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Chinati announces expanded self–guided viewing hours

October 20th, 2016

(©2016 Philipp Scholz Rittermann, courtesy of Chinati Foundation, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.)The Robert Irwin untitled (dawn to dusk) 2016 installation at Chinati.

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation announces expanded hours for self-guided viewing of the collection and special exhibitions. Reservations are not necessary for self-guided viewing.

Robert Irwin’s new permanent installation at Chinati,

Silver Ochre arrives in Marfa for residency and performance

October 20th, 2016

Silver Ochre’s Thollem McDonas and ACVilla arrive for their Marfa Live Arts residency.

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts welcomes Silver Ochre, the duo of composer Thollem McDonas and filmmaker ACVilla, for a two-week Marfa Live Arts’ artist-residency culminating with their show Who Are U.S. at the Crowley Theater on Friday, October 28 at 7pm.

Silver Ochre’s …

Blan Scott Band wins battle of the bands

October 20th, 2016

From left, bassist Tom Lehr, band leader Blan Scott, drummer Steve Sorg, and lead guitarist Pete Westfall.

GRAHAM – The Blan Scott Band, which got its start in Marfa in 2014, won the Graham Jam Battle of the Bands on Saturday.

The country and western quartet outperformed three other bands to win $2,500, a full day …

‘The Christians’ opens Friday at Sul Ross theatre

October 20th, 2016

(photo by GUNNER GARDNER)The chorus breaks into song in this scene from “The Christians,” opening Friday on the Sul Ross State University stage. Additional performances of Lucas Hnath’s award-winning play are Saturday – Sunday October 22 – 23 and Friday – Sunday, October 28 – 30.

“The Christians,” the award-winning play by Lucas Hnath, opens …

UH School of Art Tapped for Collaboration; project will send UH, French graduate students to Marfa for learning, inspiration

October 13th, 2016

HOUSTON, MARFA – Mountains, immigration checkpoints and endless desert skies – an international partnership formed to spur innovation in the arts will send graduate students from the University of Houston and the École des Beaux-Arts Nantes Metropole to search for inspiration in the far West Texas outpost of Marfa.

“A change in environment stimulates new ideas,” …

Marfa Live Arts presents jazz pianist and experimental filmmaker

Marfa Live Arts presents jazz pianist and experimental filmmaker

October 13th, 2016

Musician Thollem Electric MCdonas performs in front of a film by filmmaker ACVilla.

MARFA – On Friday, October 28, Marfa Live Arts presents Silver Ochre: Who Are U.S. for a one-of-a-kind accumulative film and live music performance at the Crowley Theater. It’s the collective work of two perpetually traveling artists, musician Thollem Electric McDonas and filmmaker ACVilla.

Their …

Art exhibition at Sully Fine Arts Gallery

October 13th, 2016

ALPINE – “Incomuicado,” an exhibition of Mark Greenwalt’s artwork, will be on display through Friday, November 11 at Sul Ross State University.

The exhibition opened October 10 in the Main Gallery, Francois Fine Arts Building. Gallery hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. The exhibition is free ad open to the public.

Greenwalt, who teaches at the College of the …

Museum of the Big Bend hosts ‘New Deal Murals’ exhibit October 18

Museum of the Big Bend hosts ‘New Deal Murals’ exhibit October 18

October 13th, 2016

One of the 1940s Amarillo Post Office murals.

ALPINE – “New Deal Murals: The Amarillo Competition,” an October 18 presentation by Michael Grauer, will highlight the Tom Lea Month celebration by the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University.

Grauer, associate director for Curatorial Affairs and curator of Art and Western Heritage of …

Music recital October 20 at Sul Ross

October 13th, 2016


ALPINE – Sul Ross State University music faculty members Dr. Donald Callen Freed, tenor; and Dr. Karrin Ford, piano, and guest artist, Guillermo Gutiérrez, will present a recital of original art songs and piano compositions Thursday, October 20, at 7:30pm in Marshall Auditorium.

The recital will be repeated at 4pm Sunday, October 23, at First Presbyterian …

Chinati celebrates third decade with unseen Donald Judd work

October 6th, 2016


MARFA – The Chinati Foundation will celebrate its 30th annual open house weekend with an exhibition of large-scale never-before-seen Donald Judd sculpture at the foundation’s Ice Plant facility.

The two works, U Channel and V Channel, have been kept in storage for over 30 years after plans for their permanent exhibition home – …

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