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Artist Larry Bell revisits glass for improvisational Chinati Weekend special exhibit

Artist Larry Bell revisits glass for improvisational Chinati Weekend special exhibit

October 9th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – For veteran artist Larry Bell, his special exhibition installed at Chinati for open house weekend is a return to form as he revisits working with glass panes, some of which are plated with material that coats the glass, varying the material’s opacity and color.

The placing of these panes, the architecture …

New Ballroom staff has Marfa ties

October 9th, 2014

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – As Ballroom Marfa enters a new chapter with the hiring of new executive director Susan Sutton, the non-profit art and culture organization will also be welcoming other new faces to its roster.

Marfa resident Katherine Shaughnessy Michael has joined the staff, taking the title of deputy director from Melissa McDonald-Lujan, who …

Ballroom names new executive director

Ballroom names new executive director

October 9th, 2014

Susan Sutton

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa’s board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Sutton as its new executive director.

Sutton comes to Marfa after a four-year tenure at Houston’s Menil Collection, where, as assistant curator, she most recently organized A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James (2014), an exhibition exploring …

After SoHo, Judd Foundation sets sights on Marfa

October 9th, 2014

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The Judd Foundation architecture studio on North Highland Avenue.

By SASHA von OLDERSHAUSEN

MARFA – In June 2013, the Judd Foundation performed a $23 million restoration of Donald Judd’s former SoHo residence and studio at 101 Spring Street, now open to the public. Following the completion of that project, …

After 12 years together, GIAC embarks on solo projects

October 2nd, 2014

(staff photo by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)Girl in a Coma

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

MARFA – “This is your wake-up call,” Girl in a Coma singer/guitarist Nina Diaz warned the crowd at the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love right before their Saturday night set at El Cosmico.

Marfa locals and out-of-towners found their way to …

Legendary punk rocker digs El Cosmico music fest

October 2nd, 2014

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)John Doe at the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

MARFA – “It was fantastic. How could you not have enjoyed the festival?” asked legendary punk rocker – turned – alternative country singer John Doe of thethree-day Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love.

“It’s mellow, but …

Prada Marfa can stay, TxDoT says

Prada Marfa can stay, TxDoT says

September 12th, 2014

(graphic by SARAH M. VASQUEZ)(photos by ALBERTO HALPERN, ROBERT HALPERN, JOHN DANIEL GARCIA and courtesy of LISA MORTON, Van Horn Advocate and BEYONCE)

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

VALENTINE – Prada Marfa has triumphed over the art-versus-advertising debate as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will allow the faux store to remain as an art …

Julian Mock in concert Friday at Alpine’s St. James

September 11th, 2014

Julian Mock

ALPINE – Guitarist Julian Mock will open the Big Bend Chamber Music concert series at St. James Episcopal Church in Alpine at 6pm this Friday, September 12.

Born into a musical family, Mock has played in classical, jazz, and improvisational ensembles on both electric and acoustic instruments. Friday’s concert will feature Mock …

Chinati offers screen printing workshop Saturday, Sunday

September 11th, 2014

MARFA –The Chinati Foundation will host Josh Chalmers and Abi Daniel of Bearded Lady, an Austin-based screen-printing studio, for a two-day workshop for adults on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14.

The class takes place at the Chinati ArtLab, located on the museum grounds, from 10am to 5pm each day.

Chalmers and Daniel will introduce both …

Henry Cisneros to narrate Galan’s “Children of Giant”

September 11th, 2014

(photo by and courtesy of PATRICK ZIMMERMAN)Carolyn Pfeiffer, Henry Cisneros, and Hector Galan.

MARFA – Notable American and Texas politician and businessman Henry Cisneros will narrate Hector Galan’s feature length documentary, Children of Giant.

Funded by Latino Pubic Broadcasting, Children of Giant  will broadcast on PBS in April 2015.

Children of Giant, filmed in Marfa, …

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