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Late filmmaker’s artwork to be exhibited for first time at CineMarfa

May 5th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – When experimental filmmaker Jordan Belson died in 2011, he left behind a vast, mostly unknown body of paintings, drawings, and sculptures – many of which will be exhibited for the first time at this year’s CineMarfa Film Festival at the Eugene Binder Gallery on North Highland Street.

Belson, whose early psychedelic …

California in the eye of CineMarfa

California in the eye of CineMarfa

May 5th, 2016

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — A California-themed film festival held in Far West Texas might seem incongruous. But CineMarfa programmers David Hollander and Jennifer Lane say the theme fits within the original project of the now six-year-old festival.

“California is the sight from which a lot of experimental film emerges,” Hollander said. “Featuring experimental work has been …

Live music by Nashville singer, songwriter Bernie Nelson Friday

April 28th, 2016

ALPINE – A special event will be hosted by The Back Room and The Texas Ranch House Too in Alpine.

Live music by Nashville singer/songwriter Bernie Nelson will be presented at 7pm Friday, April 29 at The Texas Ranch House Too, 101 West Holland.

Tickets are $10 cash and only 75 will be …

6th Annual Dersu Collective Marfa artists art benefit Friday evening at the Marfa Book Co.

April 28th, 2016

Dersu Collective show 2015(photo by MARY LOU SAXON)

MARFA – The Dersu Collective will be having its 6th Annual Art Benefit, to support the not-for-profit Marfa Education Foundation, the 4H Club and developing the East Side Play park for the children of Marfa.

The show is from 6-7pm Friday,  April 29 at the …

Artist-in-residence previews debut screenplay thriller

April 28th, 2016

Beth Fowler

MARFA – History and inspirational author—and artist—Beth Fowler of Austin, will debut her screenplay thriller “Violet Crown” from 6-8 pm Wednesday, May 4 in the Building 98 artist-in-residence center, located at 705 West Bonnie Street.

Ms. Fowler plans a reading from her novel “Drawn” with comparison and contrast to the screenplay adaptation, …

Do Your Thing presents first in concert series Monday

April 21st, 2016

Vetiver

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Do Your Thing Coffee presents a night of the San-Francisco band Vetiver and local musicians at 8:30pm on Monday, April 25, at the Crowley Theater.

This show is what Simone Rubi and Robert Gungor, the couple behind Do Your Thing, hopes to be the first of many …

Front Street hosts program, book signing by noted NM photographer

April 21st, 2016

Photographer Walter W. Nelson at the Black Place

ALPINE – Photographer Walter W. Nelson, a multidisciplinary artist who has spent two decades photographing the Black Place, will be sharing his experiences and his latest book, The Black Place – Two Seasons, this Friday in Alpine.

The Black Place is a remote and uninhabited landscape …

No joke, add comedy to Marfa’s repertoire

April 14th, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Amanda Holstien and Dylan Fisher

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Two Marfa transplants are looking to tickle the town’s funny bone with another comedy show at 8pm on Thursday, April 28, at the Lost Horse Saloon.

Amanda Holstien and her boyfriend Dylan Fisher moved to Marfa in October, …

Marfa Live Arts Brings Mexican American story to Crowley stage

April 14th, 2016

(photo by and courtesy of ALBERTO JIMENEZ)Mical Trejo

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts’ 2016 playwright-in-residence Raul Garza presents his play Confessions of a Mexpatriate on Tuesday, April 19  at the Crowley Theater at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm.)

Actor and comedian Mical Trejo will perform the show with musician Davíd Garza playing live score.

Aussie musician and Lonesome Heroes at the Blues and Starlight

April 14th, 2016

ALPINE, TERLINGUA – After crossing paths at 2015’s inaugural Dashville Skyline festival in Australia, Aussie singer/songwriter Ruby Boots will be teaming up once more with Austin’s Cosmic American quartet The Lonesome Heroes.

Ruby Boots and The Lonesome Heroes will perform on April 15 and 16 at the Railroad Blues in Alpine and at the Starlight Theatre …

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