Calendar

Submit art events to sidney@abilenecac.org    

Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m.

Third Thursday Studio at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. Call 325.762.2936 for details.

 

Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Special speaker is Robert Langham III, noted photographer. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Jan. 18-20

Paramount Productions presents "Elf, the Musical, JR" with a cast of talented local youth. Directed by Betty Hukill.

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Jan. 19, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Jan. 22-23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Jan. 23, 10 a.m.

Crafty DIY: Dry Erase Boards at the Creation Station in the main library basement.

Abilene Public Library

202 Cedar St. 325.677.2474 www.abilenetx.com/apl

 

Jan. 26, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Brahms: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Symphonic Renegades. Symphonic Renegades presents works by Brahms and Shostakovich, and guest stars violinist William Hagen. Hagen was the third-prize winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, making him the highest-ranking American since 1985. These masterpieces are revolutionary in both the compositional and in the historical sense. They expanded what could be communicated by an orchestra and showed how music can unite people for a certain cause. Tickets range from $5-$40, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/  

 

Jan. 27, 5 p.m.

The Key City Winds, a professional woodwind quintet based in Abilene, will perform a free concert at the Church of the Heavenly Rest. Joining the KCW is guest composer Chelsea Komschlies, the winner of the inaugural Key City Winds Composition Contest. Ms. Komschlies most recently earned an Artist Diploma in composition from the renowned Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. The concert will also include music written by Hildegard von Bingen, Amy Beach, Yvonne Desportes, and Jennifer Higdon. 

 

Jan. 29-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

Special speaker is Margaret Smithers-Crump. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.

Art Adventure - Reading and art activity designed for pre-school aged students the first Friday of each month. Free and lasts about an hour.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 7-8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot at The Grace Museum. FREE for Grace Museum Members; $5/participating child for non-members. Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 7, 5-8 p.m.

Celebrating Black History Month. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

Exhibition Reception: Group Reception.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Crafty DIY: Rosemary Wreaths at the Creation Station in the main library basement.

Abilene Public Library

202 Cedar St. 325.677.2474 www.abilenetx.com/apl

 

Feb. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Time Stands Still" by Donald Margulies and directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler in DownCenterStage Lab Theatre in the basement of the Van Ellis Theatre building. Sarah, a photojournalist, and James, a foreign correspondent, are trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories, and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life. Can you be an observer of horrific events---take pictures of them and record them---and still keep your sanity and have a somewhat normal life?

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

Feb. 8-10 & Feb. 15-17

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Same Time, Next Year." At a small California inn, George and Doris have an affair. Instead of writing it off as a one-night stand, the pair decide to meet at the inn every year for a romantic retreat, away from their respective spouses and families. In the decades that follow, both George and Doris face their own personal struggles and hardships, and together they develop a level of love and intimacy that exceeds the ones found in their own marriages.

Abilene Community Theatre

 

Feb. 9, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The Abilene Creative Arts Club will hold an Art Show in February 2019 featuring paintings by the Officers and Committee Chairmen. The Reception will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 3:30-5:30 PM at Studio 13, 909 N 13th, Abilene, TX 79601. On weekdays, the show can be viewed 9 AM to 5 PM in February.

 

Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: My Musical Valentine. My Musical Valentine, features love songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, performed alongside vocalist Rachel Tyler. Rachel has sung in many musicals all over the world, including Rocky Horror Show and Smokey Joe’s Café. She has also performed as a featured performer on the 63rd Annual Tony awards. Tickets range from $5-$45, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/ 

 

Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

Bring the family to "The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System" show at the Paramount Theatre. When the planetarium is closed and the field trip is spoiled, Mrs. Frizzle once again saves the day. Join the class as the magic school bus blasts off to explore the solar system, musical style!

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

Feb. 10, 6 p.m.

Collectors Circle Dinner. Tickets are $250 a person. The annual interactive dinner event has attendees select new works of the permanent art collection. Limited seating available.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 12, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Home School Art Day. Registration required. Free for members of the Big Country Home Educators and $3 for all other students.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 13, 10 a.m.

Crafty DIY: Book Page Flowers at the Creation Station in the main library basement.

Abilene Public Library

202 Cedar St. 325.677.2474 www.abilenetx.com/apl

 

Feb. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.

Reception for exhibition at the Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery at Hardin-Simmons University for "Fulden Wissinger: Claywork and Drawings." The exhibition runs Jan. 21-Feb. 15.

 

Feb. 14, 5:30-7 p.m.

Exhibits Reception: ISAC 2019.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Feb. 14, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk night!

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.

The new exhibition by artist David Ezra Stein opens! Hear David talk about his work at 6:30 p.m. Followed by a book signing. Free and open to the public.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 14-23

ACU Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias" at Fulks Theatre. Enjoy dinner at the Feb. 23 performance in the lobby of WPAC. This hilarious and heart-warming play is set in a Louisiana beauty shop. It follows the hopes, dreams triumphs and tragedies of six colorful characters inspired by the hit 1989 film. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $18.

Abilene Christian University Department of Theatre

acu.edu/theatre

 

Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Meet artist David Ezra Stein at a special luncheon and see his new exhibition in the gallery. He will speak about his work followed by a book signing. Tickets required.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 15, 5 p.m.

Artist reception for exhibition "Fulden Wissinger: Claywork and Drawings" on display at the Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery in the arts building at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

Around the World at The Grace Museum. Globe hop around the museum and enjoy a progressive journey as you partake in the culture, music, food and drink of four unique regions of the world! All proceeds benefit the museum. Call 325-673-4587 for ticket prices. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Cellist Christopher Adkins performs in concert at the Woodward-Dellis Recial Hall at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

Feb. 20, 12-1:30 p.m.

ArtFilm: Art in the 21st Century.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

Feb. 20-23, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Little Women," a musical with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland baed on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth in Van Ellis Theatre. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 military/seniors/students; and $5 for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m.

Youth Art Month opening reception. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m.

Third Thursday Studio at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. Call 325.762.2936 for details.

 

Feb. 21-23, 2 p.m.

McMurry University Theatre presents "Detective Partner Hero Villain" by Brett Neveu.

 

Feb. 22

Broadway in Abilene presents "Something Rotten!" at the Abilene Convention Center. Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, "Something Rotten!" is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

Celebrity Attractions

800-869-1451

 

Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Feb. 23

Spring exhibition opening at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. Call 325.762.2936 for details.

 

Feb. 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene Concerto/Aria competition winners concert at ACU's Cullen Auditorium. Free!

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

Feb. 27, 10 a.m.

Crafty DIY: Flower Petal Candle Holders at the Creation Station in the Main Library basement. There are many great benefits to DIY; it teaches us self-reliance, new skills, organizational skills, and more! Once you have successfully completed a DIY project it will give you a confidence boost and open up your imagination to make more DIY creations. If you love Pinterest and DIY join us and learn how to make a Flower Petal Candle Holder. Materials and refreshments provided at this free program.

Abilene Public Library

202 Cedar St. 325.677.2474 www.abilenetx.com/apl

 

Feb. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.

Reception for exhibition at the Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery at Hardin-Simmons University for "Natural and Unnatural Patterns: Career Retrospective" by Linda Fawcett. Exhibition runs Feb. 25 through March 8.

 

MARCH 2019

 

March 1, 10 a.m.

Registration opens for Grace Academy Summer Camp. Details on camps and registration can be found at thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 2

10 a.m.-Noon - Main Event

1-3 p.m. - Train Rides
The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council is hosting a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration in Everman Park with our arts partners! Registration for this event is required at www.abilenecac.org. The cost is $5 a family. Enjoy Seuss-themed crafts at each of the six Seuss sculptures, birthday themed refreshments, costumed characters and other goodies. We will dedicate a Little Free Library at 11 a.m. After lunch, ride the Storybook Capital Express for $1 a person. Other events happening that day include a free Tea with the Grinch from 1 to 4 p.m. at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature and Seuss story time from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library.

 

March 2, 1-4 p.m.

Tea with the Grinch is coming to Family Fun Saturday this week! Celebrate Dr Seuss' birthday with a little Grinch fun. This is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Bands concert at ACU's Cullen Auditorium.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Chorus Abilene presents Spotlight 2019 "Dream With Me" in the ACU Hunter Welcome Center. $35/adults; $20/children 10 & under.  Reservations Required. 325-673-7464 or email info@ChorusAbilene.net

The evening includes dinner and show and features the youth choruses and soloists with music from The Greatest Showman, LaLa Land, Pinnochio and Mary Poppins. Meet and greet special guest artists up close & personal.

 

March 3, 2:30 p.m.

Abilene Ballet Theatre presents "Fairy Tales & Fables" - ballet beyond the Nutcracker - at the Historic Paramount Theatre.

abileneballettheatre.org

 

March 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 7-8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot at The Grace Museum. FREE for Grace Museum Members; $5/participating child for non-members. Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 7, 7:30 p.m.

The Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band concert will take place at Behrens Auditorium.

 

March 7, 6-8 p.m.

Pop-up Art Teacher Art Show and Reception.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Abilene Creative Arts Club will meet at Studio 13, 909 North 13th St. Artist D. K. Richardson will present an oil demo called Unlocking Secrets to Amazing Portraits. For Members’ Choice, members may bring a portrait painting. For more information, call Doris at 325-660-6834. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to join for $35 dues. Members, get your entries signed up by the meeting for our Annual Membership Show in April 2–25 at Studio 13.

 

March 9, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

March 10, 7:30 p.m.

Pre-show party, 6:30 p.m.

Broadway in Abilene presents "Evita," Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical on the Abilene Convention Center stage. Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Evita tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."

Celebrity Attractions

800-869-1451

 

March 11-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Spring Break Art Camp. Grades K-5th. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 14, 5:30-7 p.m.

ArtWalk mini monthly art festival. Theme: Imagination to Life Concept Art Challenge.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

March 14, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk night at the museum. Celebrate Family Springs Fling. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

 

 

March 16, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

March 16

"Terry Hays: Cosmic Garden" exhibition opens.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 19-20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 19, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. classes

Home School Art Day. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 20, 12-1:30 p.m.

ArtFilm: Art in the 21st Century: San Francisco Bay Area.

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

March 21, 5 p.m.

Reception for exhibition "Graphic Design and Illustration Career Retrospective by Mike Jones" at the Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery at Hardin-Simmons University in the fine arts center.

 

March 21

Last day of Youth Art Month exhibition.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 21, 6-8 p.m.

Succulent terrarium class with Coconut Cactus Co. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 21, 6-8 p.m.

Third Thursday Studio at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. Each Third Thursday, Adult visitors are invited to "try-out" a new art medium (from paint to clay, stained glass, weaving, welding, encaustic..just to name a few.)

Participants create with an experienced art educator in a fun and laid-back workshop environment. BYOB! Registration required. Call 325.762.2269.

 

March 22-23

The 9th Annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, returns to the Back Porch of Texas. Different than other festivals, Outlaws & Legends has several options to fit your brand of experience. Tickes start at $38.

 

March 23, 12-3 p.m.

Family Festival at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany celebrating Holi/Indian. Holi is a major festival in India observed at the end of winter and is known as the "festival of colors" because of the tradition of throwing colored water or powder.

 

March 23, 7:30 p.m.

March 24, 2 p.m.

Director's Cut Series - Title TBD

DownCentreStage LabTheatre, in the basement of the Van Ellis Theatre Building.
The purpose of our Down Centre Stage Laboratory Theatre is to give our students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the skills that they are learning in class. The Director’s Cut provides a platform for them to do that. These student driven productions go beyond the scope and requirements of class work but are not as complex as a fully realized mainstage production. The focus of this endeavor is on the process, be it directing or design or acting. Senior Michael Kelly will head this project.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

March 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 28

"William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical" photography exhibition opens.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 28, 5-6:30 p.m.

Young Masters Juried Art Competition opening reception

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 28, 7 p.m.

Special Speaker: Dr. Gary Lindsey, Ph.D. Topic: "David S. Castle's Impact"

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 29-30, 7 p.m.

ACU Opera presents "The Marriage of Figaro" in Cullen Auditorium. Free!

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

March 28-30, 7:30 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar and directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth in Van Ellis Theatre. The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52% of the taxes) has left for Paris. So Count Danilo is sent to Paris to stop her from getting married to a stranger, so that the danger of removing the money is averted. But this is not as easy as the ambassador in Paris has planned. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for military/seniors/students; and free for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

March 29-31 & April 5-7

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams. The story of a Southern family in crisis, especially the husband Brick and wife Margaret, and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening's gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. 

Abilene Community Theatre

 

March 30, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

CPAS presents "The Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare" at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Travel in the famous tree house time machine as siblings Jack and Annie visit Elizabethan England. Families will love this new hip-hop musical based on the Magic Tree House best-selling book series. Tickets are $10.

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

March 30, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

March 30

"Brother's Keeper" movie premiere at the Abilene Convention Center. Based on the true story of the 2009 Abilene Eagles football team. In 2008, the team was knocked out from the playoffs in the first round. What happened between that loss and the following year in the championship game was more than just strategy. The teammates put their focuses on forming a unique bond and ultimately that season inspired the book, "My Brother's Keeper," by Chad Mitchell and Al Pickett, and now a movie. 

 

APRIL 2019

 

April 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene presents a Chamber Concert featuring Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Tim McAllister in Abilene Christian University's Cullen Auditorium. Free!

 

April 4-6

McMurry University Theatre presents Student Written One-Act Plays:

"Tomorrow's Dream" by Jorge Ambacher

"Christopher's Angel" by Shawna Johnson

"Botanical Dream" by Agustin Rios.

 

April 4-5, 9:30 and 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot at The Grace Museum. FREE for Grace Museum Members; $5/participating child for non-members. Tot Spot offers children ages 3-5 and an accompanying adult the opportunity to expand their large imaginations through hands-on art projects and gallery time. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 5

The Hardin-Simmons University presents poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil as part of the Lawrence Clayton Poets and Speaker Series presented by The McIntyre-West Endowment of the HSU Academic Foundation. The events will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room (103) of the Johnson Building. The public is invited and all events are free. Aimee is a professor at the University of Mississippi who was earned numerous poetry awards and fellowships and published numerous essays and poems in poetry review publications and anthologies.

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Q&A Session

7:30-8:30 p.m.: Poetry Reading

8:30-9 p.m.: Reception and Book Signing

 

 

April 5-7

Abilene Opera Association presents "West Side Story, the Musical" at the Historic Paramount Theatre.

 

April 6, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

April 6, 5 p.m.

Terry Hays, artist reception. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 6

Fiesta al Cárcel (Party in the Jail) fundraiser at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany.

 

April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Trombone Ensemble Concert at Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

April 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 9, 10 a.m. & 12 p.m. classes

Home School Art Classes. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 10-13, 7:30 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "The Amish Project" by Jessica Dickey and directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler in Van Ellis Theatre. Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. 2006. A thirty-year old man walked into a one-room Amish schoolhouse and opened fire, killing 5 girls and himself. In a decision that shocked the world, the Amish community later the same day forgave his crime and offered aid to his grieving widow. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for military/students/seniors; and free for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

April 11, 5-6:30 p.m.

Reception for exhibit at Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery at Hardin-Simmons University "HSU Student Art Competition." The exhibition runs April 1 through 18.

 

April 11, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk mini monthly festival. Theme: CarWalk

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

April 11, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk at the museum: Grace After Dark. FREE wristband pick-up begins at 6 p.m. (limited to 100 people). Short films on The Grace rooftop begin at dark. This event is a collaboration with the Historic Paramount Theatre.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 11-13 & April 26-27

ACU Theatre presents the spring musical "Bright Star" at Fulks Theatre. Enjoy a dinner at the April 27 show in the lobby of WPAC. Inspired by a true story and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, this show tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 1940s. When literary editor Alie Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens in her a longing for the child she once lost.

Abilene Christian University Theatre Department

acu.edu/theatre

 

April 12, 6-8 p.m.

Artist reception for the Abilene Creative Arts Club's Annual Membership Show at Studio 13, 909 N. 13th St.

 

April 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Abilene Creative Arts Club will meet at Studio 13, 909 North 13th St. Sweetwater artist Kay Smith will present a Spring Floral watercolor demo. For Members’ Choice, members may bring a floral painting. New officers will be voted on at the meeting. For more information, call Doris a 325-660-684. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to join for $35 dues. Cindy McCarn's paintings will be displayed at Nikki's Froyo And Coffee at 6382 Buffalo Gap Road.

 

April 13

Big Country Flute Day all day at the Music Complex at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

April 13, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

April 13, 11 a.m.

Chautauqua Speaker Series at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap. Topic: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition 

 

April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Mozart: Requiem 

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Mozart's Requiem. Mozart’s Requiem takes us outside the Abilene Philharmonic’s usual performance venue of the Abilene Convention Center, instead taking place at the beautiful First Baptist Church of Abilene. This performance will be alongside the choirs from each of the three local universities. This is a chance to hear the first and one of the last pieces of Mozart featured in the movie about Mozart, Amadeus. Also, do not miss this rare opportunity to hear the grand organ and orchestra combined in the Requiem Mass! Tickets range from $5-$35, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website. 
http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Percussion Concert at ACU's Cullen Auditorium.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

April 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Concert at ACU's Cullen Auditorium.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

April 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

ArtFilm: Art in the 21st Century: Berlin

Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. | 325.677.1171 | www.center-arts.com

 

April 18, 6-8 p.m.

Third Thursday Studio at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany. Each Third Thursday, Adult visitors are invited to "try-out" a new art medium (from paint to clay, stained glass, weaving, welding, encaustic..just to name a few.)

Participants create with an experienced art educator in a fun and laid-back workshop environment. BYOB! Registration required. Call 325.762.2269.

 

April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Jay Moore Presents: An Abilene Scrapbook at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 20, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Concert Band concert at Behrens Auditorium at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

April 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 23, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble concert at Van Ellis Theatre at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

April 25, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Open Road Concert Series on the Grace rooftop.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Bands Concert at ACU's Cullen Auditorium.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

April 27, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Saturdays is a come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

April 27, 7 p.m.

Chorus Abilene presents "Sing and Be Merry" at First Christian Church, 1420 N. 3rd. Tickets: $10/adults; $8/seniors, students, military. 325-673-7464 or online at www.ChorusAbilene.net

The youth choirs of Chorus Abilene present an evening celebrating the joy that music brings.

 

April 28, 2 p.m.

CPAS presents "Beauty and the Beast: A Magical Musical" in the Historic Paramount Theatre. Belle finds herself in a spellbound castle with enchanted servants and the brooding Beast. Eventually, the spell is broken as the Beast is transformed by Belle's kindness and courage. Tickets are $10.

Children's Performing Arts Series

www.cpasabilene.org

 

April 28, 3 p.m.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene concert at ACU's Cullen Auditorium.

The orchesdtra is sponsored by the music departments of Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry universities.

http://www.civicorchabilene.org/

 

April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Choral Showcase at Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pop-Up Make 'N Take. Free with museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 30, 7:30 p.m.

Moto Voce Concert at St. Paul United Methodist Church in downtown Abilene.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

MAY 2019

 

May 1-4, 7:30 p.m.

DirectFest Spring 2019 in Van Ellis Theatre. Our annual one-act play festival directed, designed, performed and produced by HSU Directing I theatre students. Four nights of captivating theatre. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 for military/seniors/students; and free for HSU employees and students.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

May 3-4

McMurry University Theatre presents Student-Directed One-Acts.

 

May 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents: Music City Hit Makers, featuring “the most famous people in Nashville that you have never heard of”. Every singer has a songwriter and this concert celebrates those who help the limelight shine on others. This concert can serve as reminder to everyone that sometimes the big stars overshadow others who are just as deserving to be seen and heard. This concert features Grammy Award-winning songwriters that have penned #1 songs for such superstars as Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, the Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn just to name a few…. Tickets range from $5-$50, and can be purchased on the Abilene Philharmonic's website.  
http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

May 31-June 2 & June 7-9

Abilene Community Theatre presents "Dearly Departed." In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious as, despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father's funeral, the Turpins' other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion. 

Abilene Community Theatre

 

JUNE 2019

 

June 6-8

8th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating Peter Brown, who is the summer artist on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. Come meet Peter, see his art and enjoy two and a half days of fun activities. Registration opens in February at www.abilenecalf.com

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

1101 N. 1 St. 325.677.1161 www.abilenecac.org

 

June 13-15

McMurry University Theatre presents Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be in Pictures."

 

AUGUST 2019

 

Aug. 1-3 & 8-10

McMurry University Theatre presents "I Do! I Do!" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.

 

JUNE 2020

 

June 11-13

9th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating the summer artist on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature. Enjoy two and a half days of fun activities nearly 20 venues. Registration opens in February at www.abilenecalf.com

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

1101 N. 1 St. 325.677.1161 www.abilenecac.org

 

ONGOING and ON EXHIBIT

THE GRACE MUSEUM

102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org


Exhibits


September 15, 2018 – February 23, 2019
                A VISUAL EPILOGUE: Linda Ridgway & Harry Geffert

 

September 15, 2018 – February 9, 2019
MAGIC & LOGIC: Robert Langham III

                OUTSIDE OF TIME: Philip John Evett (1923-2016)

                INHERIT THE EARTH: Margaret Smithers-Crump

 

February 21 - March 21

Youth Art Month Exhibition in Second Floor Galleries.

 

March 28 - April 11

Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition in Second Floor Galleries B & C.

 

March 16 - August 10

"Terry Hays: Cosmic Garden" on view in the Main Gallery.

 

March 28 - August 10

"William Eggleston: Jamaica Botanical" on view in the Alice & Bill Wright Photography Gallery.

 

November 6, 2018 – July 18, 2019
"SKYLINE MAKER: The Architecture of David S. Castle"

O view in the Third Floor History Galleries

 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE
102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.org

 

Family Art Project Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.

A come-and-go program offered by art educators who help children create art in the style of the artist currently featured in the gallery. Free!

 

Exhibits

 

Feb. 14, 2019

"An Exhibition of Works by David Ezra Stein"

 

IRA M. TAYLOR MEMORIAL ART GALLERY

Frost Art Building at Hardin-Simmons University | www.hsutx.edu

Regular gallery hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
Gallery information: 325-671-2223 or 325-670-1249.

 

Jan. 22-Feb. 15, 2019

"Fulden Wissinger: Claywork and Drawings"
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

Feb. 25-March 8, 2019

"Natural and Unnatural Patterns: Career Retrospective, Linda Fawcett"
Artist Reception: Thursday, Feb. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

March 18-29, 2019

"Career Retrospective, Mike Jones"
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 21, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

April 1-18, 2019

HSU Student Art Competition
Reception & Awards: Thursday, April 11, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

 

April 22-May 10, 2019

Senior Shows: Jaree Bell, Dallas Broekhuizen, Micah Davis, Francesca Scarbrough, Haley Sellers
Receptions: TBA

 

CALYPSO GALLERY ACADEMY OF ART

1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102 | 325.665.9202

 

 

CLOVER VIRGINIA SHORE ART GALLERY

Don H. Morris Center at Abilene Christian University | 325.674.2085 | www.acu.edu

www.galypsogallery.com

 

MIKE LANIER FINE ART / STUDIO 13 GALLERY
909 N 13th St. | http://mlanier.fineartstudioonline.com/

 

Mondays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

"Monday painting with friends." Bring your lunch.

 

TAYLOR COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Paintings by members of the Abilene Creative Arts Club on display.

 

ABILENE CREATIVE ARTS CLUB
Studio 13, 909 N. 13th St. | 325.514.0665

 

Meets September through May from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Generally the meetings are on the second Saturday of the month at Studio 13, 909 N. 13th St.

www.facebook.com/Abilene CreativeArtsClub/

 

The Abilene Creative Arts Club will hold an Art Show in February 2019 featuring paintings by the Officers and Committee Chairmen. The Reception will be Saturday, February 9, 3:30-5:30 PM at Studio 13, 909 N 13th, Abilene, TX 79601. On weekdays, the Show can be viewed 9 AM to 5 PM in February.

 

April 2-25, 2019

Annual Membership Show at Studio 13.

 

CEDAR BREAK GALLERY OF FINE ART
401 Pine St. The Windsor | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; by appointment on Saturdays| www.barryarthur.com | 325.677.9999
Featuring the Western art of Barry Arthur.

 

ZACHRY GALLERY
3301 S 14th St # 26B │ 325.793.1616
Inside Abilene Frame-N-Art Shoppe.
Featuring local artist H.C. Zachry.

 

JODY KLOTZ FINE ART

1060 N. 2nd St. | 325.670.9880 | fineart@jodyklotz.com | www.jodyklotz.com

19th and early 20th Century European paintings, with a strong emphasis on beautiful 19th landscape paintings by artists such as Henri Biva (French, 1848-1929), William Didier Pouget (French, 1864-1959), and René Charles Edmond His (French, 1877-1960).

 

ABILENE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Three locations | www.abilenetx.com/apl

 

The Creation Station is Open at the Main Library!
Need help learning to use the equipment in the Makerspace such as the Cricut, 3D PolyPrinter, Laminator, Sizzix, etc? Need craft or project assistance? We can help! Sign-up for 1-on-1 assistance with library staff. Contact your Main Library at 325-676-6025 or email heather.carter@abilenetx.gov.

 

Every Monday - Tech Time Mondays – South Branch, 2 p.m.

Every Monday – Tech Time Thursdays – Mockingbird Branch, 10 a.m.
As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices, there can be a learning curve when it comes to being comfortable using them.  If you need help learning to use your device, or with any of our downloadable resources, your Tech Team librarians will be on hand to help patrons on a first-come, first-served, one-on-one basis. Free.

 

Every Wednesday - Job Time: Application Assistance – Mockingbird Branch, 4-6 p.m.
If you need help applying for a job or creating a resume or cover letter, stop by the Mockingbird Branch and let us get you started on the road to success.  We will cover how to search for jobs, how to create a resume, share advice on how to dress for and succeed in an interview and much more.  Phone us 325-437-7323 as spots are limited and you do not want to miss out! Free.

 

Pre-School Storytime

Held year-round at 10:45 a.m. on select days at all three library locations.

 

Cover-to-Cover Book Club – third Thursday of the month, Main Library Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Adults who love to read make up the Cover-to-Cover Book Club. Each month, they choose the books they will discuss the following month.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

220 Cypress St. │ 325.677.8389 │ www.center-arts.com

 

EXHIBITS
 
CCAN: Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition
Juror: James Surls
Breed Gallery
November 6, 2018 - January 26, 2019

WINTER
The Center’s Artist Member Group Show
Gallery 3
through January 22, 2019

 

RESOLUTIONS
Len Testa
Wright Photography Gallery
January 3 – March 2, 2019

 

WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Tracy Gand
Gallery 4
January 4 – March 2, 2019

 

ISAC 2019
Intercollegiate Student Art Competition
Gallery 3
January 23 – February 23, 2019

 

Full Tilt Tea Party
Kathie Walker-Millar & Friends
Breed Gallery
Through March 30, 2019

 

Meadow Overlook
Teysha Vinson
Wright Photography Gallery
March 6 – May 4, 2019

 

ACU Senior Show
ACU Senior Students
Gallery 4
March 6 – May 4, 2019

 

TOWB
Shirley Cunningham
Gallery 3
February 27 – April 27, 2019

 

ABILENE
The Center’s Artist Member Group Show
Breed Gallery
April 3 – May 22, 2019

 

COCKERELL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY

1133 N. 2nd, Second Floor | 325.829.7975 | www.cockerellgalleries.com | Carolyncc52@yahoo.com

 

Mesquite Story Tellers
Free, fun story telling at its best!
Studio 209, Upstairs in The Cockerell


January
Artists-in-Residence Group Art Show
Curated by T.M.Gand
Runs Jan 1-31
Second floor
M-F, 10-5
Free Admission 

 

February
March of Work
Artist Cesar Matera
Runs Feb 1-28
Second floor
M-F, 10-5
Free Admission 


AMY GRAVES RYAN FINE ARTS GALLERY

McMurry University

1642 Sayles Blvd. | 325.793.4888 | www.mcm.edu.

 

Both galleries will open June 4th and run through August 24th 2018

 

 

GYPSY TED II STUDENT ART GALLERY

Room 104, Old Main at McMurry University

S. 14th St. | 325.793.4888 | www.mcm.edu

Student Directors are Yumi Ramos and Ben Wong.

 

ABILENE TEACHERS MUSIC ASSOCIATION
AISD Administration Building, One AISD Center, 241 Pine St.

AMTA meets the second Thursday most months during the school term for business and professional development through informative programs. AMTA members include independent and collegiate music teachers.

For information, email khrystynehastings@yahoo.com

 

ABILENE WRITER'S GUILD
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Classroom B of the Rose Park Senior Citizens Center, 2625 S. 7th St. except in November (third Thursday) and December (no meeting). Annual memberships are $25 for individuals and $35 for a family.

 

ABILENE STAR CHORUS
325.829.1470 │ www.abilenestarchorus.org
Rehearsals are 6:15-8:45 p.m. each Tuesday at the First Baptist Church choir room.

 

MEMORY MEN CHORUS

Create a unique Christmas memory for family and friends with A Live Christmas Carol Card. All-male harmony group dressed in Victorian costume will treat your group or special person to the best of the season's music in person. To hear a sample go to: www.memorymen.org
Call 676-7464 to set your time. Prices $50 to $150.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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