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Marfa Gallery Guide || Chinati Weekend Edition || October 2012 || Issue #005 || Now Semi-Annual

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MARFA GALLERY GUIDE: LIFE + ART MARFA. In this tiny, premiere issue we are talking about the marfa architecture + design symposium and home tour coming up November 2-4, 2012. Check out the publisher’s picks of Where to shop in marfa. We’ve also included a city map and directories of places to eat, drink, shop, see/buy art, etc. Enjoy la Marfa!

“MARFA LIGHTS’ by Allison V. Smith WWW.MARFAGALLERYGUIDE.COM


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SPECIAL THANKS:

a LeTTeR FROM THe PUBLISHeR ?? In 2006, it was suggested I put together a map of goings-on for what was then called “Open House Weekend.” I did. A year later I released an evolved version of that idea, growing the publication from a 1-page black & white photocopy to a bound, 30-someodd-page, slick, color brochure. Here we are 5 years later and I am excited (read: “nervous as hell”) to see my little brochure debut as a full-size magazine with a circulation extending beyond Chinati Weekend.

The new Marfa Gallery Guide Magazine, which I’m calling LIFe + aRT MARFA, or simply “la Marfa”, will distribute year-round in 2 separate editions. Five thousand copies of each edition will circulate the region for 6 full months. As advertising demand dictates, we may decide to expand the circulation and scope of the magazine. But for now, I’m excited about this very small premiere edition and I look forward to partnering with area writers, artists and photographers on future issues. None of this would have happened, of course, without the unbending support of advertisers. Thank you all so much for always jumping at the chance to partner with me on this project. I want to extend additional thanks to Chinati Foundation for so kindly putting up with my toe-stepping; I tip my hat to you and all you do for this community. Check us out for future events.

Finally, with full understanding that there is a great deal of overlap in this statement, thank you to all my friends here in Marfa. Living in a small town is not easy, but you make it worth doing. P.S. - To my awesome little family - Campbell and Marc: I love you both a metric ton.

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Allison has long been one of Marfa’s favorite photographers of Marfa. Her keen eye captures our beloved hometown from angles only a blessed few know. A self-described “full time photographer, dog mom and Willie fan” (in that order), Allison shares her adventures via a blog that can be found at www.allisonvsmith.com. She is currently represented by Barry Whistler Gallery (www.barrywhistlergallery.com) and her work can be viewed in Marfa at Marfa Contemporary (www.marfacontemporary.com). In fact, she is part of the first ever show for Marfa Contemporary, running October 6 to December 20, featuring three photographers who love to take aim at Marfa.


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Hotel Paisano www.hotelpaisano.com 207 N. Highland Ave., 866-729-3669

Adobe at Galveston West www.vrbo.com/270187 406 W. Galveston St., 432-384-2415

el sueno marfa www.elsuenomarfa.com 110 W. Texas, 432-333-5512

Riata Inn www.riatainmarfa.com 1500 US-90 E., 432-729-3800

Adobe Bungalow 1307 W. Paris, 512-816-5626

Marfa 608 Guest House www.marfa608.com 608 W. Third St., 713-961-5363

Thunderbird Hotel www.thunderbirdmarfa.com 601 W. San Antonio (Hwy 90), 432-729-1984

BED & BREAKFAST Arcon Inn B&B www.christophers.net/ArconH.html 215 N. Austin St., 432-729-4826

campsite El Cosmico www.elcosmico.com 902 S. Highland Ave., 432-729-1950

Casa Cielo www.vrbo.com/273903 205 W. Lincoln St., 214-450-9386 Casa Julian www.vrbo.com/378441 706 N. Highland Ave., 210-364-1361 Casa Villa Real www.casavillareal.com 700 W. Waco St., 702-346-4266 Casitas Colores www.casitacoloresmarfa.com 904 W. San Antonio (Hwy 90) 432-729-4319 Casita Marfa www.vrbo.com/125310 1301 Ordenar St., 512-422-2940

Marfa House on the Hill www.marfahillhouse.com 207 S. Aparejo, 214-826-4612 STAY Marfa/ Marfa Vacation Rentals www.marfaretreat.com 203 S. Dean St., 432-371-2861 White House on the Corner http://www.vrbo.com/265523 101 E. Dallas, 512-750-9246 White House on the Corner Apt http://www.vrbo.com/265523 101 1/2 E. Dallas, 512-750-9246 Windmill Retreat www.vrbo.com/144026 605 E. Lincoln, 212-203-1932

Discover Marfa House 205 W. Lincoln, 214-450-9366 www.VisitMarfa.com Visitor Information Center

Located in the Historic USO Bldg at 302 S. Highland Avenue/Hwy 67 S.

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INSIDE THE MARFA ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN SYMPOSIUM & HOME TOUR - NOVEMBER 2-4, 2012 Buck Johnston and Laura Hajovsky began with a simple question: how could they take their love for their hometown and build something that would give back to the community while promoting Marfa’s unique character? The answer came in two words: “Design Marfa.”

George and Lisa Sacaris’ “Barbershop” bathroom.

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“We wanted a company name that reflected the many possible creative outlets that Marfa provides,” said Johnston.

Elliott from Oklahoma City. The three speakers will discuss Judd’s influence on their past and current projects in Marfa.

Design Marfa’s first event is the Marfa Architecture + Design Symposium and Home Tour to be held November 2 through 4, 2012. The weekend will showcase a home tour of six Marfa homes and a day-and-a-half symposium structured around the six featured homes. “Marfa is an intersection of art, desert, ranching and culture. It has been written about in the New York Times, Dwell, Elle Décor and Vanity Fair. With each article, the allure has expanded. All this is to say, Marfa has captured the attention and imagination of the world,” Hajovsky said. The symposium includes a line-up of distinguished architects and design professionals, most of which have connections to the architecture and design of structures in Marfa. The symposium will kick off with a session titled “Marfa + Judd + Today.” Panelists include San Antonio’s John Gutzler, Houston’s Carlos Jimenez and Rand

“Judd had a sense of stripping the unnecessary elements off of buildings and letting the true forms appear. He had a simple, more purist approach to architecture,” Gutzler said. Also featured is part-time Marfa resident Barbara Hill, of Barbara Hill Design, a noted designer who has renovated two adobe structures in Marfa to worldwide recognition. Hill will be presenting her Marfa renovations during the Symposium and her current adobe home will be included in the weekend’s Home Tour. Her Marfa home is also included in Nate Berkus’ book, The Things That Matter, out October 16. “My approach is minimalism with juice,” Hill said of her design aesthetic. The symposium is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crowley Theater in Marfa.

Courtyard at the home of Virginia Leberman and John Wotowics. The Beauchamp’s renovated apartments in the old pharmacy.

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Prosopagnosia Opening Friday October 5, 5-7 pm October 5, 2012 - January 4, 2013 Marfa Country Clinic 105 East Oak, Marfa TX - (432) 729-3000

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The exterior of the Sacaris’ “barbershop” home.


A cocktail party celebrating the event will be held Friday night at the Capri indoor/outdoor event space, part of the Thunderbird Hotel complex. The home tour of six Marfa homes representative of the local vernacular of high desert living are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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While the 2012 Design Marfa encompasses the two women’s shared vision to showcase the iconic architecture and home design of the town they both call home, they say it won’t stop there.

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“While we are starting with a specific architecture-focused event, we anticipate planning more events with different design themes in the future. We also have visions for a coffee table book,” said Laura. “The possibilities are vast.” Johnston and Hajovsky began their collaboration as members of the Marfa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and it was there they found their contrasting backgrounds complemented one another. Johnston is an 11-year veteran of Marfa and the owner of two creative businesses, bbgun, which develops websites and Wrong, a retail business selling original works of art and artisan creations. Hajovsky, on the other hand, is a newcomer to the town, living here just shy of two years. She has a background in law and offers operational consulting services through her business Twine Consulting.

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Barbara Hill’s Marfa home, aka “the Dance Hall.”

“Our friendship turned into a great business relationship” said Laura. “It really is right-brain-meets-left-brain, creative-meets-business, unbridled-spiritmeets-project-management-skills, and in that way, Design Marfa is a perfect archetype of how Marfa operates on the whole.”

The Mowers’ Marfa landscaping.

The two were exploring fundraising opportunities for the Marfa Chamber of Commerce and came up with the idea of a home tour but quickly realized a traditional tour would not be enough to tell the stories of the homes, buildings, artists, architects and designers who make Marfa so special. The 2012 Design Marfa event has designated the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, a self-funded organization, as the event’s first beneficiary. “We are excited about Design Marfa’s inaugural event and look forward to more projects showcasing other aspects of Marfa,” said Hajovsky. “Buck and I feel we are both really lucky to be able to live here, enjoy this beauty year-round and give back to our community.” Visit www.designmarfa.com for details and future events. Page

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exhibitions 2d 400 s highland marfa tx 79843 432.729.1910 wednesday through sunday 11:30 - 6:00 or appointment. continuing exhibitions of works by ten artists from across the US with an emphasis on reductive drawing and sculpture. open in marfa 52 weeks a year since 2003.

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WILD WOOLIES

From the familiar to the exotic, Wild Woolies offers a range of yarns for every project and skill-level: wool, cotton, alpaca, silk, llama, bamboo silk, buffalo, hand-spun, roving and ribbon from around the world. Also on the shelves are unique gift ideas (like Buffalo Fiber Fedoras!) and activities to get kid’s brains pumping. Publisher’s Note: I’ve been crocheting for most of my life and I can attest that you’d be hard-pressed to find a better yarn shop, attended by an expert of Pam Edwards’ caliber, anywhere. If you’re going to be around town for awhile, check out the class schedule!

VELVET ANTLER

Local jewelry designer Rose Anderson-Lewis recently opened up her own shop in the space which formerly house Fancy Pony Land. She stocks it with her own jewelry and the work of other area artists and artist friends from afar. Publisher’s Note: The two things I hope never go away here are greetings from the faithful shop dog Queenie and the iconic blue wall. It’s the perfect backdrop for Anderson-Lewis’ charming displays.

FREDA

Susannah Lipsey is a renowned designer - Windy Freda www.windyfreda.com - whose headbands have appeared in boutiques from LA to Austin to Brooklyn. Her newest venture, a tiny shop with nondescript signage in the heart of Marfa, features the work of friends and artists who share Lipsey’s on point aesthetic. Publisher’s Note: Go there to find things you cannot find anywhere else - literally - like Roots Rose Radish rose + bergamint lip balms and calendula geranium body butters, blended just for Freda.

HOTEL PAISANO GIFT SHOP

From the high-end women’s clothing department to the Marfa-branded souvenir shop to the housewares to the books, this store has everything. There are great gifts for kids, furniture items, art kits, candles and just about anything else you can think of. Publisher’s Note: I recently went there to purchase books, activities and a colored pencil set to keep my son occupied on a long car ride. Worked like a charm!

Velvet Antler 203 E. San Antonio St velvetantlermarfa.blogspot.com Handmade Jewelry Clothing and Accessories

WRONG

Everything about this place is so, so, right. Go there to get a hand-carved Camp Bosworth tequila bottle or original photos from the set of “Giant”. While there, pick up a pair of James Dean-approved Levi’s Vintage Collection 501/1955 model with the quintessential 1950s shape. Publisher’s Note: Wrong was recently given a nod in the September 2012 issue of NYLON!

MARTHA HUGHES STUDIO

MOONLIGHT GEMSTONES

This is one of those beautiful Marfa treasures that predates the area renaissance of the last decade. Paul Graybeal and his son Ben Toro create classic Americana jewelry from West Texas agates (their speciality), turquoise, and other semi-precious stones. In addition to jewelry, the shop boasts an enviable collection of rocks, including a number of stunning geodes. Publisher’s Note: Paul and Ben do incredible custom work. Take your vision to them and watch it become a reality! Publisher’s HINT: You get slightly more bang for your buck when you shop in Marfa. While most major cities in Texas have a sales tax rate of 8.25%, Marfa’s is just 8%.

407 W. SAN ANTONIO ST. (HWY 90) ACROSS FROM THE JUDD BLOCK METAL BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR WWW.MARTHAHUGHES.COM MARTHA@MARTHAHUGHES.COM

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DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING A new piece emerges that sadly didn’t make it to Chinati Weekend last year. This new work from The Marfa Mashup will exhibit alongside Jason Archer’s new collection, Camp Capitol Hill, a snapshot series of US politicians as young summer campers. Chinati Weekend October 5-6th, 2012 203 W. Texas Street Marfa, Texas

KIOWA GALLERY Premier Art Gallery of the Big Bend since 1994

Original art · Award-winning photography Ceramics · Jewelry · Back-room boutique · Tues-Sat 10-5

105 E. Holland · Alpine, Texas · (432) 837-3067

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The Marfa Studio of Arts (MSA) is the only local organization that offers arts programming to local community children and youth on a year-round basis. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose teaching artists design and lead the visual arts curriculum at Marfa elementary schools through its Studio In The Elementary School (SITES) programs. MSA also operates a free after-school arts enrichment program, the MSA Children’s Art Gallery, and special summer programs and teen projects.


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THE GET GO

CAFÉ Q

Fresh food, great wine and cold beer. Homemade sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. LOCATION: 109 West San Antonio St., at the corner of Austin St. and Hwy 90. CONTACT: (432) 295-0588 HOURS: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 9pm.

FOOD SHARK

Mediterranean-by-way-of-West-Texas food truck. LOCATION: Downtown Marfa under the pavilion between the railroad tracks and Marfa Book Co. CONTACT: www.foodsharkmarfa.com HOURS: Tuesday through Friday, 11:45am to 3pm. Some special event weekends.

FAT LYLE’S

Marfa’s newest food truck, located on the south side of town and serving up sandwiches, sandwiches and more sandwiches, as well as hand-cut, skin-on fries, Scotch eggs and more. LOCATION: 719 S. Highland (Hwy 67 So.) HOURS: Friday through Tuesday, 11am - 4pm

FRAMA @ TUMBLEWEED LAUNDRY

The only coffee shop is in the laundromat. Seriously, it’s good. LOCATION: 120 North Austin St. HOURS: 8am to 9pm every day.

THE GET GO

Independent grocery specializing in good wine, beer, organic produce, natural and ethnic foods, chocolates Publisher’s HINT: Glutenand snacks, eco-friendly housewares, as well as intolerant? You can get any of Fat Lyle’s sandwich toppings on their locally-made items. LOCATION: 208 S. Dean Street, just south of Ballroom handcut friends! CONTACT: 432-729-3335, thegetgomarfa.com HOURS: Open every day 9am to 9pm. Winter hours are 9am to 8pm.

GRILLED CHEESE PARLOR

Gourmet grilled cheese inside the Museum of Electronic Wonders. LOCATION: Northwest corner of Hwy 90 and Abbott. CONTACT: (432) 729-1804 HOURS: Friday and Saturday nights from 9:30pm until about 12:30 or 1am.

LOST HORSE SALOON

Live music, free pool, wide screen TVs, wine, beer and set-ups. Outside fire pit. LOCATION: 306 East San Antonio/Hwy 90 CONTACT: (432) 729-4499 HOURS: Open until midnight. 1am on Saturday.

MAIYA’S

Italian-influenced foods, fresh bread, full bar, diverse beer and wine list. Reservations suggested. LOCATION: 103 North Highland Avenue CONTACT: www.maiyasrestaurant.com, (432) 729-4410 HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday 5 - 10pm. Taking reservations 5 - 9:30pm.

PADRE’S

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Maiya’s. Get you some. :)

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Full bar w/ great Cajun-inspired menu and the best burgers in town. Live music many nights. LOCATION: 209 West El Paso Street CONTACT: www.padresmarfa.com, (432) 729-4425 HOURS: Open Monday & Wednesday, 4pm - midnight. Thursday and Friday noon to midnight. Saturday noon - 1am. Sunday noon to midnight.

Best little independent grocery in West Texas Excellent wine selection Craft & import beers Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate Locally-made foods & gifts Organic & local produce Natural & specialty grocery Ethnic foods Vegetarian & Vegan specialties Sunday New York Times Natural health & beauty products Eco-friendly cleaning & housewares Ice cream & paletas

OPEN EVERY DAY 9-9 208 S. Dean St., Marfa, TX 79843 432-729-3335 - thegetgomarfa.com


FREDA

A Marfa mercantile. LOCATION: 207 W. Highland Avenue in the little building behind TimeCar CONTACT: fredamercantile@gmail.com HOURS: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6pm.

THE GET GO

Independent grocery specializing in good wine, beer, organic produce, natural and ethnic foods, chocolates & snacks, eco friendly housewares, and locally-made items. LOCATION: 208 South Dean Street, just south of Ballroom Marfa CONTACT: www.thegetgomarfa.com - (432) 729-3335 HOURS: 9am to 9pm daily. Winter hours 9am to 8pm.

HOTEL PAISANO GIFT SHOP

Gift shop and upscale women’s boutique. LOCATION: 207 North Highland CONTACT: (432) 729-4134 – www.hotelpaisano.com HOURS: Sunday through Wednesday 9am - 6pm. Thursday through Saturday 9am - 8pm.

MOONLIGHT GEMSTONES

Lapidary, fine silversmithing, rocks, minerals and fossils. LOCATION: 1001 West San Antonio CONTACT: (432) 729-4526 www.moonlightgemstones.com HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10 - 6pm

VELVET ANTLER

Handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories. LOCATION: 203 E. San Antonio St CONTACT: velvetantlermarfa.blogspot.com HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6pm.

Publisher’s PICK: Reproductions

of key tags to the rooms that housed the famed actors of the movie “Giant.” The perfect souvenir! Note: They carry Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, but those sell out fast!

WILD WOOLIES

Yarn and fiber products - alpaca throws and buffalo hats! LOCATION: 203 East San Antonio/Hwy 90 CONTACT: (432) 729-1850 - www.wild-woolies.com HOURS: 11am - 6pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

WRONG STORE

We are not an art gallery but an art store. We have fun! LOCATION: 110 West Dallas Street in the Do Right Hall CONTACT: www.wrongmarfa.com, (432) 729-1976, gonewrong@wrongmarfa.com

EL SUEñO MARFA

El Sueño Is a 100 year old historic Victorian adobe. It is 4500 sq ft with 5 fireplaces, a large font porch and a separate casita. It is often the site for a family get-together, girls’ weekend and weddings. Though they are booked for Chinati Weekend please call or email to schedule a viewing. LOCATION: 110 West Texas Street (next door to the Hotel Paisano) CONTACT: www.ElSuenoMarfa.com or follow us on Facebook - “El Sueño Marfa” (281) 333-5512 - Laura@ElSuenoMarfa.com

MARFAVIEW VACATION RENTAL

Architect designed passive solar home with unobstructed view of Davis mountains and magnificent sunsets. LOCATION: Located 2 miles east of Marfa on Antelope Hills Road CONTACT: (832) 978-7715 – www.marfaview.net

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ARBER & SON EDITIONS and VALERIE ARBER STUDIO A fine art printing and publishing studio and gallery featuring works on paper by Valerie Arber plus limited edition lithographs by Donald Judd, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince, Al Taylor and many others LOCATION: 128 East El Paso Street CONTACT: (432) 729-3981 www.30x30cmproject.com - www.valeriearber.com

BALLROOM MARFA

LOCATION: 108 East San Antonio CONTACT: (432) 729-3600 - www.ballroommarfa.org

CHINATI FOUNDATION

LOCATION: 1 Calvary Row CONTACT: (432) 729-4362 - www.chinati.org

EUGENE BINDER

Two shows opening Chinati Weekend - “Chasms”: recent paintings from Erika Osborne. “Holiday”: recent paintings and works on paper from Mark Cole. LOCATION: 218 North Highland Avenue CONTACT: (432) 729-3900 HOURS: Open Chinati Weekend 11am - 5:30pm and by appointment.

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EXHIBITIONS 2D

Open 52 weeks a year since 2003. LOCATION: 400 South Highland Avenue 3 blocks south of the traffic light CONTACT: (432) 729-1910 HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

GREASEWOOD GALLERY AT THE HOTEL PAISANO

Revolving shows in the Greasewood Gallery. Opening Chinati Weekend is “Edges & Options.” LOCATION: 207 North Highland Avenue CONTACT: (432) 729-4134 HOURS: Sunday through Wednesday 9am - 6pm. Thursday through Saturday 9am - 8pm.

GALLERY AT THE FORT DAVIS DRUGSTORE

Fine arts gallery showcasing artists of the Big Bend. LOCATION: Located Above The Drug Store in downtown FORT DAVIS CONTACT: (512) 627-5943 www.thegalleryatfortdavisdrugstore.com HOURS: Open every day.

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Julie Speed + Dan Rizzie in one room. LOCATION: 124 East El Paso Street CONTACT: (508) 221-1053 - www.gpgallery.com HOURS: Open Chinati Weekend. Thereafter by chance or appointment.

A gallery exhibiting minimalist/reductive art in Marfa. LOCATION: 208 East San Antonio/Hwy 90. CONTACT: www.indejacobs.com HOURS: The gallery is currently under construction and will return in 2013.

Wilhelmina Weber Furlong - The Grand Retrospective. Showing September 27 through November 15, 2012. Experience America’s first woman modern artist and the treasured collection of Golden Heart Farm. Opening reception October 4, 2012, 5 to 9pm. LOCATION: 705 West Bonnie Street CONTACT: www.haciendadelarcon.org


JASON ARCHER

A new piece from the Marfa Mashup will exhibit alongside Jason Archer’s new collection, Camp Capitol Hill, a snapshot series of US politicians as young summer campers. LOCATION: 203 West Texas Street CONTACT: www.thejasonarcher.com HOURS: Chinati Weekend Only! Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 6pm, or by appointment.

JUDD FOUNDATION

LOCATION: 104 Highland Avenue CONTACT: (432) 729-4406 www.juddfoundation.org

KIOWA GALLERY

Located in Alpine (26 miles east of Marfa), Kiowa features original art, Award-winning photography, ceramics , jewelry and back-room boutique. LOCATION: 105 East Holland, ALPINE CONTACT: (432) 837-3067 HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

MARFA CONTEMPORARY

Pilgrimage Marfa + Personal Journeys of Three Photographers. The work of Judith Turner, Allison V. Smith and Phil Bebbington. October 6 - December 20, 2012. LOCATION: 100 East San Antonio Street, in the same building as TimeCar and Pizza Foundation CONTACT: www.marfacontemporary.org, info@marfacontemporary.org

MARFA COUNTRY CLINIC

Prosopagnosia - the works of Leslie Wilkes. October 5, 2012 - January 4, 2013. Opening reception October 5, 5 to 7pm. LOCATION: 105 East Oak Street CONTACT: (432) 729-3000

MARFA STUDIO OF ARTS

The Marfa Studio of Arts and Children’s Art Gallery is a non-profit organization that provides cultural arts programs for community youth on a year-round basis. LOCATION: 106 East San Antonio Street, (Hwy. 90) CONTACT: (432) 729-5616 www.marfastudioofarts.org

MARTHA HUGHES STUDIO

Studio of artist Martha Hughes LOCATION: 407 W. San Antonio St. (HWY 90). Across from the Judd Block. Metal building. Ground floor. CONTACT: (432) 386-0215 - www.marthahughes.com - martha@marthahughes.com

SANGREGADO GALLERY AT LAJITAS

A new gallery celebrating art and artists from the far reaches of Texas. LOCATION: On the boardwalk at Lajitas Golf Resort. Lajitas is located southeast of Marfa along the Rio Grande. A beautiful drive, about and hour and a half. CONTACT: (432) 424-5005 www.lajitasgolfresort.com - agoss@lajitasgolfresort.com

WRONG STORE

We are not an art gallery but an art store. We have fun! LOCATION: 110 West Dallas Street in the Do Right Hall CONTACT: (432) 729-1976 www.wrongmarfa.com - gonewrong@wrongmarfa.com

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On the Boardwalk at Lajitas

Lajitas Resort is proud to announce the opening of the Sangregado Gallery located on the Boardwalk in Lajitas, Texas.

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he vision and purpose of the gallery is to celebrate art and artists from the far reaches of Texas and the border of Mexico. The Sangregado Gallery is an inspiration of those artists who came before us and the artists living here today. Stop by and see the very best in local color and area art. We will be featuring artists such as Crystal Allbright, Willis LeJeune and Bryn Moore. Also on the Boardwalk, Redrock Outfitters for all your excursion needs; and experience Christina’s World for the finest in handcrafted jewelry and folk art located right next door to the Sangregado. For more information on exhibits and artists please contact Anita Goss at agoss@lajitasgolfresort.com or call 432-424-5005 Gallery Direct.

Isolated Thunderstorms by Crystal Allbright

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The name Sangregado comes from the Spanish name for the Leather Stem plant. A rugged plant found in the Chihuahuan Desert. Another term for Sangregado is dragon’s blood or Sangre de Drago. The sap or blood from the Leatherstem plant was mixed with powdered minerals such as cinnabar, charcoal and other ingredients to make paint for pictographs by the early Native Americans of the Big Bend. The blood red color of this plant is what you still see in ancient cave art and rock art found all over the Big Bend and the Chihuahua Desert today.


Judith Turner

Allison V. Smith

Phil Bebbington

Pilgrimage Marfa + Personal Journeys of Three Photographers Oct 6th - Dec 20th Long before the idea of cultural tourism had occurred as an

pilgrimage that allows us to disconnect from the frenetic and

opportunity for city planners, museum officials and tourism boards,

build memories that assume the form of the landscape itself. The

Marfa, Texas had been a destination for soldiers and citizens in

inaugural exhibition at Marfa Contemporary is truly concerned with

West Texas for many years. Before artists were championed as

appreciation of place. Spanning a timeline of twenty-three years,

illustrious celebrities, the light and the landscape compelled its

the three photographers represented: Allison V. Smith, Judith

own narrative, defying the age of frivolous consumerism driven by

Turner and Phil Bebbington, have made the journey and captured

smartphones, laptops and iPod’s, where silence and space to think

the town through their own distinctive lens. Rather than using

and recreate captured the imagination of the populous. Part of the

Marfa as an exotic backdrop for their art, they have asked that the

beauty of Marfa derives from the time it takes to get there: the

art reference the place. In this way the photographs contribute to

journey itself embodies the idea of personal exploration.

Marfa’s history and offer us a permanent reminder of why Marfa is special and why, in the manner of Kerouac’s beat culture, we

Over the last forty years Marfa has become a destination for

continue to make that pilgrimage.

those seeking an aesthetic personal or cultural experience: a

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Marfa Gallery Guide - Issue #5  

The 2012 Chinati Weekend edition of the Marfa Gallery Guide.

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