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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

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Open Mic Flyer

Whatever your talent is, come share it with us at this inclusive Open Mic

Sunday, October 24, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Whatever your talent is, come share it with us at this inclusive Open Mic hosted by VSA Texas and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities Pen 2 Paper Program. Join us for a unique open mic that is open to people with and without disabilities. We welcome writers, acoustic musicians, dancers, and performers of all kinds. Join us as we announce the winners of the 2015 Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Contest! For more information email April at VSA Texas or call 512-454-9912.

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VSA Texas presents the 2015 Mental Illness Awareness Week Art Show

An exhibition celebrating Mental Illness Awareness Week in October at High Wire Art Gallery, located at 326 West Josephine, San Antonio, TX 78212. The exhibit includes artwork by artists with mental illness from the state of Texas. The exhibition runs from October 9-24, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 9, 6:30-9:00 PM. For more information contact Susan Beattie or call 210-908-1776.

Join VSA Texas in celebrating the Nationally recognized Mental Illness Awareness Week and recognize the artistic accomplishments of local artists with mental illness at this thought provoking exhibition that includes ceramics, collage, painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media.

Image: Artwork by Jordan Marie Diggs

Funding and in-kind donations for the Mental Illness Awareness Week Art Show has been provided by The Center for Healthcare Services, Souper Salad, The Wood Group, Spice of Life/The Veranda, Stray Grape Urban Winery, and Coca-Cola.

The 6th Annual Distinguished Artist Veterans Exhibit

On view at:
The Art Center of Corpus Christi
Kucera Gallery
100 Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
September 2-27, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, September 4th 5-7 pm

View artwork by 16 Texas veteran artists in this annual exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography. These works cover themes related to their service ranging from the Korean War to OEF/OIF conflicts, as well as themes from their civilian lives. See the world through the eyes of those who served us in this thought provoking exhibition.

Image: Buffalo Soldier Horace © 2014 Perry Jeffries

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

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