Calendar

Submit art events to sidney@abilenecac.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, 5:30-7 p.m.

Reception for senior exhibit featuring the work of Manny De Los Santos at the Ryan Gallery at McMurry University. His exhibition runs from April 15-19.

 

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, 6-7:30 p.m.

Senior exhibit reception for Brooklyn Castillo's artwork at Ryan Gallery at McMurry University. The exhibition runs April 23-26.

 

April 23, 7:30 p.m.

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

 

April 25-27

The Abilene Public Library presents the annual LIB-CON event celebrating fandoms, cosplay, gaming and more! All events are free. Special event April 27 at 2 p.m. (limited to 60 people) is Tea & Treachery Disastrous Duels. During a Victorian fighting tournament, chaoe erupts when all of the prizes are stolen. The audience must determine who ran off with the prizes. Register by calling Marianne at 325-437-7323. Website: www.abilenetx.gov/apl/libcon

 

April 25, 5-8:30 p.m.

ArtCathlon: CCA Spring Fundraiser in the SoDA District Courtyard. The Center for Contemporary Arts celebrates their 30th Anniversary Year with our annual Spring Fundraiser: ArtCathlon! This year will be a year to remember, as we'll host an unforgettable evening of art-making and competition. Join us on April 25th at the SoDA District Courtyard to celebrate the arts! 

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

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, 5:30-7 p.m.

Senior exhibit reception for Mat Phillips at Ryan Gallery at McMurry University. The exhibition runs April 29 through May 3.

 

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 2 & 3, 9:30 & 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot at The Grace Museum. Free for members; $5 per child for non-members. Registration is required at www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 2, 6-8 p.m.

Polymer Clay Jewelry Class with Beth Joy. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 3-4

Tribute Film Festival 2019 is an international documentary film festival focusing on historic events.

Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st St. 325.437.2800 www.frontiertexas.com/

 

May 3-4

McMurry University Theatre presents Student-Directed One-Acts.

 

May 4

Big Day Downtown with food trucks and fun events planned throughout the area! Hosted by the Abilene Downtown Association and its member businesses.

 

May 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

David S. Castle Architectural Tour.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 4

Abilene Preservation League annual gala. Call 325-676-3775 for more information about this fun night!

 

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 7-8, 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

 

May 9, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: Forged: Metal Art
Artists skilled in bending shaping breaking metal showcase their works and techniques. Food trucks and local art vendors will also be in selling handmade quality art.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

May 9

Grace After Dark
Ticket pick-up 7 pm - FREE
Enjoy screenings of different award-winning short films from around the world, curated by The Paramount Theatre and hosted on the rooftop of The Grace Museum.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Reception for senior exhibit of Yumi Ramos following graduation at the Ryan Gallery at McMurry University. The exhibition runs May 6-11.

 

May 14-15, 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

 

May 14, 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

 

May 15, 12:30-1 p.m..
Art Film: Art in the 21st Century

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

May 16, 5:30-7 p.m..
Exhibit Reception: Group Reception: WTPS, Haven Meadows & Nathan Hamilton

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

May 21-22, 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

 

May 23, 6-8 p.m.

Drypoint Etching Printmaking Class with Beth Joy. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 28-29, 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

 

May 30, 6-8 p.m.

Exploring Aqua Media Class with Brady Sloane. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.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 3-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

All About Art Teacher Workshop at The Grace Museum. Registration required: https://pitstop.esc14.net/PITStop/

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 3-7

Kindermusik Camp
Age: 1 - 2 ½ Years (Accompanied by Parent)
Where: APAC - Kindermusik Studio
Fee: $100 (Includes Home Materials Fee)
Camp #1
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
When: Monday, June 3 – Fri, June 7
Camp #2
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
When: Mon, June 10 – Fri, June 14

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

Ballet for Junior I & II/Senior I & II
June 3 - 5 & June 17-26 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
August 5 - 21 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
5-6 p.m.           Jr. I & II
6-7:30 p.m.      Sr. I & II
Junior and Senior level ballet technique classes will be offered throughout the summer. The goal is to provide a means for company dancers to stay in shape as they prepare for and return from various summer intensive workshops across the U.S. These classes are vital to dancers who do not participate in summer intensives as well. 
Fee:  June -  Sr. I & II $200 or $25 per class
Jr. I & II $120 or $15 per class
August -  Sr. I & II $200 or $25 per class
Jr. I & II $120 or $15 per class

Ballet Abilene

1265 N. 2nd St. 325.675.0303 www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

June 3-7

Pre-K Literature, Music & Creative Play Camp
Age: 2 ½ - 5 Years (Must be potty trained)
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
When: Monday, June 3 – Fri, June 7
Where: APAC - Kindermusik Studio
Fee: $125
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

Pre-K Dance Camp
Age: 3 - 6 Years (Must be potty trained)
Where: APAC - Studio A
Fee: $100
Camp #1
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
When: Monday, June 3 - Fri, June 7
Studio Showcase: Fri, June 7 at 10 a.m.
Camp #2
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
When: Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m.
Camp #3
Time: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
When: Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m.
Camp #4
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
When: Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

June 4-5, 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

 

June 4-6, 1-4 p.m.

Culinary Camp - Senior. Entering Grades 7-12. Registration required: http://thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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 6, 7 p.m.

Best-selling author and illustrator Peter Brown will deliver an artist talk at 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a book signing at the Historic Paramount Theatre. His art exhibition at the NCCIL opens Thursday night. Please bring only books purchased from the NCCIL for Peter to sign. The NCCIL will be selling his books in the Paramount lobby Thursday night. Peter will also be signing books at the NCCIL from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, June 7-8. His books are for sale in the NCCIL book store. His exhibition is free to tour and will be up through the summer.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

June 10-14

Intro Musical Theatre Camp
Age: Completed Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Time: 1-4 p.m.
When: Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14
Where: APAC - Studio C
Fee: $150
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

June 10-15

McMurry University's Summer Art Camp: The Masters Through History.

Full Day
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bring a sack lunch
$300 for 1st through 12th grade

Drawing
Watercolor
Ceramics
Darkroom Photography & Collage
Photoshop

 

Half Day
$150 pre-k & Kindergarten – mornings (9-11:40 a.m.)
adults – afternoons (12:20-3 a.m.) 18+

Ceramics
Drawing
Painting
Collage

Contact: Caitlin Boyle, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs, at 325-793-3851 or boyle.caitlin@mcm.edu

 

June 11-12, 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

 

June 12, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Summer camp: Lost Art of Table Manners. Ages 9-12. Instructor: Manny De Los Santos. Re-discover traditional table manners and the art of dining with others (includes lunch at Cypress Street Station). Cost: $50 per student.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

June 13, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: Juneteenth
Sponsored by Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce. African-American artists will demonstrate and show magnificent pieces in celebration of the emancipation from slavery in Texas in 1865. Poetry readings and artist talks centered on Juneteenth and it’s meaning to celebrate the holiday and its significance. Food trucks and local art vendors will also be in selling handmade quality art. 

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

June 13

ARTWALK
Grace After Dark – Teacher Appreciation Night
FREE wristband pick-up begins at 6 pm (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

 

June 13-15 & 20-22, 7:30 p.m.

McMurry Summer Theatre Presents Neil Simon’s I Ought to be in Pictures. Curtain: 7:30pm at Ryan Little Theatre
Herb, a Hollywood scriptwriter currently “at liberty,” is surprised when his forgotten past reappears in the form of Libby, a teenage daughter who’s trekked from Brooklyn with dreams of movie stardom.

 

June 13-16

Friends of the Library present their annual book sale at the Abilene Convention Center. Proceeds benefit the Abilene Public Library. Become a Friends member and get in early!

 

June 17-20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ballet Abilene summer dance camp - "Cinderella's Enchanting Dance Camp for ages 3-4.

Whether your 3- or 4-year-old has just expressed an interest in ballet or they have already made their debut, this camp is perfect! Join us for an enchanting four days of pre-ballet and creative movement with Mrs. Lisa and her wonderful assistants and enjoy art activities which help us to explore the beautiful world of ballet. This exciting experience will culminate in a visit from Cinderella herself on the final day!
Our dress code is relaxed in the summer. If your little ballerina or danseur already has dance clothes (girls- any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and boys- white t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes) they can wear them. If your little one is simply trying out ballet for the first time, please do not feel obligated to purchase dance wear for this camp. A gymnastics leotard or T-shirt, shorts, and bare feet will suffice.
Fee:  $120

Ballet Abilene

1265 N. 2nd St. 325.675.0303 www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

June 17-20
Summer camp: Culinary Camp - Junior. The Grace will once again partner with Amanda Spell in a hands-on, practical cooking experience geared for upper elementary campers. Students will dig right in as they prepare meals that will delight their families! Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 17-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sculpt It! Camp for entering grades 1-6. Registration required: http://thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 17-21

Intro Hip Hop Camp
Age: Completed Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
When: Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21
Where: APAC - Studio C
Fee: $100
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

June 17-21

Intro Theatre Camp
Age: Completed Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
When: Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21
Where: APAC - Studio C
Fee: $100
Studio Showcase: Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m.

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

June 18-19, 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

 

June 19, 12-1:30 p.m.
Art Film: Art in the 21st Century

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

June 20, 7 p.m.

Special Speaker: Women’s Suffrage in Abilene. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 24-25 & June 27-28

Frontier Texas! Cowboy Camps. Join the fun and excitement of a western adventure while learning true cowboy skills. Led by experienced teachers, each two-day camp session features skill building games, arts, crafts, and visits with real cowboys and their cows as their share their feats and exploits.

Camp One: 1st-3rd Graders
June 24-25, 9 a.m.-noon
Children entering first grade through entering third grade. Fee is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Fee includes supplies, T-shirt and snacks.

Camp Two: 4th-6th Graders
June 27-28, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Children entering fourth grade through entering sixth grade. Fee is $65 for members and $70 for non-members. Fee includes supplies, T-shirt, snacks and lunches.

Frontier Texas!

625 N. 1st St. 325.437.2800 http://frontiertexas.com/

 

June 24-28, 7 p.m.

Daring Drawings and Curious Colors Camp for entering Grades 1-6. Registration required: http://thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 24-28, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Summer camp:Found Object ArtCamp. Ages 9-13. Instructor: April Rifenburgh. Create “diamonds from the rough” taking everyday items and re-imagining them into art pieces anyone would be proud of. Cost: $125 per student.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

June 24-27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Clara’s Dreamy Dance Camp
(Ages 5-8)
Join us for a dreamy week of ballet and creative movement with Mrs. Lisa. We will explore the beautiful world of ballet, being a dancer, and one of our favorite classics, “The Nutcracker” through art activities each day after we dance. Ballet vocabulary, nutrition and anatomy, music, pantomime, and even costume design are all a part of this fun, imaginative, and educational experience.
Fee:  $120

Ballet Abilene

1265 N. 2nd St. 325.675.0303 www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

June 24-27, 1-3 p.m.

Broadway Babies Jazz (Age 5-8)
Dancers will participate in a one-hour jazz class.  They will be learning musical theatre/classic jazz with an emphasis on rhythm, coordination, movement concepts and spatial awareness while improving strength and flexibility.  Dancers will love learning a fun piece of choreography throughout the week.  After dance class each day they will get their creative juices flowing and enjoy creating their very own costumes and props (all materials provided). Parents, be ready to come watch as your little shining star will put on a show for you on the final day!
Fee:  $120          

Ballet Abilene

1265 N. 2nd St. 325.675.0303 www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

June 25-26, 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

 

June 27, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Open Road Concert Series on The Grace Rooftop. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

3-Week Musical Production Camp
Age: Completed 3rd - 12th Grade (ages 8-18)
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Bring a sack lunch and water daily)
When: Monday, Jun 24 - Friday, July 6 @ APAC (No camp July 4)
Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11 @ the Paramount
Where: APAC and the Paramount (see above)
Performance: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11 @ the Paramount
Fee: $375 / first child, 15% discount for additional siblings

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

JULY 2019

 

July 3-4

2nd Annual Freedom Festival starts with a downtown Abilene parade at 6:30 p.m. July 3 followed by the "The Avengers" movie at 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theatre presented by Black Plumbing. Tickets are $7 for all seats.

On July 4, head to the Taylor County Expo Center for an all-day festival starting at 10 a.m. that ends with firewords at 10 p.m. Cost to enter festival is $10 for adults ages 6-15; $7 for active and retired military; $35 tailgate party; $5 Expo Center parking.

www.abilenefreedomfestival.com

 

July 8-12

Summer Camp: Dance professor and former New York City Ballet member Lily Balogh will teach Dance Intensives for beginning/intermediate (ages 8-12). Techniques: Ballet, tap, contemporary.

Abilene Christian University Theatre Department

 

July 8-12, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Summer camp: Theater ArtCamp. Ages 9-14. Instructors: Dr. Victoria Spangler/Judy Deaton. Draw inspiration from art and create an expressive performance complete with props, music and hasty sets. Students will perform the piece for a family audience on the last day of camp. Cost: $125 per student.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

July 8-12

Summer camp: Science Camp. Do you like to draw and doodle? If so, you will love this camp! Campers will experience several different art media while improving their drawing skills and learning techniques to take their drawings to a new level. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 1-24 (Mondays)

Dance Intensive Camp
Age: Completed 6th Grade & Older
Time: 6-8 p.m.
When: Every Monday & Wednesday, Jul 1 - 24
Where: APAC - Studio A
Fee: $160

Abilene Performing Arts Company

325.437.2486 or email info@apacstars.com

 

July 12-13, 6 p.m.-8 a.m.

Entering 4th-6th Grades
$50 members; $70 non-members
"Girls' Night at the Museum" is a sleepover for girls that like fun and adventure. There will be art projects, a scavenger hunt games, pizza, movie time and more! Museum staff and security will make sure the girls have a wonderful time at this once-a-year exclusive event Fee includes art supplies and pizza. Group limited to 20 participants. Fee includes all supplies, T-shirt, and snacks.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 15-18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Ballet Abilene summer dance camp - "Cinderella's Enchanting Dance Camp for ages 3-4.

Whether your 3- or 4-year-old has just expressed an interest in ballet or they have already made their debut, this camp is perfect! Join us for an enchanting four days of pre-ballet and creative movement with Mrs. Lisa and her wonderful assistants and enjoy art activities which help us to explore the beautiful world of ballet. This exciting experience will culminate in a visit from Cinderella herself on the final day!
Our dress code is relaxed in the summer. If your little ballerina or danseur already has dance clothes (girls- any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and boys- white t-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes) they can wear them. If your little one is simply trying out ballet for the first time, please do not feel obligated to purchase dance wear for this camp. A gymnastics leotard or T-shirt, shorts, and bare feet will suffice.
Fee:  $120

Ballet Abilene

1265 N. 2nd St. 325.675.0303 www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

July 15-19

Kaleidoscope Art Camp: Students will enjoy a wide variety of projects that will inspire creativity. There will be painting, sculpting and more! This is a great camp for all types of young artists to discover what they like best. Fee includes all art supplies, T-shirt and snacks.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 15-19

Middle School Mania is a camp designed with preteens in mind. Students will use a variety of media such as charcoal, pastels, paint clay, and paper mâché. Each day campers will have the opportunity to express themselves while they create hands-on art in a positive and encouraging environment.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 15-18

Dessert Camp - Junior: Instructed by Amanda Spell, campers will learn basic baking, cooking, and decoration skills related to all things dessert! Fee includes all supplies, apron, t-shirt and snacks. Class will be held at Highland Church of Christ, 425 Highland Ave. Group limited to 20 participants.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 15-19, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Summer camp: ArtHeals Camp. Ages 9-12. Instructor: TBD. All campers will be selected by International Refugee Committee and will benefit from sensory based expressive activities that help connect “thinking” and “feeling.”

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

July 22-26

Enchanted Engineering Camp - Students will take adaptations of fairy tales and add an engineering twist to provide situations that will challenge students' imaginations. This camp will use familiar and timeless stories to encourage your child to begin to problem solve, generate design ideas, collaborate, and make connections to engineering. Fee includes all art supplies, T-shirt and snacks.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 22-26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Summer camp: Beginner Photography ArtCamp. Ages 9-14. Instructor: Jennifer Nichols. Learn basic digital photography skills using Kodak digital cameras. Students will have a downtown excursion, a photo safari at the Abilene Zoo, an editing session at the McMurry University MacLab. Cost: $150 per student.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

July 29-30

Kindercamp is a two-day camp that will help spark the creativity and individual expression in your budding artists. Students will learn the basics of art while creating a few projects to take home. Fee includes all art supplies, T-shirt and snacks.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 29-Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Summer camp: Creative Painting ArtCamp. Ages 9-14. Instructor: Casey La Rue-Chavez. Paint on multiple surfaces, not just canvas! Students will experience different techniques and media in the tradition of painting. Cost: $125 per student.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

AUGUST 2019

 

Aug. 1-3 & 8-10, 7:30 p.m.

McMurry University Theatre presents "I Do! I Do!" by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. This touching story of two soul mates navigating the perils of life is set to a tuneful, charming score that navigates you through 50 years of love, quarrels and marriage.

 

August 5-21 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays)

Jazz for Junior I & II/ Senior I & II
6-7 p.m. Jr. I & II
7:30-8:30pm Sr. I & II
A one-hour Junior and Senior level jazz class offered after ballet classes in August.
Fee:  $120 or $15 per class

Ballet Abilene

1265 N. 2nd St. 325.675.0303 www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

Aug. 5-9

Experience in Painting: Are you partial to painting? If so, this camp is for you! Campers will learn how to mix paint colors and how to paint skillfully using various wet mediums. Students will be divided into two classes of 20 students by grade. Fee includes all supplies, T-shirt and snacks.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Journey with my Jewishness" starring Amit Peled on the cello and Elizabeth Borowsky on the piano at the Williams Performing Arts Center at Abilene Christian University.

This powerful and compelling program follows the personal, musical and spiritual journey of Peled, a renowned cellist. From his childhood growing up in a small kibbutz in Israel, to performing in concert halls around the world, he explores the ups and downs of life and the desire to balance tradition, identity and self-expression.

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "The Heavenly Life" sponsored by Abilene Christian University at the Abilene Convention Center. Amit Peled performs on the cello. Performance by soprano Lynnette Chambers. Music includes Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto.

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

OCTOBER 2019

 

Oct. 18-19

West Texas Book Festival hosted by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library.

 

Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Visions of America" sponsored by First Financial Bank and First Financial Trust at the Abilene Convention Center. Featuring symphonic photochoreography by Westwater Arts. Mayor Anthony Williams will narrate. Music includes R. Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier Suite," Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis," and Copland's "Rodeo Suite."

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

JANUARY 2020

 

Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "The Emperor Concerto" at the Abilene Convention Center featuring Halle Puckett on the piano. She is the 2012 Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Winner. The concert also features Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," and Brahms' "Symphony No. 2."

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

APRIL 2020

 

April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Canadian Brass" at the Abilene Convention Center. The world's most famous brass group comes to Abilene! Featuring Achilles Liarmakopoulos on the trombone, Jeff Nelson on the horn, Caleb Hudson on the trumpet, Chris Coletti on the trumpet and Chuck Daellenbach on the tuba. Music includes Barber's "Overture to the School for Scandal," Rachmanioff's "Symphonic Dances" and Tyzik's "New York Cityscapes."

 

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

 

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-May 18, 2019

"Worlds of Wonder: David Ezra Stein"

Children’s-book historian Leonard S. Marcus has called David “one of the most gifted younger artists working today.”

David’s Interrupting Chicken was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Scholastic named it one of the top 100 books of all time for children.

 

June 6-Aug. 23 2019

"A Time and Place for Everything: Peter Brown"

Peter Brown is an author and illustrator of children’s books. His titles include New York Times bestsellers like The Wild Robot, The Curious Garden, Children Make Terrible Pets, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. Peter’s illustrations for Creepy Carrots!, written by Aaron Reynolds, earned him a Caldecott Honor.

 

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.

 

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
 

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 Members Group Show
Breed Gallery
Through May 18

 

REMNANTS OF GRACE
Nathan Hamilton
Gallery 3
May 1 – June 30, 2019

 

ART GROWS IN THE WILD
Haven Meadows
Gallery 4
May 8 – July 6, 2019

 

WEST TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Annual Exhibit
Wright Photography Gallery
May 8 – July 6, 2019

 

INQUIRE WITHIN
Patty Rae Wellborn
Breed Gallery
May 23 – July 6, 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



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

 

April 15-19 Senior Exhibit-- Manny De Los Santos  April 19-Holiday
Reception-- Monday, April 15 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

April 23—26  Senior Exhibit -- Brooklyn Castillo   Reception—Tuesday, April 23  6:00-7:30 p.m.


April 29—May 3  Senior Exhibit--Mat Phillips 
Reception: Tuesday, April 30  5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

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.


April 22-26, 2019: Tink Kettner Senior Art Show. Reception: April 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
May 6-10, 2019: Clarissa Walls Senior Art Show.  Reception: Following graduation May 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

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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