Papercuts Holiday Party [1]

"Papercuts" exhibit by Bradley Jaye Williams [3] 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 himself!

Williams is a musician and visual artist living in Texas.  Recently he began creating more papercut art and presented his first exhibit at the Texas Folklife Gallery on south Congress in Austin.   [3]For this holiday party he was accompanied by his friends who enjoy performing European and Tex-Mex polka - Susan Torres on button accordion, Clemencia Zapata on drums, Mark Rubin [4] on ukulele bass, and Javier Cruz on bajo sexto and electric bass.  Williams performed button accordion, concertina, and bajo sexto.  Williams and Rubin delighted the crowd with lots of music folklore accompanying their songs.

The evening also featured plenty of shopping opportunities thanks to our non-profit partner sharing our buiding on S. Congress, Ten Thousand Villages [5].  Supporters were able to purchase William's art that was for sale, and some can still be purchased online [6] or at our gallery.  The exhibit will run through February 28th, so feel free to stop by for a visit.