(event) Gallery Exhibit Opening: The Upshaws of County Line

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Thu May 10, 2018 - 6:00PM to 7:30PM
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 the years of 1988 and 2009. This collection follows the Upshaws, an African-American family in the rural East Texas Community of County Line. The exhibit couples photographs with quotations form Upshaw family about their experiences living in a "freedom colony."

We are also pleased to announce 
that the photographer/author Richard Orton and community member Elia Ali will be in attendance at this event to discuss the photographs.

We hope you will come out to see this exhibit and experience the Upshaw's story with us at our gallery opening May 10th, 2018 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM!

To learn more about this exhibit, please visit this article from the Unviersity of North Texas Press.