Calendar

Submit art events to sidney@abilenecac.org    

 

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 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, 10:45 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Young Audiences of Abilene presents the 2019 Summer Library Series at the Abilene Public Library. All shows are free! The first show is Soul Street Dance Co. This dynamic show wil treat audiences to a world-class, high-energy performance!

Young Audiences of Abilene

325.677.1161 www.yaabilene.org

 

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 14, 7:30 p.m.

June 15, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Film Series

KNIGHT FLOORING presents the criitically acclaimed film SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.  Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. 1998, drama/action, 3 hours with intermission, Rated R. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.  To purchase tickets for this film online, click here. To view this film's trailer, click here. Paramount Film Director Robert Holladay will deliver a lecture about the movie at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Must purchase movie ticket to attend.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676-9620 http://paramount-abilene.org/

 

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, 10:45 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Young Audiences of Abilene presents the 2019 Summer Library Series at the Abilene Public Library. All shows are free! The second show is Key City Brass with local performers. Come see the "hose-a-phone" and play a game of "Who's Got the Melody?"

Young Audiences of Abilene

325.677.1161 www.yaabilene.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

 

June 28-30

The Paramount Theatre presents the hit Broadway musical NEWSIES.  Based on the 1992 Disney film, Newsies is the tale of newsboy Jack Kelly, who dreams of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies his army of newsies to strike. Featuring lively music and energetic dances, Newsies is a crowd-pleasing recent Broadway smash.  Tickets are reserved seating at $25, $20, $15 and $12 depending on location. To purchase NEWIES tickets, CLICK HERE.  

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676-9620 http://paramount-abilene.org/

 

JULY 2019

 

July 1-2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Teacher Workshop with featured artist Terry Hays. Registration required at https://pitstop.esc14.net/PITStop/

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 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

 

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 3, 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Film Series

BLACK PLUMBING presents THE AVENGERS. When Thor's evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. 2012, fantasy/science fiction, 2 hours and 33 minutes with intermission, Rated PG-13. All seats for this special event screening are $7.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676-9620 http://paramount-abilene.org/

 

July 4, 7 p.m.

The Abilene Community Band will perform its annual 4th of July concert on the east lawn of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest.  Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket!

 

July 6, 1-4 p.m.

"Free Family Saturday" at the NCCIL! Tour the art exhibition, do an art activity in the studio and visit the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

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 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

 

July 9, 10:45 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Young Audiences of Abilene presents the 2019 Summer Library Series at the Abilene Public Library. All shows are free! The third show is Rochelle Rabouin. Learn to identify constellations in your night sky with this children's entertainer.

Young Audiences of Abilene

325.677.1161 www.yaabilene.org

 

July 10, Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Abilene Preservation League in partnership with Downtown Abi is presenting Best Practices Workshops focused on adaptive reuse of buildings. This workshop features Sarah Jane Blankenship on the "Do's and Don'ts of Painting Historic Brick." Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The workshop is hosted by the Community Foundation of Abilene, whose building is an excellent example of adaptive reuse. Register at abilenechamber.com

 

 

 

 

 

July 11, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk: Summer Lovin' '50s Art themed! Monthly mini arts festival downtown.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

July 11, 5-8 p.m.

The NCCIL is open late for ArtWalk night! Tour the Peter Brown art exhibition, do an art activity and check out the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

July 11

Grace After Dark during ArtWalk. Free wristband pick-up begins at 7 pm - limited to 100 people! Short films on The Grace rooftop begin at dark (approx. 8:45 pm). This event is a collaboration with the Historic Paramount Theatre.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 11, 7 p.m.

Abilene Performing Arts Company's Summer Theatre Camp presents "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR." Tickets are $5 general admission.  The box office opens one hour prior to the performance. For more information, CLICK HERE, to visit APAC online.

 

July 12, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

"Teacher Workshop: The Art of Reading." Our most popular workshop seven years in a row - come again and enjoy NEW materials and projects that blend language and visual art in fun ways for early learners!
Lessons include strategies to develop or enhance visual, verbal and listening skills. Projects are designed to encourage meaningful connections and creativity, as well as fine motor-skill development.
Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! Call 325-762-2936 or visit theojac.org to register

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

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 12-13, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Film Series

TEXAS FARM BUREAU presents the epic drama "Ben Hur" about an aristocratic Jew living in Judaea who incurs the wrath of a childhood friend, now a Roman tribune. Although forced into slavery on a galley and compelled to witness the cruel persecution of his family, he survives, harboring dreams of vengeance. Winner of 11 Academy Awards.  1959, drama/action, 3 hours, 42 minutes with intermission, Rated G. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676-9620 http://paramount-abilene.org/

 

July 13, 1-4 p.m.

"Free Family Saturday" at the NCCIL! Tour the art exhibition, do an art activity in the studio and visit the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

102 Cedar St. | 325.673.4586 | www.nccil.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 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

 

July 17, 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

 

July 18, 6-8 p.m.

Water Color Class with Tamberley Thomas. Registration required at www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

July 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

"Teacher Workshop: Around the World Through Art and Games."Engage your student’s visual thinking, problem solving skills and creativity! Enjoy an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural sampler of games and crafts from around the world, inspired by the art and artifacts of the OJAC collection. Explore a variety of art processes, group challenges and kinetic activities. Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 

 Call 325-762-2936 or visit theojac.org to register

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

July 19-20

Sci-Fi Film Fest at the Paramount! Featuring "Spider-man Into the Spider Verse," "Flash Gordon," "Star Treck II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Mad Max." There will also be talks, shorts and Khan-tests. $7-Per film; $15-All four features.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676-9620 http://paramount-abilene.org/

 

July 20

Military Appreciation Day. All current and former military personnel and their families receive free admission. 

Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap

133 William St | 325.572-3365 | https://taylorcountyhistorycenter.com/

 

July 20, 1-4 p.m.

"Free Family Saturday" at the NCCIL! Tour the art exhibition, do an art activity in the studio and visit the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

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 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

 

July 23, 10:45 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Young Audiences of Abilene presents the 2019 Summer Library Series at the Abilene Public Library. All shows are free! The last show is Magik Theatre. See the fabulous tales of Davy Crockett and Pecos Bill come to life in "The Kingdom of Texas."

Young Audiences of Abilene

325.677.1161 www.yaabilene.org

 

July 26, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

"Teacher Workshop: Texas Railroads and Westward Expansion." Investigate the historical role that railroads played in the Western Expansion of Texas.
Workshop begins with chartered bus travel to local, historic railroad sites, followed by a catered lunch and an afternoon of curriculum enrichment ideas.
Examine antique photographs from the museum archives and investigate issues of social and cultural displacement, land ownership, urban development, economic growth, and environmental change. Practice your skills in primary resource interpretation. Enjoy creative writing and map-making activities.
Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 

Call 325-762-2936 or visit theojac.org to register

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

July 27, 1-4 p.m.

"Free Family Saturday" at the NCCIL! Tour the art exhibition, do an art activity in the studio and visit the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

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

 

July 30 & 31, 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

 

July 31, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

"Teacher Workshop: Fiesta! Hispanic Arts and Culture." Traditions, celebrations, artists, history, and gods! Enrich your existing curriculum with games, music, activities and crafts inspired by Hispanic art and artifacts of the OJAC collection.
Discover fun and meaningful lessons that reinforce social and cultural connections for your JH/ HS students.
Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 

Call 325-762-2936 or visit theojac.org to register

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

July 29-Aug. 2

Art camp for first through third grades. Registration required.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

July 31, Noon-1:30 p.m.

The Abilene Preservation League in partnership with Downtown Abi is presenting Best Practices Workshops focused on adaptive reuse of buildings. This workshop features Matt Robinson on the topic "Architectural Lighting: Big Dividend for Small Dollars." Cost is $10 and includes lunch. The workshop is hosted by the Community Foundation of Abilene, whose building is an excellent example of adaptive reuse. Register at abilenechamber.com

 

AUGUST 2019

 

Aug. 1 & 2, 9:30 and 11 a.m. classes available

Tot Spot. Free for museum members. $5 for non-members.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Reduction Printmaking Class with Lisa Camp. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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.

 

Aug. 2

"Cultural Connections Camp: Ghana." Summer camp for children.

Call the OJAC for 325-762-2936 or visit the website theojac.org for more information and reservations.

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-noon

Registration for Abilene Performing Arts Company classes kicks off and continues during August office hours, which are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

www.apacstars.com

 

Aug. 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

 

Aug. 5-9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Chorus Abilene presents the summer music camp "Adventures in Music" at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Music Camp for kids who have completed grades 1-5. Campers will be introduced to and experiment with different kinds of music throughout the week.
$25 – limited to 25 campers.
325-673-7464 or online at www.ChorusAbilene.net

 

Aug. 6-7

"Things on Strings." Summer camp for children.

Call the OJAC for 325-762-2936 or visit the website theojac.org for more information and reservations.

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

Aug. 6 & 7, 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

 

Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk: DogWalk! Monthly mini arts festival downtown.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m.

The NCCIL is open late for ArtWalk night! Tour the Peter Brown art exhibition, do an art activity and check out the gift shop.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

Aug. 8

Grace After Dark on ArtWalk night. Free wristband pick-up begins at 7 p.m. - limited to 100 people! Short films on The Grace rooftop begin at dark (approx. 8:30 pm). This event is a collaboration with the Historic Paramount Theatre.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 9

"reCreate Camp." Summer camp for children.

Call the OJAC for 325-762-2936 or visit the website theojac.org for more information and reservations.

The Old Jail Art Center

201 S 2nd St. in Albany 325.762.2269 http://theojac.org/

 

Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 10, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

HALL AIR CONDITIONING presents the epic science fiction adventure "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, but refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.  1977, drama/fantasy, 2 hours, 25 minutes with intermission, Rated PG. Paramount Film Series tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military, and children. Paramount Film Director Robert Holladay will deliver a lecture about the movie at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Must purchase movie ticket to attend.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676-9620 http://paramount-abilene.org/

 

Aug. 12-16, 7-9 p.m.

 Chorus Abilene presents "Evening Music with Adults." Join us for a week of evening music with founder Dr. Betty Karol Wilson & current conductor Dr. Dee Romines. No cost involved, but registration required. Come one night to try it out or come all nights and enjoy. Free – registration required.
Register at www.ChorusAbilene.net 

 

 

Aug. 13 & 14, 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

 

Aug. 14, 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

 

Aug. 15-17, 7:30 p.m.

"A Night of One-Acts"

Abilene Community Theatre

 

Aug. 17

Military Appreciation Day. All current and former military personnel and their families receive free admission. 

Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap

133 William St | 325.572-3365 | https://taylorcountyhistorycenter.com/

 

Aug. 23
Auditions for singers entering grades 1-12 this year.
Call Chorus Abilene to reserve a 10-minute audition time. Rehearsals begin Aug. 27.

325-673-7464 or info@ChorusAbilene.net

 

Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.-Midnight

Grace Gala 2019 honoring Karen Turner. This is a fundraising event. Call in advance for reservations and ticket information.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Aug. 26
Adult Chorus Audtions. Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., at Hardin Simmons University. Call 325-673-7464 or email info@ChorusAbilene.net for a 10-minute audition time.

 

Aug. 27 & 28, 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

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

 

Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
Abilene Convention Center
For Love of God, Country and Community
Vocal Major, 12-time International Men’s Barbershop Chorus Champions
Presented by Herald of Truth Ministries

Join us as we celebrate our God, our county and our community. The program will include patriotic and inspirational music while we involve members of our community, military and first responders. 

www.heraldoftruth.org

 

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/

 

Dec. 7, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents two performances of the "A Hometown Christmas" at the Abilene Convention Center. The first performance is a family friendly matinee at 3 p.m. followed by a full-length show at 7:30 p.m.

The show features a combined choir from local church choirs and vocalist Bruce Ewing, the Abilene High School Drum Line and Abilene Christian School's Children's Choir.

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/

 

FEBRUARY 2020

 

Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert" at the Abilene Convention Center. The show features music from "Hello, Dolly," "Mame," "Mack and Mabel" and "La Cage aux Folles." Jerry's songs have lit up Broadway for decades with toe-tapping, soul-stirring musical showstoppers. Come celebrate the songs and the stories of one of the true giants of theatre.

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."

 

MAY 2020

 

May 9, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents Kristen Hertzenberg and Her All-Star Band at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Kristen returns to Abilene for one memorable night. She will be accompanied by Maestro David Itken on piano and backed by a cast of philharmonic musicians rocking the house with hits from the Eagles, James Taylor, the Doobie Brothers, Paul Simon, Carole King and more!

http://www.abilenephilharmonic.org/

 

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.

 

Through August 10

"Gardens at The Grace"

Gallery B

 

Through August 10

Gifts of the Collectors Circle

Gallery C

 

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

On view in the Third Floor History Galleries

 

Through May 23, 2019

Woman's Fashion Evolution: 1900s-1920s, From the Permanent Collection"

History Gallery

 

Through July 6, 2019

"Citizens at Last: The Woman's Suffrage Movement in Texas"

History Gallery

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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
 

 

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

 

Dry Grass for the Soul
Anthony Huff
Breed & Gallery 4
July 10 - September 7, 2019

 

Martha Kiel: A Journey
Martha Kiel
Wright Photography Gallery
July 10 - August 31, 2019

 

Remembering Clint
The Center Honors Clint Hamilton
Gallery 3
July 3 - August 31, 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

 

July

Architecture MakeUp Show
by Student Worker
Instructed by Artists Dana McRight Lee & Carmen Hall 
Opens July 1 and runs thru July 31
M-F 10-5

 

August

New Works
By Artist Cesar Matera
Opens Aug 1 and runs thru Aug 31



AMY GRAVES RYAN FINE ARTS GALLERY

McMurry University

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

 

Summer 2019

McMurry Art Faculty Exhibit:

Kathie Walker Millar, Jennifer Nichols, Tyson Terry, Calvin Brown, Walker Wellborn, Kathryn Trotter

 

GYPSY TED II STUDENT ART GALLERY

Room 104, Old Main at McMurry University

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

 

Summer 2019

Seniors—Then and Now

 

Furr Welcome Center Gallery:
Winning Art from the McM Student Art Competition 2019

 

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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