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Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

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  • Posted on Mon Feb 3, 2014
      Applications for 2018 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied! apprenticeship_8.5x11_poster_no_date-page-001.jpg 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (Fillable PDF) 2018 Program Guidelines and Application (For Print) View The 2016 Apprenticeship Program Participants Program Overview: Texas Folklife's Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts program encourages the...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    Texas Folklife Presents: "The Upshaws of County Line" Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday May 10th, 2018 Free and Open to the Public Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston Street - Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Upshaws of County Line." This exhibit features photographs and oral history collected by documentary photographer Richard Orten between...
  • Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
    From a University of North Texas Press article about the book "The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family" by Richard S. Orton "In The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family, documentary photographer Richard Orton chronicles the Upshaws, an African American family of the rural East Texas community of County Line, during the years 1988–2009. There are no formal...
  • Posted on Wed Jan 17, 2018
    Austin Friends of Folk Art and Texas Folklife Present: "Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, El Rosario and Santa Cruz de las Huertas"    Known for its compelling art in many creative disciplines, the Mexican state of Jalisco is internationally famous for the wide variety of maestros in clay and other mediums.  Harold Liebowitz as curator of this exhibit,...
  • Posted on Tue Jan 9, 2018
    "San Angelo Silver": A Silver Inlay Workshop and Lecture by Wilson Capron  LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! WORKSHOP IS FREE, BUT PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION BELOW TO BE CONSIDERED:   Click Here to Apply Online Click Here for a Physical Copy of the Application To promote the unique tradition of cowboy arts in the western region of Texas, Texas Folklife and the San Angelo...
  • Posted on Mon Nov 6, 2017
    MAZEL TOV KOCKTAIL HOUR Releases Their Debut CD SHOYN AVEK DER NEKHTN Saturday, December 2, 7:00pm Congregation Agudas Achim, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, TX 78731 [October 13, 2017] – Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour (MTKH), an 8-year-old traditional Jewish music band in Austin, is releasing its first album, entitled Shoyn Avek Der Nekhtn, which translates as “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone.” The 10-piece ensemble...
  • Posted on Fri Oct 13, 2017
      Austin Friends of Folk Art and Texas Folklife Present "Celebrating the Ceramic Art of Jalisco: Tonalá, Tlaquepaque, El Rosario and Santa Cruz de las Huertas" Gallery Exhibit Opening and Membership Party Sunday January 14th, 2018 Free and Open to the Public with RSVP Texas Folklife Gallery 1708 Houston Street - Austin, TX 78756 Join us for an exhibition opening, "Celebrating the Ceramic...
  • Posted on Wed Sep 20, 2017
    Gallery ExhibitThe Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program This exhibit features tools, instruments, finished works, photographs, audio, video and other documentation from Texas Folklife’s Apprenticeships in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program.  The program encourages the preservation and continuation of Texas traditions by...
  • Posted on Fri Sep 15, 2017
      The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday 10/26/17 (6pm-8pm) 1708 Houston St Austin, TX 78756 Texas Folklife invites you to join us for the exhibit opening of "The Master & The Apprentice: Highlights from the Texas Folklife Apprenticeship Program".  Select artists featured in the exhibit will be on...
  • Posted on Tue Jun 20, 2017
    Hand-Painted Envelopes Exhibit opening, featuring a talk by Allan WeissJuly 13, 2017 (6pm-7:30pm)Texas Folklife Gallery1708 Houston St /  Austin, TX 78756   The exhibition Hand-Painted Envelopes brings together the work of five Texas envelope artists, Gladys Adler of Bellaire and her daughter, Florene Edmiston O’Neill of San Antonio; Mrs. R.H. Swartz and Lonnie Smith of...

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