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‘Meth Lab’ artists return for CineMarfa

‘Meth Lab’ artists return for CineMarfa

May 4th, 2017

Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman who will screen a series of short films at the 2017 CineMarfa Film Festival.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Artist duo Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman, creators of the 2008 Ballroom Marfa installation Hello Meth Lab in the Sun, are returning to Marfa to screen a series of short films …

In Farnsworth Score, Marfa-based composer explores sound and vision

In Farnsworth Score, Marfa-based composer explores sound and vision

May 4th, 2017

Rob Mazurek

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Musician and composer Rob Mazurek considers himself a sound sculptor. He is trained in jazz and classical music but thinks very visually about sound. That physical approach to sound guided the creation The Farnsworth Score, his collaboration with the filmmaker Lee Ann Schmitt that screens this weekend at the …

When beauty and politics collide

When beauty and politics collide

May 4th, 2017

Film festival goers queue outside the Crowley Theartre during last year’s CineMarfa

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Why should our encounter and experience of beauty be mutually exclusive to how we take stock of our political situation? When CineMarfa returns for its seventh annual festival this weekend, bringing to town an eclectic range of films and …

Former Chinati artist returns to Marfa with satirical film

Former Chinati artist returns to Marfa with satirical film

May 4th, 2017

A still from Mark Flood’s film “Art Fair Fever”

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Houston-born artist and 2008 Chinati Foundation artist in residence Mark Flood is returning to Marfa to screen his first film, “Art Fair Fever,” at this year’s CineMarfa Film Festival.

Flood, who is known for his subversive paintings, collages, and as the singer …

Marfa Public Radio wins Murrow Awards 

May 4th, 2017

MARFA – Marfa Public Radio has won five Regional Murrow Awards.The categories and subject matter, are Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Writing, Hard News, News Series, and best website, marfapublicradio.org.

“We are committed to bringing you excellence in journalism, “ said station manager Elise Pepple. “This year, we have a team of young reporters contributing to …

Marfa Shorthorn artists to showcase their art Monday

May 4th, 2017

MARFA —Marfa Studio of Arts will host its end-of-semester student showcase at the MSA Gallery, 106 East San Antonio Street on Monday, May 8. Students, parents, teachers, and community members are invited to join us in celebrating artwork by Marfa Elementary School artists.

The gallery will open from 5:30-7:30pm. This event will be catered by Salsa …

West Side Story, wind ensemble concert tonight

May 4th, 2017

ALPINE – The Sul Ross State University concert choir will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of “West Side Story” as part of the Thursday, May 4 choir and Wind Ensemble concert. The 7:30 p.m. event takes place in Marshall Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

The first half of the …

Ballroom Marfa names Laura Copelin as interim director, Carballo, Grant join team

Ballroom Marfa names Laura Copelin  as interim director, Carballo, Grant join team

May 4th, 2017

Laura Copelin

MARFA — Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce Laura Copelin’s appointment to the role of interim director. This follows Copelin’s successful two-year tenure as Ballroom’s curator.

Copelin will continue in her curatorial role in addition to taking the administrative helm of the organization.

Outgoing executive director Susan Sutton is pursuing new opportunities in Los Angeles.

“Ballroom …

31st Trappings of Texas is Museum of the Big Bend’s big event

31st Trappings of Texas is Museum of the Big Bend’s big event

April 27th, 2017

(Staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)This year’s Trappings of Texas featured artist was Kerrville-based painter Herman Walker, who also made his fourth appearance at the annual celebration of cowboy art.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – The Museum of the Big Bend kicked off the 31st Trappings of Texas art fair Friday evening, with cowboy artists …

Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

April 27th, 2017

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