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Photos from The Marfa Triptych: Part Two

6 Oct 2014

We just received photos from the second installment of Graham Reynolds’ The Marfa Triptych, which took place last Saturday, October 4, at Mimms Ranch in Marfa, Texas. The stars aligned that night, with great weather, a bright moon, an excellent audience and, of course, Reynolds’ beautiful music.

Special thanks to Robert Potts, Joey Benton, The Dixon Water Foundation, MISD, and Marfa Public Radio for their support.

All photos by Jennifer Boomer.

(And stay tuned for part three of the Marfa Triptych, an opera about Pancho Villa, slated for 2015/2016!)

Graham Reynolds, October 4, 2014.    Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

Mimms Ranch, October 4, 2014.  Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

Mimms Ranch, October 4, 2014.  Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

The Overlook at Mimms Ranch, October 4, 2014.   Photo by Jennifer Boomer.

Summer Field Recordings: Marfa Silly News

7 Aug 2014

Early last month, we were lucky enough to work with Marfa Public Radio and Dixon Water Foundation to present Summer Field Recordings, a workshop in conjunction with Marfa ISD’s Summer Shakeup program. Students were able to investigate Mimm’s Ranch while experimenting with recording equipment and documenting their experiences. The project was inspired by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler’s cinematic exploration of the Far West Texas landscape, but it turned into something a good deal sillier.

To see what we mean, check out the final product, Marfa Silly News:

Marfa Silly News from Ballroom Marfa on Vimeo.

Support for this program provided by The Dixon Water Foundation and the Texas Commission on the Arts, with generous contributions by Ballroom Marfa members.

Special thanks to Sally Beauvais, The Big Bend Sentinel, Michael Camacho, Jennifer Bell and Tim Crowley of the Crowley Theater, Tim Johnson, Marfa Book Company, Marfa ISD, Marfa Public Radio, Tom Michael, Andrew Peters, Robert Potts, Alice Quinlan, Suzy Simon, Casey Wade, and Sam Winks.

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Photos from the First Day of “Summer Field Recordings”

8 Jul 2014


Students exploring the ranch. Photo by Suzy Simon.


As part of MISD’s Summer Shakeup program, Ballroom Marfa and Marfa Public Radio have been hosting a workshop series utilizing Mimms Ranch as a site for the exploration of our lives as cinematic material. At the end of the program, each child will produce a short video and audio piece.

Here are some photos from the fun first day on Mimm’s Ranch, all images taken by Ballroom intern Suzy Simon:









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To learn more about the program, please visit Ballroom’s website.