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January 29, 2011

Look at What the Light Did Now

A documentary featuring the musician Feist’s creative process while making the Grammy nominated album, The Reminder. Featured artist and amplifier Simone Ruby attended the reading and gave a Q&A after the screening.

October 16, 2010

Aye, No!

Presented By: Sul Ross State University

Sul Ross State University’s Department of Fine Arts and Communication presented Aye, No!, written by Liz Castillo and directed by Dona Roman.

October 10, 2010

Zoe Leonard: Spoken Word

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Zoe Leonard, American photographer and artist gave a reading of vintage postcards of Niagara Falls that the artist collected from flea markets and online sales. They span more than half a century, from the early 1900s, when postcards were first accepted by the post office.

October 9, 2010

Carl Andre: Lecture

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Open House 2011 lectures included a talk from German curator Eva Meyer-Hermann on the works of Carl Andre and art historian James Meyer discussing the Dada Forgeries. The conversation concluded with the then current and future executive directors, Marianne Stockebrand and Thomas Kellein, joining onstage.

October 09, 2010

John Kelly in Paved Paradise Redux

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

John Kelly performed his celebrated Joni Mitchell tribute, Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell.

September 16, 2010

Marfa Dialogues

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Inspired by art’s potential to elicit critical conversation and generate new ideas, Ballroom Marfa launched Marfa Dialogues, an initiative to bring together voices reflective of the many perspectives of the Big Bend’s diverse community. The inaugural event addressed some of the pressing and complex issues that confront those who live in the border region that […]

August 27, 2010

Jazz Festival

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

A three day festival with concerts on Friday and Saturday nights and a gospel show on Sunday. Artists included Paul English, Horace Alexander Young, Greta Matassa, Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Chrysta Bell, Chris Maresh, Rob Kazenel, David Caceres, and Jake Langley. The gospel show featured Barbara Johnson Tucker, April Hubert, Jo Carol Moffett and the Reverend […]

August 14, 2010

24 Hour Plays

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Marfa participants wrote, directed, rehearsed and performed approximately eight one-act plays in twenty-four hours.

July 29, 2010

Film Retreospective: Hector and Guy Galan

Presented By: Blackwell School Alliance

A film retrospective for Hector and Guy Galan presented for the Blackwell School Reunion.

June 12, 2010

People of the Big Bend: Lives in History

Presented By: Marfa and Presidio County Museum Association

The Marfa and Presidio County Museum and noted Texas historian Lonn Taylor delivered a lecture about the history and the people of the Big Bend area.

May 30, 2010


Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

An evening under the stars with Grouper, the recording and performing project of Liz Harris. Local musician and artist Adam Bork opened the show.

May 21, 2010

Kinder Goes West

Presented By: Marfa Independent School District

Marfa Independent school district teachers organized a production of Kinder Goes West. The Marfa Elementary Kindergarten class performed as wranglers and ponies representing the United States and Texas.

May 5, 2010

Marfa Film Festival

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts and the Southwest Alternate Media Swamp

The Third Annual Marfa Film Festival screened over 50 features, shorts and experimental works. Highlights included a screening of Red Shirley, a short film by the artist and musician Lou Reed, who also participated in a Q&A following the screening.

April 17, 2010

Sarah Rothenberg Piano Concert

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

IN A LANDSCAPE: Works of Frederic Chopin and John Cage; a very special evening with renowned classical pianist Sarah Rothenberg.

April 16, 2010

No Idea Festival

Presented By: Marfa Book Company

A music event featuring experimental music artists Chris Cogburn, Bonnie Jones and Bhob Rainey.