Posted on Wed Jan 27, 2016
TEXAS FOLKLIFE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO STEP DOWN
Cristina Ballí Successfully Guided Organization Since 2012
Austin, Texas – January 28, 2016 – Cristina Ballí, executive director of Texas Folklife, has announced that she is stepping down as of February 1. Ballí took over the reins of the organization in 2012, and had been program and associate director since 2009. Prior to 2009, Ballí...
Posted on Thu Jan 8, 2015
Texas Folklife friend and photographer Chuy Benitez was featured in the New York Times Blog LENS. We have featured Chuys' work in some of our most memorable exhibits like Taquerias of Southmost & Yard Art, as well as hosted his show "Pasatiempos de la Frontera" at our Austin,TX gallery. Most recently he photographed for our NEA funded foodways project in West Texas and is currently featured...
Posted on Tue Dec 16, 2014
Last Friday, the Stories Producing Team (Marcelo, Brian and Michelle) along with Texas Folklife's Charlie Lockwood & Executive Director Cristina Balli gathered at the Martin Middle School Library located in East Austin. We completed a semester residency in Ms. Karydas' Enrichment class and last Friday we listened to the final stories. The students successfully crafted audio documentaries...
Posted on Thu Nov 20, 2014
Stories from Deep in the Vault: 2011 Travis High Edition is comprised of audio stories produced by Travis High School Youth during our 2011 Residency in Ms. Athey's Class. We dug into our Stories Vault-meaning our hard drives- and found some amazing stories that we've missed, or that we haven't shared before. From measuring your "Mexicaness", talking about spaghetti, or even delving...
Posted on Fri Jan 17, 2014
Jonathan Cronin is a senior at Texas State University and will earn his Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology in May 2014. With all other coursework completed, Jonathan is excited to be serving as a Program & Events intern for Texas Folklife this Spring. With graduate school under consideration, his research interests lie in the areas of ethnography, qualitative research, the sociology of...
Posted on Tue Dec 7, 2010
Announcing a year of celebrations, a look back at accomplishments, and launch of the next 25 years
Austin, Texas – Celebrating its 25th year presenting and preserving the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State, Texas Folklife announces a year of outstanding programs and anniversary festivities. The non-profit organization, founded in 1984, honors the authentic...
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2014
This Fall the Stories Team has put its equipment and audio skills into the hands and hearts of two classrooms on the east side of Austin!
The team is being lead by Marcelo Teson, Program Director and Summer Institute Lead Instructor for Stories From Deep in the Heart.
First up, we are working with Veteran Stories fellow Mrs. Sarah Waggoner at Kealing Middle School Magnet....