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JANUARY 2018   MARCH 2018

Jan. 23-24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop-Up Make ‘N Take
Free with regular museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Family Game Night. Free and open to the public.

Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Watercolor Class. Registration required at www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Jan. 26

Deadline to enter the Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition. The competition is open to woodwind, brass, percussion, string and piano students between the ages of 12 and 18 who live in Texas school Regions 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and have not yet graduated from high school. Scholarship prizes are $1,500 first place, $1,000 second place and $750 third place.

Abilene Philharmonic

325.677.6710 | www.abilenephilharmonic.org

 

Jan. 27-Feb. 8

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature is closed for an exhibition change.

 

Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.

A charming evening from the genuine old-world flavor of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 to Mozart’s delightful Overture to The Magic Flute and Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 played by Abilene-born winner of the Philharmonic’s Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition violinist Fiona Shea. Tickets $18 to $42. Performance at the Abilene Convention Center.

Abilene Philharmonic

325.677.6710 | www.abilenephilharmonic.org

 

Jan. 28, 2 p.m.

When "Pete the Cat" gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! When the groovey blue cat meets young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second-grader on planet Earth, they both have a lot to teach each other. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW bus. $9 tickets.

Children's Performing Arts Series

cpasabilene.org | 325.677.1161

 

Jan. 30-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop-Up Make ‘N Take
Free with regular museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m.

Author Penny Parker Klostermann, will hold a workshop on writing for children and getting published at Calypso Gallery and Academy of Art  1133 N 2nd Suite 102  $65. Register by mailing your  check or pay online at http://www.calypsogallery.com by January 28.

https://pennyklostermann.com/workshop-writing-for-children-and-getting-published/

 

Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 4, 2 p.m.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "The Christians" in Behrens Chapel by Lucas Hnath. Directed by Dr. Victoria Spangler.

On the day in which the megachurch celebrates paying off its debt, Pastor Paul approaches the pulpit to reveal that the congregation will be taking a new direction: No longer will they believe in the existence of hell. Associate Pastor Joshua takes issue with this theological turn. Thus begins the fallout, and then the schism. This drama, about real ministers and real Christians, has been applauded by critics and was performed at the Humana Festival in 2014 and Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 2015.

General Admission $10 Military, seniors and students $5 HSU Faculty, staff and students - free.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

Feb. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
Exhibits Reception
The public is invited to view new art on display in The Center Galleries and meet the artists at a public reception.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

Feb. 1 & 2, 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Tot Spot: Free for museum members; $5 per child for non-members. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 1 & 2, 7-9 p.m.

Open auditions for "Doubt" in ACT 2 Black Box (809 Barrow St.) The play is by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Gavyn Hardegree. Performances April 5-15, 2018. Please find us on Facebook for information.

 

Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m.

Family Game Night. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 1, 7 p.m.

DIALOGUE: Teysha Vinson. A collaborative event with member artists from the Center for Contemporary Arts. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 1-28

Black History Month exhibit.

Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap

325.572.3365 | taylorcountyhistorycenter.com

 

Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.

Art Adventure- Storytime and art project for preschoolers. In
collaboration with Military Child Education Coalition.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 3, 10 am – 3 pm
Abilene Idol 2018 Auditions in the Dillards Women's Courtyard, Mall of Abilene. Audition Fee: $20/pre-registration; $25/on-site, if available
Preregister online at www.AbileneIdol.net
Or email AbileneIdol@ChorusAbilene.net
325-673-7464

Singers should be ready to wow a panel of three judges with 2 minutes of song, as they compete for the top 15 spots of the day, heading to the Abilene Idol Finale four weeks later.  Only singers who are pre-registered are guaranteed a spot.

 

Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
The McMurry University Music Department has launched the 2018 McMurry New Music Project to support musical innovation. New repertoire by established musicians and emerging composers from the worldwide music community are invited to participate. Composers may submit trumpet, keyboard, percussion and duo pieces. There is no entry fee. Composers may submit for more than one category. The deadline for all materials is Dec. 1 at midnight. Email materials to newmusic@mcm.edu.

 

Feb. 6-7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop-Up Make ‘N Take
Free with regular museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: Abilene Bandstand.

ArtWalk is a monthly, mini-festival downtown with galleries and businesses staying open late and entertainment and kids' activities. Free.

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m.
ArtWalk at the NCCIL: Opening of the exhibiton "Our Voice: Coretta Scott King Awards." Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., this award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators and is given for youth books about the African American experience.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.

Reception & Awards Ceremony: Intercollegiate Student Art Competition public reception and awards ceremony; Gallery 3 (upstairs).

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

Feb. 8
ArtWalk night at The Grace.

5:30-7:30 p.m.: Game Night. Play and learn dominoes. Free and open to the public.

6 p.m.: DIALOGUE: Stephanie Prosser. A collaborative event with member artists from the Center for Contemporary Arts. Free and open to the public.

7 p.m.: "Dogs, etc" A special talk by featured artist Mary Vernon. Her exhibition "Mary Vernon: Painting is Drawing," is currently on display on the second floor galleries.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 8-10 & Feb. 16-17, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2 p.m.

"Measure for Measure," a comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by Andrea Robison. With his unique brew of laughter and high seriousness, Shakespeare dissects the nature of government, love, and justice, asking unsettling questions about the relationship between those in power and ordinary citizens.

Abilene Community Theatre

809 Barrow St. 325.673.7082 www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org

 

Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

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

Paramount Film Series presents "Roman Holiday," a 1953 romantic comedy staring Gregory Peck as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a royal princess out to see Rome on her own.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. │ 325.676.9620 │ www.paramount-abilene.org

 

Feb. 9-10 & 16-18

Abilene Christian University Theatre presents “Sense and Sensibility,” but this isn’t your grandma’s Jane Austen! This rollicking, ingeniously-theatrical new adaptation follows the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne. When they lose their fortune, marriage is their only hope. But can love, and marriage go together for women without money? Surrounding them is a company of shape-shifting actors who transform into characters, animals, and even scenery to bring Austen’s story to life in this goofy, joyous and deeply moving play. Dinner option on Saturday, Feb. 10
Recommended for ages 6 and older.

Tickets at acu.edu/theatre or 325-674-ARTS (2787)

Abilene Christian University Theatre Department

 

Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.

Family Art - Bring your family and friends to enjoy an art activity for all ages.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

Feb. 14

Do somethig memorable this Valentine's Day - make a new memory by sending your sweetheart a singing telegram and rose from the Memory Men. Don't just give a card or candy, send your love through song. Call 676-7464 or go to http://www.memorymen.org/index.cfm

 

Feb. 11, 5 p.m.

Church of the Heavenly Rest Chamber Music Concert Series 
Presents: Susetta Rockett, oboe and Friends with Abigail Sanders, piano. Join us for this delightful program as Susetta Rockett takes us on a journey through her recent trip to Europe.  
Works by composers from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, France and America. Concerts are a gift to our community from our Friends of Music at Heavenly Rest. Childcare available.

 

Feb. 13, 6 p.m.

Abilene Community Theatre’s Center for Theatre Education invites children ages 8 to 15 and their parents and guardians to Registration Night and First Class in Abilene Community Theatre’s ACT 2 Building. During the evening, attendees will meet CTE’s Faculty, Andrea Robison and Amber Jordan. Then join us this spring for another fun semester of learning and creative theatre education.

Spring Classes will be Tuesday nights from 6-7:30 PM in ACT 2. The fee for a complete semester of classes is $150, and includes:
·         3 months of classes
·         Student t-shirts
·         End of semester party
This fee can be paid In full on February 13th or paid out in three payments of $50. Scholarships are also available.

Registration forms will be made available that evening (February 13th). Registration ends Feb. 20.

Any questions, please email CTEbigcountry@gmail.com

CTE’s classes are held in Abilene Community Theatre’s ACT 2 Building (the old Fair Park Museum building) just south of Abilene Community Theatre at 809 Barrow.

 

Feb. 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop-Up Make ‘N Take
Free with regular museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Home School Art Day. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Broadway in Abilene presents "The Wizard of Oz" for one night only at the Abilene Convention Center. There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Abilene! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

Celebrity Attractions

 

Feb. 14, 12-1 p.m..
ArtFilm: Art in the 21st Century—Abstract

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

Feb. 14-17, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2 p.m.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre presents "Shrek, The Musical" in Van Ellis Theatre. Based on the characters and story from William Steig’s book and the hit Dreamworks film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairy tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy. Join Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Shrek is a mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages! General Admission $15; Military, seniors and students $10;
HSU Faculty, staff and students $5.

 

Feb. 14 & 15, 10 a.m.

Children's Book Reading: Join us in the Children's Museum for this month's reading held for families on the famous
mini-Paramount stage followed by an art activity in the Children’s Diner. Registration required.
$5 per family or $10 per family to receive a copy of the book.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 14-17, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2 p.m.

HSU Theatre presents "Shrek, the Musical" at Van Ellis Theatre. Music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth.

Based on the characters and story from William Steig's book and the hit Dreamworks film, this hilarious production turns the world of fairy tales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, musical comedy. Join Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Shrek is a mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

Feb. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.

Reception for "Caleb Dulock: Photographs and Transmedia" exhibition, which runs Jan. 22-Feb. 16 at Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery Schedule at Hardin-Simmons University.

 

Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m.

College Night: Free event for all local college and university students.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 16, 12 p.m.

Reception, talk and demonstration for Alexis Serio Hughes'  “Floating Up and Away” watercolor and oil paintings exhibit.

Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery at McMurry University

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

 

Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

Around the World at The Grace. Call to purchase tickets in advance to this fun event that features food and experiences from a variety of countries..

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 16-17 & 22-23, 7 p.m.

Paramount Productions presents "Peter and the Starcatcher" at The Mill Wine Bar and Event Venue.

 

Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m.

Family Art - Bring your family and friends to enjoy an art activity for all ages.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic and Spot-On Entertainment proudly presents a thrilling musical celebration of three of Britain’s legendary songwriters. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney are not only knights — they also happen to be three of the most successful songwriters of all time with careers that span decades. “Music of the Knights®” honors their lasting musical influence with songs like “Memory,” ”I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” ”Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” ”The Phantom of the Opera,” ”Circle of Life,” ”Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” ”Your Song,” ”Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” ”Yesterday,” ”Hey Jude” and many more. Tickets $21 to $47. Performance at the Abilene Convention Center.

Abilene Philharmonic

325.677.6710 | www.abilenephilharmonic.org

 

Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Dr. Peter Lillback, author of No. 1 national bestseller George Washington's Sacred Fire, will be in Abilene to celebrate the launch of Rob Westman's book "George Washington PROVIDENCE." Westman is an Abilene videographer who was inspired by Lillback's book to spend five years researching Washington. Westman partnered with well-known Texas artist Kay Walton on his "Providence" book. She created 22 original oil paintings for the book. Lillback will be speaking at the Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 about George Washington. This is a free event. Doors open at 6 p.m. Walton's large, original oil paintings will be on display in the theater lobby. Walton, Westman and Lillback will sign copies of their books in the lobby.

Lillback is president and professor of historical theology and church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, has published many articles, and is a contributor to the History News Network, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Bulletin.

 

Feb. 19, noon

2018 Texas Author Series presented by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library presents Michael Hurd of Prairie View. He is the author of "Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas." The book covers football at predominately black high schools before integration and includes a section on Abilene's Woodson Rams.

The presentation will take place at the downtown Abilene Public Library. An option lunch for $5 will be available or feel free to bring your own. Free program.

 

Feb. 20-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop-Up Make ‘N Take
Free with regular museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
World Thinking Day: TED Talks centered around art in ArtFilm room (2nd floor).

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

Feb. 22, 11:30-12:45 p.m.

Reception for student watercolor exhibit.

Gypsy Ted II Student Art Gallery

Room 104, Old Main at McMurry University

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

 

Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.
Youth Art Month Opening Reception. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 22-24 & March 1-3

"Women in Congress" is an ancient comib masterpiece by Aristophanes and modernized by Jules Tasca. Using the improbable “happy idea” that the women of ancient Athens could actually take over the government through a clever trick, Aristophanes takes aim at his two favorite targets: civic corruption and utopian philosophy. Directed by David Ainsworth.

McMurry Theatre

325.793.3889 | mcm.edu/theatre.

 

Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Permian Basin String Quartet at Williams Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, ACU. Free admission.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music

 

Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m.

Family Art - Bring your family and friends to enjoy an art activity for all ages.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

Spotlight 2018 “Enchanted Evening”
Feb. 24, 6:30pm
ACU’s Hunter Welcome Center
$35/adults; $20/children 10 & under.  Reservations Required.
325-673-7464 or email info@ChorusAbilene.net

The evening features the youth choruses and soloists with music from Moana, South Pacific, Rio, & Jungle Book and includes dinner and show. Meet and greet special visitors up close & personal.

 

Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m.

Abilene Ballet Theatre presents "Fairy Tales & Fables" at the Historic Paramount Theatre. It is a wonderful family friendly performance where we will take a look at ballet beyond "The Nutcracker" and see what all the magical world of ballet entails. Both pre-professional local dancers and professional guest artists will be showcased. From classical ballet excerpts to new choreographic works, it is an exciting and fun performance not to be missed!

Tickets: Adults $25, child $10 (includes after-party), student $10,
senior citizens/military $15.

All children are invited to an after-party, which will be held at the theatre immediately following the conclusion of the show. There will be time for autographs and meeting the dancers, face painting, edible treats, and more! This will be a very special treat for all children!

Abilene Ballet Theatre

1265 N. 2nd St.| 325.675-0303 | www.abileneballettheatre.org

 

Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

ACU Wind Ensemble presents "Reflection…..Celebration!" A concert for Black History Month featuring music honoring Rosa Parks, commemorating the bombing of the 16th street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Ala., and celebrating the music and art of African-American composers. Cullen Auditorium, ACU
Free Admission.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

Feb. 27-28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pop-Up Make ‘N Take
Free with regular museum admission.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Janet Jergins is holding a workshop on painting with Encaustics (melted pigmented wax) at Calypso Gallery and Academy of Art  1133 N 2nd Suite 102  $100 Supplies Included Register by mailing your  check or pay online at http://www.calypsogallery.com by Feb. 13.

 

 

 

March 1, 10 a.m.

Grace Academy Summer Camp registration opens. thegracemuseum.org/grace-academy

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 1-2, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Tot Spot classes for kids. Free for members; $5 a child for non-members. Registration required. www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 1-3

Studio premier of "Sight Unseen" at Culp Theatre. In this Obie Award-winning play, Jonathan Waxman is the art scene's new visionary, with a waiting list to buy paintings he has yet to paint. In London for his first European show, Waxman is under the gun. He could be spurned, causing the American art world to re-evaluate his work or he could be further lionized, causing more demand and greater expectations. Either way, something is missing. On impulse, he escapes to the country to search for the woman who was his first love and early inspiration. Recommended for ages 13 and older.

Abilene Christian University Theatre Department

 

March 2, 10:30 a.m.

Art Adventure for preschoolers and adult (put on by Military Child Education Coalition). Free!

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

March 3, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and view the original children's picture book art on exhibit. Free.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

March 3

The Abilene Philharmonic Guild Gold Medallion Ball "Retreat to Shangri-La" with Grande Dame Portia Moore and Golden Charm Gaylor Neatherlin will take place at the Abilene Convention Center. The convention center will transform for a Far Eastern themed annual gala event. This will be the 57th year the Abilene Philharmonic Guild has hosted an elegant evening of dining and dancing to benefit the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra.

10:30 a.m. Cherry Blossom Tea

6:30 p.m. Imperial Expedition

7:30 p.m. Retreat to Shangri-La

For more information, please go to www.abilenephilharmonic.org or call 325-677-6710.

Proceeds benefit the Abilene Philharmonic.

 

March 4, 2:30 p.m.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene concert: Richard Sherman, at the Abilene Convention Center.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene

 

March 5, 7:30 p.m.

A Cappella Concert at the Church of Heavenly Rest in Abilene.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

March 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

 

March 6, 7:30 p.m.

“Carnegie Preview” Concert with the Chanters and Wind Ensemble at the Paramount Theatre.

McMurry University Music Department

 

March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Broadway in Abilene presents "Dirty Dancing" the classic story on stage for one night only at the Abilene Convention Center. This is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

Celebrity Attractions

 

March 7, 4:30 p.m.-

Grandparents & Me Craft Time - Main Library Creation Station. Sand art will be the activity this month - all ages welcome.  Free.

Abilene Public Library

 

March 8, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: Spring Punk, Steam Punk

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

March 8, 5:30-8 p.m.

Open late for ArtWalk!

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

March 8, 6-8 p.m.

GraceSTUDIO. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Concert Band concert in Behrens Auditorium.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music

 

March 10, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come and enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibit on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

March 10, 6-8 p.m.

Calypso Gallery Academy of Art grand opening. 1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102.

 

March 12-14

McMurry University Theatre presents a trio of student-written one-act plays. These include Tops of the Trees by Laurel Alldredge (directed by Carolyn Ainsworth), Imagination Simulation by Katrina Pearson (directed by David Ainsworth) and Brace Ourselves by Graeme Regan (directed by Charlie Hukill).

 

March 12-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Spring Break Art Camp! Make Spring Break creative! Draw, sculpt, print, build, and paint this break at The Grace's new Spring Break art camp. Students will get to try a variety of materials in this hands-on class that will excite and inspire. $85 members; $105 non-members. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 13, 6:30 p.m.

Creation Station Presents Easter Egg Wreaths - Main Library Creation Station. This program is for adults - a slightly more challenging craft to create a one-of-a-kind project for your home. Materials supplied. Free.

Abilene Public Library

 

March 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

 

March 14-15, 10 a.m.

Children’s Book Reading

Join us in the Children's Museum for this month's reading held for families on the famous mini-Paramount stage followed by an art activity in the Children’s Diner. Registration required. $5 per family or $10 per family to receive a copy of the book.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Exhibits Reception
Artist Member Group Exhibit
Kevin Stanford Exhibit

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

March 15, 7 p.m.

FAMILY NIGHT: Spring Fling. Art activities, Games, and showing of Disney’s "A Bug’s Life." Free.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 17, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.  

Calypso Gallery Academy of Art, 1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102, painting workshop with award-winning artist J.R. Cooke, $150. Go to www.calypsogallery.com for details and registration.

 

March 17, 1-4

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the original art on exhibit. Free. Come and go!

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

March 19, noon

The 2018 Texas Author Series presented by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library presents Melissa Lenhardt of Frisco, author of "Sawbones," "Blood Oath," and "Badlands" - series of three western novel thrillers featuring a female doctor on the Texas frontier.

The presentation will take place at the downtown Abilene Public Library. An option lunch for $5 will be available or feel free to bring your own. Free program.

 

March 20, 6-8 p.m.

Friends of the ACU Library Banquet with the Maxwells is titled "Angels Unaware: Untold Stories of the Jacob's Dream Sculpture at ACU" in the ACU Hunter Welcome Center. Jack and Jill Maxwell discuss the creation of Abilene's most famous sculptures and provide new insights into the impact of Jacob's Dream on them and their audiences. $40-Person; $1,000-Table sponsor. The banquet also features a sneak peek into the production of their newest public sculpture of angels from the Bible.

acu.edu/library

 

March 20-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 20, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. classes

Home School Art Day. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 21, 12-1:30 p.m.
Art Film: TBD

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

March 22, 6-8 p.m.
Bounce Lettering 101 with Chelsea Umberger. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 24, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibition on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

March 24, 7 p.m.

Starlight Extravaganza - An evening of elegant dining and Broadway show tunes. Van Ellis Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Each table will be decorated to represent a musical, and you can choose your own table. All proceeds from this evening will benefit our HSU Theatre Travel Fund, which supports our students as they travel to Edinburgh Scotland and New York City on alternating years. This year, we are bound for NYC! Call and reserve your table! Tables: $350; Individual tickets:  $65. Buy here

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre & School of Music

 

March 27, 6:30 p.m.

DIY Decor: String Art - Main Library Creation Station.
This monthly program will teach you new skills to make creative art for your home or gifts for others. Materials provided - Free.

Abilene Public Library

 

March 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

 

March 27, 7:30 p.m.

“Abilene Dreams” - A Presentation by Jay Moore at The Paramount Theatre. Free.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 29, 5-8 p.m.

Opening reception for Young Masters Juried Art Competition. Free.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

March 29, 7:30 p.m.

"The Slides of March" in Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall on campus.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music

 

March 31, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibition on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

APRIL 2018

 

April 2, 7:30 p.m.

Faculty Recital at the Williams Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

April 3-4, 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 4, 4:30 p.m.

Grandparents and Me Craft Time - Main Library Creation Station. Laced Easter chicks will be the activity this month - all ages welcome.  Free.

Abilene Public Library

 

April 5-6, 9:30 & 11 a.m. classes

Tot Spot. Free for members; $5 per child for non-members. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 5, 5 p.m.

Reception and Awards for the HSU Student Art Competition. The exhibit at the Ira M. Taylor Gallery on campus is April 2-19.

Hardin-Simmons University Department of Art

 

April 5-7 & April 13-14, 7:30 p.m.

April 15, 2 p.m.

"Doubt," a drama, by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Gavyn Hardegree. A nun who is the principal of a Catholic school in the Bronx takes matters into her own hands when she suspects a young priest of improper relations with one of the male students.

Abilene Community Theatre

809 Barrow St. 325.673.7082 www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org

 

April 5-8

Kenny Barrett did something that has everyone worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that's going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school. "From Up Here" is a new play about a family limping out the door in the morning and coming home no matter what. Hip, smart, and fresh. Directed by Kelsie LeFlore.  Down Centre Stage LabTheatre in the basement of Van Ellis Theatre Building.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

April 6, 10:30 a.m.

Art Adventure for preschoolers and adult (put on by Military Child Education Coalition). Free.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

April 7, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibition on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

April 9, noon

The 2018 Texas Author Series presented by the Friends of the Abilene Public Library present Andy Sansom of San Marcos, and Randy Bacon, of Abilene. The two collaborated on "Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art." It's one of the finest Texas books produced in 2017. It features full color art by 20 Texas artists, including Abilene's Randy Bacon.

The presentation will take place at the downtown Abilene Public Library. An option lunch for $5 will be available or feel free to bring your own. Free program.

 

April 9, 4 p.m.

Cowboy Band Performance, HSU 50th Alumni Golden Lariat Concert.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music

 

April 9-10, 7 p.m.

Open Auditions for NO ROOM FOR A PICTURE ON THE BLANK WALL by David R. Remschel, directed by Mike Stephens.

Abilene Community Theatre

809 Barrow St. 325.673.7082 www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org

 

April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble Concert at Cullen Auditorium on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

April 10-11, 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 10, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. classes

Home School Art Day. Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 12, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: CarWalk

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

April 12

ArtWalk night: Grace After Dark. 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. Ticket pick-up 7 p.m.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 12, 5:30-8 p.m.

Open late for ArtWalk!

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

April 12, 6-8 p.m.

GraceSTUDIO: Intermediate Weaving with Spero Designs.

Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 12, 7:30 p.m.

U-Chorale Concert at Cullen Auditorium on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

April 12-14

The Marriage of Figaro — opera, directed by Dr. Chris Hollingsworth. Figaro, the wily barber and part-time matchmaker has finally fallen in love, but--like everything else in his life--it's complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, Count Almaviva’s wandering eye has landed on the lovely bride-to-be. Mozart’s comic masterpiece delivers an ageless message of love and forgiveness. Van Ellis Theatre.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music

 

April 13, 12 p.m.

Reception for McMurry Student Art Competition.

Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery at McMurry University

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

 

April 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 Calypso Gallery Academy of Art, 1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102, basic calligraphy taught by Renee Swenson, $75. Go to www.calypsogallery.com for details and registration.

 

April 14

HSU Cowboy Band at the Abilene Cajun Festival at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music

 

April 14, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibition on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

April 15, 2 p.m.

Honors Recital at Williams Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

April 17-18, 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 17, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble at Cullen Auditorium on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

April 18, 12-1:30 p.m.
ArtFilm: TBD

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

April 19, 10 a.m.

Children's Book reading - Join us in the Children's Museum for this month's reading held for families on the famous mini-Paramount stage followed by an art activity in the Children’s Diner. Registration required. $5 per family or $10 per family to receive a copy of the book.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 19, 6-8 p.m.

GraceSTUDIO

Registration required: www.thegracemuseum.org/programs

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 20, 6 p.m.

Choir Singers Cabaret - Church of Heavenly Rest in Abilene.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

April 20-22 & 27-29

ACU Theatre presents Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach" in Fulks Theatre. When James is sent to his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach on a journey with human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Recommended for all ages.

Abilene Christian University Theatre Department

 

April 21, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibition on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

April 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Abilene Philharmonic presents “Masterworks IV – Abilene Encore” at the Abilene Convention Center. A showcase of popular musical artists in Abilene performing music by Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Mozart, Haydn, and much more. Guest artists include Lynette Chambers, Samuel Cook, Brent Phillips, Jeff Powers, and Mark Puckett. Single tickets on sale at box office at $18, $21, $29, and $42.

Abilene Philharmonic

325.677.6710 | www.abilenephilharmonic.org

 

April 22, 2 p.m.

Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of CIRCO COMEDIA. Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, Jean Saucier, master equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician, performs his feats from dizzying heights while Patrick Covete, comic clown, expert roller skater and drummer, innocently tries his best to be the (imperfect) assistant. This is family entertainment at its finest! $9 tickets.

Children's Performing Arts Series

cpasabilene.org | 325-677-1161

 

April 24-25, 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 25-28

DirectFest 2018, 4 evenings of short plays, directed by the students in Directing I. Van Ellis Theatre.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

April 26, 6-9 p.m.
¡Fiesta de Arte! Fundraiser 2018
SODA District Courtyard
Tickets available at center-arts.com

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

April 26, 6:30-11 p.m.

Open Road Concert Series.

tickets required: thegracemuseum.org/programs/

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

April 27, 5-6:30 p.m.

Reception for senior exhibition by Katie Cokonougher.

Gypsy Ted II Student Art Gallery

Room 104, Old Main at McMurry University

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

 

April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Bands Concert: Frank Ticheli - Cullen Auditorium on campus.

 

April 28, 1-4 p.m.

Family Fun Art Project! Come enjoy an instructor led art project and see the art exhibition on display. Free. Come and go.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

April 28-29

4th Annual Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival is two nights of fabulous blues music under the West Texas sky with a variety of vendor small shops and food trucks! End your weekend with our Sunday Gospel Brunch. All events are ticketed. Nelson Park Festival Gardens.

http://keycityblues.com/index.html

 

April 29, 3 p.m.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene Concert at Cullen Auditorium on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

MAY 2018

 

May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Broadway in Abilene presents "Chicago" for one night only at the Abilene Convention Center. It's Broadway's most popular musical! A razzle-dazzle tale of sin and celebrity.  And now, you can see it LIVE.  The recipient of six Tony® Awards, two Olivier® Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is the sensation that just keeps getting bigger and bigger.    

Celebrity Attractions

 

May 4, 5-6:30 p.m.

Closing reception for Rob Stannard art exhibit. Reception is 5-6:30 p.m. May 4.

Amy Graves Ryan Fine Art Gallery

McMurry University

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

 

May 4, 5 p.m.

Closing reception for senior Show: Brittany Kuppin, Bryan Vause, Jinghan Ma, and Khalol Myers in the Ira M. Taylor Gallery on campus. Show runs April 23-May 4.

Hardin-Simmons University Department of Art

 

May 5, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Philharmonic presents "Pops III - Broadway a la Carte" at the Abilene Convention Center. Miniature presentations of best loved musicals Hello, Dolly!, Evita, Les Miserables, and South Pacific with five amazing guest singers. Single tickets on sale at box office at $21, $24, $33 and $47.

Abilene Philharmonic

325.677.6710 | www.abilenephilharmonic.org

 

May 12, 11:30 a.m.

Closing reception for senior exhibition by Sara Talkington. Reception is following graduation May 12.

Gypsy Ted II Student Art Gallery

Room 104, Old Main at McMurry University

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

 

May 12

Closing reception for Ben Wang art exhibit. Reception is following graduation May 12.

Amy Graves Ryan Fine Art Gallery

McMurry University

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

 

May 31-June 2 & June 8-9, 7:30 p.m.

June 10, 2 p.m.

"No Room for a Picture on a Blank Wall," a drama by David Remschel, directed by Mike Stephens. The progression of Alzheimer’s is seen in a man’s life as everything around him disappears.

Abilene Community Theatre

809 Barrow St. 325.673.7082 www.abilenecommunitytheatre.org

 

JUNE 2018

 

June 7-9

The 7th annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival celebrating the work of Oliver Jeffers, illustrator of the best-selling "The Day the Crayons Quit" book and its sequal, "The Day the Crayons Came Home." On Thursday, come to the free parade, sculpture unveiling, and Artist Talk. All day Friday and Saturday passes are required for the dramatic readings, art activities, balloon shows, petting zoos and more. Ages 2 and under free. Age 3-12 is $7 until May 15 and $10 after. Ages 13 and up are $12 until May 15 and $15 after. Register at www.abilenecalf.com

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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

 

JULY 2018

 

Summer Music Camp HATS!
For children finishing 1st-5th grades
Monday – Friday, July 30-August 3
9:30am – 12:30pm daily
Cost: $100 with a 15% discount for additional children in the same family
Space is limited to 20 children.
For more information: 3235-673-7464 or info@ChorusAbilene.net

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Sept. 21-22

Receptions and opening of the 35th biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition SculpTOUR around Abilene presented in partnership between the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council and the Texas Sculpture Group. This includes four new sets of contemporary outdoor art pieces by Texas artists that will be placed along the railroad tracks that go through the middle of Abilene along N. 1st Street. Artist names will be announced closer to the special weekend of events, which will include new art pieces on display at the universities and downtown art museums.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Dec. 16

Abilene Opera Association's 2018 presentation of Messiah for December 16, 2018, The Paramount Theatre 7:30 pm. Tickets $15 and $25 available beginning November 1, 2018 at www.abileneopera.org

 

 

 

ONGOING and ON EXHIBIT

THE GRACE MUSEUM

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


Exhibits


Through Feb. 10
"Allison V. Smith: Plain View"
In 2004, Smith quit her day job as a staff photographer at the Dallas Morning News to pursue freelance and fine art photography.
Through Feb. 24
“At Play: Children’s Clothing and Toys” on exhibit in the History Gallery. Visitors can see various toy, clothing and paintings from the same era in this exhibition, all from the permanent collection at The Grace Museum.
Through March 17
“Remembering Roy Helen” in the History Theater celebrates “The Life of the Party” and the many hats she wore – businesswoman, columnist, mother, arts supporter and more. The exhibit includes interviews, photographs and her most famous outfit.

 

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

 

Exhibits

 

Nov. 9, 2017-Jan. 26, 2018

"Some Illustrator!"

Illustrations of Melissa Sweet

 

Feb. 8, 2018-May 19, 2018

“Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustration Awards”

More than 25 illustrators will have artwork in the show, which is a collaboration with the American Library Association and the Coretta Scott King committee. This is the first retrospective of the CSK award winners and honorees.

 

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!

 

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-Friday.
Gallery information: 325-671-2223 or 325-670-1249.

 

Jan. 22-Feb. 16, 2018
Caleb Dulock: Photographs and Transmedia
Reception: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

February 26-March 23, 2018
Joanne Cervantes: Works on Paper
Reception: Thursday, March 22, 5-6:30 p.m.

 

HSU Student Art Competition

April 2 – 19

Reception and Awards, April 5, 5 p.m.

 

Senior Show: Brittany Kuppin, Bryan Vause, Jinghan Ma, and Khalol Myers
April 23 – May 4

Reception, May 4, 5 p.m.

 

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
Buffalo Gap Historic Village | 325.514.0665

 

Abilene Creative Arts Club will meet Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at 1:30-3:30 PM at Mike Lanier’s Studio 13, 909 N. 13th. Local artist Ruth Jackson will present a program on Pastel Portraits. Members are to bring a portrait for Members’ Choice. Visitors are welcome and are encouraged to join us. For more information contact Doris Kinney, President at 325-660-6834.


Feb. 10, 2018          Ken McFarlane - Something New, bring Something New
Mar. 10, 2018         Cathy Lubke - Secrets of Strong Watercolor, bring Your Choice
Apr. 14, 2018          Mike Lanier – First Steps: Monochromatic Underpainting – bring Your First Painting
April 2-27, 2018     Annual Membership Show at Studio 13
April 12, 2018        Show Reception, 5-7 PM
May 19, 2018          Stephanie Prosser – Palette of Purpose, bring Something Large (*3rd Sat. to avoid Mother’s Day)

 

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!
Our Maker Space is now available, with a 3D Printer, Cricut, sewing machines and many more crafting tools for both technological and traditional purposes. To enjoy all of the crafting equipment we ask that you have a library card, register and take our Creation Station Orientation Class. In this class we will cover the equipment that is available for use, Creation Hours, Usage Policies, Safety Guidelines, Fees, and tour the facility. We also have various classes on how to safely use our various pieces of equipment, and we’ll schedule one-on-one orientations if needed. To find the class most convenient for you, check our online program calendar at www.abilenetx.com/apl or call 325-676-6025 for more information.

 

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

Every Thursday – Tech Time Thursdays – Main Library, 2 p.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


January Exhibits

Color in Motion
Patty Rae Wellborn
Breed Gallery
January 2 – February 24

Ocularity
Jen Burns
Gallery 4
January 5 – February 24

TPS Annual Exhibit
Photography by Texas Photographic Society
Wright Photography Gallery
thru January 27

CCAN
Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition
Gallery 3
thru January 13

Presentation of Unusual Beauties, Oddities & Peculiarities
Elle Majors
Wright Photography Gallery
January 30 – March 31

 

February Exhibits

Center Artist Members Group Show
Breed Gallery
February 27 – April 28

Hand-built Micaceous Clay Pottery
Emily Swantner
Gallery 4
February 27 – April 28

Annual Intercollegiate Student Art Competition
Abilene-area College Art Students
Gallery 3
January 30 – February 28

 

March Exhibits
SPRING
The Center’s Artist Member Group Exhibit
Breed Gallery
February 27 - April 28, 2018

Senior Show
ACU Student Exhibit
Gallery 4
March 7 - April 28, 2018

Presentation of Unusual Beauties, Oddities & Peculiarities
Elle Majors
Wright Photography Gallery
thru March 31, 2018

Iron Show: Forged, Fabricated & Found
Kevin Stanford
Gallery 3
March 6 - April 28, 2018

 

April Exhibits
2018 Annual Exhibit
West Texas Photographic Society
Wright Photo Gallery
April 5 - June 30, 2018

SPRING
The Center’s Artist Member Group Exhibit
Breed Gallery
thru April 28, 2018

Senior Show
ACU Student Exhibit
Gallery 4
thru April 28, 2018

Iron Show: Forged, Fabricated & Found
Kevin Stanford
Gallery 3
thru April 28, 2018

 

COCKERELL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY

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

 

Mesquite Story Tellers
FREE, Family, Fun
3rd Tues each month
The Cockerell Bldg, Upstairs
6-7pm

 

January

The Loft Photography Studio by Andrea Schuler
Runs: Jan 1-31st
Hours:  M-F 10a-5p

Mesquite Story Tellers
Free, fun story telling at its best!
Tues, Jan 13 / 6p-7p
Studio 209, Upstairs in The Cockerell

Belly dancing by the Magic Lamp Dance Studio
Led by Instructor- Jami Chance
Outside, in front of The Cockerell building 
5:30, 6:15 and 7pm 

February

‘Family Life’ by E. Lindsey Photography
Runs Feb. 1 - 
Hours:  M-F, 10-5
Reception held during ArtWalk:  Feb. 1 - Feb. 28

 

Girls Night Out’
Also makes great Valentine’s Dad gifts for your loved ones!!
Hosted by:  Abilene Portraits & E. Lindsey Photography 
Studio 209 - Upstairs at The Cockerell
Feb 3rd & 10th / 6:00-8:30pm
$100 per person
Price includes: make-up touchup, food & beverages, 1 digital portrait & matching 8x10 print
Feb 3rd & 10th
For more information, contact Andrea @ 325-333-6783

 

Photo Booth Fun!
Hosted by The Loft’s Stephanie Ellison 
Upstairs at The Cockerell

 

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.

 

Jan. 14-Feb. 16

Alexis Serio Hughes  “Floating Up and Away”  Watercolor  alexisserioart.com 
Date for Workshop to be determined—Contact Caitlin at 325-793-3851 for more information

 

Feb. 20-March 30 

Area Middle School pre-AP Art students and teachers exhibit 


April 6-27

McMurry Student Art Competition and Awards. Reception at noon April 13.


April and May

BFA Senior Exhibitions

 

April 30-May 4

Rob Stannard art exhibit. Reception is 5-6:30 p.m. May 4.

 

May 7-12

Ben Wang art exhibit. Reception is following graduation May 12.

 

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.


Jan. 29-Feb. 16

Student Graphic Design Exibit. Reception is 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. March 1.

 

Feb. 20-March 23 

Student watercolor exhibit. Reception is 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Feb. 22.


April 9-27

Salon Des Refuses—McM Art Competition. Reception is 12:45-1:45 p.m. April 13.


April 23-27

Senior Exhibition by Katie Cokonougher. Reception is 5-6:30 p.m. April 27.

 

April 30-May 4

Senior Exhibition by Chris Bartlett. Reception is 5-6:30 p.m. May 4.

 

May 7-12

Senior Exhibition by Sara Talkington. Reception is 11:30 a.m. following graduation May 12.

 

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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