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Museum of the Big Bend hosts 30th Trappings of Texas

April 14th, 2016

“Off the Top,” a watercolor by Teale Blake, is just one of many paintings that will be exhibited at the 30th annual Trappings of Texas.

ALPINE – Hand-crafted cowboy gear, Western art and a taste of ranching hospitality will highlight the 30th annual Trappings of Texas, hosted Thursday-Saturday, April 14 -16 by the Museum …

Film: modern-day adaptation of Joan of Arc Saturday at the Crowley

March 31st, 2016

(MARFA LIVE ARTS photo)Hayley Orrantia (ABC’s The Goldbergs) takes on the role of Joan of Arc in the short film “Maid,” filmed in Marfa.

MARFA – Rising star Hayley Orrantia (ABC’s The Goldbergs) takes on the role of Joan of Arc in the short film “Maid,” a 24-minute odyssey to be screened at 7pm …

Prince (not the Purple One) to play in Marfa

March 31st, 2016

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Prince from left, Ron Hall, guitar, Dugg Nelson, drums, Brad Bingham, guitar and vocals, and Brandon Hamilton, bass


MARFA – It’s pretty impressive for a three-year-old DIY band to sell-out concerts, but with a band name like Prince, it’s not hard to see why.

30th SXSW snapped with music, film and the Obamas

March 24th, 2016

(photo by ERICA BEAN)Big Bend Sentinel reporter and photographer Sarah M. Vasquez takes a moment to relax during the non-stop events at SXSW.

AUSTIN – I’m writing this as I take turns drinking a cup of coffee and a glass of water mixed with Emergen-C, so that can only mean I’m back from another …

Marfa artist to show work in three galleries across Texas

March 24th, 2016

Near Ruidosa by Mary Baxter


Mary Baxter

MARFA — When Mary Baxter moved to a ranch near Marfa in 1994, she had little intention of making paintings of her new home. Now almost twenty years on, she’s getting more comfortable with her surroundings.

“As you become more experienced, if you can …

Presidio, Ojinaga featured in new Texas history documentary

March 24th, 2016

(photos courtesy of WILLIAM MILLET)Former U.S. Rep. Pete P. Gallego and Robert Malouff chat at La Junta de los Rios near Presidio.


PRESIDIO — Many of us learned Texas history from our seventh grade, state-issued textbooks that focused heavily on Anglo-American settlers who, led by the likes of Stephen F Austin, …

Local artisan jewelry on the rise

March 24th, 2016

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Paul Graybeal of Moonlight Gemstones


MARFA – When Paul Graybeal first moved to Marfa in 1996 and began creating agate and silver jewelry at his Moonlight Gemstones studio in the building that would later house the Krueger Gallery, the city was the cheapest in the …

The myth expands with more programming this year

March 10th, 2016

MARFA – “We really wanted to find a place that would be both difficult to get to and create all sorts of on-site logistical hurdles,” wrote Mexican Summer co-creator Keith Abrahamson in an e-mail regarding the upcoming 2016 Marfa Myths Festival. “We’re gluttons for punishment here at Mexican Summer.”
The organization of the …

Far West Texas Paintings exhibit starts Monday

March 3rd, 2016

MARFA – Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano is hosting a new exhibit, “Far West Texas Paintings 2010-2015,” beginning Monday, March 7.

Featuring the work of David Loren Bass, the exhibit will showcase paintings in oil and oil crayons.  All of the work features sites in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and the …

Mini-Super Yard Dog coming to Wrong Marfa Saturday

March 3rd, 2016

MARFA — Wrong Marfa has plans for you on Saturday, March 5 from 6-10 p.m. Wrong is hosting an opening with friends from Austin’s Yard Dog and the evening will wrap up with Chris Sand, The Sandman aka The Rappin’ Cowboy. Sandman will be singing songs from his new CD, American Road Trip.

Many …

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