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Chinati hosts Irwin installation meeting

November 26th, 2014

The elevation schematic of the Robert Irwin installation building, which will be located at the site of the old Fort D.A. Russell Hosptial.

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation will break ground in early 2015 on a new permanent installation by artist Robert Irwin – an addition to the museum’s permanent collection – which …

Ivey talks Turkey in next library travel series

November 26th, 2014

ALPINE – Alpine Public Library’s Travel Talk for November will feature Bill Ivey, who will talk about “Sailing on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in a “gullet.”

A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing vessel, adapted to take tourists.

The talk is 7pm Friday, November 28 in the library’s AEP multipurpose room.

Information: 432.837.2621.

Jim Glendinning presents Copper Canyon talk

November 26th, 2014

ALPINE – Big Bend-area traveler Jim Glendinning will present pictures and explain his two itineraries to Copper Canyon in March 2015 at at 6:30pm on Thursday December 4 at Front Street Books Annex on Holland Avenue. There will also be information about Bahia Kino on the Gulf of California in Sonora. Wine and appetizers will …

St. Joseph’s arts & crafts fair Saturday in Fort Davis

November 26th, 2014

FORT DAVIS – Saturday, November 29 is the date of the 34th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Joseph Catholic Church Hall in Fort Davis.

Beginning at 9am to 4pm, shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase beautiful handcrafted and one-of-a-kind items.  Christmas decorations, pottery, jewelry, baskets, embroidered, knitted and crocheted items, paintings, lotions, furniture …

Freed arrangement chosen for Nebraska performance

November 26th, 2014

A vocal arrangement by Dr. Donald Callen Freed, Sul Ross State University professor of Voice, has been selected for inclusion in an upcoming concert in Lincoln, Neb.

Freed’s composition, “Behold That Star!” will be included in a concert by the choral ensemble Dulces Voces (Sweet Voices) Saturday, December 6 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Lincoln. Dulces …

Chicana riot grrrls FEA to make Marfa debut Friday

November 20th, 2014



MARFA – “When (Girl in a Coma singer) Nina decided to take a break to record a rad solo record, Phanie (Diaz) and I decided to start a side project,” Jenn Alva of the Chicana-punk quartet FEA told the Big Bend Sentinel as the group was in the process …

Alpine landscape painter chosen as 2014 Artwalk featured artist

November 20th, 2014

artwork by Nancy Whitlock


ALPINE – This year’s Artwalk featured artist Nancy Whitlock is by no means a stranger to the annual celebration of the Big Bend region’s artists.

Though even she has trouble pinning down exactly where she comes from – born in Hawaii, raised in Missouri, studied in Columbus, …

Artwalk 2014 begins tomorrow

November 20th, 2014


ALPINE – The 2014 Artwalk is slated to begin Friday, with all 29 locations – as well as Hecho a Mano (Artwalk’s open-air art & food market) – opening at 10am and shutting down at 10pm before Friday’s music headliner Ray Wylie Hubbard takes the 5th Street stage.

This year’s Artwalk will kick …

Virginia’s Pontiak fuzzes up El Cosmico Sunday

November 6th, 2014

Fuzz rock trio Pontiak

MARFA – Virginia fuzz-rock trio Pontiak are slated to take El Cosmico’s stage on Sunday, November 9.

The band, composed of brothers Jennings, Van, and Lain Carney, will bring their brand of feedback-infused rock n roll, which has received comparisons to a variety of bands such as Mudhoney, My Morning …

Heart sets off earthquake at the Wagner Noel

November 6th, 2014

(photo by TERRY NORMAN)From left, Heart band members Nancy and Ann Wilson.


MIDLAND – “Take my picture, take my picture” pleaded the young blond when she saw my Heart photo pass. Assuming I was the band’s official photographer, my “groupie” was insistent. Explaining I was from Marfa, my tipsy new friend …

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