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Ceramic exhibition opens Friday at MSA

April 2nd, 2015

MARFA – The Marfa Studio of Arts and The Texas Commission on the Arts is pleased to present Clayers, a show of functional and non-functional ceramics by the students of Sul Ross State University.

An opening reception is 6-8pm Friday, April 3 at the studio gallery.

The show represents the relationship of student work …

‘Sweeney Todd’ opens on Sul Ross stage Saturday

March 26th, 2015

“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” makes its Sul Ross State University theatre debut Saturday, March 28. Performances of the award-winning musical thriller, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, will be given on Saturday-Monday, March 28-30 and Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4 in Marshall Auditorium. Performance times are 8:15 p.m. nightly, with …

Meet Alouy Martinez, a featured artist at the Presidio Art Festival

March 26th, 2015

Akira the Bender, oil on canvas by featured artist Alouy Martinez.

PRESIDIO – Local Presidio artist and writer Alouy Martinez will be one of three featured artists at this year’s Presidio Art Festival.

Martinez will exhibit his “Freak Show”—a series of paintings, writing, an

Alouy Martinez

d poetry that explores …

First bi-national forum held for Presidio and Ojinaga youth

March 26th, 2015

(photos by DIANA AGUIRRE)The bi-national student forum was held at the Presidencia Municipal in Ojinaga.


PRESIDIO/OJINAGA – For the first time ever, high school students from Presidio and Ojinaga met on Tuesday at the Ojinaga City Hall facilities for an open youth forum in conjunction with the Presidio …

Presidio Art Festival kicks off this week

March 26th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Faces of Presidio and Ojinaga residents at the international bridge are part of this year’s Presidio (and Ojinaga) Arts Festival. It’s part of a worldwide culture initiative called INSIDE OUT that promotes unity and internationalism. The photographer is former Marfa resident Amber Hockeborne. Presidio residents Liz Rohana …

The swirl of music, film, interactive – and lots of coffee – at SXSW

March 26th, 2015

Sarah @ SXSW with Red Bull and coffee in hand.


AUSTIN – I’m back in Marfa after living it up at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. For the past nine days, I’ve waited in line to attend movie premieres, watched some amazing performances, listened to professionals talk …

Latvian literature event is Saturday

March 26th, 2015

Janis Pleiksans, aka Rainis

Vilis Inde

MARFA – There are only two days until Marfa turns Latvian. Latvians living all over the world arrive in town this week for Rainis in Marfa.

The event is part of the worldwide celebration of the 150th birthday of the Baltic nation’s greatest cultural …

Celebrating Latvian literature in Marfa

March 19th, 2015

Janis Pleiksans, aka Rainis

MARFA – Dozens of Latvians will arrive in Marfa the weekend of March 27-29 for “Rainis in the Desert.” The event is one of many around the world to celebrate the 150th birthday of the great Latvian writer and politician, Janis Pleiksans, known to all simply as “Rainis” (pronounced …

Presidio Art Festival brings global art initiative to the border

March 19th, 2015


PRESIDIO – With its focus on uniting artists from both sides of the border, the Presidio Arts Festival, above all, is a celebration of internationalism. And this year, as part of its international initiative, the festival has adapted an art project whose reach has extended as far out as the Middle East.

sarah @ SXSW

sarah @ SXSW

March 19th, 2015

It’s all about Doug Sahm and the Texas groove


AUSTIN – Marfa Public Radio’s Joe Nick Patoski is making his directorial debut at 7:30pm tonight at the Paramount Theatre for the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Joe Nick at SXSW (staff photo by Sarah M. Vasquez)

Patoski is typically known for his …

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