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  • Posted on Fri Nov 13, 2015
    Briscoe Center Presents Christmas at Winedale ROUND TOP, Texas — Join us for Christmas at Winedale, Saturday, December 12, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Visitors are invited to tour the period-furnished historic Texas homes at Winedale while also enjoying demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, woodworking,...
  • Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2015
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com     TEXAS FOLKLIFE LAUNCHES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” PROGRAM   Grants of up to $1,500 available for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of TexasPriority given to Polka and Zydeco Applications, but...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2015
      Belen Escobedo Renowned Mexican-American String Band Fiddler, Bajo Sexto Master Ramon “Rabbit” Sanchez, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche, October 29 This month’s concert will feature San Antonio fiddler Belen Escobedo, accompanied by bajo sexto master “Rabbit” Sanchez, who is widely considered the top bajista in conjunto music today, and Ramon Gutierrez on the tololoche. The...
  • Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
    The FY 2015 grants from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Divison have rolled in and it's finally time to reveal the projects sponsored by their grants. Texas Folklife is dedicated to music, education, and traditional culture all around Texas and here are a few of the programs we'll be bringing you in the coming year. First, there's Michelle Alany and her one-day Sephardic, Eastern European, and...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 3, 2014
    Please join us at Texas Folklife's Gallery on Friday 9/12 at 8:00pm for an intimate duo performance by Kamran Hooshmand and Javier Palacios of Ojalá, set against the backdrop of Texas Folklife's current gallery exhibit "Patterns" by Susan Morehead.  This occasion will celebrate both new and old connections between Persian and Mexican music, as well as visual themes of...
  • Posted on Wed Jul 30, 2014
    The St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church will be organizing the 19th annual ArmeniaFest this year on the weekend of October 10-12 on the church grounds at 1805 Random Road, Carrollton.  This is a cultural and food festival with an entertaining program of folk dances and songs, circle dance instruction, children’s games, art exhibits, delicious offerings of food, raffle, silent...
  • 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 and...
  • 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....

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