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Agave Festival events are plenty at Hotel Paisano

May 25th, 2017

MARFA – The Hotel Paisano will be hosting a number of events in participation with the Agave Festival Marfa, June 1-4.

Greasewood Gallery and the Hotel Paisano ballroom will exhibit “Aliento a Tequila” by Austin photographer Joel Salcido.

From agave plants to harvesters, to the culture of the Mexican towns where the traditional spirit is produced, Salcido …

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in Antelope Hills

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in  Antelope Hills

May 18th, 2017

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

MARFA — Marfa Live Arts will host Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin on Friday-Sunday, May 26-28, 2017 over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend in Marfa. The program will present four free events through a series of performances, films, talks, and workshops focusing on the influence of choreographer and artist Anna Halprin.

Over …

Chinati to Host L.A. Dance Project in Residency last week of May

May 18th, 2017

MARFA — Beginning on May 22, The Chinati Foundation will host L.A. Dance Project in residency in Marfa for several days while they rehearse a series of performances that have been conceived in response to Chinati’s collection. The series, entitled Marfa Dance Episodes, will be performed in situ at the museum and streamed live on …

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

May 18th, 2017

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA — Nalu Gruschkus will make her debut as a playwright and director of It’s There For You at the Crowley Theater this Saturday May 20th at 7:30 PM.  (Doors at 7:00 PM).

Nalu has grown up in Marfa. She has always been drawn to the theater, as a small child and up into …

Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin, a Memorial Day Weekend of site-specific dance performance

May 11th, 2017

MARFA — In the 1960s, on a redwood dance deck built within a grove of trees in Marin County, California, the artist and choreographer Anna Halprin led a community of dancers, musicians, and sculptors through a collective process that sought new systems for generating creativity. Rejecting the narrative styles and performance conventions of high Modernism, …

Local pipeline activism on screen at CineMarfa

Local pipeline activism on screen at CineMarfa

May 4th, 2017

Local documentarian Jessica Lutz will show short films this weekend during the CineMarfa Film Festival depicting the trials of landowners and environmentalists during the construction of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — The programming at this weekend’s CineMarfa film festival includes documentaries examining some of the most pressing political issues of our time. From …

‘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 …

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