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Texas Folklife

Folk and Traditional Arts of Texas

Touring Programs

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  • Posted on Wed Apr 1, 2015

               In eight cities from south, central, east and north Texas,


    3,100 miles covered in about 50 hours of driving (the length of a cross-country road trip!),

  • Posted on Fri Mar 7, 2014

    This event wil include a guest lecture by photographers Daniel Olsen and Henk Van Assen.


     

  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014

    Location: Gallista Gallery


    Sponsored by Conjunto Heritage Taller. 


    Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571


    Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570

  • Posted on Mon Jan 6, 2014

    Location: Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) in Houston, Texas.


    Contest Rules: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/571


    Entry Form: http://www.texasfolklife.org/media/570

  • Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013
  • Posted on Tue Nov 26, 2013

     Photos: cover of Fritos Pie book; Kaleta Doolin in Fritos car; Doolin reading at Texas Folklife gallery

  • Posted on Tue Oct 1, 2013
    Texas Folklife just returned from our nation’s capital after having the great honor of presenting for the third time for American Folklife Center’s Homegrown Concert Series. Our first time was in 2009 when we brought legendary blues guitarist Barbara Lynn and her band from Beaumont, TX.
  • Posted on Mon Dec 17, 2018

    Texas Folklife's program Apprenticeships in the Folk Arts brings together master artists and apprentices in collaborations that encourage each to preserve and develop their traditions. The exhibition Pass It On celebrates the lives, talents and commitment of Texas' master folk artists and the apprentices who have worked with them. In the faces of these amsters we see the satisfaction they have gained from their lifetime involvements with particular traditional arts. We see as well the sacrifices some have has to make as members of certain folk groups. Finally, they wear in their expression sthe hope that they are handing on a precious legacy to new minds, hands, feet and voices who will in their turn pass it on for years to come.

  • Posted on Wed Oct 10, 2018

    Accordion Kings & Queens is an annual Texas Folklife showcase of the amazing musical diversity of Texas accordion styles, featuring legends of conjunto, polka, country western, zydeco, Cajun and more. The annual event celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas by bringing communities together for an evening of dancing and roots music played on the accordion, "the national instrument of Texas," drawing a capacity crowd of six thousand to Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre every year.

  • Posted on Wed Sep 5, 2018

    “Patterns” is a selection of photographs by Susan Morehead featuring symmetrical designs occurring in both art and nature. The exhibition juxtaposes cactus species found primarily in the botanical garden of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with Persian tiles witnessed in Morehead’s travels throughout Iran. Both elements contain repetitive, mathematically definable patterns such as mirror symmetry, radial symmetry, fractals and tessellation. The resulting effect raises questions about the often-intertwined relationship between artifice, natural order and mathematics.

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