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New Star Grocery Art Museum celebrates women (and a man) in the arts

February 5th, 2015

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – After two decades of careful consideration and planning, Lineaus Hooper Lorette is set to unveil the New Star Grocery Art Museum with a grand opening from 3-6pm Saturday, showcasing work of four artists with local ties who make up the museum’s permanent collection.

According to Lorette, the scope of the museum …

Sunset at Chinati Sunday

February 5th, 2015

MARFA – The public is invited to an evening viewing of Donald Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum and 15 freestanding works in concrete on Sunday, February 8, from 5-6:30pm at the Chinati Foundation. The event is free for museum members and area residents. General admission is $10.

For more information, please contact information@chinati.org or 432 …

Former Texas Poet Laureate sets trail writers visit

February 5th, 2015

ALPINE – Texas Mountain Trail Writers invite the public to experience Poetry with a Pulse, a hands-on poetry writing workshop led by 2008 Texas Poet Laureate Larry Thomas.

The public is welcome to join the fun in the AEP room of the Alpine Public Library, February 17th, 7-9 pm. Novice poets are welcome.

A special anonymous critique …

French architect is winner of Design Marfa multi-family housing competition

February 5th, 2015

MARFA – A French architect is the winner of Design Marfa’s Multi-Family Housing Design Competition. The winning design, “7X7,” was submitted by Paul Vincent of Paris, France.

Mr. Vincent studied architecture at Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio and École Nationale Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, where he graduated in 2010. He has worked in several firms in Paris, …

Help Alpine band get to Carnegie Hall

February 5th, 2015

ALPINE, NEW YORK – The Alpine High School Fighting Buck Band is less than two months away from the trip of a lifetime: a performance at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City in March.

Band members are still in need of community support to make this happen, and the Band Boosters will host a …

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off 29th annual event February 27

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering to kick off 29th annual event February 27

January 29th, 2015

“Preserving the traditions of the American West in words and music…
each year in the Spring.”

(staff photo by BARBARA RICHERSON)Kristyn Harris will appear at the 29th Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Alpine, February 27 and 28.

ALPINE – The 29th Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held in Alpine February 27 …

Community book project outlined at February 7 informational session

January 29th, 2015

‘Mamas of the Big Bend: It Takes a Desert’

 ALPINE – “We have such a diverse array of exceptional mamas in the vast Big Bend region, moms with different styles of parenting, living situations, and moms with no kids but are maternal figures and more,” said Natalie Pattillo. “Most importantly, though, we all seem …

New report shows economic, educational impact of arts

January 29th, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Cultural Trust (TCT) released the 2015 State of the Arts report that details the economic and educational impact of the arts on the state of Texas.

The report details the economic contributions of the arts in terms of jobs and sales tax revenue generated, travel and tourism dollars collected, and, for the …

Winning one-act plays awarded; Feb. 4 performance

Winning one-act plays awarded; Feb. 4 performance

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Seventy-three Marfa High School students wrote one-act plays during the Marfa Live Arts Playwright/Playwriting 4th annual workshop at MISD.

This year’s workshop was taught by Liz Castillo, playwright in residence at Sul Ross University. Students were led through a series of creative writing exercises, characters were developed, imaginations were unleashed and the results were …

Sul Ross Theatre hosts 4th annual Micro-Cinema Film Festival February 5-7

January 29th, 2015

ALPINE – Films from Native American independent filmmakers will be featured at the fourth annual Micro-Cinema Film Festival, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 5-7 at Sul Ross State University.
The event is hosted and curated by Dona Roman, director of the Sul Ross Theatre program and professor of Theatre. Films will be shown in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine …

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