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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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2018 Artist of the Year Awards

September 16, 2018
Sterling Events
6134 US 290 E. Frontage Road
Austin, Texas 78752
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Three Texas artists will be recognized for their artistic vision, their contribution to an arts-inspired inclusive community of diverse individuals, and their advocacy on behalf of all people with disabilities.

Music by Wayne Napier. Master of Ceremonies, Ron Lucey, executive director of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Light refreshments will be served.

Plenty of accessible parking available at Sterling Events Center.

For more information and to RSVP or email Lynn Johnson or call 512-454-9912.

Bus Route: 339 about 3/10 of mile to venue.

Library Live

VSA Texas @ Library Live!

Join us at Carver Branch Library for an afternoon of free live music presented by Austin Public Library (APL) and VSA Texas!

With performances by:
Devin Gutierrez
Sean & Tristan

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Doors at 1:45 PM, Show at 2 PM

Carver Branch
1161 Angelina St.
512-974-1010

About the musicians:

Devin Gutierrez is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. He has been playing music since the age of two. His greatest influences are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Chicago. Devin plays piano, guitar, melodica, chromatic harmonica, accordion, Irish penny whistle, and steel drums.

Sean & Tristan play mostly covers of 50s rock 'n' roll legends Chuck Berry, The Penguins, Elvis, Ben E. King, Bill Haley, Frank Sinatra, and others.

Open Mic Nap

The Lion and Pirate Open Mic

Sunday, October 7, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
512-322-2097

Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore. The open mic is wheelchair accessible, but 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.

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 www.bodyshift.org for more information.



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