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...
Posted on Mon Dec 29, 2014
Season 3 of AMERICA REFRAMED with Host Natasha Del Toro continues with TRASH DANCE by Andrew Garrison
Tuesday, January 13, 2105, on WORLD at 8 p.m.
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An experiment in modern dance and social practice celebrates the...
Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
Last Friday, the Stories Producing Team (Marcelo, Brian and Michelle) along with Texas Folklife's Charlie Lockwood & Executive Director Cristina Balli gathered at the Martin Middle School Library located in East Austin. We completed a semester residency in Ms. Karydas' Enrichment class and last Friday we listened to the final stories. The students successfully crafted audio documentaries...
Posted on Thu Nov 20, 2014
Stories from Deep in the Vault: 2011 Travis High Edition is comprised of audio stories produced by Travis High School Youth during our 2011 Residency in Ms. Athey's Class. We dug into our Stories Vault-meaning our hard drives- and found some amazing stories that we've missed, or that we haven't shared before. From measuring your "Mexicaness", talking about spaghetti, or even delving...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
The FY 2015 grants from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Divison have rolled in and it's finally time to reveal the projects sponsored by their grants. Texas Folklife is dedicated to music, education, and traditional culture all around Texas and here are a few of the programs we'll be bringing you in the coming year.
First, there's Michelle Alany and her one-day Sephardic, Eastern European, and...
Posted on Fri Oct 10, 2014
Throughout the semester, Jen Karydas's 7th grade class has been working hard with our Stories team to create audio documentaries. Students produced several stories about the stories and traditions of their very own Martin Middle School.
Please join us in the School Library for alistening party where our students will share their audio stories!Light refreshments will be...
Posted on Mon Aug 4, 2014
Vocalist Seetha Chandrashekhar is undertaking Texas Folklife's apprenticeship in the folk & traditional arts program by training with master Carnatic (South Indian) musician and composer Chitravina N. Ravikran, one of Indian music's most inspiring ambassadors. Based in Coppell, TX, Chandrashekhar has been working with Ravikiran on three important features of the Carnatic vocal...
Posted on Sat Jul 19, 2014
High school and middle school teachers, students and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2014 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and...
Posted on Wed Jun 18, 2014
On October 2, 2010, Texas Folklifeand the Border Studies Club of South Texas College, Mid-Valley Campus, hosted a bi-national convening to examine the history and current state of Tejano Conjunto and Norteño music with an engaged group of musicians, scholars, cultural workers, media professionals and the public from both sides of the border. The convening which was free and open to the...
Posted on Mon May 5, 2014
TEXAS FOLKLIFE RECEIVES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AWARD
Grant to Support “Stories from Deep in the Heart” 2014 Summer Institute
Austin, Texas – April 25, 2014 – National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced last week that Texas Folklife is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant...