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APRIL 2018   MAY 2018

April 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 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. General admission is $10; seniors, military and students are $5; HSU students and employees are free.

Hardin-Simmons University Theatre

 

April 26, 12-12:30 p.m.

Arts Rally at The Grace Museum ballroom. Lunch provided. Celebrate how the arts enhance our community. We will share information on the Hotel Motel Tax as it pertains to the arts in light of the upcoming performance audit being conducted by the city. Please RSVP to info@abilenecac.org.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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

 

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 featuring Bonnie Bishop, a native Texan known for her soulful Americana sound. Food truck in front of The Grace and beer and wine on the rooftop. Proceeds benefit Future Fund. Tickets are $40.

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 28, 6:30 p.m.

An evening of music and laughter at the Paramount Theatre with Grammy nominated artists The Isaacs and NFL Hall of Fame Member and four- time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. VIP tickets $40; Artist Circle tickets $35; general admission tickets $30. https://www.itickets.com/events/392121.html

 

April 28, 7-11 p.m.

 The Abilene Preservation League's Inaugural Gala: Andy Warhol- "The Silver Factory." It will be held at 201 Mesquite Event Center. The event will feature catering by Betty Rose's, dancing with Twyla Forman and Soul Free Revival, and a live auction. The price is $125 for one person or $1,200 to reserve a sponsorship table.

 Kaylin Roberts, kaylin@abilenepreservation.org, 325-676-3775

 

April 29, 3 p.m.

Civic Orchestra of Abilene Concert at Cullen Auditorium on campus.

Abilene Christian University Music Department

 

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

Arts Rally at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Celebrate how the arts enhance our community. We will share information on the Hotel Motel Tax as it pertains to the arts in light of the upcoming performance audit being conducted by the city. Please RSVP to info@abilenecac.org.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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

 

 

 

May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Abilene Community Band spring concert at the Paramount Theatre. Free.

 

May 1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 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 3-4, 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

 

May 3, 6-8 p.m.

Palette Knife Landscape Class. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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 4, p.m.

Celebration Singers spring concert, "Movin' On," at the Paramount Theatre. Free. Directed by Betty Ann Blackburn. Hosted by Dr. Larry McGraw.

 

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 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 8, 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

 

May 10, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: Westward Ho! & Beyond

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

May 10, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk at The Grace. Museum is free to tour. Enjoy the Children's Museum play area on the second floor. Watch Paramount movie festival shorts on the roof at Grace After Dark. Tickets for that event can be picked up after 6 p.m.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 11-12

Chorus Abilene Youth Auditions
For young people entering grades 1-12 in the fall.

Children entering grades 1-4 should come ready to sing "Happy Birthday" and youth entering grades 5-12 should come prepared with one verse of "My Country Tis of Thee."

For more information or to reserve a 10 minute audition spot, 325-673-7464 or info@ChorusAbilene.net

 

May 11, 6:30-7 p.m. Robert Holladay film lecture.

7:30 p.m. Film starts.

May 12, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Film Series presents "Funny Face." Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire 1957, color, Romance/Musical, 103 min., Not Rated Fred Astaire’s inimitable dancing feet come full circle in this musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris, co-starring Audrey Hepburn as a newly discovered fashion model.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.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 12, 5-7 p.m.

Exhibits Reception (group reception)
Jack Harkins
Bird Thomas & Friends
Kacy Latham & Storybook Attic Artists

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

May 15-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 16, 12-1:30 p.m.
Art Film: ABSTRACT: Paula Scher: Graphic Design

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

May 17, 10 a.m.

Children's Book Reading. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 17, 6-8 p.m.

DIY Macrame Hanging Planter. Registation required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 24, 6-8 p.m.

Clay Essential Oil Diffuser Wall Hanging Class. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

May 26, 5 p.m.

Artists reception: Art + Science = Wonder. Free and open to the public.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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 4-8, 1-4 p.m.

Dessert Camp Junior. Entering grades 3-5. SOLD OUT

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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

 

June 7-8, 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

 

June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Dinner with best-selling artist and author OIiver Jeffers in the NCCIL gallery. A fun night with great foods. Proceeds benefit the NCCIL. Call for ticket prices and sponsorship opportunities.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature

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

 

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

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 13-15, 1-4 p.m.

Print-Palooza Camp for grades entering fifth through eighth. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 14, 5-8 p.m.
ArtWalk: GEEK OUT: Fun with Flags

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

June 14, 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk at The Grace. The museum is open late for free. Visit the Children's Museum with interactive exhibits and tour the art galleries. Grace After Dark on the roof features selected shorts from the Paramount Theatre's 24fps International Short Film Festival. Tickets can be picked up starting at 6 p.m.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 15-16, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.

Girls Night at the Museum for girls entering grades fourth through sixth. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 15-16

Paramount Film Series presents "It Happened One Night."

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert 1934, black & white, Romance, 105 min., Not Rated Runaway socialite Ellie Andrews (Colbert) is en route to the Big Apple to elope and along the way she meets a crusty newspaperman (Gable). But a string of zany misadventures leads them to realize they’re madly if reluctantly in love.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

June 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Daring Drawings & Curious Colors Camp for students entering grades first through sixth. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 18-22, 1 -4 p.m.

Culinary Camp Senior for students entering grades seventh through 12th. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 20, 12-1:30 p.m.
ArtFilm: ABSTRACT: Platon: Photography

Center for Contemporary Arts

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

 

June 21, 10 a.m.

Children's Book Reading. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 21, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Open Road Concert Series: Charley Crockett. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 25-29

Science Camp for children entering grades third through sixth. Registration required.

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

June 25-29

McMurry University Summer Art Camp 2018
Patterns in Nature
9:30 a.m.--12:30 p.m.
Finishing K-6th grade
Drawing, taught by professor Cal Brown
 Photoshop,  taught by professor Tyson Terry & 
 Collage, taught by instructor Jennifer Nichols
$150. total for three, one-hour sessions each day.

Register on line or send your check to:

McM Art Camp
Caitlin Boyle, Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697

Registration closes May 18 

 

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

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

The Grace Museum

102 Cypress St. 325.673.4587 www.thegracemuseum.org

 

JULY 2018

 

July 13-14

Paramount Film Series presents "Rio Bravo." Starring: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickenson 1959, color, 141 min., Not Rated When the brother of an accused gunslinger attempts to bust him out of jail, the town Sheriff (Wayne) is forced to enlist a reluctant group of people to help him make a stand.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

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

 

AUGUST 2018

 

Aug. 10-11

Paramount Film Series presents "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen 1981, color, Fantasy/Adventure, 115 min., Rated PG When Dr. Indiana Jones (Ford) is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

 

Sept. 14-15

Paramount Film Series presents "Back to the Future Triology." Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd 1985, 1989, 1990, color, Science Fiction, Rated PG Experience one of the most popular movie series of all time like never before with these special "Back to the Future Trilogy" screenings.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

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

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

Oct. 12-13

Paramount Film Series presents "Rear Window." Starring: Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Thelma Ritter 1954, color, Thriller/Action, 112 min., Rated PG As his broken leg heals, a wheelchair-bound man (Stewart) becomes fixated on a mysterious man whose behavior has him convinced a murder has taken place.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

Oct. 17, 11:45 a.m.

"Celebrate the Arts in Abilene" annual luncheon.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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

 

Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Paramount Film Series presents "Hocus Pocus." Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy 1993, color, Comedy/Horror, 96 min., Rated PG Parker, Midler and Najimy star in this supernatural family comedy as a trio of 17th-century sibling witches who are accidentally resurrected in the 20th century by an unsuspecting teenager.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

Nov. 9-10

Paramount Film Series presents "The Wizard of Oz." Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr 1939, color, Fantasy/Adventure, 125 minutes, Not Rated When young Dorothy (Garland), is swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

Dec. 14-15

Paramount Film Series presents "It's a Wonderful Life." Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore 1954, black & white, Fantasy/Drama, 130 min., Not Rated When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George Bailey (Stewart) poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George what life would’ve been like had he never been born.

Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress St. 325.676.9620 paramount-abilene.org

 

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 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.

 

Through March 22
“Youth Art Month"

A national celebration of the visual arts. Each March, the Grace Museum hosts this art exhibition of approximately 800 students from all over our region.

 

Through April 12
“10th Annual AEF Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition"

The juried art competition offers every Advanced Placement (AP) Studio Art student in Abilene ISD an opportunity to have artwork selected for a museum exhibition and to compete for valuable college scholarships. The exhibition is a collaborative effort by AEF, Abilene ISD, and The Grace Museum and will feature works from 40-50 students.

 

Through April 14
“The Fine Art of Collecting"

Mike and Elise Chitty’s interest in art began shortly after they married in 1977. As of 2017, their private collection consists of more than 400 works of art and artifacts and counting.

 

 

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

 

Exhibits

 

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!

 

June 7-Sept. 30, 2018

"Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books"

 

Oct. 11, 2018

"Fine Art of Sophie Blackall"

 

Feb. 14, 2019

"An Exhibition of Works by David Ezra Stein"

 

IRA M. TAYLOR MEMORIAL ART GALLERY

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

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

 

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.



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

 

 

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

 

May & June Exhibits

Peoples of the Americas
Jack Harkins
Breed Gallery
May 1 - June 30,2018

Please Touch
Bird Thomas & Friends
Gallery 4
May 1 - June 30, 2018

West Texas Photographic Society
2018 Annual Exhibit
Wright Photography Gallery
thru June 30,, 2018

Storybook Attic
Curated by Kacy Latham
Gallery 3
May 4 - August 18, 2018

 

COCKERELL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY

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


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.

 

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.


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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