Lumberyard gallery showcases memories through snapshots
MARFA – West Texas memories are featured in a photography and found objects exhibition called “Seeing and Hearing Memories,” curated by Francesca Altamura.
Altamura moved to Marfa in January to intern at the art and culture non-profit, Ballroom Marfa. Ballroom Marfa encourages their interns to put together an exhibition of their own work, but Altamura is a curator.
“I said I’m not an artist. I’ve nothing to show,” said Altamura.
I always get intimidated interviewing writers for a story. They know what I do! And if I do it well.
But Sean was cool to talk to. It was nice to embrace my nerdiness with a fellow writer, on a patio roof overlooking Marfa no less.
Marfa writer shares quirky cross country travels in new book
MARFA – Marfa and New York resident Sean Wilsey’s ambition as a writer is to do things that are kind of daring and write about the world through a jaded literary eye. There’s barely anything that he doesn’t think is worth taking a hard look at, hence the name of his new book, ‘More Curious,’ which was released on July 15.
“It’s like more curious. Tell me more,” said Wilsey.
One of the articles I wrote to preview this year’s Viva Big Bend Music Festival.
25-year old super group twangs during Viva Big Bend
Originally published on July 25, 2014
MARFA, ALPINE – Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom is celebrating 25 years as a band this year. During their tenure, they’ve released an album, “Me so Twangy,” in 1990, performed a show at Willie Nelson’s Picnic that included the late Man-in-Black Johnny Cash and Kris Kristopherson and many other highlights.
Bassist Jeff Haley thinks it’s pretty unique that people would choose to decide to play together even if they took a 10-year break from 1996 through 2006. Everyone stayed busy with other projects though.
“I guess that we did take a hiatus, which probably helped us longevity-wise,” said Haley. “It’s a music relationship that we connect.”
I took my first trip to Ojinaga, Mexico, on Friday, July 18, to document this lady’s birthday party. She will turn 102 on Sunday. 102! Can you imagine all this history she’s witnessed?
Casa Hogar co-founder Teda Neill celebrates 102nd birthday in Ojinaga
OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – With their hands on the child’s shoulders in front of them, the children at Albergue Casa Hogar walked into the dining area in a single-file line to sing for orphanage co-founder Teda Neill’s birthday.
Neill will be 102 years old on Sunday, July 27.
I had way too much fun writing this story. When the band walked in the newsroom, I thought “Oh sh*t, it’s going down.”
S.P.I.C. reunites on Saturday
Originally published on July 17, 2014
MARFA – S.P.I.C is back with a revival tour. Well, a one-night-only revival tour.
The post punk Marfa trio formed by brothers JD and David Garcia and Penland are performing Saturday, July 19 at Ray’s Bar* with Black on Blonde and Lawrence Rivera.