Marfa Dialogues

Immaterial Student Visits

January 2011


In January 2011, we were excited to welcome students from the Marfa Studio of the Arts to our current exhibition, Immaterial.

For the first visit, Associate Curator Mike Bianco introduced the show to the students, discussing concepts of abstraction and materiality. Instructor Callie Meeks then had students chose their favorite piece in the North Gallery, and draw sketches inspired by the artwork. That same month, students from MSA’s after-school program stopped by the gallery to explore the show. They especially enjoyed Esther Kläs’s sculpture, Llena, and Laleh Khorramian’s video, Luito Golis. It was a delight to have the students visit — special thanks to MSA, Callie Meeks, Alexsandra Annello, and Sam Schonzeit for making it happen.

The Marfa Studio of Arts (MSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization located in the small, West Texas town of Marfa, situated 60 miles from the U.S./Mexico border. MSA was initially formed by artist Malinda Beeman in 1999 as a unifier, using the language of art to bring disparate segments of the local population together. Today, MSA is recognized for providing high quality visual arts programming for local children and youth through its special focus program, Studio in the Elementary School (SITES).

    Special thanks to The Marfa Studio of Arts (MSA) for their support.