Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
Posted on Tue Sep 10, 2019
First Annual Texas Folk Arts Statewide Convening: Evening Program
Discussion, presentations and artist demonstrations about the folk arts and traditions of the Lone Star State.
Posted on Mon Aug 26, 2019
Texas Folklife announces the opening of the exhibit La Música. La Música features paintings by Roel Flores, an artist from Weslaco, Texas. La Música centers on the musical symbols and icons of Tejano music. There are portraits of Tejano legends Flaco Jimenez and Valerio Longoria along with landscapes of the Rio Grande Valley sprinkled with accordions. Flores love of music began when he was only 6 years old and has stayed with him throughout his life.
Posted on Fri Aug 16, 2019
This exhibit will open Thursday, September 12th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm with artist Roel Flores in Attendance.
Posted on Mon May 20, 2019
Visions of Traditional Country Dance Music
Photographs by Rupert Chambers
June 27th - August 30th
Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2019
Clockwise, from left: 2019 apprentice Jesse Lege (photo courtesy of David Dodd); 2019 Master Artist Steve Dabbs (photo courtesy of Texas Folklife);
Posted on Wed Jan 16, 2019
***Gallery space is limited, and this event is now SOLD OUT. If you were unable to secure an RSVP, please check back for future artist talks related to this exhibit. Exhibit will be showing through May 2019, please arrange a visit to Texas Folklife gallery during gallery hours (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)***
Felipe Perez began playing accordion while still in elementary school. Some of his earliest memories came from watching his uncle play next door, “with a big ol’ cigar in his mouth and a can of beer,” and knew he wanted to learn himself. With little money in the family, Felipe saved up to buy his own accordion, shining shoes along the Corpus Christi cantinas, where the many sailors stationed in town provided consistent business.
Posted on Wed Oct 31, 2018
Giving Tuesday Pop-Up Party at Canopy
Posted on Tue Aug 14, 2018
In the clubs, ballrooms, and barbecue joints of neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Frenchtown, Sunnyside, and Double Bayou, Houston’s African American community birthed a vibrant and unique slice of the blues. Houston blues was and is the voice of a working-class community, an ongoing conversation about good times and hard times, smokin’ Saturday nights and Blue Mondays. Showcasing the photographs and stories in the book Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues by Roger Wood and James Fraher, this exhibit presents a detailed portrait of the Houston blues scene, past and present, through interviews and dramatic black-and-white photographs.