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Welcome to VSA Texas

It's My Story

Library Live
Live Music Series

The Austin Public Library (APL) and VSA Texas (the state organization on arts and disability) present a showcase of Austin musicians with disabilities. Library Live is an APL program that features free musical performances for the Austin community. VSA Texas challenges perceptions of how people contribute by creating an arts-inspired, inclusive community of individuals with diverse abilities.

With performances by:
Michael Noriega
Michael Tidmore and the Rollers
The Old Hats
Dude Choir

Saturday, January 28th, 2017
2:00-4:00 PM
Carver Branch Public Library
1161 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702
512-974-1010

For more information email Eric Clow or call 512-454-9912.

It's My Story

It’s My Story
Classes for young adults with disabilities ages 16-22. Learn how to tell your story through digital media!

Spring and Summer 2017
FEE: $35 per class Each class will be held at VSA Texas Room 101, 3710 Cedar St, Austin, TX 78705

FIRST CLASS: Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 from 1-4 pm
Introduction to Digital Storytelling

In this class, students will be introduced to concepts of digital storytelling and receive an overview of different programs available for creating digital stories, including Voki, WordFoto, and ImageChef. Through the course, each student will create a 2-5 minute digital story. See complete class schedules and to register.

Open Mic Nap

Next Open Mic

Saturday, January 21, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Join us for our Open Mic. Performers of all types are encouraged to participate.

NEW! Sign up on the list when you arrive to reserve your space. Don't miss out! This monthly event is growing in popularity.

For more information email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

For over 10 years, Forklift Danceworks and VSA Texas have engaged in the world of mixed-ability improvisational dance. Everyone moves in unique and different ways, and Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body. Body Shift creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing in their own unique way promoting the idea every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. For more about Body Shift go to www.bodyshift.org.



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