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31st Trappings of Texas is Museum of the Big Bend’s big event

31st Trappings of Texas is Museum of the Big Bend’s big event

April 27th, 2017

(Staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)This year’s Trappings of Texas featured artist was Kerrville-based painter Herman Walker, who also made his fourth appearance at the annual celebration of cowboy art.

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – The Museum of the Big Bend kicked off the 31st Trappings of Texas art fair Friday evening, with cowboy artists …

Presidio Art festival 2017

Presidio Art festival 2017

April 27th, 2017

7th Annual Dersu Collective art benefit to support MISD playground project Friday

April 27th, 2017

MARFA — The Dersu Collective will be having its 7th Annual Art Sale Benefit to support the not-for-profit Marfa Education Foundation develop the Early Childhood playground for the Marfa Independent School District.

The benefit show is Friday, April 28, 6-7pm at the Marfa Book Company in the St. George Hotel, 105 South Highland Street. The show …

Chinati artist in residence Kika Karadi hosts open studio tonight at Locker Plant

Chinati artist in residence Kika Karadi hosts open studio tonight at Locker Plant

April 27th, 2017

Kika Karadi

MARFA – The Chinati Foundation invites everyone to attend artist in residence Kika Karadi’s open studio at the Locker Plant on East Oak Street on tonight, April 27 from 6-9pm.

Karadi has been in residence during the months of March and April. A painter, she makes large-scale, predominantly monochromatic, time-based works in which she …

Marfa ISD art students take part in perspective drawing project

Marfa ISD art students take part in perspective drawing project

April 27th, 2017

Students gather at Robert Irwin’s permanent installation at Chinati Foundation to study perspective.

MARFA – In the fall of 2016, Marfa ISD art teacher Mary Mois approached Chinati’s education department about developing a perspective drawing program for her students.

Chinati educators taught the young artists to depict objects as they recede in space: think of how …

New memoir sheds light on a life spent pursuing human traffickers

New memoir sheds light on a life spent pursuing human traffickers

April 27th, 2017

Cover art of Deep in the Shadows, a memoir that sheds light on a life spent pursuing human traffickers

HOUSTON – Former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agent Hipólito Acosta’s new memoir, Deep in the Shadows, is a riveting, non-fictional account of one agent’s efforts to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants – and the …

Austin film company shoots sci-fi series near Alpine

Austin film company shoots sci-fi  series near Alpine

April 20th, 2017

(staff photo by NICK WINCHESTER)The video-village on the set of Rooster Teeth’s “Day 5.”

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – I’m standing in a pasture, surrounded by a patchwork mess of rusting ranch vehicles, feeding troughs and a disused grain store. The wind whips dust up from the south. People stand closed in by mountains …

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

Marfa evolves from supporting actor to leading role

April 20th, 2017

By NICK WINCHESTER
nick@bigbendnow.com

(photo by Annamarie Fernandez) Nika Ezell Pappas (as Jennie Lee) on the Pinto Canyon Road.

MARFA – Marfa draws filmmakers in search of that Old West aesthetic and has done so for decades. Back in the summer of 1955 actors Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper came to …

Elgin Prueitt joins art fest to share brother’s famous works

Elgin Prueitt joins art fest to share brother’s famous works

April 20th, 2017

(art courtesy of Terry Bishop)“Sancho the Blind Lead Steer” by A. Kelly Pruitt. A selection of Pruitt’s work will be on display this weekend as part of the Presidio Bi-national Fine Arts Festval.

By CAMERON DODD
cameron@bigbendnow.com

PRESIDIO — Elgin Prueitt has come to Presidio to promote the legacy of his brother, the late artist …

Marfa Live Arts playwright to conduct workshop at high school

April 20th, 2017

Classes began Monday, April 17th with Escobar, who currently lives in New York City and is originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

MARFA — This week in collaboration with Marfa ISD, Marfa Live Arts’ playwright in residence Georgina Escobar is teaching the 6th annual Playwriting Workshop at Marfa High School.

Classes began Monday, April 17th with …

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