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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Folk Arts (Visual Arts)

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  • Posted on Sat Oct 19, 2013

    Bob Bullock Museum Description

  • 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 federal prison in Bastrop, Texas. Jordan is a collector of Mexican folk art and a long-time member of Austin Friends of Folk Art.
  • 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 highlighted with colored pencils or whatever supplies may be at hand. They are highly detailed and complex illustrations that tell the inmate’s story or his visions in art rather than words.
  • Posted on Thu Oct 3, 2013
    an exhibit of paper birds, plants, trees of life, mandalas and digital designs
  • 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.
  • Posted on Sun Jan 1, 2012

    Changing Places: Ranch Gates of the Southwest


    by Douglas Manger

  • Posted on Thu Apr 7, 2011

  • Posted on Sat Aug 7, 2010

  • Posted on Thu Aug 12, 1999

    Texas Folklife's program 1999 "Quilts of Color: Three Generations of Quilters" featured exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures, and workshops about the tradition of quilting among sisters Katie Mae Tatum, Gladys Henry and Henry's daughter Lavene Brackens and granddaughter Sherry Byrd.  This family of quilters has been based out of Fairfield, Texas for the last five generations, since the end of the Civil War.

  • Posted on Mon Sep 10, 2018

    The ranch gate is one of the most recognizable cultural artifacts of Americana, representing the people and landscapes, history and folklore of the American West. As ranches are consolidated and ranching becomes industrialized, the number of ranches is dwindling and the handcrafted gate is becoming a thing of the past. This exhibit, based on the book “Ranch Gates of the Southwest: Manifestation of Individualism” by Daniel M Olsen and Henk Van Assen, features selected photographs of custom ranch gates from across the Southwest that highlight the folklore and lifestyles of ranchers from this region and explore the design, landscape, and cultural history of ranching in the Southwest.

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