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Chinati Artist in Residence hosts open studio June 29

Chinati Artist in Residence hosts open studio June 29

June 22nd, 2017

Alex Kwartler

MARFA —The Chinati Foundation invites everyone to attend artist in residence Alex Kwartler’s open studio from 6-8pm Thursday, June 29 at the Locker Plant on East Oak Street.

Alex Kwartler is a painter based in Brooklyn, NY. His solo exhibitions include Pain Quotidien (Magenta Plains, New York, NY 2016) and A Superficial Lyric (Nathalie …

New York documentary makers look to the region to tell the story of America’s oil and gas love affair

New York documentary makers look to the region to tell the story of America’s oil and gas love affair

June 15th, 2017

(Staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)Cameras roll as NYC documentarians Alan Thompson and Jaime Puerta interview the editor, Robert Halpern, for their forthcoming film that explores oil and gas pipelines across America.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

MARFA — Although Texas is well-known as the leading oil-producing state, and with the oil-rich fields of the Permian Basin just a …

Art event in Fort Stockton Saturday

June 15th, 2017

FORT STOCKTON – For the first time ever, The Garage and The Back Room are connecting the art culture gap between Alpine and Fort Stockton.

Local artists along with visiting artists will show exclusive interpretations of “space” art, ranging from outer space to personal space.

Space is a limitless concept. All art is open for viewing at 4pm …

Theatre of the Big Bend set for summer performances at Kokernot Outdoor Theatre

June 15th, 2017

ALPINE — The Theatre of the Big Bend is entering its 52nd season this year, and we celebrate the continued support from the SRSU Theatre program and the greater Brewster County area. The first production this summer is ‘The 39 Steps’ adapted by Patrick Barlow, based on a novel written by John Buchan and the …

Olivia Newton-John to reschedule Midland show

June 15th, 2017

MIDLAND — There is great news to share today. Olivia Newton-John is happy to announce that she has rescheduled her concert at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center for October 1, 2017.  The original date of the concert was June 11.

Newton-John postponed several of her summertime U.S. and Canada concert dates last week after the …

Trans-Pecos region next stop for award-winning film preservation program

June 15th, 2017

ALPINE, MARFA —The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) continues its search for Texas films by bringing its Texas Film Round-Up to Sul Ross State University (SRSU) this July. TAMI will be collecting Texas-related films and videos for its free digitization program and screening vintage films of the region. Local residents can drop off …

‘Entreflamenco’ continues through June 17 at Chinati

‘Entreflamenco’ continues through June 17 at Chinati

June 15th, 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, which continues through June 17th.

During their stay, Entreflamenco will lead four days of youth dance and percussion classes in partnership with …

La Banda student concert this evening

La Banda student concert this evening

June 8th, 2017

Students musicians, left row, front to back, Collete Fowlkes, Ashley Certain, Fiona Clayton, Charlotte Browning; middle, left to right, Lydia Bruttomesso, Amaya Gomez, Ava Dixon, Clegg Fowlkes, Kaleb Evan; right, Kayla Vasquez.

MARFA – Today, June 8, at 7pm at the Marfa Visitor Center (USO Hall), join the La Banda student music ensemble for the …

New art installation is a Marfa roadside attraction

New art installation is a Marfa roadside attraction

June 8th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)The new art installation is near the Tumble In RV Park.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – Following the success of Prada Marfa and the fiasco that was Playboy Marfa, a new roadside attraction is currently being erected as Oakland, California-based Jason WA Tucker installs Actual Contact, a series of 12 …

Murray will give Judd furniture talk Saturday

June 8th, 2017

MARFA – Caitlin Murray, director of Marfa Programs and Archivist of Judd Foundation, will present a lecture, “Donald Judd: On Thoughtful Building and Building Well,” on the history of Donald Judd’s furniture and its relationship to the history of modernist furniture as demonstrated by Judd’s own furniture collection installed in his living and working spaces …

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