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June 2017
Free

Fur, Feathers, Flora & Fauna Opening Reception

June 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Each month, ArtCenter Manatee invites you to come to the opening reception for the exhibitions in the main galleries. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, hors d’oeuvres, music and meet the artists.

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July 2017
$35.00

Nights Out – The Beauty Of Abstract With Maxine Lang

July 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join in the fun of creating a unique piece of abstract art. You'll be guided step-by-step to finish your creation, using acrylics on canvas. The beauty of abstract art is in the many interpretations of it. This fluid design might evoke a floral motif for some or perhaps something a bit more fluid, like a water droplet? Whatever you see within it, the colors and pleasing flow are bound to delight. You will go home with a finished piece measuring…

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Free

Animals And Art Family Day

July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us inside for a cool day of family fun! Animals & Art Family Fun Day!  Mote Marine Mobile Lab, Wildlife Inc., Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, Birds of Paradise, Ruff Life, Pet Supermarket, the Florida Extension Office and more, will be here to play! Three 1 hour children’s art workshops add to the family creative fun. Bring your well behaved dog on lease for a Pet Portrait or have fun letting your pet Paint a Masterpiece! ALL FREE! Explore the…

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$35.00

Nights Out – Summer Flowers With Jennie Baas

July 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Create summer flowers using basketweaving techniques and materials. We'll make flowers of various sizes and colors. Enjoy the evening with friends as you make flowers for your indoor or outdoor garden. Cost $35.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or Older.

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October 2017
Free

Exhibitions: Laura Waller: Port Side and Live Artfully

October 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

As a full-time artist, Laura Waller works out of her two studios in Maine and Florida. Her Working Waterfront: Port Tampa Bay paintings were featured in a winter 2015 solo exhibition at the Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL. Her Working Waterfront: New Work paintings were featured in a summer 2016 solo exhibition at Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME. New paintings from the Port Side series were featured in a solo exhibition open from January 27, 2017 to March 11, 2017 at Clayton Galleries in Tampa, FL  …

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Free

Opening Reception: Laura Waller & Live Artfully

October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Each month, ArtCenter Manatee invites you to come to the opening reception for the exhibitions in the main galleries. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer, hors d’oeuvres, music and meet the artists.

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Free

Live Artfully & Port Side Reception

October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee
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Opening Reception for Live Artfully, an open, all media exhibit and Port Side featuring the work of Laura Waller. Exhibits run Oct 3-Nov 3

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$38.00

Nights Out – Its A Wrap: Bracelet

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Design your very own, trendy wrap bracelet or make a gift for someone special! Basic beading technique combined with your creative designs make for a fun night out. Bring some friends and lets create! Cost $38.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or Older.

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$38.00

Nights Out: Pop! Pastel Postcards

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Bring flowers to life! We will use chalk pastels, paper and embellishments to create our very own colorful floral postcards. Cost $38.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or Older.

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November 2017
$38.00

Nights Out: Expressive Mixed Media

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Mark Making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures we create in a piece of art. This mini work session offers a chance to experiment in expressive mark making which can be add to your paintings or to draw in a non-descriptive manner allowing your intuitive intelligence to guide you. Cost: $38.00 includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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$38.00

Nights Out: Mosaic Power

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join Pearse for this fun exciting creative mosaic class. Roll up your sleeves and decorate a dull switch plate with dazzling pieces of glass and other objects. Finally we will whip up some grout to finish your sparkling take home piece. Cost: $38 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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December 2017
$38.00

Nights Out: Mixed Media

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Try something new! "Resolve," a mixed media collage class that will focus on choosing one word as a "resolution" and doing a collage piece based on that word. Help stay focused with a creative word for the new year! Cost: $38.00 Includes all supplies, light snacks, wine or beer. Must be 21 or older.

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Free

Joyful Creations Exhibit & Mollie Doctrow Exhibit

December 13, 2017 - January 5, 2018
ArtCenter Manatee

Joyful Creations on exhibit from December 12 through 5, an open juried show now on display in the Kellogg & Reid Hodges Gallery.  Mollie Doctrow, Carving A Path, on display in the Searle Gallery.

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Opening Reception

December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Opening Reception for Joyful Creations, an open, all media, juried exhibit, and Mollie Doctrow: Carving A Path. Meet the artists, mingle and enjoy beer, wine and appetizers at  this free reception.

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January 2018
Free

Annual Member Show & Suzy Schultz Exhibits

January 9 - February 9
ArtCenter Manatee

Our annual member exhibit returns on January 9 and runs through February 9 in the Kellogg and Reid Hodges Gallery.  Artist Suzy Schultz exhibit will be in the Searle Gallery for the same time frame.

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Free

Annual Member Show & Suzy Schultz Opening Reception

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our Annual Member show in the Kellogg and Reid Hodges Gallery and artist Suzy Schultz exhibit in the Searle Gallery.  Free and open to the public.

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Used But Useful

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Its the return of the ever popular Used But Useful sale, ArtCenter Manatee's version of a yard sale, but this time its art supplies, equipment  and much more!  This one day event will be on January 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. The proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit the Education Programs of ArtCenter Manatee.  Sales tax will be added to each order. Used But Useful items are sold as is and all sales are final.

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$48.00

Nights Out – Raku

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Raku with Ted Camp January 19, 2018  6:30-9:00pm When it comes to firing kilns, there is nothing more dramatic than firing raku at night! Raku has a long history originating in Japan, which involves firing clay objects very quickly (appx. 30 minutes) and extracting them from the kiln when the glazes become molten (around 1800 degrees!). The objects are then heavily smoked in trash cans where they develop dramatic, lustrous colors is the short space of…

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$60.00

Nights Out – Sterling Silver Earrings

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtCenter Manatee

Creative Fun for Everyone! Flirty Sterling Silver Earrings with Donna Carrion January 26, 2018  6:00-9:00pm Let Donna Carrion teach you the techniques needed to create these fun & flirty sterling silver earrings! Bring your gal pals and have a night of fun! Must wear closed toed shoes. Cost $60.00 includes all supplies, wine or beer & light snacks. Must be 21 or Older.

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February 2018
$5.00

American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit & Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit

February 13 - March 23
ArtCenter Manatee

We are pleased to welcome back the American Watercolor Society's Traveling Exhibit in the Kellogg Gallery and the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Exhibit in the Searle & Reid Hodges Gallery.  Admission to American Watercolor Society is $5 per person.  There is no admission charge for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor exhibit.

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