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Marfa Contemporary presents an ArtDesk Conversation

June 1st, 2017

MARFA – Join Marfa Contemporary to welcome Jorge Méndez Blake to Marfa and see “A Message from the Emperor” from 6-8pm on opening night, Friday, June 2.

For more than a decade, Jorge Mendez Blake has been mining literature for inspiration for his works. Kafka and other masters have provided source material for his recontextualization of …

Flamenco returns to far West Texas June 12–17

Flamenco returns to far West Texas June 12–17

June 1st, 2017

Entreflamenco dancers

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host the return of Entreflamenco, the international dance company headed by Antonio Granjero and Estefenia Ramirez, for a weeklong residency in Marfa beginning Monday, June 12th.

During their stay, Entreflamenco will lead four days of youth dance and percussion classes in partnership with Marfa ISD’s Summer …

Marfa Live Arts’ postmodern dance performance Saturday at Crowley Theater, reception at Building 98

Marfa Live Arts’ postmodern dance performance Saturday at Crowley Theater, reception at Building 98

May 25th, 2017

(photo by Carlos Avendaño)Anna Halprin, The Courtesan and The Crone, 1999, performed by Stephen Petronio, The Fabric Museum and Workshop, Philadelphia, 2016.

MARFA — This weekend, Friday–Sunday, May 26–28, Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork Marfa present a program devoted to the influence of choreographer Anna Halprin on successive generations of artists. Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin curated …

Chinati Foundation hosts LA dance project residency this weekend

May 25th, 2017

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation will host L.A. Dance Project in residency in Marfa for several days while they rehearse a series of performances that have been conceived in response to Chinati’s collection.

The series, entitled Marfa Dance Episodes, will be performed in situ at the museum and streamed live on the web over Memorial Day …

Marfa Agave Festival celebrates area’s cultural diversity

Marfa Agave Festival celebrates area’s cultural diversity

May 25th, 2017

Agave Festival Marfa 2017

MARFA — The inaugural Agave Festival Marfa celebrates the cultural diversity of the TransPecos and Chihuahuan Desert, and takes place June 1-4 with a wide-ranging program of events.

On offer are talks by scientists, including a presentation by Carolyn Boyd about the White Shaman Mural; meals hosted by three local chefs; an …

Marfa Studio of Arts calls for work for Agave Festival

Marfa Studio of Arts calls for work for Agave Festival

May 25th, 2017

Cactus silhouette on a West Texas plain.

MARFA — The Marfa Studio of Arts is having an open call for works of art by artists, age 18 and over, who live in the Big Bend Area/Trans-Pecos Region. Any artist may submit work for this exhibition if they live in a 100 mile radius of Marfa, …

Agave Festival events are plenty at Hotel Paisano

May 25th, 2017

MARFA – The Hotel Paisano will be hosting a number of events in participation with the Agave Festival Marfa, June 1-4.

Greasewood Gallery and the Hotel Paisano ballroom will exhibit “Aliento a Tequila” by Austin photographer Joel Salcido.

From agave plants to harvesters, to the culture of the Mexican towns where the traditional spirit is produced, Salcido …

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in Antelope Hills

Marfa Live Arts to host dance piece in  Antelope Hills

May 18th, 2017

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

MARFA — Marfa Live Arts will host Marfa Sounding: Anna Halprin on Friday-Sunday, May 26-28, 2017 over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend in Marfa. The program will present four free events through a series of performances, films, talks, and workshops focusing on the influence of choreographer and artist Anna Halprin.

Over …

Chinati to Host L.A. Dance Project in Residency last week of May

May 18th, 2017

MARFA — Beginning on May 22, The Chinati Foundation will host L.A. Dance Project in residency in Marfa for several days while they rehearse a series of performances that have been conceived in response to Chinati’s collection. The series, entitled Marfa Dance Episodes, will be performed in situ at the museum and streamed live on …

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

Marfa girl debuts as a playwright and director Saturday

May 18th, 2017

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA — Nalu Gruschkus will make her debut as a playwright and director of It’s There For You at the Crowley Theater this Saturday May 20th at 7:30 PM.  (Doors at 7:00 PM).

Nalu has grown up in Marfa. She has always been drawn to the theater, as a small child and up into …

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