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Chinati hosts sunrise tour, desert nature walk

August 25th, 2011

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation invites everyone to the museum for two special events focusing on art and the landscape Sunday, September 4.

The museum will open just before sunrise for a special viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 works in concrete at daybreak. Open viewing of the two installations is …

Get marching to Marfa Lights parade

August 25th, 2011

MARFA – Start getting creative with your Marfa Lights Festival float designs!

The Labor Day weekend festival’s parade is always a crowd-pleasing favorite. Get your friends together and start planning now on how you’ll participate. Start a kazoo band, pile all your classmates or your team together on the back of a decorated trailer, come up …

Texas Monthly art director to address Sul Ross photography symposium

August 18th, 2011

ALPINE – The Shooting West Texas Photography Symposium, scheduled at Sul Ross State University in Alpine from September 15-18, will feature T.J. Tucker, award-winning creative director of Texas Monthly, as keynote speaker.

During Tucker’s stint at Texas Monthly, the magazine has taken home three coveted “Cover of the Year” awards from the American Society of Magazine …

Balloon bash in Alpine Labor Day Weekend

Balloon bash in Alpine Labor Day Weekend

August 18th, 2011

ALPINE – Twenty hot-air balloons will be launching from the Casperis Airport Labor Day Weekend.

The bash will begin at 7:30am Saturday, September 3, but everyone is invited earlier to watch the set up. The same schedule is set on Sunday the 4th and Monday the 5th.

Casperis Airport is two miles north of Highway 90 on Highway …

Garden Party to raise funds for Jeff Davis library programs

August 18th, 2011

FORT DAVIS – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party to benefit the Jeff Davis County Library takes place from 6:30-8:30pm Saturday, August 27 in the Hotel Limpia’s garden.

All are invited.

The evening’s events include a performance Shakespeare works by The Sul Ross State University Drama Fraternity, directed by Dona Roman of Sul Ross State University. “Mystery, …

Kinky play makes Marfa debut September 3

August 18th, 2011

MARFA – Once is never enough! After a successful Houston run of “Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman,” Jesse Dayton continues his role as iconic cigar-chomping, larger-than-life Texas treasure, Kinky Friedman.

Next stop, the heart of art, Marfa. The play makes its Marfa debut September 3 at the Crowley Theater and is generously underwritten …

Alternative Country newcomer with classic country swagger plays Railroad Blues Saturday

Alternative Country newcomer with classic country swagger plays Railroad Blues Saturday

August 18th, 2011

By BENJAMIN WERMUND

FAR WEST TEXAS – Nikki Lane is the best thing about to happen to alt-country music.

She’s got the classic country woman a la Loretta Lynn vibe down pat, but her music still sounds fresh. There’s a definite punk attitude in it, a whole lot of pedal steel, surf-rock vibes and a dash of …

Meagan Tubb talks breaking the Austin music scene

August 11th, 2011

By BENJAMIN WERMUND

MARFA, AUSTIN – For having only been in the business a handful of years, Austin blues rocker Meagan Tubb has covered a lot of ground.

She and her band The Shady People have opened for Willie Nelson and played with Austin staples like Bob Schneider and Carolyn Wonderland.

Tubb, who plays Padre’s Friday, talked with …

Workshop to bring aspiring filmmakers to Marfa

August 11th, 2011

MARFA – A two-week documentary workshop gets underway Sunday in Marfa.

Barefoot Workshops, a New York-based nonprofit, is hosting the event, which is likely to have rooms booked up all over town with attendees coming from across the country.

The workshop aims at showing the ropes to new documentary filmmakers and includes instruction in every level of …

New Greasewood Gallery exhibit opens Friday

August 11th, 2011

MARFA – Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano will be hosting a new exhibit, “Recent Sculpture: Craig Schowengerdt,” August 12 –October 2.

The show will open with an artist’s reception on Friday, August 12, 6-8pm. The public is invited.

Schowengerdt holds a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and a …

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