An exhibition of work by 2015 graduating seniors from the HSU art department, entitled “Branded Jam Jar of Shelled Dill Zantac and Pearlized Beryllium Carbon” […]
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A retrospective of drawings and paintings by Ruth Jackson and Esme Glenn, two original members of the figure-drawing group affectionately known as “The Dirty Draw-ers” […]
Collages by artist Chase Turk reflect challenges of modern society.
A retrospective celebrating the long-time collaboration of artists Russell Ellison and Linda Murray, who occupied the two largest studios at the Center for 11 years.
Photographic artist Twig Capra presents a series of new, large scale, narrative self-portraits. An Abilene native, Capra was mentored early on by artist Clint Hamilton, […]
Photographs from the Texas-based artist‘s “Santa Monica Sunset” series.
Calling all car enthusiasts! Abliene is showing off rare and vintage cars this weekend.
Huff displays a collection of multi-layered and textured mixed-media works while Schaefer investigates identity through the human form.
An exhibit of photographs taken in and around old Havana on a cultural exchange in 2012.
Dirty Draw-ers is a figure drawing group that has been meeting at The Center for Contemporary Arts on Monday nights for nearly 40 years. This […]
Beth Purcell explores the culture of rural Texas museums and the folks that run them.
How do contemporary artists address contradiction, ambiguity, and truth? The “Art in the Twenty-First Century” documentary “Paradox” explores these questions in the work of the […]
Abilene’s monthly artful all-over town extravaganza, featuring new shows at the Contemporary Arts Center.
March shows at CCA include Charlie Hukill: Fenders and Headlights, Patrick Messersmith: push + pull, Pamela Gilbreth Watkins: Roadtrips and Renegades, and Outta sight, a […]
Students of Abilene Christian University, McMurry University, Hardin Simmons University, and Texas State Technical College participated in this juried exhibit.
Featuring works by Cathy Quest, Jane Conkling, Elise Techentine, Cynthia Bell
Finding Our Own Direction : Russell Ellison, Mary K Kiel Huff , Debra O'Neal, Jennifer Parks, Mark Watjen
Nonstop performances at the Abilene Arts Center for this month’s ArtWalk: 5:45-5:50pm “I Am Not a Native American” Trevor Allen and Co. 5:50-6:00pm Monya Brown, […]
Renaissance + sauce= irreverent fun.
The Texas Photographic Society, founded in 1985, is a nonprofit organization of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to supporting contemporary photography as a means for […]
Engaging both symbolic metaphor and classic imagery as theatrical fulcrums, the works of Dixon and Richards attempt to explore issues of balance, control and submission.
Clint Hamilton was one of the founders of The Center for Contemporary Arts and a friend of Andy Warhol. Artist member’s were inspired by Clint […]
Adam Luther offers up large-scale acrylic paintings that are definitely worth a gander.
Work by Abilene photographer Burgess Thomas.
Video and light box installations from Dallas artist Kaleta Doolin.
Acrylic paintings by Charlie Hukill, ceramics by Tony Berry, & watercolors by Michael Massey
Juried by Michelle Dunn Marsh, associate publisher for Aperture magazine and director of Aperture West. This national competition includes work by eleven Texas photographers, including […]