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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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Open Call for Quilts

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.

Amplify Austin 2020

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 (All day) to Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

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.

Texas Folklife Announces 2020 Apprenticeships in the folk and Traditional Arts Awardees

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

Big Squeeze 2020

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

Big Squeeze 2020 Press Release

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

Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser Concert for Tawny Thomson-Bush

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 14:00 to 17:00
Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event

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.
Tickets: $35
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/multiple-sclerosis-fundraiser-concert-for-t...

Art Form Spotlight: Pingelap Stick Dance

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.

"See It Through My Eyes" Audio Series

Poster created by Akins High School student Jennifer Arriaga.
Akins High School students Leslie and Hope interview rapper Lench Martinez.
Akins students interviewed artist Vincent Valdez at his Houston studio.
Illustrator and muralist Larissa Akhmetova (Stephens) interviewed by students Andrew Kevin.
Dave McClinton presenting in the Akins High School Austin Corps senior class.

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.

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