Posted on Thu Feb 27, 2020
Contract: Contract Apprenticeship Program Coordinator Dates: March 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020 with a possibility of renewal and extension pending successful completion of the duties described below
Terms: Position requires flexible hours including evenings and weekends to complete the work described below. This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts State Arts Partnership in conjunction with Texas Commission on the Arts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Posted on Thu Jan 30, 2020
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
Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2019
Clockwise, from left: 2019 apprentice Jesse Lege (photo courtesy of David Dodd); 2019 Master Artist Steve Dabbs (photo courtesy of Texas Folklife);
Felipe Perez began playing accordion while still in elementary school. Some of his earliest memories came from watching his uncle play next door, “with a big ol’ cigar in his mouth and a can of beer,” and knew he wanted to learn himself. With little money in the family, Felipe saved up to buy his own accordion, shining shoes along the Corpus Christi cantinas, where the many sailors stationed in town provided consistent business.
Posted on Thu Sep 6, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
While recognized as a master spur maker, Jayson Jones didn't get started in the craft until later in life. Growing up in Sherman, much of his early life was spent cowboying across the various ranches in Texas and New Mexico, representing a cowboy lineage stretching back to his grandfather.
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