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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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VSA Texas offering a free introduction workshop on the Art of Audio Description

Saturday, September 13, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
AGE Building
3710 Cedar St.
Meeting Room 161
Austin, TX 78705

VSA Texas is offering a free taster workshop on “The Art of Audio Description”, an introductory class for those who would like to learn about audio description for the blind and low-visioned. Audio Description is the art of describing the visual aspects of a live performance, movie or museum exhibit not normally accessible to a person who is blind or visually impaired. Come find out what it is all about and also get trained on our brand new audio description equipment. Contact Lynn Johnson or call 512-454-9912 if interested in registering.

Open Mic
Malvern Books Presents
The Lion & The Pirate Unplugged

Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

An inclusive Open Mic for Writers and Acoustic Musicians hosted by VSA Texas, and the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities Pen 2 Paper Program. Come out to Austin's newest independent bookstore & community space for a fun, friendly, low-volume open mic suitable for performers of all ages and abilities. For more information email April at VSA Texas or call 512-454-9912.

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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

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