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  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      Applications for 2018 are closed. Interested applicants for 2019 can complete a short sign-up form before the release of the application later this year through the links below: Please Click Here for the Online Sign-Up Form Please Click Here for the Physical Sign-Up Form  apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and...
  • 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. Ranging from the down-home sounds of Lightnin' Hopkins to the more refined orchestrations of the Duke-Peacock recording empire and beyond, Houston blues was and is the voice of a working-...
  • Posted on Tue Aug 14, 2018
    In 2012 Texas Folklife and the Brownsville Historical Association (BHA) partnered on “Taquerías of Southmost,” a research, documentation, exhibit, outreach and promotion project. Texas Folklife conducted fieldwork in the Southmost community as part of its National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)-funded statewide survey of food traditions.  The goals of the project were to create a start-up...
  • Posted on Thu Jul 12, 2018
    While recognized as a master spur maker, Jayson Jones didn't get started in the craft until later in life. Growing up in Sherman, much of his early life was spent cowboying across the various ranches in Texas and New Mexico, representing a cowboy lineage stretching back to his grandfather. As Jayson explains, “It’s just something that you’re born with; it’s in your blood…It’s a great lifestyle…It...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 26, 2018
    List of Texas Folklife's Big Squeeze statewide youth accordion contest champions.  2014-2017 the contest was expanded to include three categories of winners (conjunto, Cajun/zydeco, and polka).  In 2018, Texas Folklife created two categories for conjunto: a 17 and under category, and the 18-21 Anthony Ortiz Jr. grand prize in honor of the former Big Squeeze finalist who passed away in...
  • Posted on Fri Apr 20, 2018
      “THE UPSHAWS OF COUNTY LINE” AT TEXAS FOLKLIFE THIS SPRING    Gallery Exhibit Opening and Reception, Thursday, May 10   Featured in West Austin Studio Tour, May 12-13 and May 19-20     Austin, Texas – April 20, 2018 –Texas Folklife will refresh its exhibit space this spring with The Upshaws of County Line. The exhibit opening will be...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    Texas Folklife Presents: "The Upshaws of County Line" Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday May 10th, 2018 Free and Open to the Public Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston Street - Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Upshaws of County Line." This exhibit features photographs and oral history collected by documentary photographer Richard Orton between...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 17, 2018
    Austin Friends of Folk Art and Texas Folklife Present: "Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, El Rosario and Santa Cruz de las Huertas"    Known for its compelling art in many creative disciplines, the Mexican state of Jalisco is internationally famous for the wide variety of maestros in clay and other mediums.  Harold Liebowitz as curator of this exhibit,...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 9, 2018
    "San Angelo Silver": A Silver Inlay Workshop and Lecture by Wilson Capron  LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS 14 AND OLDER, BUT PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT SHORT FORM BELOW TO BE CONSIDERED:   Click Here to Apply Online Click Here for a Physical Copy of the Application To promote the unique tradition of cowboy arts in the western region of...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 6, 2017
    MAZEL TOV KOCKTAIL HOUR Releases Their Debut CD SHOYN AVEK DER NEKHTN Saturday, December 2, 7:00pm Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731 [October 13, 2017] – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (MTKH), an 8-year-old traditional Jewish music band in Austin, is releasing its first album, entitled Shoyn Avek Der Nekhtn, which translates as “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone.” The 10-piece ensemble...

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