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‘The Fantasticks’ begins second week run in Alpine

‘The Fantasticks’ begins second week  run in Alpine

July 13th, 2017

(Photo by Ashley Page)The Theatre of the Big Bend’s cast and crew is ready to entertain you with their summer musical production of “The Fantasticks,” playing July 14-16 and 21-23 at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre at 8:15 pm.

ALPINE — “The Fantasticks,” music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, begins its second weekend …

West Texas Film Festival returns this November

July 13th, 2017

ODESSA — The West Texas Film Commission is proud to announce the 2017 West Texas Film Festival has been slated for November 8th through the 11th. This year’s festival will feature three showcases and an Educational Day.
November 8th – Cinema of Cuisine – This showcase will screen documentary and dramatic films about food including the …

Chinati announces new self-guided viewing hours

July 6th, 2017

MARFA – Beginning Friday, July 7, the Chinati Foundation will offer new hours for self-guided viewing of aspects of the permanent collection.

For the first time, the John Chamberlain Building will be available to visit outside the regular tour schedule and free of charge during set hours three days a week.

The new self-guided viewing schedule is:

* Robert …

Judd outdoor furniture talk Saturday

July 6th, 2017

MARFA – Rainer Judd, co-president of the Judd Foundation, Alfredo Mediano, former employee of Donald Judd, and Randy Sanchez, facilities manager of the Judd Foundation, will conduct an open dialogue at La Mansana de Chinati/The Block, Judd’s home and studio in Marfa on his outdoor furniture on Saturday, according to a foundation email.

Open hours are …

9th Marfa Film Festival opens next week

9th Marfa Film Festival opens next week

July 6th, 2017

MARFA — The Marfa Film Festival celebrates its ninth year next week, July 12-16th. Bringing to town 80 films, including features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, trailers and classics from 21 countries, the festival is packed with distinctive films covering an array for genres and topical themes plus daily special events. Screenings start at 10am and …

‘The Fantasticks’ starts Friday at Alpine’s Theatre of the Big Bend

‘The Fantasticks’ starts Friday at Alpine’s Theatre of the Big Bend

July 6th, 2017

Dona Roman, who directs the Theatre of the Big Bend’s production of “The Fantasticks” starting Friday, stands in front of Manhattan’s Jerry Orbach Theatre during a recent SRSU theatre trip. “I am thrilled to be directing ‘The Fantasticks,’” Roman said. “It is indeed the perfect musical.”

ALPINE – As the Theatre of the Big Bend …

Summer Shake Up art show Saturday at Chinati’s Arena

Summer Shake Up art show Saturday at Chinati’s Arena

June 29th, 2017

5th-8th graders work on plaster sculptures during Chinati’s Summer Shake Up.

Pre-K through 8th grade artists

MARFA — Please join the city’s youngest artists for an extraordinary show of their Summer Shake Up artwork, from 6:30-8pm Saturday at the Chinati Foundation’s Arena. Visitors will be able to meet many of the artists on site. Free hot …

Chinati Artist in Residence hosts open studio June 29

Chinati Artist in Residence hosts open studio June 29

June 22nd, 2017

Alex Kwartler

MARFA —The Chinati Foundation invites everyone to attend artist in residence Alex Kwartler’s open studio from 6-8pm Thursday, June 29 at the Locker Plant on East Oak Street.

Alex Kwartler is a painter based in Brooklyn, NY. His solo exhibitions include Pain Quotidien (Magenta Plains, New York, NY 2016) and A Superficial Lyric (Nathalie …

New York documentary makers look to the region to tell the story of America’s oil and gas love affair

New York documentary makers look to the region to tell the story of America’s oil and gas love affair

June 15th, 2017

(Staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)Cameras roll as NYC documentarians Alan Thompson and Jaime Puerta interview the editor, Robert Halpern, for their forthcoming film that explores oil and gas pipelines across America.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Although Texas is well-known as the leading oil-producing state, and with the oil-rich fields of the Permian Basin just a …

Art event in Fort Stockton Saturday

June 15th, 2017

FORT STOCKTON – For the first time ever, The Garage and The Back Room are connecting the art culture gap between Alpine and Fort Stockton.

Local artists along with visiting artists will show exclusive interpretations of “space” art, ranging from outer space to personal space.

Space is a limitless concept. All art is open for viewing at 4pm …

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