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Selena tribute band plays Padre’s Marfa Saturday

April 30th, 2015

Stephanie Bergara(photo courtesy ERIC CELEDON and BIDI BIDI BANDA)

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – Austin-based Selena tribute band, Bidi Bidi Banda, will relive the “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena, on Saturday, May 2, at Padre’s Marfa.

It started as a small idea to kick off Austin’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival last …

West African band to play at The Lumberyard Wednesday

April 28th, 2015

Tal National

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts in association with The Lumberyard presents Tal National at 8pm Wednesday, April 29, at The Lumberyard. The show is free and open to the public.

Tal National, formed in the year 2000, is a West African phenomenon. The band is from Niamey, the capital city of Niger. …

MLA: Multi-media Motalebi show debuts in Marfa Saturday

April 23rd, 2015

Artist Sahra Motalebi moves objects around the diorama stage set for the final piece Diorama in Sounds From Untitled Skies. (photo by Minsun Sohn)

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts presents New York artist Sahra Motalebi in Sounds From Untitled Skies, a 40-minute piece for the stage at the Crowley Theater on Saturday, April …

Vermont band at Padre’s Saturday

April 23rd, 2015

Pariah Beat

Vermont-based Pariah Beat will play Saturday, April 25, bringing their old time root music with a youthful edge to Padres Marfa.

The four-piece is currently on the Stag Tour 2015, traveling to Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Austin.

There’s even a night when the band will stay in the motel room where Gram …

Austin (and Marfa) musicians gig at Padre’s Friday

April 23rd, 2015

Jeff Plankenhorn, Miles Zuniga and Scrappy Jud Newcomb

The Marfa/Austin trio PMS: Plank, Scrappy, Miles will hit the Padre’s stage at 9pm Friday for a rare, one-night only performance. The group, which includes Jeff Plankenhorn of Joe Ely and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s bands, Miles Zuniga of Fastball fame, and recent Marfa transplant Scrappy …

Williams’ Master of Arts exhibit opens at Sul Ross gallery

April 23rd, 2015

Work by Mariah Williams

Simply Serene, a Master of Arts exhibition by Mariah Rose Williams, will open Monday, April 27 in the Francois Fine Arts Building at Sul Ross State University.

A reception for the artist, an Alpine native and Marfa Studio of Arts instructor, is from 5-8pm Friday, May 1.

The exhibition consists of …

‘Pastel Landscapes’ show opens Friday at Greasewood Gallery

April 23rd, 2015

Jones Canyon, Davis Mountains, the view from the Choban’s deck.

MARFA – Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano will open a new exhibit on Friday.

“Pastel Landscapes” by Nancy Choban will open with an artist’s reception from 6-8pm.

Of her artistic career, Choban says, “My journey back to painting took many years.  It was a …

5th Dersu Collective Marfa Artists Art Benefit is Friday

April 23rd, 2015

Luna Grushkus Johnson at the East Side Play park.

MARFA – The Dersu Collective hosts its 5th Annual Art Benefit, to continue supporting the development of the East Side Play park for the children of Marfa, and the Marfa Education Foundation (MEF).

The show is Friday, April 24 at the Marfa Book Company, 213 S. Dean …

Chinati’s Community Day 2015 on Sunday features screen-printed poems by area teens

April 16th, 2015

(photo courtesy CHINATI FOUNDATION)Freshman and sophomore students printed their poetry last week. This Sunday the students will present and read their work at Chinati’s annual Community Day.

MARFA – Chinati’s annual Community Day celebration takes place Sunday, April 19. This year’s event features an exhibition of screen-printed poems by area high school …

29th Museum of the Big Bend Trappings of Texas opens today

April 16th, 2015

‘Lead Them On,’ an oil on canvas, by Edgar Sotelo.

ALPINE – Works by over 70 noted Western artists will be featured at the 29th annual Trappings of Texas Western Art and Cowboy Gear Exhibit and Sale, Thursday-Saturday, April 16-18 at the Museum of the Big Bend on the Sul Ross State …

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