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Meet Alouy Martinez, a featured artist at the Presidio Art Festival

March 26th, 2015

Akira the Bender, oil on canvas by featured artist Alouy Martinez.

PRESIDIO – Local Presidio artist and writer Alouy Martinez will be one of three featured artists at this year’s Presidio Art Festival.

Martinez will exhibit his “Freak Show”—a series of paintings, writing, an

Alouy Martinez

d poetry that explores …

First bi-national forum held for Presidio and Ojinaga youth

March 26th, 2015

(photos by DIANA AGUIRRE)The bi-national student forum was held at the Presidencia Municipal in Ojinaga.

By DIANA AGUIRRE ARMENDARIZ

PRESIDIO/OJINAGA – For the first time ever, high school students from Presidio and Ojinaga met on Tuesday at the Ojinaga City Hall facilities for an open youth forum in conjunction with the Presidio …

Presidio Art Festival kicks off this week

March 26th, 2015

(staff photo by SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN)Faces of Presidio and Ojinaga residents at the international bridge are part of this year’s Presidio (and Ojinaga) Arts Festival. It’s part of a worldwide culture initiative called INSIDE OUT that promotes unity and internationalism. The photographer is former Marfa resident Amber Hockeborne. Presidio residents Liz Rohana …

The swirl of music, film, interactive – and lots of coffee – at SXSW

March 26th, 2015

Sarah @ SXSW with Red Bull and coffee in hand.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – I’m back in Marfa after living it up at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. For the past nine days, I’ve waited in line to attend movie premieres, watched some amazing performances, listened to professionals talk …

Latvian literature event is Saturday

March 26th, 2015

Janis Pleiksans, aka Rainis

Vilis Inde

MARFA – There are only two days until Marfa turns Latvian. Latvians living all over the world arrive in town this week for Rainis in Marfa.

The event is part of the worldwide celebration of the 150th birthday of the Baltic nation’s greatest cultural …

Celebrating Latvian literature in Marfa

March 19th, 2015

Janis Pleiksans, aka Rainis

MARFA – Dozens of Latvians will arrive in Marfa the weekend of March 27-29 for “Rainis in the Desert.” The event is one of many around the world to celebrate the 150th birthday of the great Latvian writer and politician, Janis Pleiksans, known to all simply as “Rainis” (pronounced …

Presidio Art Festival brings global art initiative to the border

March 19th, 2015

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

PRESIDIO – With its focus on uniting artists from both sides of the border, the Presidio Arts Festival, above all, is a celebration of internationalism. And this year, as part of its international initiative, the festival has adapted an art project whose reach has extended as far out as the Middle East.

sarah @ SXSW

sarah @ SXSW

March 19th, 2015

It’s all about Doug Sahm and the Texas groove

 By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

AUSTIN – Marfa Public Radio’s Joe Nick Patoski is making his directorial debut at 7:30pm tonight at the Paramount Theatre for the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Joe Nick at SXSW (staff photo by Sarah M. Vasquez)

Patoski is typically known for his …

‘Children of Giant’ to air on PBS April 17

March 12th, 2015

MARFA – “Children of Giant,” a new documentary that explores how the making of a classic Hollywood movie transformed the lives of the residents of the small Texas town of Marfa, will premiere Friday, April 17 on PBS.

Directed by Hector Galán, “Children of Giant” is the season opener for VOCES, Latino Public Broadcasting’s arts and culture series on PBS, presented by …

United Artists gallery presents Nick Farhi Saturday

March 12th, 2015

MARFA – United Artlists Ltd. is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the iconic ‘Wine Paintings’ by New York based artist Nick Farhi (born 1987, New York, NY).

The gallery will hold a reception for the artist Saturday, March 14 from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Lumberyard.

The exhibition will be on view through April 18, 2015.

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