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Texas Folklife

Texas Life and Culture

Folk Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Posted on Thu Dec 19, 2013
    The daily wanderings of Texas Folklife . . . Yesterday I found myself looking at homemade quilts at a bank n Bastrop, TX.  Classic Bank, a community bank with branches in Bastrop, Giddings, Cameron, Liberty Hill, Rockdale, and Rosebud TX was holding a holiday party open-house event.  On display were a number of wonderful handmade quilts by a variety of Central Texas quilters....
  • Posted on Wed Dec 11, 2013
    "Papercuts" exhibit by Bradley Jaye Williams was a huge success, thanks to his inspired papercut art, his music and his friends!  Texas Folklife fans enjoyed an evening of Polish-American art, music and food, without escaping the Tex-Mex flavors of Austin, of course.  A special feature of the night was home-prepared krupnik (honey-infused vodka) by none other than Bradley Williams...
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013
    We will be exhibiting the work of James Fraher at the Houston 2014 FotoFest. It will be on display at the Art Department Gallery of Houston Community College Central from Feb 25th until March 30th. In a career spanning over 30 years, photographer, musician and author James Fraher has had his images published in Downbeat, Guitar Player, Irish Arts Review, Juke Blues, Soul Bag, and Texas Highways,...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 31, 2013
    Last weekend I attended the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette for the first time. Blackpot is a music and food festival celebrating the culture of Southern Louisiana's Acadiana Region. There is a wide range of musical styles and a variety of foods, each being prepared in - you guessed it: black pots. One of the things I found interesting was the similarities between this region and the Gulf Coast...
  • Posted on Sun Oct 20, 2013
    The Texas Folklife Exhibit Gallery is located in the heart of Austin's SoCo (South Congress) district, behind Ten Thusand Villages, and next to the Continental Club.
  • Posted on Sat Oct 19, 2013
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  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Sunday August 18, From 2:00 to 4:00 PM Free and open to the public. Texas Folklife Gallery, 1317 S. Congress, Austin (behind Ten Thousand Villages) Regular Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri The paño art collection of artist and collector Ed Jordan will on display at the Texas Folklife gallery. Jordan began collecting paños after teaching art at Blinn College's auxiliary campus at the...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Paños or pañuelos - Spanish for “cloths” or “handkerchiefs” - are a popular form of Chicano prison art with handkerchiefs and occasionally pillow cases or bedsheets used as the canvas for imaginative drawings of the artist’s lifestyles before prison. Aztec figures, Disney characters, women, and the ever-popular Virgen de Guadalupe are popular subjects of drawings with ballpoint pens often...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Texas Folklife's newest exhibit will feature cut paper art by artist and musician Bradley Jaye Williams. Williams creates cutpaper designs that draw inspiration from many paper cutting traditions around the world. Traditional imagery of birds, roosters, hens, trees of life, stars, flowers and beehives are mized with folk musicians, accordions, bajo sextos, and fiddles. "The inspiration for my...
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    Exhibit reception and holiday party will be held on December 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM, at the Texas Folklife Gallery located at 1317 S. Congress Street in Austin (back entrance on Circle Street, between the Continental Club and Botticelli's Restaurant.) Live music provided by members of The Fabulous Polkasonics. At the front of our building in Ten Thousand Villages, we'll be hosting a Shopping Night. A...


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