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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.

Welcome to VSA Texas

Open Mic Nap

Next Open Mic

Saturday, July 30, 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.

Houston, We Have an Expo!

Houston Abilities Expo
August 5 - 7, 2016
NRG Center (Formerly Reliant Center), Hall E
Houston
Fri. 11 am - 5 pm | Sat. 11 am - 5 pm | Sun 11 am - 4 pm

Imagine everything you need, all under one roof! For nearly 40 years, Abilities Expo has been the go-to source for the Community of people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. Every event opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life. Where else can you discover ability-enhancing products and services, play a few adaptive sports, learn new dance moves, attend informative workshops and only scratch the surface of what Abilities Expo has to offer? Register for free today.

VSA Texas Artist Market at Abilities Expo

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Abilities Expo has invited VSA Texas for the seventh year in a row to host the Artist Market at their event in Houston. VSA Texas invites artists with disabilities living in the Houston area to submit a booth proposal for the Artist Market at Abilities Expo 2016 in Houston, TX. There is a $5 non-refundable entry fee to be considered and a $20 booth fee if accepted into the show. 2D and 3D works in all media as well as crafts, literary arts, and CDs of music are eligible. Participants will be chosen by VSA Texas based on quality of work, the need to display diverse media, and ability of artist to be present and professional at this full weekend event. Email April Sullivan or call 512-454-9912 for an entry form.

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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