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Texas Folklife is seeking quilts for an exhibit
Stories preserve events and pass on understanding from one generation to another, keeping cultures alive and providing a link to understanding who we are. Quilts often have stories to tell too.
Texas Folklife is seeking quilts that have a story to tell for an exhibit at our Houston Street gallery this spring. We will exhibit 12-15 quilts for 3 months.
Texas Folklife will be participating in the eighth annual Amplify Austin Day! Amplify Austin is an annual 24-hour campaign in which the residents of Central Texas give back to the communities in which they live by donating to causes they believe in. This campaign is a fun and simple way for the Austin community to give together by supporting local nonprofits like Texas Folklife. This campaign has become a pillar of our fundraising efforts here at Texas Folklife and we would like to ask for your support to reach our goal this year.
Clockwise, from left: 2020 master Yuxin Mei; 2020 Master Thanmayee Krishnamruthy;
2020 Master Mike Beumel; and 2020 Master Gideon Alorwoyie.
TEXAS FOLKLIFE ANNOUNCES 2020 APPRENTICESHIPS IN THE FOLK AND TRADITIONAL ARTS AWARDEES
Eight Master and Apprentice Pairs Awarded $3,000
An Array of Traditional Art Forms Represented – from Pingelap Stick Dancing to Conjunto Accordion Playing
ENTRY FORM: https://forms.gle/q4BytbFaydUc1G7CA
2020 Big Squeeze Schedule
Saturday, Feb. 15 / Pasadena / Macro Plaza Mall, in partnership with The PEACE (Pasadena Education, Arts, & Cultural Engagement) Center
Sunday, Feb. 16 / Houston / Jax Restaurant
THE BIG SQUEEZE, TEXAS FOLKLIFE’S STATEWIDE YOUTH ACCORDION CONTEST,
ANNOUNCES 2020 LINEUP OF COMPETITIONS AND CONCERTS
Young Accordion Players Are Invited to Learn, Compete and Engage
in Live Music Events Across the State
On Sunday February 9th, 2020 Texas Folklife will host a House Concert Fundraiser for Tawny Thomson-Bush in which all proceeds will go towards her efforts to receive life saving stem cell chemotherapy treatment.
This event includes performances by world music greats:
Oliver Rajamani, Roberto Riggio, Julie Slim, and Atlas Maior.
Early in 2019 Sabrina Yakana participated in the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program. She learned the traditional art of Pingelapese stick dance from master artist Sepir Yakana, a dance previously done to train hand eye coordination for warriors entering into battle. Now, however, the dance serves as a way to entertain.
Texas Folklife and Akins High School Austin Corps created a new radio and podcast series, "See It Through My Eyes,” during the fall 2019 school semester. This series of audio documentaries is about Texas artists and activism, civics, and Akins High traditions. This project was produced by the Texas Folklife student and community documentary training program, Stories from Deep in the Heart, and Akins High School Austin Corps senior class lead by Social Studies Teacher Linda O’Neal. The culmination of the project was a Listening Party at the City Hall Austin on December 6, 2019.