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Schowengerdt wood sculpture on exhibit Friday

July 21st, 2016

Craig Schowengerdt

MARFA – Craig Schowengerdt will host an open viewing of his current sculpture installation at 108 East El Paso Street on Friday, July 22, from 5-8pm.

The work, “Dead Bird” is created from a stack of 50 eight-foot 2x4s that Schowengerdt glued together to create the mass from …

Local author pens OJ cop novel

July 21st, 2016

Beth Garcia

By JIM STREET

ALPINE – Ojinaga Police Capitán Benito Escalante is called back from a weekend in Texas because of two murders in his hometown. A known prostitute has been stabbed to death and a small girl was murdered. One suspect in the woman’s killing is in Escalante’s …

Robert Irwin’s events aplenty this weekend

July 21st, 2016

MARFA – On Saturday, July 23, from dawn to dusk, the Chinati Foundation/La Fundación Chinati will open a new permanent artwork by Robert Irwin. The completed work fuses indoors and outdoors, art and architecture, the past and the present, nature and the man-made, and creates an ideal complement to Chinati’s permanent collection.

Chinati will …

An unofficial film fest event, ‘Return to Giant’ screens at Hotel Paisano

July 14th, 2016

James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor

MARFA – Sixty-one years ago, an army of actors, cameramen and crew invaded the tiny West Texas town of Marfa. What happened during that summer of 1955 inspired a stage play, “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” a film, “Fandango,” …

There’s music and dancing at the Marfa Film Festival, too

July 14th, 2016

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Along with cutting-edge and classic film screenings, the Marfa Film Festival has also become known for its musical acts over the years.

It’s not easy forget the now-legendary opening-year party with the first-ever performance by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the Brite Building concert with Spacehog …

Author Tricia Fields releases fifth book in Josie Gray series

July 14th, 2016

Tricia Fields

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – Author Tricia Fields brings her fictional character, police chief Josie Gray, face-to-face with human trafficking in the latest novel based in a fictional town in West Texas.

Midnight Crossing, which was released on July 5, has Gray attempt to …

Do Your Thing Presents sets casting call for short plays today

July 14th, 2016

Alia Shawkat

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Do Your Thing Coffee shop is looking for local actors or people comfortable on stage for their next creative endeavor called Pie Plays. Casting for various roles will be from 4-6pm today, Thursday, July 14, at the Crowley Theater annex.

The …

Rainer Judd-produced movie screens at film fest

July 14th, 2016

Still from “To Keep the Light.”

By CAMERON DODD

cameron@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – A film produced by Judd Foundation co-director Rainer Judd will screen at the Marfa Film Festival this weekend.

“To Keep the Light” is a feature length film directed by and starring Erica Fae, a friend and col-laborator …

Marfa film fest begins today with Border Patrol drama

Marfa film fest begins today with Border Patrol drama

July 13th, 2016

(TransPecos production still)Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, and Clifton Collins, Jr. star in the Border Patrol drama, TransPecos, the Marfa Film Festival’s opening movie.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The Marfa Film Festival kicks off at 5pm tonight at the Crowley Theatre, leading with Greg Kwedar’s Border Patrol drama “TransPecos.”

“I became a filmmaker through work I …

Artwork from Chinati’s summer art classes on view through Sunday

July 7th, 2016

(photos courtesy CHINATI FOUNDATION)Eva Cano and Mae Bamburg survey the artwork.

MARFA – Eighty young Marfa and area artists spent the past four weeks sculpting, drawing, spraying, flocking, and making art at Chinati’s Free Summer Art Classes.

Last Saturday, participants enjoyed seeing their work installed in Chinati’s Arena building.

The …

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