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Stigma-Busting with Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy

Seven newly-minted Austin comics, along with their teacher and emcee Canadian comic and founder of Stand Up for Mental Health, David Granirer, had a sizable crowd of friends, …

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Artist of the Month: Ron Hull

In early August every year for the last 10 years, I have the pleasure of attending the Abilities Expo in Houston to run the Artists Market. We have …

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Introducing Art Spark Texas

Dear Friends, Art Spark Texas has changed its name to Art Spark Texas, because we Spark the Creative in Everyone. Our name may have changed, but our mission …

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Why Disability Identity is Important

People tend to approach disability from one of two perspectives. First, there’s the medical model wherein disability is perceived as an unfortunate personal problem, one that must be …

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Artist of the Month: Keith Davis

Keith Davis spent his formative years growing up on the plains and prairies of West Texas. The wide, open vistas and blue, cloudless skies continue to have a …

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10 Years of the Artist Market at Abilities Expo Houston

It’s always the first weekend in August. I pack the car to the brim and head out! Vacation, you ask? A camping trip? No, it’s my annual four-day …

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The Art of Networking – Volunteering

This is part two of our creative business series. The Art of Networking: How to Use Volunteering as a Useful Tool to Gain Contacts and References. If you’ve …

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Artist of the Month: Our 2019 Artists of the Year

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Art Spark Texas Award winners as our Artists of the Month for July 2019. Following a lengthly nomination and selection process, …

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The Sleep Test

Do you like a challenge? How about a pop quiz? Then tell me this… do you know what narcolepsy is? If you think you know, then please answer …

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VSA and the Go Project Set Sail for Uncharted Waters

Last September Art Spark Texas partnered with the AISD Go Project to begin offering Media Art and Technology classes to its students. At the helm was instructor Jerry …

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