NOW: Nominate a Citizen, Educator or Business of the Year: The Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations. Do you know an individual or a business that has enhanced the community through meaningful service to Marfa? A teacher who has promoted the education and well being of students in Marfa? Now is your opportunity to have that person or business recognized. A nomination form is attached. Deadline for nominations is Feb 16.
Candidates must be a member of the community, by either residence or business, who has promoted and/or made a significant contribution to Marfa. Individuals and groups are eligible for recognition.
NOW: The Jan & Ted Roden Center for Entrepreneurship and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin launch the Permian Basin Family Business of the Year Award. The purpose of the award is to support and promote the contribution of family businesses to our region. Nominations will be accepted through Jan 31. For a business to qualify for the award, the potential must exist for ownership to be passed on to a younger generation and the company must have more than one active family member employed in the organization. For more details – and to download nomination forms – please visit http://bus.utpb.edu/the-jan-and-ted-roden-center-for-entrepreneurship/permian-basin-family-business-award/
Friday, Jan 23: Marfa Public Radio KRTS 93.5 Talk At Ten program features translator Jessica Moore. The talk show airs at 10am and is repeated at 6:30pm. At 4:45pm, KRTS presents Financial Feature with John Wotowicz of Marfa.
Saturday, Jan 24: Chicago’s acclaimed Zephyr Dance Company will present the Marfa premiere of Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke’s Just Left of Remote. Inspired by Donald Judd’s minimalist sculptures at the Chinati Foundation, Just Left of Remote explores the tension between the desire to be recognized and the impulse to exist within an isolated world. 8pm at the Goode Crowley Theater. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, Jan 25: Musician Sam Watts will perform at the First United Methodist Church of Marfa during the 11am service. All are welcome to attend.
Monday, Jan 26: Tune in to KRTS 93.5 Marfa Public Radio at 10am for Talk At Ten with Lannan Foundation poet Marilyn Nelson.
Tuesday, Jan 27: Marfa Public Radio KRTS 93.5 Talk At Ten features an interview with Mike Davidson of the Brewster County Tourism Council.
Wednesday, Jan 28: KRTS 93.5’s Talk At Ten will interview Mark Guarino on “old-timey” music.
Wednesday, Jan 28: “Partners in Progress Rural Economic Development” roundtable discussions. Representatives from the Texas Dept of Agriculture and the Office of the Governor will host a meeting at Marfa City Hall, Casner Room beginning at 10:30am to discuss local and regional business and economic issues. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together local community and business leaders to discuss local and regional business and economic issues, identify areas of need and opportunities, and learn about resources that can help. You are invited to attend this important meeting.
Thursday, Jan 29: Romi, Omar and Daeryl of Marfa Dance will be interviewed on KRTS Marfa Public Radio’s Talk At Ten.
February 6: The International Women’s Foundation hosts an artists’ reception for a new show BILDWERKE at Building 98 in Marfa. The show features photography by Johannes Wunner and paintings by Sallie McIlheran. The exhibit runs through Feb 14.
February 14: Marfa Studio of Art’s sixth annual Sweet Art Ball at the Hotel Paisano Ballroom. The Ron Thielman High Society Orchestra (back by popular demand) will provide their glamorous big band sound for the evening. Dress is thrift-store-elegante. For information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Marfa Studio of Arts at 432-729-4616.