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This Week in Abilene

By Floyd Miller

 

 

Museums, Attractions & Galleries Frontier Texas! – 625 N. 1st – 437-2800 – Open Daily – See what everyone is talking about; The great gun exhibit: “The Guns That Won the West“Abilene Zoo – 676-6487 – Nelson Park-Highway 36 and Loop 322Center for Contemporary Arts – 220 Cypress St. – 325.677.8389 – Through May 30 – “The Whiteboard Project” by Michael Itkoff May 7 through May 30: National Arts Program Annual Exhibit; May 7 through June 27: “Deep Roots” Pottery Invitational Exhibit by Brandon Phillips; May 8 through June 30: “Don’t Let Me Down” by David LindsayThe Grace Museum – 102 Cypress – 673-4587 – Through July 11: “Helen Altman: Flora, Fauna and Other Natural Concerns”; Through August 29-“Time Mediated Anomalies: High Desert Paintings of James Woodson” Fort Worth artist Jim Woodson’s oil paintings are inspired by the sweeping southwestern panoramas of Texas and New Mexico. May 1 “James Surls: From the Heartland” Artist Reception and Book Signing – 6 to 8 p.m.-Free; May 2 through Aug. 22 – James Surls “From the Heartland” Featured are 21 sculptures from steel, bronze and wood, as well as 12 large-scale drawings by Surls which inspired his sculptures. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature – 102 Cedar St. – 673-4586–Through May 8 “Rhythms of the Heart, the Illustration of Ashley Bryan”Buffalo Gap Historic Village – 325-572-3365– May 9-Chautauqua Learning Series- 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $7 per person; Free for members and May 10 – Mother’s Day at the Gap- Noon – 6 p.m.-Free admission for mothers-www.buffalogap.com

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