Texas Treasure

One of the many reasons I love Austin, is the hidden treasures that can be found in the city.
The Texas Folklife Gallery is one such treasure. The stated mission for this gallery is :Texas Folklife is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the diverse cultures and living heritage of the Lone Star State.

The gallery is located in this simple, modest house.
I have driven past this house before, not realizing the importance of this location.
Last week, I visited the gallery with my sister, Emma, and my friend, Nancy. We went to the gallery to see the Quilting the World’s Conscience Exhibit, where Tierney Hogan has one of her quilts on display. I had read the story and seen the quilt, Stories My Father Told Me, on Tierney’s blog. Walking into the gallery and seeing this piece hanging, front and center, was quite an inspirational experience.

All of the quilts on display present a powerful reminder of the importance of preserving and respecting our diverse cultures.
Tierney, thank you for your art and inspiration.

8 thoughts on “Texas Treasure

  1. Oh I wish I could have attended the exhibit and you made Texas Folklife sound very interesting! Thanks so much for seeing my piece in person, I am honored – glad you could see this amazing exhibit – there are so many powerful pieces in it!

      1. It looks like a great exhibit and I know from experience, seeing the actual items is a huge difference from seeing photos, but photos are great when otherwise I’d never see it in person, thank you!

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