KMFA Coloring and Classical
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

KMFA Coloring and Classical

Join KMFA for "Coloring & Classical," a free community event for all ages at Imagine Art on Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. during East Austin Studio Tour. There will be coloring sessions, kid-friendly giveaways, and interactive performances from Austin Soundwaves, the Armstrong Community Music School, and more!

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Stills from Films
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Stills from Films

Stills from Films is a new concept under the Life Drawing Club. Cecilia Yakin, the director of the program will project and screen short films for the group. After the screening Cecilia will show pre-selected frames from the film. Each scene will be projected for differing amounts of times; For example, a scene could be shown for 3 minutes with the longest scene times lasting up to 15 minutes. During these times artists will draw or sketch the scene that is being projected. Each scene is timed and after the finishing of one scene, we continue to the next scene and so on. After the last scene is drawn, everyone picks their favorite works from the day and places them on the floor to share and compare with the rest of the group. These sessions are fun, respectful, and community-based events with the aim to bring creative communities closer together, to share the knowledge of different mediums of art, and to share creative experiences together.

For the first Stills from Films Cecilia will be screening La Jetée, a 1962 French, Left Bank science fiction featurette by Chris Marker which is composed almost entirely of still images and runs 28 minutes long.

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Finders Keepers Songwriters-In-The-Round Afternoon Concert
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Finders Keepers Songwriters-In-The-Round Afternoon Concert

Please join us, and be inspired, by original songs and the stories behind them, with songwriters and performing artists, Kate Kness (you may know her as Katie : ), Phil Montfort, and Teel Montague. With special guests, and songs from the Finders Keepers Project of Teel Montague, grant-funded by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and sponsored by Imagine Art. For more information, please go to finderskeepersaustin.com

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Training 4 Transformation Program Launch
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Training 4 Transformation Program Launch

Launching This Month! Exciting new program at Imagine Art: Training 4 Transformation

Funded by a grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, we are pioneers in creating Peer Support here in Texas for individuals with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities. This means to those of you who have DD and ID that you will have a community around you who cares to support you as you move toward the life YOU want for YOURSELF! And to those of you who don't, you will become a friend and supporter to those to do, as a Life Coach in development participant. This will be a dynamic, interactive community of artists working in a team to communicate the real issues and the real needs, and to get real stuff accomplished!

Saturday, September 22nd from 1-7pm we will begin. And one Saturday each month until May we will gather to participate in this exciting level one certification program, we call "Adventures of Advocacy". We will have experts in various topics of interest, to participate and be available to answer questions. We will create skits, paintings, mini-books, songs, poems, whatever it takes to BE HEARD! And be prepared for those "Person-Centered Planning Meetings"!  You will learn what your rights are, and help blaze a trail for your friends. Get ready to saddle up and join us for this grand adventure!  To apply to be a participant, contact Teel Montague at teel@imagineart.net

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Touch This Art Opening Reception
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Touch This Art Opening Reception

 The iconic Aztec Calendar Stone inspires an exhibit of paper where you interact with the art by touching it.

The iconic Aztec Calendar Stone inspires an exhibit of paper where you interact with the art by touching it.

This September 2018 show in Austin, Texas, presents large stylized high-relief champ-levé glyphs of that monumental, complex monolith sculpture, with Braille English/Spanish description of their meaning and Nauahtl name. Animals, the central face, the Days, the Winds are there, while high relief maps and text give context. Fans that blow with the directions of the wind add to the immersive experience when the corresponding symbols are touched, fragrances of chocolate and chile, localized sound, give an immersive experience, in an art gallery with just enough light to keep the sighted safe, encouraging the interaction with the art to be non-visual on purpose.

To continue the sharing of First Nations culture by touch beyond the exhibit itself, an intercultural English and Spanish Braille book also with some Nahuatl words portrays the exhibit pieces in page-size high-relief. Preparation of these materials was done with the participation of visually-impaired artists from the Imagine Art community.

Open to all public, reaching out especially to the blind and visually impaired, this non-profit project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and donors, who are encouraged to purchase art or book pages for donation to Blind and Visually Impaired initiatives in the US, Mexico, Bolivia, and Nepal.

Yama Ploskonka is a maker of quality handmade paper, letterpress printer, cutter of type at Papel Texano in Austin, this being his first solo show in the United States.
 

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Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Movie Showing and Discussion Group by Training 4 Transformation

Watch "Forrest Gump" like you never have before! With your friends from Imagine Art and the T4T Core Team, Billy Buss, Patricia Simpson, Richard White and Nancy West. We will serve FREE popcorn and icy-cold sodas and seltzers. And after the movie, we will talk about our favorite scenes. Watch what an adventure we can find ourselves on, when we follow our hearts, like Forrest! No need to RSVP, just join in the fun!

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TREASURES FROM THE DARKNESS
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

TREASURES FROM THE DARKNESS

Please join Imagine Art as it hosts "Treasures of Darkness" featuring photographer Mark Lit's collection of "Why Some?", a photographic journey through the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. These incredible works are digitally colorized and printed on metallic paper.  Supporting artists include:  Abstract paintings by Brian Kesselring and photographs by Ken Nordhauser, Ryan Thurman and Thomas Cogdell.  The exhibit includes childhood survivor stories in print.  

The Artist Reception is held on Thursday, April 26th 6-8 PM.  

The Austin Chamber Music Center will be presenting and performing "The Quartet for the End of Time" which was composed by Olivier Messiaen while he was confined in a POW camp in Germany. It will make for a stunning collaboration and riveting conversation. 
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-moveable-feast-quartet-for-t…

*Food by Central Market, wine by Firriato Wines, and design by Turnstyle Design.

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EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2017
Nov
18
to Nov 19

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2017

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 11-6PM

NOVEMBER 11TH-12TH, 18TH-19TH

Pop into STOP # 83 for open artist studios, beautiful galleries, live demonstrations (ceramics, painting and blown glass) and enjoy interactive components, such as a movie box and corner selfie portraits! 

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EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2017
Nov
11
to Nov 12

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2017

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 11-6PM

NOVEMBER 11TH-12TH, 18TH-19TH

Pop into STOP # 83 for open artist studios, beautiful galleries, live demonstrations (ceramics, painting and blown glass) and enjoy interactive components, such as a movie box and corner selfie portraits! 

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