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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise. Man in a wheelchair viewing artwork in a gallery. Blind artist standing in front of his work. Group of women performing with colored scarves. Man speaking into a microphone with open captioning on a large screen behind him. Group of young students playing a musical game with the teacher.

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Tough Nissi Film Screening

Saturday, April 28 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ground Floor Theater
979 Springdale Rd, Suite 122
Austin, TX 78702

VSA Texas presents this short and positive 40-minute documentary featuring Nissi Salazar, a spunky Texan with cerebral palsy--as she trains and competes in a Tough Mudder race. After the screening, Nissi and the film’s creator, Ben Toalson, will both be in attendance to answer questions.

Nissi has been in a wheelchair most of her life, is an active member of her local community, and encourages people with disabilities to not allow their conditions to define them.

This event is free and seating is limited.

Also, join us in the lobby before and after the movie to see artwork by and meet VSA Texas artists Nancy Doyle, Stephanie Gill, Carol Gonzales, and Pearl Wilbanks.

PET PORTRAIT POP-UP ART SHOW! hosted by VSA Texas

Don’t miss this very Austin event! National Pet Month is underway, and to celebrate, our artists created 30 original portraits of pets and other beloved animals! Admire paintings, drawings, and yarnings* at our inaugural pop-up pet portrait paws & claws art show.

May 5, from 12pm - 4pm at Fast Folks Cyclery!
1201 Cesar Chavez E, Austin, TX 78702

Fast Folks is providing us with a great venue and we love their attitude, bikes, coffee, and vintage clothing. We will also have three baskets on-hand for a small silent auction. Basket items were donated by businesses in and near Austin.

*If yarning is new to you, come to the show.

Any questions call 512-454-9912.

Open Mic Nap

The Lion and Pirate Open Mic presents...
an In-Store Reading with Maria Palacios

Sunday, May 6, 2018
1:00-3:00 pm

Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Austin, TX 78705
512-322-2097

Inclusive open mic at 1 pm, Maria Palacios at 2 pm

Share a story, poem, song, or other talent in a fun and supportive neighborhood bookstore. The open mic is wheelchair accessible, but please contact us at least one week in advance to request other accommodations, including ASL interpreting, audio description, etc.

For more information email Eric Clow or call 512-454-9912.

West Tour

WEST Tour Stop 127
VSA Texas Pop-Up Exhibition

At the corner of 38th Street and Home Lane
May 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 from 11-6 each day

Join us for the VSA Texas Pop-Up Exhibition out on the lawn of the AGE Building. We will be outside at the corner of 38th Street and Home Lane. Several artists showing and selling their work as part of the West Austin Studio Tour. Two weekends - May 12 & 13 and May 19 & 20 from 11-6 both days. See all the tour stops.

Library Live

VSA Texas @ Library Live!

We are currently seeking musicians with disabilities to perform in our quarterly concert series at the Carver Branch of Austin Public Library! This series provides an accessible venue for both aspiring and established musicians with disabilities. Download the entry form to apply. Contact Eric Clow or call 512-454-9912 for more information.

Body Shift is a mixed ability dance project

Everyone moves in unique and different ways. Body Shift offers dance classes for anyone to explore movement and the body, and creates a welcoming environment that empowers everyone to fully embrace dancing. Every Body can find enjoyment in contemporary dancing. Come experience an Elements class and learn how you, too, can move creatively in a group or by yourself. We have been doing this for over 10 years, and we are just getting started! Thank You Impact Austin for your support. Visit www.bodyshift.org for more information.



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