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Post-Growth: The Rest of Your Marfa Weekend

8 Mar 2013

It might seem like all of the heat is happening on Friday night, but rest assured that your Marfa weekend lasts long past cleaning your plate at the community dinner …

• Early risers can join Rashid Johnson for an exhibition walk-through at Ballroom Marfa on Saturday, March 9, at 11:30am. The video above from a walk-through of his solo exhibition, Message To Our Folks, at the Miami Art Museum suggests the sort of in-depth background on offer.

Binder Gallery opens its doors March 2/8/9 from 12-5PM. Featuring new work from Marfa-based artist Sam Schonzeit as well as recent paintings from Robert Terry and “unique digital prints from tumblr glitches” by John Pomara.

• Meanwhile, down at Fort D.A. Russell the Chinati Foundation is offering self-guided visits during the following hours, Wednesday through Sunday: from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM the 15 outdoor works in concrete will be accessible, and from 2:00 – 4:00 PM the two former artillery sheds, housing Judd’s 100 works in mill aluminum, will be open. For more information visit www.chinati.org.

• Sunday afternoon from 2-6p is your four hour window of opportunity to receive a $15 spirit guide reading from local clairvoyant Daeryl Holzer at FREDA:

From the Chinese Buffet to the Texas Chainsaw Cemetery Cleanup: Your Four Day Marfa Weekend Starts Now

21 Feb 2013

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THURSDAY

Local musician Ross Cashiola brings his monthly WAR & CINEMA open mic to Padre’s. As he tells the Big Bend Sentinel, “I want this to be an easy platform for people to try out new songs and new things.” New things including but not limited to poetry, plays and “even stand-up comedy.”

There’s an opening reception for Chinati artist in residence MATT ROBERTS at the Ice Plant from 6-8pm — an excellent opportunity to pre-game War & Cinema while experiencing the artist’s “loose narrative that reawakens the sense of wonder for what is nearest.” Roberts “works primarily in sculpture, employing extra-sculptural gestures such as walking and mapping to form the dense web of his understanding of place.” Listen to a walk-through preview of the show on Marfa Public Radio.

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FRIDAY

The evening starts at 6p at Michael Strogoff, a new addition to the Marfa landscape from Ballroom’s Associate Curator Erin Kimmel and Nicolas Miller. JESSE SUGARMANN‘s Recent Work About The Big Three is part of a body of work that flows from the artist’s interest in “the way that car accidents function as instant monuments to traumatic events.”

And then it’s off to the aforementioned Psychic Ills meltdown happening at Padre’s at 9pm.

KEEP READING AFTER THE JUMP …

Scenes from Ballroom Marfa’s Valentine’s Dance featuring Gary P. Nunn + Primo Carrasco & Friends

19 Feb 2013

Valentine's Dance with Gary P. Nunn, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown. Gary P. Nunn show, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Scenes from Ballroom Marfa’s Valentine’s Dance with Gary P. Nunn, 15 February 2013. All photos by Lesley Brown.

The Gary P. Nunn performance was made possible by the generous support provided by Janie and Dick DeGuerin.

Special thanks to David Beebe, The Big Bend Sentinel, Biff Bolen, Primo Carrasco, Ross Cashiola, Daniel Chamberlin, Rob Crowley, Dirk Fowler, Cristina Garces, Marfa Public Radio, Marfa Recording Company, Tom Michael and Gary Oliver.

Beer generously donated by Big Bend Brewing Company.

Primo Carrasco & Friends, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Primo Carrasco & Friends, 15 February 2013. Photo by Lesley Brown.

Lots more photos after the jump!