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May 25, 2006

We Are Texans

Presented By: Marfa Independent School District

A local production presented by the gifted and talented students of Marfa.

May 11, 2006

Adam Carroll, Graham Weber, Stayton Bonner

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Texas-based singer/songwriters presented their loose limber, front porch sounds to Marfa for an old-fashioned guitar pull.

April 23, 2006

It’s All in the Fit: The Work of John Chamberlain

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

The Chinati Foundation hosted this symposium on John Chamberlain’s works. Speakers included William Agee, David Getsy, Steven Nash, Klaus Kertess, Adrian Kohn, Donna De Salvo, and Dieter Schwarz. All of the speakers reflected on different aspects of Chamberlain’s practice from his photographs and foam sculptures to his poetry and reliefs.

April 1 -2, 2006

Curse of the Starving Class

Presented By: Rob Weiner

One of three family tragedies from the playwright Sam Shepard and directed by Rob Weiner. A maudlin and dreamy father, a burnt-out mother, a rebellious teenage daughter and idealist son struggle for freedom and security.

Bike Like You Mean It

A portrait of Austin’s bike people, those who ride their bikes for transportation, defiantly eschewing cars.

February 18, 2006

Border Bandits

Presented By: Marfa Public Radio

A one-night showing of filmmaker Kirby Warnock’s documentary, Border Bandits. The documentary is based on a story from Warnock’s grandfather accounting the misdeeds of two Texas Rangers in 1915.

December 17, 2005

Terry Allen

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa wrapped up the 2005 music series with a performance by world-renowned artist, legendary songwriter and Texas visionary Terry Allen.

December 15, 2005

Audible Picture Show

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

The Audible Picture Show, an unusual initiative from Edinburgh, Scotland, was a presentation of audio-only “films” to be enjoyed, in darkness, in the comfort of a cinema.

December 8, 2005

Patty Griffin

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

The evening was a rare opportunity to experience Patty Griffin in an intimate, exclusive setting.

November 19, 2005

Be Here to Love Me

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

A screening of a film about the life of Townes Van Zandt, directed by Margaret Brown.

October 29, 2009

La Musica de Fiestas y Milagros

Presented By: Marfa Studio of Arts

A special musical event during the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. Composer John Beeman conducted several of his pieces, including “Four Retablos”, performed by members of the El Paso Symphony.

October 18, 2005

Broadway Danny Rose

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

A screening of Broadway Danny Rose, the story of a hack talent agent written and directed by Woody Allen.

October 15, 2005

Pachanga Variety Show

Presented By: Marfa Theater

Pachanga was a community-wide talent show of all ages, featuring acts from across the tri-county region. Pachanga featured animal acts, barbershop quartets, singers and dancers. Prizes were awarded by local celebrity judges.

October 9, 2005

Tony Feher: Lecture

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

New York-based artist Tony Feher, recognized for his work with found or disposable materials, installed three sculptures at the Chinati Foundation. Feher gave an extended talk during Chinati Open House on his work.

October 8, 2005

John Chamberlain in Conversation with Klauss Kertess

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Introduced an exhibition of thirty-two John Chamberlain urethane sculptures. A conversation was held between John Chamberlain and Klauss Kertess, established art historian and outstanding Chamberlain scholar.