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CineMarfa presents Buddhism documentary tonight

April 13th, 2017

MARFA – On Thursday, April 13 at 8pm in the Adobe Room at The Lumberyard, CineMarfa presents the documentary ‘Hannah: Buddhism’s Untold Journey,’ which tells the story of Hannah Nydahl and her adventure bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

The film will include a Q&A with Diamond Way Buddhist instructor Sergio Aya.

From her wild and idealistic …

“Tumbleweed” exhibit opens at Building 98

“Tumbleweed” exhibit opens at Building 98

April 13th, 2017

Martin de Porres Wright artwork

MARFA – Martin de Porres Wright, the Irish abstract painter and sculptor and artist-in-residence at Building 98 for the months of March through May, exhibits his installation “Tumbleweed,” work created in Marfa in the Ballroom of Building 98.

The exhibit opens Saturday, April 15 and ends Monday, May 15. Exhibition hours …

Marfa Live Arts stages Cuidad Juarez native Georgina Escobar’s BEACONS Wednesday

Marfa Live Arts stages Cuidad Juarez native Georgina Escobar’s BEACONS Wednesday

April 13th, 2017

Georgina Escobar

MARFA – On Wednesday, April 19, Marfa Live Arts presents a staged reading of Georgina Escobar’s new play BEACONS at the Crowley Theater at 7pm.

The free production will be performed by New York actor and puppeteer Mindy Leanse, playwright Georgina Escobar, and Marfa actors Crystal Catano, RaeAnna Hample with other local actors.

Escobar explains …

Original bi-national composition penned for arts festival

April 13th, 2017

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Student musicians from both sides of the border will kick off the musical program of this year’s Bi-national Fine Arts Festival at a concert in Daly Park on Friday, April 21. Presidio and Ojinaga students will perform a piece of music composed specifically for the event.

The Bi-national Fine Arts Festival takes …

Sul Ross Art Club members’ works on display at West Texas National Bank

April 13th, 2017

ALPINE — Works by Sul Ross State University Art Club members are on display through April 28 at West Texas National Bank, Alpine, as part of the Big Bend Arts Council’s monthly rotating exhibitions.

The show will move to Big Bend Regional Medical Center next month.

Participating artists are Andylynn Heckart, Runaway Bay; and Leinora Alimboyoguen, Aaron …

Presidio surrealist painter returns as art fest featured artist

Presidio surrealist painter returns as art fest featured artist

April 6th, 2017

(Artwork by Alouy Martinez) “Absolved” by Alouy Martinez, 40 x 30″ Oil on Canvas. Martinez is the featured artist at this year’s Bi-National Fine Arts Festival. His work will be on display at the April 20 opening gala.

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Alouy Martinez paints dark, colorful scenes depicting humanoid beings with …

The Capri, Marfa Live Arts present DEL VALLE on Saturday

The Capri, Marfa Live Arts present DEL VALLE on Saturday

April 6th, 2017

Ned Van Zandt in action

MARFA — Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present Ned Van Zandt’s epic true tale DEL VALLE on Saturday, April 8, with the actor playing 16 characters from his past including supermodels and prisoners. Mature themes and adults only are suggested.

The play’s title refers to the Del Valle Correctional Facility, …

Sad Vacation, a Sid & Nancy documentary screens tonight at the Crowley Theater

Sad Vacation, a Sid & Nancy documentary screens tonight at the Crowley Theater

April 6th, 2017

(photo by RICHARD MANN)The late Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen

MARFA — Join Marfa Live Arts on Thursday, April 6 for a free screening of Sad Vacation: The Last Days of Sid and Nancy— an up-close and personal account of the tumultuous and stormy relationship between Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen and how it ended in Room …

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, …

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