Annual Meeting 2012: Marfa

View images from the 2012 meeting posted by Jon Evans on his Flickr page Marfa TxMx Chapter Meeting Highlights 12 Nov.


^ Prada Marfa Installation

The 2012 ARLIS/NA/TXMX Chapter Annual Meeting will take place Thursday November 8 to Saturday November 10, 2012 in Marfa, Texas.

Accommodations

Arrangements on your own.
The Hotel Paisano
Thunderbird Hotel
Marfa Chamber of Commerce lodging list (please, note that some of these are outside of Marfa).

Transportation

Arrangements on your own. Approximate non-stop driving times:
3 hrs - El Paso
6.5 hrs - San Antonio
7 hrs - Austin/San Marcos
8 hrs - Fort Worth

Program

pdf version

Thursday, November 8

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Tour of the Chinati Foundation, part 1 | meet at 1 Cavalry Row
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | lunch on your own
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Tour of the Chinati Foundation, part 2
7:00 pm | Group Dinner at Maiya's Restaurant | meet at 103 North Highland Street

Friday, November 9

10:00 am - 11:30 am | tour of the Judd Foundation, La Mansana de Chinati / The Block | meet at 400 / 416 West El Paso Street (between Summer Street and Kelly Street)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm | presentation by Caitlin Murray, Judd Library Archivist
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | lunch on your own
1:15 pm - 3:00 pm | Judd Foundation studio tour (in two groups) | meet at the Judd Foundation offices at 104 Highland Avenue
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | travel on your own to the McDonald Observatory, dress warmly and drive cautiously - from Marfa, take routeTX-17 North to Fort Davis (21.3 miles), then take TX-118 North (15.5 miles on winding and narrow road)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Twilight Program | meet at the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center, 3640 Dark Sky Drive, McDonald Observatory
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm | boxed dinner at StarDate Café
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Star Party

Saturday, November 10

8:30 am - 11:00 am | catered breakfast and chapter business meeting at the Austin Street Café | meet at 405 North Austin Street | Agenda PDF

Suggested Restaurants and Cafés

Cochineal | "a thirty seat dining room, forty odd seat courtyard, open kitchen, and a vegetable garden supplying the freshest baby greens and vegetables" $$$ hours: Thursday-Tuesday 6:00 pm - ? reservations not required but recommended - call 432 729 3300 location: 107 W San Antonio St
Food Shark | food trailer serving "Mediterranean-by-way-of-West-Texas food" - cash only hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm location: under the pavillion between the railroad tracks and Marfa Book Co.
Frama @ Tumbleweed Laundry | coffee and ice cream shop - free wi-fi hours: Monday - Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm location: 120 North Austin Street
Miniature Rooster | Southern American and Indian food hours: Tuesday - Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30 - 11:00 pm location: 1300 W San Antonio Street
Pizza Foundation | hand tossed, thin crust pizza - recently reopened hours: most days for lunch and dinner location: 100 East San Antonio Street, corner of routes 67 & 90
Padre's | "serves up the best burgers in Texas & the best chili north of Terlingua" hours: Wednesday 4:00 pm – Midnight, Thursday - Sunday Noon – Midnight location: 209 West El Paso
Squeeze | "a swiss café" hours: Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm location: 215 Highland Street - across from the Presidio County Courthouse

Art & Books

There are a number of art galleries in Marfa, mostly on Highland Street and San Antonio Street.

Ballroom Gallery | non-profit contemporary art gallery current exhibition: Carbon 13 "presents newly commissioned work by eight international artists who have focused the lens of their creativity to interrogate the reality of climate change" hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm location: 108 E. San Antonio St. / Highway 90 West
Prada Marfa | a site specific, permanent land art project by artists Elmgreen & Dragset location: Highway 90, 35 miles west of Marfa, one mile west of Valentine
Marfa Book Company | "bookstore, art gallery, film, music and performance space hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm location: 105 South Highland
Marfa Public Library | access to public computers hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, until 7:00 pm on Thursday, Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm location: 115 East Oak Street

Map

red marker | group events meeting locations blue marker | art venues green marker | bookstore and public library View a larger map

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ARLIS Tx-Mx 2012 program.pdf368.7 KB
2012 ARLISNA TX-MX 2012 Business Meeting Agenda.pdf80.67 KB