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Is it going out of business for Prada Marfa?

Is it going out of business for Prada Marfa?

March 31st, 2011

By TOM HAINES

VALENTINE – The designer shoes and handbags sitting in the display windows of the Prada Marfa art installation have never been for sale, of course. But after six years of repeated attacks from vandals – from trying to rip the door off with a chain just days after its 2005 opening to recent …

4th annual Presidio arts festival begins Thursday

March 28th, 2011

Art, film, silent auction

PRESIDIO – Jorge Avena, a Midland native who has lived in Presidio and now calls California home, will be the featured artist at this year’s Presidio Arts Festival.

A showing of his artwork will take place from 7-9pm Thursday during an opening of the festival at the Fort Davis State Bank Presidio branch.

Presidio …

Dance performance at The Crowley Theater Friday

Dance performance at The Crowley Theater Friday

March 28th, 2011

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts and Lower Left Performance Collective present “A Dry Pool Fails” the culminating performance of a week-long collaborative investigation 8pm on Friday April 1 the Crowley Theater.

The sixth annual March 2 Marfa Performance Project features guest artist Barbara Dilley and accomplished dancers from all over the world.

Barbara Dilley comes to March …

Texas premiere of Green Fire to be held in Marfa April 9

March 25th, 2011

“Aldo Leopold is one of our nation’s most beloved nature writers,” says historian Susan Flader.  “His A Sand County Almanac, published posthumously in 1949, has become a catalyst for our evolving ecological awareness and a classic in American Literature.”  Leopold is regarded by many as one of the most influential conservation thinkers of the twentieth …

Eat good, do good for Marfa firefighters Sunday

March 24th, 2011

MARFA – Austin Street Cafe and chef Mark Scott are organizing a second benefit dinner to help the community.

The Mexican feast, set for 7pm Sunday, March 27 at the cafe, is $30 per person.

Proceeds will go to the Marfa Volunteer Fire Department.

At a January dinner, about $800 was raised and given to the …

Rocking party rolls into Marfa with The Railroad Revival Tour

Rocking party rolls into Marfa with The Railroad Revival Tour

March 24th, 2011

By TOM HAINES

MARFA – A collection of retro railcars is set to roll into Far West Texas carrying three hip, hot bands and drawing a crowd of 1,700 concertgoers to Marfa on Sunday, April 24.

Happy Easter.

The concert is part of The Railroad Revival Tour, a six-concert train tour traveling from Oakland, California to …

Silver screen meets stage at The Reading on Saturday

Silver screen meets stage at The Reading on Saturday

March 24th, 2011

By EMILY JO CURETON

MARFA – The Jumper of Maine, an award winning screenplay presented at Ballroom Marfa’s The Reading this Saturday is not a movie, yet. The script will come to life at the Crowley Theater using only the essentials: actors, director, stage and audience. There’s no flashy editing, gunfights, car chases or expensive special …

Free welcome reception for new Chinati director

Free welcome reception for new Chinati director

March 24th, 2011

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation invites the local community to a welcome reception for its new director, Thomas Kellein, on March 29 from 5:30 to 7pm at the Chamberlain Building, located on Highland Avenue between Oak Street and the train tracks, in Marfa.

The evening, which is free and open to the public, will feature light …

Fourth annual arts festival kicks off March 31

March 17th, 2011

PRESIDIO – Jorge Avena, a Midland native who has lived in Presidio and now calls California home, will be the featured artist at this year’s Presidio Arts Festival.
A showing of his artwork will take place from 7 to 9pm next Thursday, March 31, during an opening of the festival at the Fort Davis State Bank. …

CineMarfa premieres with film festival this May

CineMarfa premieres with  film festival this May

March 17th, 2011

MARFA – The First Annual CineMarfa festival – a new community endeavor to celebrate the art of film in Marfa – will take place May 5 through 8.

CineMarfa is a new non-profit film organization that is devoted to supporting local and visiting filmmakers, sponsoring year-round film screenings in Marfa, providing educational opportunities for local youth …

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