Exhibit Opening: Paño art - Handkerchief drawings from Texas prisons [1]

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Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sun Aug 18, 2013 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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.

“Paños/Pañuelos from Prison” will be on display at the Texas Folklife Gallery from August 1 through October 25, 2013. There will be a reception and talk with collector Ed Jordan on August 18, 2013 - 2:00-4:00 PM. The public is invited to this free event.