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Texas Folklife

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Folk Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Posted on Sat Jul 19, 2014
    High school and middle school teachers, students and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2014 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family...
  • Posted on Thu Apr 17, 2014
    WHERE: Texas Folklife Gallery, 1317 S. Congress, Austin (behind Ten Thousand Villages) WHEN: May 4 to September 1, 2014 Opening Reception – Sunday, May 4, 2:00 to 5:00 PM  Free and open to the public. “Patterns” is a selection of photographs by Susan Morehead featuring symmetrical designs occurring in both art and nature. The exhibition juxtaposes cactus species found primarily in the...
  • Posted on Fri Mar 7, 2014
    This event wil include a guest lecture by photographers Daniel Olsen and Henk Van Assen.   The ranch gate is one of the most recognizable cultural artifacts of Americana, representing the people and landscapes, history and folklore of the American West. As ranches are consolidated and ranching becomes industrialized, the number of ranches is dwindling and the handcrafted gate is...
  • Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013
    The daily wanderings of Texas Folklife . . . Yesterday I found myself looking at homemade quilts at a bank n Bastrop, TX.  Classic Bank, a community bank with branches in Bastrop, Giddings, Cameron, Liberty Hill, Rockdale, and Rosebud TX was holding a holiday party open-house event.  On display were a number of wonderful handmade quilts by a variety of Central Texas quilters....
  • Posted on Wed Dec 11, 2013
    "Papercuts" exhibit by Bradley Jaye Williams was a huge success, thanks to his inspired papercut art, his music and his friends!  Texas Folklife fans enjoyed an evening of Polish-American art, music and food, without escaping the Tex-Mex flavors of Austin, of course.  A special feature of the night was home-prepared krupnik (honey-infused vodka) by none other than Bradley Williams...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    We will be exhibiting the work of James Fraher at the Houston 2014 FotoFest. It will be on display at the Art Department Gallery of Houston Community College Central from Feb 25th until March 30th. In a career spanning over 30 years, photographer, musician and author James Fraher has had his images published in Downbeat, Guitar Player, Irish Arts Review, Juke Blues, Soul Bag, and Texas Highways,...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013
    Last weekend I attended the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette for the first time. Blackpot is a music and food festival celebrating the culture of Southern Louisiana's Acadiana Region. There is a wide range of musical styles and a variety of foods, each being prepared in - you guessed it: black pots. One of the things I found interesting was the similarities between this region and the Gulf Coast...
  • Posted on Sun Oct 20, 2013
    The Texas Folklife Exhibit Gallery is located in the heart of Austin's SoCo (South Congress) district, behind Ten Thusand Villages, and next to the Continental Club.
  • Posted on Sat Oct 19, 2013
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  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Sunday August 18, From 2:00 to 4:00 PM Free and open to the public. Texas Folklife Gallery, 1317 S. Congress, Austin (behind Ten Thousand Villages) Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri The paño art collection of artist and collector Ed Jordan will on display at the Texas Folklife gallery. Jordan began collecting paños after teaching art at Blinn College's auxiliary campus at the...

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