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Welcome to Austin, EXIT12

Hello Art Spark blog readers, The EXIT12 Dance Workshop is an amazing opportunity to take part in a workshop with Roman Baca, the Artistic Director and co-founder of …

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Artist of the Month: Sarah Davis

We recently hosted our Haven Allen Artist of the Year Awards. This is an annual event which honors Texas artists with disabilities in all disciplines based upon nominations …

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Empowering Women Veterans Through Theatre

In October, Canopy Theater and The Vortex are producing the premier of Jenny Pacanowski’s original drama, Dionysus in America. As a Iraq war veteran and an artist, Jenny …

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Austin Veteran Arts Festival Exhibit Highlights

The Austin Veteran Arts Festival celebrates veterans, active duty military, family members, and school children as a means of unifying Veterans and their communities through the arts. The …

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Stigma-Busting with Stand Up for Mental Health Comedy

Art Spark Texas welcomes new Director of Outreach, Susan Slattery, who came to us this summer from KOOP Radio in Austin where she has been the Business Membership …

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

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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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