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New photo exhibit opens Friday at Greasewood

June 16th, 2016

Mike Darr

MARFA–Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano will be opening a new exhibit on Friday, June 17.

“The Photographic Beauty of South West Texas” will be the first showing in Marfa of work by Mike Darr, a resident of Terlingua. Of his work presented in this show, Darr says, “I have found no …

Mirror Travel returns to Marfa for El Cosmico’s Sunset Soundtracks

June 16th, 2016

Mirror Travel

MARFA – Taos, New Mexico-based psychedelic band Mirror Travel will return to Marfa on Sunday, June 19 to take the outside stage at El Cosmico with touring partners Jesse Williamson and Shane Renfro.

Marfa’s own three-piece band, Baby Steps, will also perform in a supporting slot.

Mirror Travel, which is touring in …

Coasta fills the hip hop gap in Marfa

June 16th, 2016

Coasta

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – In a town where hipster indie, punk rock, country, and blues reign supreme, 21-year-old Marfa artist Coasta (real name Warren Acosta) has gone against the grain, introducing homegrown hip-hop to the Marfa music scene.

Coasta has been performing and recording his original music since 2011, when the …

North Highland Avenue backdrop for TV show

June 9th, 2016

I Love Dick second 2nd assistant director Mary Beth Chambers, writer Sarah Gubbins, and writer/director Jill Soloway watch the filming relay from the comfort of the Big Bend Sentinel office on Friday.

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ
sarah@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – As I looked around the Marfa Big Bend Sentinel front office on Friday, with a video …

On the set of I Love Dick

June 9th, 2016

(staff photos by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Kevin Bacon relaxes at the Jett’s Grill bar in between takes on the set of the Amazon original series I Love Dick.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – The cast and crew of the Amazon original television pilot, “I Love Dick” huddled around a box placed on the ground …

2016 Marfa ISD/Ballroom Marfa DJ Camp coming soon

June 2nd, 2016

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa’s free DJ Camp will once again take place as part of Marfa Independent School District’s Summer Shake Up calendar, and registration is now open to students from grades three through eight.

Austin’s DJ Bigface will return to Marfa for this seventh camp session. The professional DJ and music educator will …

Marfa Film Festival returns to summer in 2016

June 2nd, 2016

MARFA – Marfa Film Festival returns for it’s 2016 edition. Since it’s inception in 2007 it has remained the area’s premier film exhibition, drawing filmmakers and attendees globally to the West Texas hamlet.

This year the festival will present 63 pieces, representing 14 countries. The line-up includes efforts by first-time filmmakers, exciting up-and-comers, as …

Documentary on peyote, the sacred cactus for Native Americans

June 2nd, 2016

(photos by TIM WILDE)Megan Wilde interviews a peyote harvester in Rio Grande City.

Sul Ross Professor Martin Terry holds a recently harvested peyote button.

ALPINE – A new documentary about peyote will be shown at 6pm Monday, June 6 at the Sul Ross State University Briscoe Administration Building room 304.

In “Peyote at a …

Former Chinati intern opens gallery in New York

June 2nd, 2016

Takako Tanabe

MARFA, NEW YORK CITY – Former Chinati Foundation intern and Marfa resident Takako Tanabe is set to open her New York City gallery, Ulterior Gallery, on Saturday, June 4 with a four-artist group exhibit.

Tanabe, who worked at Chinati during a three-month internship in 2004 alongside fellow intern and now Chinati Executive …

Catch Dengue Fever (the art exhibit) at Ballroom on Friday

June 2nd, 2016

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce the opening of Dengue Fever, the second of four exhibitions programmed for Arturo Bandini’s year-long installation in the courtyard, a perfect copy of their space in Los Angeles.

The opening reception is from 6-9pm Friday, June 3.

Dengue Fever is imagined as a sort of Henri Rousseau delirium, a jungle …

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