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Ballroom names new executive director

Ballroom names new executive director

October 9th, 2014

Susan Sutton

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Sutton as its new executive director.

Sutton comes to Marfa after a four-year tenure at Houston’s Menil Collection, where, as assistant curator, she most recently organized A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James (2014), an exhibition exploring …

After SoHo, Judd Foundation sets sights on Marfa

October 9th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The Judd Foundation architecture studio on North Highland Avenue.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

MARFA – In June 2013, the Judd Foundation performed a $23 million restoration of Donald Judd’s former SoHo residence and studio at 101 Spring Street, now open to the public. Following the completion of that project, …

After 12 years together, GIAC embarks on solo projects

October 2nd, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Girl in a Coma

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – “This is your wake-up call,” Girl in a Coma singer/guitarist Nina Diaz warned the crowd at the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love right before their Saturday night set at El Cosmico.

Marfa locals and out-of-towners found their way to …

Legendary punk rocker digs El Cosmico music fest

October 2nd, 2014

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)John Doe at the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – “It was fantastic. How could you not have enjoyed the festival?” asked legendary punk rocker – turned – alternative country singer John Doe of thethree-day Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love.

“It’s mellow, but …

Prada Marfa can stay, TxDoT says

Prada Marfa can stay, TxDoT says

September 12th, 2014

(graphic by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)(photos by ALBERTO HALPERN, ROBERT HALPERN, JOHN DANIEL GARCIA and courtesy of LISA MORTON, Van Horn Advocate and BEYONCE)

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

VALENTINE – Prada Marfa has triumphed over the art-versus-advertising debate as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will allow the faux store to remain as an art …

Julian Mock in concert Friday at Alpine’s St. James

September 11th, 2014

Julian Mock

ALPINE – Guitarist Julian Mock will open the Big Bend Chamber Music concert series at St. James Episcopal Church in Alpine at 6pm this Friday, September 12.

Born into a musical family, Mock has played in classical, jazz, and improvisational ensembles on both electric and acoustic instruments. Friday’s concert will feature Mock …

Chinati offers screen printing workshop Saturday, Sunday

September 11th, 2014

MARFA –The Chinati Foundation will host Josh Chalmers and Abi Daniel of Bearded Lady, an Austin-based screen-printing studio, for a two-day workshop for adults on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14.

The class takes place at the Chinati ArtLab, located on the museum grounds, from 10am to 5pm each day.

Chalmers and Daniel will introduce both …

Henry Cisneros to narrate Galan’s “Children of Giant”

September 11th, 2014

(photo by and courtesy of PATRICK ZIMMERMAN)Carolyn Pfeiffer, Henry Cisneros, and Hector Galan.

MARFA – Notable American and Texas politician and businessman Henry Cisneros will narrate Hector Galan’s feature length documentary, Children of Giant.

Funded by Latino Pubic Broadcasting, Children of Giant  will broadcast on PBS in April 2015.

Children of Giant, filmed in Marfa, …

MLA features local musicians for Japanese accordion workshop Sunday

September 11th, 2014

MARFA – This Sunday, Marfa Live Arts hosts an accordion workshop and concert in conjunction with ISSUE Project Room Brooklyn featuring local and international musicians.

The accordion workshop will take place at the Marfa Visitors Center, 302 South Highland Avenue from 10am to 1pm.

The concert will be at the Crowley Theater, 98 South Austin Street. Doors …

Visit Judd’s Casa Perez ranch house on Saturday

September 4th, 2014

PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Judd Foundation invites the public to visit the late Donald Judd’s Casa Perez ranch house in south Presidio County on Saturday.

The event is from 11am to 4pm with a talk by Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk at 1pm.

Primo Carrasco will play Mexican music, and food will be available for purchase.

The Ranches

Beginning in 1976, …

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