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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Thu Jun 30, 2016
    Texas Folklife Member Appreciation Reception Featuring Folklorist Rachel Hopkin  Wednesday July 20th, 6pm - 8pm Texas Folklife House - 1708 Houston Street / Austin, TX 78756 Join us for a Texas Folklife member appreciation reception featuring Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin, our 2016 Stories Summer Institute Guest Instructor.  Rachel will give a...
  • 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 Tue Feb 24, 2015
    Check out select pieces from our youth producers at Kealing Middle School Fall 2014 semester.  Texas Folklife partnered with Austin's African American Heritage District Project to help document the history and living culture of this important area.  Austin’s African American Cultural Heritage District comprises approximately six square miles of central east Austin. The district is home...
  • Posted on Fri Feb 20, 2015
    LBJ Library Bass Lecture Hall Auditorium 
  • Posted on Mon Feb 2, 2015
    On Thursday, February 26th, seventh grade students from Jennie Tidwell’s English Language Arts class at Grisham Middle School will hold a Listening Party to present audio documentaries created in partnership with Marcelo Teson, a lead instructor for Stories from Deep in the Heart, a Project of Texas Folklife. Texas Folklife is a non-profit organization “dedicated to preserving and presenting the...
  • Posted on Fri Oct 10, 2014
    Throughout the semester, Jen Karydas's 7th grade class has been working hard with our Stories team to create audio documentaries.  Students produced several stories about the stories and traditions of their very own Martin Middle School.   Please join us in the School Library for alistening party where our students will share their audio stories!Light refreshments will be...
  • Posted on Fri Jan 10, 2014
    High school students and middle school or high school teachers and administrators will participate 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 will be guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes...
  • Posted on Mon Mar 14, 2016
        Hear the finished pieces produced at the 2016 Stories Summer Institute:   Texas Folklife invites all middle and high school teachers, students, and administrators in the greater Austin area to participate in the “Stories from Deep in the Heart” Summer Institute, a one week audio documentary production workshop. During the Summer Institute, participants will work in groups...

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