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Marfalogical Exploration Visits Ballroom

21 May 2013

The Shea Butter Irrigation System as shot by Marfalogical Exploration

Marfalogical Exploration — a group “travelling Marfa to learn how to be successful as professional artists” — stopped by Ballroom back in March to take some snapshots of New Growth, and to chat with Rosa and Erin

“Upon arrival in Marfa at 12:30 PM, we went straight to Ballroom Marfa to see Rashid Johnson’s show, entitled New Growth. Rosa McElheny, the Exhibitions & Programs Coordinator and Erin Kimmel, the Associate Curator at Ballroom were kind enough to to meet with us.

We were really inspired by our meeting with Rosa because she was recently in the same position that we are in now, since she completed her undergraduate degree in 2011. We chatted about reasons for attending graduate school and finding residencies- she recommended searching residencyunlimited.org.

Rosa also answered questions that I had about how they organized Ballroom’s Marfa Dialogues program. I was curious about how they recruited Michael Pollan (one of my heros) and Rebecca Solnit, among others in Marfa. Hamilton Fish, published of the Washington Spectator, co-presented Marfa Dialogues. The upcoming program this fall will be held in NYC.”

Starscapes and Cosmic Slop Workshop

1 May 2013

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Images from yesterday’s starscapes and cosmic slop workshop, inspired by Rashid Johnson. The good times were organized by Rosa McElheny, Ballroom’s Exhibition & Programs Coordinator.

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Michael Roch at Entrance

1 Feb 2013

Entrance, the “24/7 art space” operated in part by Ballroom’s Exhibition & Programs Coordinator Rosa McElheny has something for your Marfa weekend …

ENTRANCE announces “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,” a solo exhibition by Marfa artist Michael Roch. The show features new paintings that explore Roch’s interest in surface, craft and childlike subject matter. Rabbits, bears, penguins and abstract marks playfully inhabit these canvases amid the flat, exacting environment of joint compound, latex paint, color and form.

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” opens with a reception from 6 – 8 pm Friday, February 1. The show remains on view 24 hours a day through February 15. ENTRANCE is located at 107 S. Dean Street.

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Read more about the show over at Big Bend Now.