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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Folk Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013

    The daily wanderings of Texas Folklife . . . 

  • 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 himself!

    Polka with Bradley Jaye Williams and Friends

  • 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.

  • 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 Texas region in which I was raised.

  • Posted on Sun Oct 20, 2013

    The Texas Folklife Exhibit Gallery is located off of Burnet Road in Central Austin, located on Houston Street right behind Monkey Nest Coffee and Little Woodrow's.

  • Posted on Sat Oct 19, 2013

    Bob Bullock Museum Description

  • 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 federal prison in Bastrop, Texas. Jordan is a collector of Mexican folk art and a long-time member of Austin Friends of Folk Art.
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Paños or pañuelos - Spanish for “cloths” or “handkerchiefs” - are a popular form of Chicano prison art with handkerchiefs and occasionally pillow cases or bedsheets used as the canvas for imaginative drawings of the artist’s lifestyles before prison. Aztec figures, Disney characters, women, and the ever-popular Virgen de Guadalupe are popular subjects of drawings with ballpoint pens often highlighted with colored pencils or whatever supplies may be at hand. They are highly detailed and complex illustrations that tell the inmate’s story or his visions in art rather than words.
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    an exhibit of paper birds, plants, trees of life, mandalas and digital designs
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Exhibit reception and holiday party will be held on December 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM, at the Texas Folklife Gallery located at 1317 S. Congress Street in Austin (back entrance on Circle Street, between the Continental Club and Botticelli's Restaurant.) Live music provided by members of The Fabulous Polkasonics.

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