About the Artist

Bill Wright began a successful business career after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a life member of the Ex Students Association. He co-founded Western Marketing and sold the business to his employees in 1989 to pursue his seco...

About the Artist

Cara Hines started her life as a precocious artist in Childress, Texas. If she could draw, cut, color, paint, construct, or glue it, she did. Then school and career happened. They steered her into more pragmatic fields of architecture and interior desig...

About the Artist

Burgess “Bird” Heslep Thomas was born in Abilene, Texas in 1953, in the midst of both a meteorological and cultural “dry spell.”  At the age of 18 years, one week, two days, three hours, 45 minutes and 32 seconds, she left skid marks leaving town to “se...

About the Artist

Barry Arthur spends most of his days in his studio doing what he likes best-painting cowboys, western scenes and wildlife or sculpting.

Although Barry had been drawing and painting since the late 1960’s, the decision to move to the professional level did...

About the Artist

My work consists of assemblage, collage, oil sticks, and layers and layers of papers among other things.  My pieces may be built out of wood that I shape and form with saws, grinders and sanders or they may be on a tarp. I travel all over the country an...

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The youngest of six children, Brown dreamed of becoming an artist from childhood and studied art at Syracuse University and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.  He describes his early years as “hard and turbulent, but after becoming a Christian at age...

Isabel Allende writes in her autobiographical narrative, Paula, that she creates her life as she writes, that what she does not capture in writing will be eventually erased by time. Photography is, for me, my attempt to capture the personal visual memories that will ev...

Allison Britten is a local artist who lives and works in The Big Country. She currently is employed at The Center for Contemporary Arts as a Gallery Assistant and has served as the interim Gallery Manager in 2017. Her formal studio is located at Art Crush Abilene Studi...

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The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress Street

Abilene, Texas 79601


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Supported in part by:

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

Dian Graves Owen Foundation

Dodge Jones Foundation

Robison Excelsior Foundation

Greathouse Foundation

Texas Commission on the Arts

Community Foundation of Abilene

United Way of Abilene