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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
      CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO APPLY FOR THE 2018 APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ONLINE! CLICK HERE FOR A PHYSICAL COPY OF THE SIGN-UP FORM! 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,...
  • Posted on Tue May 30, 2017
        Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be returning to present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s participants. The presentation and reception on June 29th is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6PM, followed by...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 13, 2017
    Gallery Exhibit - Cowboys: East GermanyJanuary 12, 2017 -  April 14, 2017 Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 FREE Admission  Cowboys: East Germany, a unique visual anthropology exhibit created and curated by Eric O’Connell (MA Visual Anthropology)This exhibit was made possible in part by support from The German Texas Heritage Society, The Texas Commission on the...
  • Posted on Thu Jan 5, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com   TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 “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 Twelve Master and Apprentice Pairs Named     Austin, Texas –...
  • Posted on Tue Dec 20, 2016
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Sheree Scarborough (512) 922-5483, sheree.scarborough@gmail.com                                                 ...
  • Posted on Wed Dec 14, 2016
    Gallery Exhibit Opening - Cowboys: East Germany Thursday January 12th, 2016 (6pm-8pm) Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 FREE Admission  Join us for the gallery exhibit opening of Cowboys: East Germany, a unique visual anthropology exhibit created and curated by Eric O’Connell (MA Visual Anthropology).  O’Connell will make a presentation about his work and answer...
  • 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...

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