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2022 Apprenticeship Program Virtual Showcase - Part 2

*This is a virtual event that will stream on the Texas Folklife Facebook Page.*

This is the final event in a two-part series.

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Watch Part 2 on YouTube  


In this two-part virtual Showcase, artists share their skills and stories learned through their rigorous, one-year study with their respective mentors. The Showcase will include folk and traditional artists from across Texas that span cultures and geographies, highlighting the breadth of folk art that is practiced and produced in Texas


Both parts will stream live on Texas Folklife's Facebook Page at 6 PM CDT on 8/9 and 8/16, respectively. Watch Part 2 on YouTube!




Smt. Rajeswari Pariti (Mentor) and Vishnu Dokka (Apprentice)

Tradition: Carnatic veena performance

Location: Argyle and Austin, TX


Daniel Chen (Mentor) and Eric Wang (Apprentice)

Tradition: Chinese erhu performance

Location: McKinney, TX


Whit Smith (Mentor) and Ian Lee (Apprentice)

Tradition: Western Swing Guitar

Location: Austin and Wimberley, TX


Juan Longoria Jr. (Mentor) and Manuel Tovar (Apprentice)

Tradition: Conjunto Accordion

Location: Brownsville, TX


Hunter Chavez

Tradition: Accordion Tuning

Location: Schertz, TX



Mark Brill


See the event info for Part 1 of this year's Apprenticeship Show Series.

View Part 1 on 8/9  


This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Texas Commission for the Arts and Humanities Texas. Additional support comes from the Texas Folklife Members, Donors, and Board of Directors.


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