Cultural Art Happenings
 October 2014  
The time is quickly coming when we will welcome home one of Abilene's own stars - PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's top editor, Jess Cagle!
We were thrilled when Jess agreed to fly home to Abilene from New York City so we could honor him Oct. 18 for his outstanding career in entertainment journalism. He liked that the proceeds from the event benefit our HeARTS for the ARTS program, which supports arts programs for children and special populations. The night will be a win-win for everyone involved, and we hope you will want to be there, too!
Just a warning - the infamous paparazzi might show up at the Paramount Theatre that night!
Check out the other arts events happening this month. Our new Broadway in Abilene season kicks off with "Jekyll & Hyde," and the Children's Performing Arts Series starts with "Skippyjon Jones." Tickets are almost gone! 

Artfully Yours,

Lynn Barnett

Executive Director

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council 

325.677.1161 

"Rough Rider" Roosevelt to visit Comanche Moon Social
Theodore Roosevelt led a remarkable life. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and spent time as a cattle rancher and cavalry colonel. At 42, he became the youngest president of the United States. On Saturday, Oct. 4, entertainer Joe Wiegand will bring "The Hero of San Juan Hill" to life for a performance at the 4th Annual Comanche Moon Social benefiting Buffalo Gap Historic Village. The evening at Perini Ranch also includes dinner, silent auction, cocktails and music. Tickets are $125 or $100 for BGHV members.

Popular "Skippyjon Jones" book brought to stage

Skippyjon Jones, the little kitten with big ears and bigger dreams, is coming to the Paramount Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 as the first show in the Children's Performing Arts Series new season. The show is based on the beloved children's book series by Judy Schachner. In this show, Skippyjon pretends he is a warrior Chihuahua. He dons a mask, a cape, and an accent, and transforms into Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter in old Mexico who fights bad guys and saves the day. Tickets are $9. Call 677-1161 or go online here. 

ArtWalk celebrates arts, culture of Africa

The theme for October's ArtWalk is "Out of Africa & Beyond" - an event designed to introduce the arts, crafts and cultures of populations of people who have recently made Abilene their home. The fun starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 and continues to 8 p.m. with shops, museums and eateries open late. New Abilenians from Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan and more will dance, sing and play music from their home countries. Come downtown to discover the cultural richness in our own backyard. ArtWalk is a monthly downtown wide event hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts


Children's book artist Eric Rohmann set to visit     
The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature will host artist Eric Rohmann this month at various activities. The NCCIL is showing his work Oct. 9 through Jan. 30 in an exhibit titled "My Friend Eric Rohmann." The first event is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the NCCIL gallery called "Time Flies: Artist Talk & Book Signing." The NCCIL will host a members only reception (memberships start at $50) at 5 p.m. Oct. 10. Lastly, the NCCIL will host a children's event with Rohmann with a book signing to follow at 10 a.m. Oct. 11.   
ACU catches "Big Fish" for homecoming musical
Having just finished its Broadway run, "Big Fish" is quite a catch for the Abilene Christian University Theatre Department, one of the first in the nation to mount a production. "Big Fish" centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest ... and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone. But his son, Will, who is about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Shows at 8 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Abilene Civic Center.

Paramount Film Series: "Vertigo" starring Jimmy Stewart 
The Paramount Film Series presents the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Vertigo" starring Jimmy Stewart as a detective with a crippling fear of heights who is drawn into a web of murder. 1958, color, 129 minutes, Rated PG. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for students, seniors, military and children.  To purchase tickets online, click here. To view this film's trailer,  click here. The show is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 and 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The Robert Holladay film lecture (with purchase of movie ticket) is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
Halloween happenings sure to spook and treat
From frontier style trick-or-treating to Boo at the Zoo and ghost hunts, local art and cultural organizations have Halloween covered.
Buffalo Gap Historic Village kicks off the season with Pillage the Village and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. Children can trick or treat with historical figures. Plan to stay for carnival games and activities. Ghost tours start later that night and continue Oct. 18 and Oct. 25. The Abilene Preservation League presents Haunted Abilene 2014 at the historic Swenson House Oct. 24-25. Frontier Texas! hosts the Howl-O-Ween pet contest and expo Oct. 25. Thousands of ghouls and goblins will be at Boo at the Zoo on Oct. 25. And lastly, the Paramount Theatre will show "The Conjuring" on Halloween night Oct. 31. Based on spooky true events!

Meet PEOPLE's top editor at HeARTS benefit

The last person to interview Joan Rivers. The top editor of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly magazines. The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council celebrates the amazing entertainment journalism career of Jess Cagle, a 1983 Cooper High School graduate, at a special event Saturday, Oct. 18 benefiting HeARTS for the ARTS. The New York City resident will share his tales from the red carpet (he's co-hosted the Academy Awards pre-show five times) and answer questions. Tickets for the full evening (6 p.m. dinner with Jess at Prosperity Bank, awards, his talk and dessert on the Paramount stage) are $125. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Paramount portion and dessert on the stage are $20. 

Two Bach inspired events this month with music, dancing
It's all about that Bach for two Abilene music groups this month.
The Abilene Philharmonic is celebrating beer, brats and Bach at "Bachtoberfest" Saturday, Oct. 25. The special event starts with a street festival at 3 p.m., Bier Garten and wine, shopping, eat street, hand craft fair, dancing and a live stream of the Philharmonic concert onto the Abilene Civic Center lawn.
The adult and youth choruses of Chorus Abilene will perform "Bachtastic" on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. This show was underwritten by Charles Nelson in memory of his wife, Betty.

"Jekyll & Hyde" is dark, musical love story
Following four thrilling and chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from TonyŽ and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn returns in a stunning new production that includes all the classic songs "This is the Moment," "A New Life" and "Someone Like You," that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed "Jekyll & Hyde" into a theatrical phenomenon. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Abilene Civic Center.
ACT presents Neil Simon comedy "The Odd Couple"

The classic Neil Simon play "The Odd Couple" opens as a group of men are assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. If the mess is any indication, it's no wonder his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal. However, as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results. This Abilene Community Theatre production runs Oct. 30-31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 27. $15 for adults and $12 for students/seniors/active military. Call 325-673-6271. 

BOOK BUZZ: Jay Moore delves into Abilene's past
To drive along the streets of a community is to pass alongside the history of that city. Historian and Abilene High School history teacher Jay Moore has taken his popular documentary film series on local history and expanded it into a new book called "Abilene History in Plain Sight." Moore, who regularly gives public lectures on local history, includes 70 stories about our city, covering everything from street names to lakes, parks and stadiums. Published by ACU Press and retails for $29.99.

 

OCTOBER 1
Exhibit opens for artist Nancy Capra, of Willow Art School Studio 215 of The Cockerell Studios -Upstairs, who will be showing "Thunder and Revelation" from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
Regular viewing times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Cockerell Gallery & Studios

1133 N. 2nd 325.674.2085 www.cockerellgalleries.com 

 

OCTOBER 2, 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Tot Spot for little ones and their parents. Paid registration required to attend.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 3, 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Tot Spot for little ones and their parents. Paid registration required to attend.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 3, 8:00 PM
ACU Swing Dance Concert at the Elks Arts Center, 1174 N. 1st St.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music
ACU Drive │674.2199 │www.acu.edu/academics/cas/music 

 

OCTOBER 4, 5:30 -9:30 PM
4th Annual Comanche Moon Social. Tickets: $125 each or $100 for BGHV members. Call 325-572-3974 to reserve your seat.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 5, 2:00 PM
The Children's Performing Arts Series presents "Skippyjon Jones" at the Historic Paramount Theatre. Skippyjon is a little Siamese kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams. He loves to pretend, and in this story, he imagines that he is Skippito Friskito, the greatest canine sword fighter in old Mexico! Based on the popular children's book series. Tickets are $9.

Children's Performing Arts Series
1101 North 1st St. │ 325.677.1161 │ www.abilenecac.org 

 

OCTOBER 6, 7:30 PM            
Concert Band Concert at Behrens Auditorium.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music
2200 Hickory │ 325.670.1000 │ www.hsutx.edu 

 

OCTOBER 7, 11:30 AM
Meeting for Los Aficionados, a group that helps support The Grace.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM
ACU Guest Artist Recital: Joy Thurman, piano, at the Recital Hall on campus.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music
ACU Drive │674.2199 │www.acu.edu/academics/cas/mus 

 

OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM
HSU Orchestra Concert at Behrens Auditorium.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music
2200 Hickory │ 325.670.1000 │ www.hsutx.edu 

 

OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM
ACU Guest Artist Recital: Joy Thurman, piano, at the Recital Hall on campus.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music
ACU Drive │674.2199 │www.acu.edu/academics/cas/mus 

 

OCTOBER 9, 5:30 PM
ArtWalk night. Museum will stay open later and will be free to tour. Art activity for children.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 9, 5:00-8:00 PM
"ArtWalk: Out of Africa" - A free celebration of the visual and performing arts in downtown Abilene, this month featuring performances by new citizens from Africa. Visit center-arts.com for details. The month of October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Goodwill employees have are showcasing employee art in the Bogie's windows to help raise awareness of their mission. They are using the theme "recycling" to also tie into November's ArtWalk theme.

The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. │ 325.677.8389 │ www.center-arts.com 

 

OCTOBER 9, 6:30 PM
Gallery talk with Caldecott winning artist Eric Rohmann.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
102 Cedar St. │ 325.673.4586 │ www.nccil.org 

 

OCTOBER 10-11, 8:00 p.m.
October 12, 2:00 p.m.

Homecoming production: "Big Fish." Abilene Civic Center. Suitable for all ages. Book by John Austin. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Dawne Meeks.
Having just finished its Broadway run, "Big Fish" is quite a catch for the ACU Theatre, one of the first in the nation to mount a production. "Big Fish" centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest ... and then some!

Abilene Christian University Theatre Department
William Performing Arts Center │ 674.ARTS │ www.acu.edu

 

OCTOBER 10-11 - Paramount Film Series: "Vertigo"

7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday

6:30 p.m. Friday: Robert Holladay lecture on film

Alfred Hitchcock thriller about a police detective played by Jimmy Stewart whose drawn into a web of intrigue.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress │ 325.676.9620 │ www.paramount-abilene.org 

 

OCTOBER 11 - Chautauqua Learning Series

11-12 p.m.

Lydia Long on jails and crime in West Texas.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 11, 10:00 AM
Children's event with artist Eric Rohmann at the NCCIL.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
102 Cedar St. │ 325.673.4586 │ www.nccil.org 

 

OCTOBER 11, 11:45 AM
ACU Homecoming Choirs Concert the Recital Hall on campus.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music
ACU Drive │674.2199 │www.acu.edu/academics/cas/mus 

 

OCTOBER 11, 3:00-5:00 PM
Pillage-the-Village and Fall Festival. Frontier style trick-or-treating for children ages 12 and under.
$3 per person.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 11, 8:00 PM
Ghost Tours: $10 per person.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 12, 2:00 PM
OCTOBER 13, 4:00 PM
Paramount Productions auditions: "Hairspray, Jr."
Calling all actors, singers and dancers! Paramount Productions will present a special "Junior" version of the hit Broadway Musical HAIRSPRAY in January of 2015.  We are now holding open auditions for performers AGES 8 TO 18. Prepare a short song that shows off your talent and bring a playback CD or sheet music. A pianist will be available. All participants must sing with accompaniment. Hairspray, Junior performs on January 16-18, 2015. Call director Betty Hukill at 325-676-9620 for more information, or email her at bhukill@paramount-abilene.org. You must be between the ages of 8 and 18 to audition.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress │ 325.676.9620 │ www.paramount-abilene.org 

 

OCTOBER 14, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM
Home school art classes. Paid registration required to attend.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 16, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
"Experience India" - Reception for the Kumbh Mela exhibit, a concert by Indian musicians Indrjit Banergee and Gourisankar Karmakar on sitar and tabla, a screening of the short film "Cloth Paper Dreams" about the Kumbh Mela pilgrimage that happens in India once every 12 years, and an opportunity to meet and hear from the photographer who captured some of the 50 million people gathered for the event in 2012.

The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St. │ 325.677.8389 │ www.center-arts.com 

 

OCTOBER 16, 6:00 PM
"Bottles and Brushes." Paid registration required.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 17-18, 8:00 PM
SING in Behrens Auditorium.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music
2200 Hickory │ 325.670.1000 │ www.hsutx.edu 

 

OCTOBER 18, 10:30 AM          
College of Fine Arts Gala in Behrens Auditorium.

Hardin-Simmons University School of Music
2200 Hickory │ 325.670.1000 │ www.hsutx.edu 

 

OCTOBER 18, 11:30 AM
Gallery teacher and attendant training. Free. Registration required.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Family Fun Art Project - A come-and-go free program offered by our art educators who help you and your little ones create artwork using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
102 Cedar St. │ 325.673.4586 │ www.nccil.org 

 

OCTOBER 18, 5:00-6:30 PM

Reception for HSU Faculty Exhibition at Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery at Hardin-Simmons University in the Frost Center for the Visual Arts. 

 

OCTOBER 18 - An Evening on the Red Carpet with Jess Cagle

6 & 8 p.m.

Join the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council in honoring Abilene's own Jess Cagle, who was named editorial director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly this year. The 1983 Cooper High School graduate will receive a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. The evening is a fundraiser for the HeARTS for the ARTS grants program. Dinner with Jess is at 6 p.m. at Prosperity Bank followed by 8 p.m. award presentation, Jess' celebrity stories and Q&A at the Paramount Theatre. It concludes with desert on the stage. Tickets are $125 each or $1,000 for table of eight. Tickets for the Paramount portion only are $20.

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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

 

OCTOBER 18, 7:30 PM
Bachtastic! Concert featuring all four choirs of Chorus Abilene performing music written or inspired by Johannes Sebastian Bach. Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, military.

Chorus Abilene

1174 N. 1st St.  325.673.SING www.chorusabilene.net 

 

OCTOBER 18, 8:00 PM
Ghost Tours: $10 per person

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 19, 12:00-5:00 PM
Military Appreciation Day. Free admission for active, retired, & former military  and family.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 19, 2:00-4:00 PM
Craft Sunday for Kids: Tube Monsters. Ages 12 and under free.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 20-24 - KACU 89.7 Fall 2014 Membership Drive
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
All week long tune-in to hear interviews with guests from all over the Big Country as our friends testify to the importance of public radio in our area. Listen for your chance to support KACU as well as other non-profits and art organizations in Abilene, and information regarding donation premiums and prizes!
KACU 89.7
1925 Campus Court, Office 100 325-674-2441 kacu.org 

 

OCTOBER 21, 10:00 AM
Blur. Series of classes blurring the lines between art and craft. Paid registration required.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 21 - Abilene Community Band's fall concert

7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre. Free admission.

 

OCTOBER 24-25, 7:00-10:00 PM
Haunted Abilene 2014 presented at the historic Swenson House, 1726 Swenson St., with trolley rides to Abilene's famous haunted spots. Go to www.hauntedabilene.com for more information.

Abilene Preservation League
1174 N. 1st St.│ 676.3775 │ www.abilenepreservation.org 

 

OCTOBER 25, 10:00 AM
Reading of "Stuck" in the Children's Museum. Paid reservation required.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ www.thegracemuseum.org

 

OCTOBER 25, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Big Country Pet Parade will take place and includes a "Howl-O-Ween" pet walk, pet business expo and pet costume contest. Cost is $8 per pet and includes a free ticket for their human companion to tour the museum.

Frontier Texas!
625 N. First St. │ 325.437.2800 │ www.frontiertexas.com

 

OCTOBER 25, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Family Fun Art Project - A come-and-go free program offered by our art educators who help you and your little ones create artwork using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery.

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
102 Cedar St. │ 325.673.4586 │ www.nccil.org 

 

OCTOBER 25, 12:00-6:30 PM
Boo at the Zoo: Join thousands of young goblins and ghouls at this wildly popular annual event and trick-or-treat among the animals.

Abilene Zoo
2070 Zoo Lane │ 325.676.6085 │ www.abilenezoo.org

 

OCTOBER 25, 2:30-3:30 PM
Musical theater review at Hardin-Simmons University's Behrens Auditorium.

Abilene Performing Arts Company, Inc.

1049 Industrial Blvd, Ste. 200 │ 437.2486 │ apacstars.com

 

OCTOBER 25 - Abilene Philharmonic's Bachtoberfest

7:30 p.m. Abilene Civic Center

"Masterworks II - Bachtoberfest." Music that influenced and inspired generations of composers with Maestro Itkin leading from the harpsichord and showcasing the orchestra's principal flutist Joanna Martin.

Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra

401 Cypress, Ste. 520 │ 677.6710 │ abilenephilharmonic.org 

 

OCTOBER 25, 11:00 PM-3:00 AM
Paranormal History: $45 per person, BGHV members $35. Space limited to 20 participants.

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

133 N. William St.│ 325.572.3365 │ www.buffalogap.com 

 

OCTOBER 27, 7:30 PM
ACU Choir Concert at the Recital Hall on campus.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music
ACU Drive │674.2199 │www.acu.edu/academics/cas/mus 

 

OCTOBER 28 - "Jekyll & Hyde" the musical 

7:30 p.m. Abilene Civic Center

The Broadway in Abilene series presents "Jekyll & Hyde" will thrill audiences with the dark, dangerous love story that includes the classic songs "This is the Moment," "A New Life" and "Someone Like You."

Celebrity Attractions

800.869.1451 │ www.CelebrityAttractions.com 

 

OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM

ACU Orchestra Halloween Concert at Cullen Auditorium.

Abilene Christian University Department of Music
ACU Drive │ 674.2199 │www.acu.edu/academics/cas/mus 

 

OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 1, 6-8, 7:30 PM

Abilene Community Theatre presents the classic Neil Simon comedy "The Odd Couple."

Abilene Community Theatre

809 Barrow │ 325.673.6271 │ abilenecommunitytheatre.com

 

OCTOBER 31 - Paramount Special Halloween Film: "The Conjuring"

7:30 p.m.

This terrifying thriller, based on true events, is about a family who moves into a New England farmhouse haunted by evil forces. 2013, color, 112 minutes, Rated R for sequences of disturbing violence and terror. Tickets are $6.

Historic Paramount Theatre

352 Cypress │ 325.676.9620 │ www.paramount-abilene.org 

 

 

ONGOING AND ON EXHIBIT

 

THE GRACE MUSEUM 

"Altered States" consisting of three exhibitions

-Kelly Fearing: "Lucid Dreams"

-Julie Speed: "Paper Cut"

-Keith Carter: "Ordinary Mysteries"

 

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED LITERATURE

June 12 - September 27
"William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood"

 

OCTOBER 9 through JANUARY 30
Exhibit: A retrospective of art from Eric Rohmann.

 

Family Fun Saturdays at the NCCIL 

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.

 

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
102 Cedar St. / 325.673.4586 / www.nccil.org 

 

IRA M. TAYLOR MEMORIAL ART GALLERY

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

 

Jeffie Brewer: "What Does It All Mean?"

Through Sept. 19

 

ACU DOWNTOWN GALLERY

Cockerell Galleries and Studios, 1133 N. 2nd St.

 

SEPTEMBER 11-OCTOBER 24
"Re-Western" by Felice House and Dana Younger. ArtWalk opening reception: Sept. 11.

 

AMY GRAVES RYAN FINE ARTS GALLERY

McMurry University

1642 Sayles Blvd. / 325.793.4888 / www.mcm.edu 

 

Now through SEPTEMBER 8 
McMurry in the British Isles photography exhibit.

 

SEPTEMBER 12  
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition reception from 5 to 6 p.m.

Outdoor sculpture exhibit by Ken Little and Danville Chadbourne.

Indoor sculpture exhibit by Z. Miles Mayfield, Abhidnya Ghuge and Sue Duran.

 

OCTOBER 2-NOVEMBER 12

Ryan Gallery

Homecoming Alumni Exhibit 

Linda Stricklin:  "A Retrospective." Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 10.

 

NOVEMBER 12-DECEMBER 1

Ryan Gallery

Don Brimberry ceramics exhibit  

 

GYPSY TED STUDENT GALLERY

McMurry University

 

AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 27

McMurry in the British Isles photography exhibit. Reception: 5-6 p.m. Sept. 12.

 

Homecoming Exhibit: Studio Space Award

Students "New Beginnings" reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 10. 

 

 

CLOVER VIRGINIA SHORE ART GALLERY

Abilene Christian University | Don H. Morris Center | 325.674.2085

 

SEPTEMBER 5-OCTOBER 3
"Until Now:  A Lifetime of Work" by Ginna Sadler. Opening reception: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

 

ABILENE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pre-School Storytime

Held year-round at 10:45 a.m. on select days at all three library locations.

 

THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
Through SEPTEMBER 27
"Sublime Gestures" innovative photography by Tom Turner in the Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery.

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 25
"Soft Cells" sculpture by William Cannings in the Jane Breed Gallery.
"Now and Again" watercolors by Warren Taylor in Gallery 4.
"Beyond Mediocrity" - Three-dimensional work by Jill Hendrix in Gallery 3.

OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 22
"Kumbh Mela" photographs and short film by Greg Davis, National Geographic Creative Photographer, in the Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery. Oct. 16: "Experience India" Kumbh Mela reception, concert and film with Greg Davis. 

 

COCKERELL GALLERY & STUDIOS

1133 N. 2nd | 325.674.2085 | www.cockerellgalleries.com

 

SEPTEMBER
Artist Alyssa Derrick, of Studio 212, will show "Let Go of Control" from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30.
Her opening reception will be held in her Studio 212 - Upstairs - the night of ArtWalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11. Regular viewing times of her show are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday upstairs at The Cockerell Studios.

OCTOBER
Artist Nancy Capra, of Willow Art School Studio 215 of The Cockerell Studios -Upstairs, will be showing "Thunder and Revelation" from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
Regular viewing times for her show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

OCTOBER 1
Exhibit opens for artist Nancy Capra, of Willow Art School Studio 215 of The Cockerell Studios -Upstairs, who will be showing "Thunder and Revelation" from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
Regular viewing times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Cockerell Gallery & Studios

1133 N. 2nd 325.674.2085 www.cockerellgalleries.com

 

OCTOBER 2, 9:30 and 11:00 AM
Tot Spot for little ones and their parents. Paid registration required to attend.

The Grace Museum
102 Cypress St. │ 325.673.4587 │ Frost Art Building at Hardin-Simmons University.  

 

HSU Faculty Exhibition

September 29-October 22
Reception: 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18

 

Susan L. Harmon

October 27-November 21
Reception: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20

 

ACU DOWNTOWN GALLERY

Cockerell Galleries and Studios, 1133 N. 2nd St.

 

SEPTEMBER 11-OCTOBER 24
"Re-Western" by Felice House and Dana Younger. ArtWalk opening reception: Sept. 11.

 

Annual Big Country Art Association Competition
Entries due Nov. 7, Noon-3 and Nov. 8, 9 AM-noon. 
Show runs Nov. 13 (ArtWalk) through Dec. 6 (when work is to be picked up).
Categories include Painting and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, etc.

 

CLOVER VIRGINIA SHORE ART GALLERY

Abilene Christian University | Don H. Morris Center | 325.674.2085

 

SEPTEMBER 5-OCTOBER 3
"Until Now:  A Lifetime of Work" by Ginna Sadler. Opening reception: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

 

THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

EXHIBITS 

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 25
"Soft Cells" sculpture by William Cannings in the Jane Breed Gallery.
"Now and Again" watercolors by Warren Taylor in Gallery 4.
"Beyond Mediocrity" - Three-dimensional work by Jill Hendrix in Gallery 3.

 

OCTOBER 7 - NOVEMBER 22
"Kumbh Mela" photographs and short film by Greg Davis, National Geographic Creative Photographer, in the Bill and Alice Wright Photo Gallery. Oct. 16: "Experience India" Kumbh Mela concert, reception and film with Davis.

 

COCKERELL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY

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


OCTOBER
Artist Nancy Capra, of Willow Art School Studio 215 of The Cockerell Studios -Upstairs, will be showing "Thunder and Revelation" from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.
Regular viewing times for her show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

AMY GRAVES RYAN FINE ARTS GALLERY

McMurry University

1642 Sayles Blvd. / 325.793.4888 / www.mcm.edu 

 

OCTOBER 2-NOVEMBER 7
Linda Stricklin:  "A Retrospective." Reception 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 10.

 

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