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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Exhibits

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Exhibits at the Texas Folklife Gallery and elsewhere
Texas Folklife works with artists from around the country to exhibit their works portraying the depth and breadth of Texan culture.  The exhibits are typically held at the Texas Folklife Gallery in Austin, and also in other locations around Texas.  Please contact us if you are interested in bringing one of our Exhibits to a venue near you.
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  • Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015

    Texas Folklife friend and photographer Chuy Benitez was featured in the New York Times Blog LENS. We have featured Chuys' work in some of our most memorable exhibits like Taquerias of Southmost & Yard Art, as well as hosted his show "Pasatiempos de la Frontera" at our Austin,TX gallery. Most recently he photographed for our NEA funded foodways project in West Texas and is currently featured in the Bronx Documentary Center's "Miradas: Contemporary Mexican Photographers". 

  • 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.

  • Posted on Fri Mar 7, 2014

    This event wil include a guest lecture by photographers Daniel Olsen and Henk Van Assen.


     

  • 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

     Photos: cover of Fritos Pie book; Kaleta Doolin in Fritos car; Doolin reading at Texas Folklife gallery

  • 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 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 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

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