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Mexican native Georgina Escobar is playwright in residence

Mexican native Georgina Escobar is playwright in residence

April 6th, 2017

Georgina Escobar

MARFA — Marfa Live Arts’ 2017 playwright-in-residence Georgina Escobar will present a staged reading of her new play BEACONS on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Crowley Theater. The show will be performed by Mindy Leanse with support by actors from the community.

BEACONS is a satirical work envisioning a fictitious dystopian society with “Divisible and …

Alpine author wins second Texas Best Book Award

Alpine author wins second Texas Best Book Award

April 6th, 2017

Beth Garcia

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE — Alpine resident Elizabeth A. Garcia has won a second Texas Association of Authors (TxAuthors) Best Book Award, for her Crime Mystery Fiction book “The Trail of a Rattler.”

Garcia has lived in the Big Bend country of far west Texas for over 30 years. It was experiencing the deep canyons, …

Veteran Austin musician records new album

Veteran Austin musician records new album

April 6th, 2017

Bobby Earl’ new album, “Calling Me Calling You”

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

TEXAS — Bobby Earl Smith, a West Texas native and the cofounder of the 1970s Austin band, Freda and the Firedogs, which presaged the redneck rock movement in Texas, has released a new album, “Calling Me Calling You.”

The record, which he worked on alongside his son Eric, …

Marathon woman appointed to the Texas Arts Commission

Marathon woman appointed to the Texas Arts Commission

April 6th, 2017

Marci Roberts

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARATHON — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Marci Roberts of Marathon, alongside four others, to the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA).

Roberts entered office March 30 and her term will run until August 31, 2021.

Roberts told the Marfa Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International she was excited about joining the …

Marfa Studio of Arts to hold Summer Shake-Up program

April 6th, 2017

MARFA — For over 17 years the Marfa Studio of Arts has been a strong and consistent provider of quality art education for Marfa, Texas.

In 2005, the MSA launched the Studio in the Elementary School (SITES), a program that offers a free year-round art classes to the children of Marfa to this day.
In January, the …

7th annual CineMarfa gets political

March 30th, 2017

MARFA – CineMarfa Film Festival returns to Marfa for its seventh continuous year of innovative film programming. Dedicated to bringing rare, forgotten, or difficult-to-see films – including films that have been banned or censored – to light in Far West Texas, it will be held May 4 – 7.

This year’s line-up ruminates upon the current …

Public radio, art institutions may lose funding under Trump budget

Public radio, art institutions may lose funding under Trump budget

March 30th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Marfa Public Radio general manager Elise Pepple.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

This is the second of a two-part series how Trump’s proposed budget may affect Far West Texans.

MARFA – Alongside the social programs slated to be cut should Trump’s 2018 budget pass, federal agencies supporting the arts and broadcasting, such as …

Chinati Hosts Free Community Day and Symposium on Its New Master Plan

Chinati Hosts Free Community Day and Symposium on Its New Master Plan

March 30th, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, the Chinati Foundation will host its annual Community Day with open viewing of selected works in the collection and a free barbecue dinner, live music, and a student art exhibition at the Arena. This year’s program will also feature the second installment of a two-part symposium (the first will be held …

Marfa designer fills Chinati sewing workshop

Marfa designer fills Chinati sewing workshop

March 23rd, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Designer Ashley Rowe at her Lumberyard studio.

Waiting list only for cancellations

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host clothing designer and Marfa resident Ashley Rowe for a free adult sewing workshop over three weeks in April.

This workshop, which will meet on Wednesday evenings, is intended to cater to and inspire …

Chinati Foundation plans second round of master plan meetings

Chinati Foundation plans second round of master plan meetings

March 23rd, 2017

MARFA, NEW YORK – The Chinati Foundation and Sasaki will be holding the second round of the museum’s master plan with a two-part symposium with public presentations in New York City at 9am on Monday, April 22 and in Marfa at 9am on Monday, April 29.

The symposium will present the foundation’s findings from the master …

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