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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 Nap

The Lion and Pirate Open Mic

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm

Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705

Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore. Join us this month for the announcement of the 2018 Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition winners! The open mic is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at least one week in advance to request other accommodations, including ASL interpreting, audio description, etc.

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

San Antonio Afternoon, Nancy Wood

VSA Texas Presents the 2018 Mental Illness Awareness Week Art Show

October 13-26, 2018
Mantle Art Space
714 Fredericksburg Rd
San Antonio, TX 78201

Opening Reception on Saturday, October 13th from 6:00-9:00 PM

VSA Texas presents the 2018 MIAW Art Show, an exhibition celebrating Mental Illness Awareness Week in October at Mantle Art Space, located at 714 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201. The exhibit includes artwork by over 20 artists with mental illness from the San Antonio area. The exhibition runs from October 13-26, 2018 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 13th from 6:00-9:00 PM.

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 painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media.

For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact Susan Beattie at 210-908-1776.

Image by Nancy Wood - San Antonio Afternoon

Thank you to the following organizations who donated to make the MIAW 2018 exhibition possible: The Center for Health Care Services, El Jarro de Arturo, Heavenly Gourmet, HEB, Mireles Party Ice, Office Depot #2242, Pat Adams, The RK Group, Spice of Life Catering, Target, Tiff’s Treats.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

Everyone moves in unique and different ways. Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body, and creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing. Every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. Come experience an Elements class and learn how you, too, can move creatively in a group or by yourself. We have been doing this for over 10 years, and we are just getting started! Thank You Impact Austin for your support. Visit for more information.

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