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Events from 08/21/2019 to 08/28/2019

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Yoga @ Sockdolager Brewing Co.

  • Sockdolager Brewing Company
  • 720 China St.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 06/08/19 - 08/31/19
  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • $7-$14

Abilene Yoga House will take over the space at Sockdolager's and invade their spotify with a teachers choice music themed yoga class. Bring a yoga mat, sign in through mind body app. Beginners welcome.

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Karaoke Nights at Mulligans

  • Mulligans Sports Bar, Grill and Golf
  • 1166 Ben Richey Dr.Abilene
  • 325-691-0909Mulligans
  • 08/22/19 - 08/22/19
  • 8 to 11 p.m.
  • Free

Karaoke every Tuesday night. Winner will get $75 and a chance to perform on October 15th for a prize of $250. 

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Key City Karaoke

  • The Whiskey Girl
  • 833 US Hwy 80 E.Abilene
  • 325-518-1658Key City Karaoke
  • 08/22/19 - 08/22/19
  • 9 p.m. to Midnight
  • Free

Every Thursday night featuring karaoke and drink specials.

AISD Fall Team Tennis Tournament

  • Abilene & Cooper High Schools and Rose Park
  • 325-691-1000Trance Rosenquist
  • 08/23/19 - 08/24/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-spectators.
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Kevin Fowler

  • The Patio @ La Nueva Luna
  • 1082 S. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-232-8564The Patio at La Nueva Luna
  • 08/23/19 - 08/23/19
  • 10:30 p.m. to Midnight
  • $20-$25

Be the first to hear songs from Kevin's newest album Barstool Stories. 

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28th Annual Grace Gala

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sheila Scevers
  • 08/24/19 - 08/24/19
  • 6:30 to Midnight
  • $175-$1750

Join us for this year's Grace Museum fundraiser 'Gala in the Garden' honoring volunteer and friend, Karen Turner. This is a formal black-tie event that includes dinner by Perini Ranch, live music, dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Reservations must be made in advance.

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All Hands on Deck! Show

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 917-991-7685Jody Madaras
  • 08/24/19 - 08/24/19
  • 2 to 4 p.m.
  • $25-$55

America's Favorite WWII Big Band Roadshow. Direct from Branson, this show is an homage to the days of Bob Hope, and an award-winning authentic WWII-era Big Band Roadshow & Radio Broadcast reproduction featuring the songs, dances, laughs, and favorite radio commercials that America has loved for 70 years; a perfect show for seniors, veterans and patriotic Americans of all ages! Stars Broadway veterans Jody Madaras, Valerie Hill, NY voices, and a 9-piece Big Band orchestra.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/24/19 - 08/24/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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Meals on Wheels Plus Sporting Clays Classic

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1102 Spur 707Abilene
  • 325-672-5050Betty Bradley
  • 08/24/19 - 08/24/19
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • $150-Person

Fundraising event to support Meals on Wheels. In addition to the shoot, will be selling squares for guns and a helicopter hog hunt package valued at $4,800.

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Wylie Christian Church Car and Dog Wash

  • Wylie Christian Church
  • 6250 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 269-274-8001Indalita Holt
  • 08/24/19 - 08/24/19
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Donations welcomed

Car and dog wash to benefit Wylie Christian Church children and youth programs.

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Sunset SUP Yoga

  • Sup Abilene
  • #9 Cherokee Cr.Abilene
  • 325-721-4937Camie Garvey
  • 08/28/19 - 08/28/19
  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • $25

A yoga class on a stand up paddleboard. Come and enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water. No yoga or paddleboard experience is required.

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Jonathan Tyler at The Grace Museum

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587The Grace
  • 08/29/19 - 08/29/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $40

Texas native playing gritty and bluesy rock and roll.

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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Jerry Taylor

  • Abilene Christian University, Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene
  • 325-674-3768Renee Paul
  • 08/29/19 - 08/29/19
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $15-Person

Dr. Jerry Taylor will speak on the topic, 'Why Courage Matters!' Dr. Jerry Taylor is associate professor of Bible, missions and ministry, and founding executive director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at Abilene Christian University.

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Rock & Roar with Chris Colston

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.ABILENE
  • 325-676-6085Kayli Denson
  • 08/29/19 - 08/29/19
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $20-At the door; $15-Online; $10-Children

An opportunity like nothing else in West Texas. Meet some of Abilene’s wildest residents, raise a cold glass of beer, and sit on the zoo lawn while listening to live music from Top Texas Artists.

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Senior Country Dance at Rose Park

  • Rose Park Senior Citizens Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5300The Last Dance Band
  • 08/29/19 - 08/29/19
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $5-Person

Get ready for some of the finest country music in the Big Country from The Last Dance Band. 

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Texas LULAC Labor Day Softball Tournament

  • Nelson Park Softball Complex
  • 100 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-370-7522Jack Guzman
  • 08/30/19 - 09/01/19
  • Runs 24 hours each day
  • Admission varies

Teams from all over Texas and Oklahoma compete. All the money raised goes to local scholarships and community sponsorships.

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38th Annual Chili Super Bowl

  • Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
  • FM 89Buffalo Gap
  • 325-675-8412Chili Super Bowl
  • 08/31/19 - 09/01/19
  • 9 a.m.
  • Free-Donations appreciated

Event features food booths and homemade chili cooked by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Officers Association and Dyess volunteers in the World’s Largest Chili Pot sponsored by H-E-B. Cooking teams performing skits competing for showmanship awards. There will be kids games, a live auction and live music by The Morgan Rutherford Band

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ACU Cross Country NAIMADU Classic

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2711Lance Bingham
  • 08/31/19 - 08/31/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Admission varies

Collegiate - annual cross country meet includes Alfred Rugema Men's 8K followed by Casi Florida Women's 6K.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/31/19 - 08/31/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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Art Adventure - September 2019

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/06/19 - 09/06/19
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free (Reservations Requested)

This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

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Texas Longhorn Breeders Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376Expo Center
  • 09/06/19 - 09/08/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

The TLBAA is a nonprofit organization working to protect the integrity of the Texas Longhorn by providing guidelines for desirable breeding practices, promoting public awareness of the breed, and advancing the scientific knowledge of historical and future breeding practices.

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Yoga Night

  • The Mill Wine Bar & Event Center
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360Emily
  • 09/06/19 - 09/06/19
  • 6 to 7 p.m.
  • $20-Person

The Abilene Yoga House presents yoga night at The Mill.

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Big Country Mudslinger

  • Sea Bee Park
  • 6525 West Lake Rd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Aaron Kovach
  • 09/07/19 - 09/07/19
  • 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • See registration website for full pricing

The Big Country Mudslinger is an approximate 3 mile obstacle course mud run. We have 16 obstacles you will climb over, under, through and more. We will have multiple mud pits to ensure you get as muddy as possible.

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Doggie Splash at Adventure Cove

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2742 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 09/07/19 - 09/07/19
  • 10 a.m. to Noon
  • $3-Per dog; Free-Owners

Enjoy Adventure Cove's last day of the 2019 season with you and your furry, four-legged friend.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/07/19 - 09/07/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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CSC Event - Building Bridges, Rebuilding Lives

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-673-7531Karen Dansby
  • 09/10/19 - 09/10/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.

Jimmy Dorrell, pastor of Church Under the Bridge and founder of Mission Waco/Mission World, will discuss how impoverished neighborhoods are being developed and lives are being changed through partnerships between businesses, cities, universities, nonprofits and faith communities. Benefitting Christian Services Center.

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ACU Wildcat Classic Volleyball Tournament

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2383Seth Alstrom
  • 09/12/19 - 09/14/19
  • 8 a.m.

Cheer on collegiate athletes as they compete in this tournament. 

ASC Men's and Women's Individual Fall Tournament

  • McMurry and Hardin-Simmons Universities
  • McMurry and Hardin-Simmons UniversitiesAbilene
  • 325-793-4975Bryan Rainwater
  • 09/13/19 - 09/15/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

College men and women compete in singles and doubles tennis tournament.

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Dueling Piano Nights

  • The Stairs Club
  • 141 Oak St.Abilene
  • 325-675-0704
  • 09/13/19 - 09/14/19
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $15-Person

A fun night of dueling pianos with the Eighty Eights.

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Paramount Film Series - 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-8620Barry Smoot
  • 09/13/19 - 09/14/19
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors (60+), military and children

The Paramount Film Series presents 1975 comedy about a mythical King of the Britons. When he leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, and a handful of rude Frenchmen. Starring John Cleese, and Terry Gilliam. Rated PG.

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CCAN 2019 Reception

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Address Line 2
  • 220 Cypress St.ABILENE
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition artist reception and awards ceremony. 

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CCAN Artist Talks and Panel Discussion

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Jonathan Carroll
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

Award-winning artists from the Center for Contemporary Arts 2019 National Juried Competition will participate in this event.

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CCAN Fundraiser Dinner

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Jonathan Carroll
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • TBA

Support the Center for Contemporary Arts and all they bring to downtown by attending this special dinner.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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For Love of God, Country and Community

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-698-4370Joey Roberts
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $15-Adults; $10-Military and first responders; $8-Students and children

Vocal Majority, the 13-time international men’s barbershop chorus champion, will join local first responders, military members and local youth choruses as we honor our God, country and community in this concert presented by Herald of Truth Ministries, Inc.

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Off Road Concert: Shinyribs

  • The Grace Museum, Courtyard
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-3883Megan Dobbs
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $50-Non-members; $40-Future Fund members

Voted 'Best Austin Band' at the 2018 Austin Music Awards. Future Fund is partnering with Open Road Abilene to present this concert benefiting Future Fund. Space is limited, so get your tickets before they're gone!

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Santa Fe Band at The Mill

  • The Mill
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-518-7828Santa Fe Band
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 7 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Free; Drinks and food available for purchase from the Mill

Featuring Brian Fowler on fiddle and vocals, Robert Allen on guitar and vocals and Marshall Williams on guitar, mandolin and vocals.

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Two People in Love

  • National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-674-2787Donna Hester
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • $40-Person

Join alumni, Jenavene Hester Bazacas and Seth Bazacas for a night of song, soul, and celebration. Audiences have seen both Jenavene and Seth on national tours, cruise ships, Lincoln Center, Papermill Playhouse and Broadway workshops. Seth serves as the pastor and Jenavene is pastor of care at Wellspring Church NYC. This is a Lights Up! ACU Theatre Fundraiser Cabaret. Event includes a light hors d'oeuvres reception.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Rose Park Senior Center
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2907Kristin Bishop
  • 09/14/19 - 09/14/19
  • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Free; Donations appreciated

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community.

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Round-Up for Rehab Abilene Sale

  • West Texas Rehab Center
  • 4601 Hartford St.Abilene, Texas
  • 325-793-3510Ben Bowlin
  • 09/17/19 - 09/17/19
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Livestock prices vary

Sixty years later, Round Up for Rehab continues to raise money and awareness through livestock sales. We appreciate our Big Country Chairman, Randy Carson and Ikie Taylor for all they do for West Texas Rehab.

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ACOC Annual Member Meeting and Awards Celebration

  • Convention Center
  • Suite 200
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241Kim Bosher
  • 09/19/19 - 09/19/19
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m.
  • TBA

An exciting night of celebrating the Abilene Chamber of Commerce members and award winners featuring the 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Reception, dinner and dancing.

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AISD Cougar Classic Boys Golf Tournament

  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • 1510 E. Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-691-1000x1103Mitch Aston
  • 09/20/19 - 09/21/19
  • 8 a.m.

Invitational high school boys golf tournament to be played at Diamondback Golf Club.

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Anime Sekai

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 832-494-4028Westly Tupa
  • 09/20/19 - 09/22/19
  • 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • $20-Person for access to all 3 days

A full scale anime, cosplay, gaming, comic, convention. Full of fandom, cosplay, anime, special guest appearances, artists, vendors, table top games, video games, card games, exciting panels, contests, collectibles and giveaways. 

ITA Southwest Women's Regional Championship

  • McMurry and Hardin-Simmons Universities
  • McMurry and Hardin-Simmons UniversitiesAbilene
  • 325-670-1446Shane Williford
  • 09/20/19 - 09/22/19
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators

Collegiate women compete in this tennis championships.

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Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/21/19 - 09/21/19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

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The Investment Tour

  • Sky Luxury Lounge
  • 1082 S. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 251-509-9927The Investment Tour
  • 09/21/19 - 09/22/19
  • 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • $25-$500

 Featuring artist Yung Bleu. 

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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 13255723365Taylor County History Center
  • 09/21/19 - 09/21/19
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

All current and former military personnel and their families receive free admission to the Taylor County History Center.

Museums & Galleries

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Women's Fashion Evolution: 1900s-1920s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 06/01/19 - 07/04/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6 Adults; $3-seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

From the Gibson Girl to the Flapper, women's fashion evolution from the early 1900s to the 1920s in the United States was due to new economic and social factors for women. These three decades were a defining time as many women fought for the right to vote, joined the work force during World War I, and changed the traditional social norms for women from the previous century.

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Bill Wright Projects: Past, Present & Future

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 09/04/19 - 11/16/19
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Photography exhibit by Bill Wright at The Center for Contemporary Arts.

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Hung Liu: The Long Way Home

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 09/07/19 - 02/22/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Senior citizens, students and non-active duty military; Free-Ages 3 and younger, Active duty military and their families

A solo exhibition of the recent work of Chinese-born American contemporary artist, Hung Liu in a variety of media including mixed media, resin, tapestry, oil and works on paper. She is best known for masterful recreations of historical Chinese photographs.

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Paul Black: Carol

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 09/07/19 - 02/01/20
  • Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID and non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and under, museum members and active duty military and families with ID

Photographer Paul James Black presents an intimate group of Polaroids and black and white photographs of only one person; his wife Carol. The photographs in the exhibition, Paul Black: Carol, were taken in the first two decades of their marriage and offer an intimate record into their private world in the 1960s and 70s. Carol is the only subject in this chronicle.

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Sarah Ball: An Unlikely Likeness

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Lori Thornton
  • 09/07/19 - 02/22/20
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, members and active duty military

Using 19th and 20th century photographic archives of mug shots, Sarah Ball creates a series of intimate portraits of anonymous protagonists. Her meticulously-rendered paintings in this solo exhibition feature expressionless faces taken out of context and reflect on contemporary issues of bias in an increasingly judgmental culture.