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  • Posted on Tue Nov 19, 2013
    “Stories from Deep in the Heart” is an award-winning in depth folklore and audio documentary training for Austin and Central Texas high public school students and teachers.  Participants create short, broadcast quality audio documentaries on the stories, folklore, arts and traditions of their families and communities. Participants are teachers and students from schools identified by AISD and...
  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 11, 2016, BY 5:00 PM! 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2017 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeship in the Folk Arts program encourages the continuation of traditional arts in Texas by providing up to $1,500 awards to master artists to train...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 28, 2016
    Documentary filmmaker Andrew Garrison presents and discusses his new work based on interviews in 2000 with two Muslim immigrants and one non-muslim immigrant and the Italian shepherd who hired them. They will be re-visited and re-interviewed in 2016 and 2017. An experimental presentation of the documentary process with actors performing the roles in English and discussion with the director....
  • Posted on Mon Aug 15, 2016
    Taquerías of Southmost Gallery ExhibitTexas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756FREE and open to the public Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and by appointment 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...
  • Posted on Mon Jul 18, 2016
    Taquerías of Southmost Gallery Exhibit OpeningWednesday August 10th6pm-8pmTexas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St / Austin, TX 78756FREE and open to the public  Featuring a talk by exhibit photographer Chuy Benitez and presentation by Mando Rayo, co-author of The Tacos of Texas, to be published by the University of Texas Press in September 2016.  A limited...
  • Posted on Tue May 10, 2016
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  • Posted on Thu Feb 11, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMEDIA CONTACT:Sheree Scarborough(512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES “2016 Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts” AWARDEES   Awards of up to $1,500 for Apprentices to train with Master Artists in the Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas Ten Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas – February 8, 2016...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 22, 2016
    Enjoy the completed audio documentaries from our Stories from Deep in the Heart program with O Henry Middle School. Stories include celebrity musician profiles, an insider's look at the formation of the ACL music festival, and many other stories about local Austin artists, businesses and O Henry Middle School legends. Students from Patrick McNally’s 6th grade Contemporary World Cultures...
  • Posted on Thu Nov 19, 2015
      On November 19th I had the honor of attending a planning meeting for a 2017 series of events involving the 35th anniversary of the NEA Heritage Awards Fellowships and 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. This diplomatic mission came about after executive director Cristina Balli was unable to attend the meeting due to her presentation at an event honoring...
  • 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,...

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