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Lori Griffin happening in Terlingua

March 16th, 2017

TERLINGUA – Story painting, art show at Earth and Fire Gallery in Terlingua features artist Lori Griffin. It’s free and open to the public March 15-31.

Griffin is often asked is there a story for every art piece made. Her reply is yes and that the inspiration is often quite personal.  One of her signatures are hidden …

Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present Del Valle a new play by Ned Van Zandt on April 8

Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present Del Valle a new play by Ned Van Zandt on April 8

March 16th, 2017

Writer and actor Ned Van Zandt pictured here as Leonard Caul on NBC’s television show, “The Blacklist,” will perform DEL VALLE at The Capri on Saturday, April 8th, a one-man show hosted by Marfa Live Arts and The Capri.

MARFA – Marfa Live Arts and The Capri present in cabaret-style Ned Van Zandt’s Del Valle, …

Writer’s group meets next week

March 16th, 2017

FORT DAVIS – The Tuesday, March 21 meeting of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers promises a unique program by published author Reba Cross Seals.

“It was a good book, but I had the plot figured out by the middle.” Have you ever said those words? Have you ever been disappointed at the conclusion of a good …

Mixed media artworks by Future Akins in Sul Ross Gallery

March 16th, 2017

MIXED MEDIA ARTWORKS BY FUTURE AKINS IN SUL ROSS GALLERY

ALPINE – “Mementoes of a life well lived,” a series of mixed media installations by Future Akins, Lubbock, opened March 6 in the Main Gallery, Francois Fine Arts Building, at Sul Ross State University.

The exhibition will be on display through Friday, April 14. Gallery hours are …

Sul Ross’ Scott blends talents for “Cabaret”

Sul Ross’ Scott blends talents for “Cabaret”

March 16th, 2017

(SRSU by GUNNER GARDNER)Marjie Scott (center), as Sally Bowles, rehearses musical number in “Cabaret.”

ALPINE – A couple of years ago, Sul Ross State University Theatre faculty members Dona Roman and Marjie Scott discussed a “dream list” of roles and plays.

“Marjie told me she always wanted to play Sally Bowles,” Roman said. “I told her …

Marfa Myths brings psychedelic legend to town

March 9th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

Roky Erickson

MARFA – Austin psychedelic music icon Roky Erickson is scheduled to appear at 8:30pm this evening on the Marfa Visitor Center stage with his backing band, Hounds of Baskerville as part of this year’s Marfa Myths festival.

Erickson, whose long and storied 51-year career has been marked with drug addiction, mental …

Ballroom Marfa presents Strange Attractor, opening reception Friday

March 9th, 2017

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is proud to present Strange Attractor, a group exhibition organized by guest curator Gryphon Rue. Strange Attractor will be on view in Marfa from March–August, with an opening reception from 6 – 8:30pm on Friday, March 10..

The reception will feature a unique collaborative performance by artist and musician Lonnie Holley and …

Marfa Myths 2017 boasts jazz titan and Texas psychedelic music royalty

March 9th, 2017

The Allah-Las

MARFA – Jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and Texan Roky Erickson, who pioneered the 1960s psychedelic music movement, highlight the 2017 Marfa Myths music event brought by Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer.

Marfa Myths will be over four days, from March 9-12, 2017.

The solid lineup also incudes Perfume Genius & Weyes Blood (Collaborative Performance), …

Big Bend Music Co-op breathes new life into Alpine music scene

Big Bend Music Co-op breathes new life into Alpine music scene

March 9th, 2017

Alpine band Time Waves

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

ALPINE – The long-comatose Alpine underground music scene was seemingly awakened Saturday night, as an unusually large crowd gathered in a North 5th Street space to hear Alpine and Marfa musicians perform at the inaugural Big Bend Music Co-op concert.

The event featured performances from Alpine groups Time Waves, …

Which Way the Wind Blows, an exhibition of new work by Malinda Beeman

March 9th, 2017

MARFA – On Thursday, March 9, from 6–8:30pm, artist Malinda Beeman will open a studio exhibition at the Lumberyard. “Which Way the Wind Blows” is recent work that derives from her interest in the native grasses in the area. Strong color and abstraction of the grasses show a vibrant world around us.

Malinda is also the …

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