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September 2019

Body Shift Intensive: Dancing in Community with Karenne H. Koo

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

$25
dancers with and without disabilities

This workshop is designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler. Participants will be guided through movement explorations to expand movement vocabulary; to sense and feel kinesthetically how his/her/their body moves; and how to bring in his/her/their whole self to the dance. Movement themes will celebrate the natural, authentic dancer within each person and serve to encourage a fully inclusive and participatory creative environment where each individual can contribute to the group experiences.

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Body Shift Intensive: Dancing in Community with Karenne H. Koo

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

$25
dancers with and without disabilities

This workshop is designed to encourage movement expressions through improvisation techniques founded upon the free approach to dance and movement pioneered by Barbara Mettler. Participants will be guided through movement explorations to expand movement vocabulary; to sense and feel kinesthetically how his/her/their body moves; and how to bring in his/her/their whole self to the dance. Movement themes will celebrate the natural, authentic dancer within each person and serve to encourage a fully inclusive and participatory creative environment where each individual can contribute to the group experiences.

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Art Spark Texas Artist of the Year Awards 2019

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sterling Events Center, 6134 US 290 E. Frontage Road
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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Collage of multiple photos: Man in wheelchair poses next to his painting, two men in wheelchairs on TV show set, woman poses next to her art, man tips his Fedora hat in an art gallery

Join us in celebrating our 2019 Artists of the Year! Hors d'oeuvres, coffee, tea and lemonade will be served. Music by Sean Wallace and Tristan Archer. Master of Ceremonies, Dolores Gonzales, ADA coordinator for the City of Austin (retired).

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Speaking Advocates: Shake It Off!

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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golden brown leaves blow in the wind over green grass

This month we invite you to speak about the moments where shedding the past became your only way forward, where casting the weight of the outgrown lightened your load just enough to carry on. What are the things you had to shake off, however haltingly? What new opportunities emerged in their place?

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October 2019

Call for Art: Annual Holiday Art and Gift Show

October 1 @ 11:59 pm
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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It's time for 11th annual Holiday Art and Gift Show! We are looking for artwork by Texas artists with disabilities including visual art, crafts, handmade gift items, literary works and more.

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The Lion and The Pirate Open Mic

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore!

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Call for Art: Dallas Abilities Expo

October 11 @ 11:59 pm
Dallas Market Center, 2100 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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$20
artist poses in front of her booth of artwork at abilities Expo

For the first time ever, Abilities Expo is coming to Dallas in December! We have partnered with the Abilities Expo for 10 years to host the Artist Market in Houston, Texas each year, offering opportunities for our Houston artists to show and sell their work. Now we have the chance to highlight our Dallas artists with disabilities at the Dallas Market Center December 13-15, 2019. We only have space for 5 artists, so apply today!

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Speaking Advocates: Something Funny Comes This Way

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
AGE Building, 3710 Cedar Street, Room 101
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Computer-generated image of three jack-o'-lanterns, one wearing an orange and black witches hat

Our Opening Minds, Opening Doors Speaking Advocates group is free and meets the last Saturday of every month from 1-3 PM in Room 161 of the AGE of Central Texas Building. We welcome adults with disabilities who are interested in presenting stories and meeting other speakers.

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November 2019

The Lion and The Pirate Open Mic

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore!

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Art Spark Texas at Library Live!

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carver Branch, Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Austin Veteran Arts (AVA) Fest

Join us at Carver Branch Library for an afternoon of live music presented by Austin Public Library (APL) and Art Spark Texas!

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