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Marfa Myths 2017 boasts jazz titan and Texas psychedelic music royalty

March 9th, 2017

The Allah-Las

MARFA – Jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and Texan Roky Erickson, who pioneered the 1960s psychedelic music movement, highlight the 2017 Marfa Myths music event brought by Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer.

Marfa Myths will be over four days, from March 9-12, 2017.

The solid lineup also incudes Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood (Collaborative Performance), …

Big Bend Music Co-op breathes new life into Alpine music scene

Big Bend Music Co-op breathes new life into Alpine music scene

March 9th, 2017

Alpine band Time Waves

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – The long-comatose Alpine underground music scene was seemingly awakened Saturday night, as an unusually large crowd gathered in a North 5th Street space to hear Alpine and Marfa musicians perform at the inaugural Big Bend Music Co-op concert.

The event featured performances from Alpine groups Time Waves, …

Which Way the Wind Blows, an exhibition of new work by Malinda Beeman

March 9th, 2017

MARFA – On Thursday, March 9, from 6–8:30pm, artist Malinda Beeman will open a studio exhibition at the Lumberyard. “Which Way the Wind Blows” is recent work that derives from her interest in the native grasses in the area. Strong color and abstraction of the grasses show a vibrant world around us.

Malinda is also the …

Book signing by E. Dan Klepper Friday

March 9th, 2017

ALPINE – Fresno Canyon in Big Bend Ranch State Park is one of the most isolated and rugged locations in the Lower 48. On Friday, March 10, E. Dan Klepper, local artist, photographer and writer, will share his experiences living and working at the ranch, and present his latest fine art photography book, “Why the …

Fort Davis photographer documents farm workers; opening reception tonight

March 9th, 2017

Caleb Jagger image

MARFA—Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano will present a new exhibition of photography by Caleb Jagger entitled “Farm Workers of America” beginning with a reception for the artist from 6-8pm tonight, Thursday, March 9.

The public is invited, and the exhibit will run through April.

Jagger was born in Austin and moved to Fort …

Work by Sandra Harper on exhibit at COMMUNITIE

March 9th, 2017

MARFA – Section 9 is an installation of mixed-media organic objects created by artist Sandra Harper, curated by Taylor Livingston, and on exhibit at COMMUNITIE Marfa.

A reception for the artist opened the show on Wednesday, March 8 and it will be up through April 30.

Section 9 is an installation of seaweed, mounted wet onto watercolor …

Ghost Dance by Nathan Abels at Rule Gallery Marfa; opening reception Friday

March 9th, 2017

Nathan Abels, Falling Rocket, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in

MARFA – Rule Gallery is pleased to present Ghost Dance, a solo exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Nathan Abels. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, March 10 from 6-9pm.

In Ghost Dance, Abels explores the constancy of sea, …

Marfa Live Arts sets ambitious 2017 season

March 9th, 2017

photo by RUSSELL J YOUNG)Georgina Escobar will be Marfa Live Arts playwright in residence in April. She will teach a workshop at Marfa High School and present “Beacons,” her new one-act play at the Crowley Theater.

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts will kick off its 2017 season with Del Valle at the Capri on April …

‘Cabaret’ Music, dance blend with 1930s realism on Sul Ross stage

March 2nd, 2017

(photo by NOAH FIELDS)Jeffrey Meyer directs “Caberet” orchestra rehearsal. Sul Ross Theatre will perform the Tony Award-winning musical weekends, March 25 – April 9, in Marshall Auditorium.

ALPINE – Collaborative efforts of Sul Ross State University’s theatre and music departments will bring the Tony-award winning musical “Cabaret” to the Marshall Auditorium stage.

Winner of 12 Tonys …

Sul Ross concert choir, wind ensemble performance March 9 

March 2nd, 2017

ALPINE – The Sul Ross State University Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble will perform Thursday, March 9 in Marshall Auditorium. The 7:30pm concert is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Sul Ross Music Program, the participating groups consist of talented musicians from a variety of academic disciplines and members of the community.

The first …

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