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Marfa Film Festival returns to summer in 2016

June 2nd, 2016

MARFA – Marfa Film Festival returns for it’s 2016 edition. Since it’s inception in 2007 it has remained the area’s premier film exhibition, drawing filmmakers and attendees globally to the West Texas hamlet.

This year the festival will present 63 pieces, representing 14 countries. The line-up includes efforts by first-time filmmakers, exciting up-and-comers, as …

Documentary on peyote, the sacred cactus for Native Americans

June 2nd, 2016

(photos by TIM WILDE)Megan Wilde interviews a peyote harvester in Rio Grande City.

Sul Ross Professor Martin Terry holds a recently harvested peyote button.

ALPINE – A new documentary about peyote will be shown at 6pm Monday, June 6 at the Sul Ross State University Briscoe Administration Building room 304.

In “Peyote at a …

Former Chinati intern opens gallery in New York

June 2nd, 2016

Takako Tanabe

MARFA, NEW YORK CITY – Former Chinati Foundation intern and Marfa resident Takako Tanabe is set to open her New York City gallery, Ulterior Gallery, on Saturday, June 4 with a four-artist group exhibit.

Tanabe, who worked at Chinati during a three-month internship in 2004 alongside fellow intern and now Chinati Executive …

Catch Dengue Fever (the art exhibit) at Ballroom on Friday

June 2nd, 2016

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce the opening of Dengue Fever, the second of four exhibitions programmed for Arturo Bandini’s year-long installation in the courtyard, a perfect copy of their space in Los Angeles.

The opening reception is from 6-9pm Friday, June 3.

Dengue Fever is imagined as a sort of Henri Rousseau delirium, a jungle …

Marfa musicians to cover Purple Rain

June 2nd, 2016

(staff photo by ROBERT L. HALPERN)Marfa residents place their vote for which album to cover for the fourth Marfa Sounds compilation in the ballot box at Frama coffee shop.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – In a not-so-surprising tribute to the late Purple One, local musicians will cover Prince’s “Purple Rain” for the …

Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa present Alvin Lucier, Charles Curtis for Marfa Sounding this weekend

May 26th, 2016

(photo by MARY LOU SAXON)One of the locations of the Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa program Marfa Sounding, featuring a concert with Alvin Lucier and Charles Curtis is Sunday, May 29, at Mimms Ranch.

MARFA – This Memorial Day weekend, Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork: Marfa present Marfa Sounding with composer Alvin Lucier …

Marfa Live Arts, CineMarfa screen Alvin Lucier documentary before composer visits town

May 19th, 2016

MARFA – Tonight, Thursday, May 19, at 6:30pm, Marfa Live Arts and CineMarfa with The Lumberyard will host a free, public screening of Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder’s documentary, “No Ideas But In Things” about the composer Alvin Lucier in the Adobe Room at The Lumberyard, 201 East Dallas Street.

The film offers an introduction to …

Marfa Live Arts, Lumberyard honor Bob Dylan on Tuesday

May 19th, 2016

MARFA – Bob Dylan turns 75 years old on Tuesday, May 24 and Marfa Live Arts with The Lumberyard is honoring him with a night of song and celebration in The Adobe Room at The Lumberyard starting at 8pm.

In its fifth year, this annual Dylan celebration brings musicians from the community and beyond to perform …

Presidio students win congressional art contest

May 12th, 2016

Presidio High School Senior Roxana Rodriguez’s drawing “Memories,” based on a friend’s photograph taken in Terlingua.

PRESIDIO — The artwork of three Presidio High School students will be hanging in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for the next year.

Presidio High School senior Lesli Mendoza’s photograph “Raul y la Viviana” was among the …

Bird Boi: a glimpse into the lives of Terlingua youth

May 12th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – “I wanted to make a movie around my friends, based on my experiences growing up in Terlingua,” said local filmmaker Travis Walker of Bird Boi, his debut feature-length film that closed out this year’s CineMarfa Film Festival.

The film, which was originally slated to be a short …

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