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Featured News & Events

Body Shift Presents "Sliding Occasion, Rhythmic Journey"

Sunday the 28th of September at 5pm at the new Federal Courthouse
(in front of the Republic Park, between 4th and 5th)

This group of dancers participated in Body Shift's September Choreography workshop to create the site specific performance: "Sliding Occasion, Rhythmic Journey". We are all excited to share this work with you!

"Sliding Occasion, Rhythmic Journey"

Concept by:
Silva Laukkanen and Kirstan Clifford

Performers:
Gloria Angel
Sarah Ann
Laurel Crawford
Kathey Ferland
Michelle Garza
Elvira Junuzovic
Juan Munoz
Marnie Paul
Mysti Pride
Morgan Teel
Tanya Winters

Dancers and choreographers will be available to chat after the performance so please stay around.

Learn more about Body Shift.

The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged
Saturday, October 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malvern Books
613 W 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

VSA Texas and the Pen2Paper Creative Writing Contest invite you to a Lion and Pirate Unplugged event. We are taking a break from our regular Open Mic to invite a special guest. Author Joyce Ann Tepley will be reading from and signing her new book Thriving Through It—How They Do It. Through personal stories she shows how a group of people with physical disabilities transformed adversity into triumph and communicates what it takes to do well in life in the face of the difficulties small and large that vex you. Some of the people she interviewed for the book will also be in attendance and telling their story in person.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Art Exhibit
High Wire Arts
326 West Josephine Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
October 10-31, 2014

Reception: Friday, October 10, 2014 6:30-9:00 pm

Join VSA Texas in celebrating the Nationally recognized Mental Illness Awareness Week and recognize the artistic accomplishments of San Antonio area artists with mental illness at this thought provoking exhibition that includes ceramics, collage, painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. The exhibit includes artwork by over 20 artists with mental illness from the San Antonio area.

Thanks to our sponsors for this event: Costco

Image: Complexity by Jackson

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