: PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES. Cost: $48.00 Includes supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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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
S9Lang Mixed Media

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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