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Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & sons headline 7th New Year’s Eve show

December 21st, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Texas alt-country music legends Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are coming back to Marfa for their seventh New Year’s Eve concert with special guests The Mastersons and The Cactus Blossoms.

This year’s concert will be the duo’s first event at the Saint George Hall, switching venues for the first time …

Winter Solstice reception at Eugene Binder this Friday

December 21st, 2016

Richard Shafter’s Zugzwang installation.

MARFA – Everyone is cordially invited to the annual Winter Solstice reception held at Eugene Binder this Friday evening, December 23, from 6-8pm.

Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, occurring this year on Wednesday at 4:44am, based on the Gregorian calendar. The event at Binder celebrates the widening arc …

Interior design book highlights the Marfa minimalist style

Interior design book highlights the Marfa minimalist style

December 15th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A new Marfa-centric book is on the shelves with the release of Helen Thompson’s, “Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert,” which showcases 21 houses of homeowners in and around the Marfa city limits.

Book cover

The book, Thompson said, came about after another book she and long-time …

Artist with Marfa ties gets to light up London’s bridges

Artist with Marfa ties gets to light up London’s bridges

December 15th, 2016

(photo by MATT ALEXANDER)From left, Leo Villarreal and Hannah Rothschild, chair of Illuminated River Foundation, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Alex Lifschutz.

LONDON – The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that a team led by the internationally acclaimed American light artist Leo Villareal and renowned British architects and urban planners, Lifschutz …

Marfa Studio of Arts presents kids’ jewelry making workshop

December 15th, 2016

MARFA – Marfa Studio of Arts is celebrating the end of the 2016 school year with an exhibit of selected works by students from the Montessori School, 1–5th grades and the after-school art program.

The opening for this exhibit was held Dec 10 and was very well attended by students and their families, MSA art teachers …

Chinati meets with public to develop master plan

Chinati meets with public to develop master plan

December 8th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation held a public forum Tuesday evening to inform and gather input from the community involving the famed art organization’s master plan, which is being developed with help from the international planning and design firm Sasaki.

The plan, Chinati director Jenny Moore said, is an extension of the museum’s …

Final yearlong installation – Grey Goo Gardens exhibition – opens Friday with reception

December 8th, 2016

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce Grey Goo Gardens, the last of four exhibitions conceived for Arturo Bandini’s year-long installation in Ballroom’s courtyard.

The opening reception is Friday, December 9, from 6-9pm in the Ballroom Marfa Courtyard.

Grey Goo Gardens presents work from Ed Fornieles, Sonja Gerdes, Joel Holmberg, Dwyer Kilcollin, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Anna …

Drawings by Makuko Ono Gray on exhibit at Sul Ross State University

December 8th, 2016

ALPINE – “Silence is the Flower,” drawings by Makuko Ono Gray, Houston, will be on exhibition through January 27, 2017 at the Main Gallery, Francois Fine Arts Building on the Sul Ross State University campus.

Gallery hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. There is no admission charge.

Gray, who was born in Japan and has been a Houston resident …

Marfa Myths 2017 boasts jazz titan and Texas psychedelic music royalty

December 8th, 2016

Pharaoh Sanders

Roky Erickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARFA – Jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and Texan Roky Erickson, who pioneered the 1960s psychedelic music movement, highlight the 2017 Marfa Myths music event brought by Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer.

Marfa Myths will be over four days, from March 9-12, 2017.

The solid lineup also incudes Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood …

Marfa Studio Arts to host showcase for elementary students on Saturday

December 8th, 2016

Galaxies by 1st grade after-school students

MARFA – Marfa Studio Arts will host its end-of-semester student showcase at the MSA Gallery next to the radio station on Saturday.

Butterfly by Lynna Hinojos

We invite all members of the community to join us in celebrating the hard work of these young Marfa Elementary School artists.

The gallery showcase …

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