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SILVER OCHRE: Concert Piano and Film Workshop

Featuring Thollem McDonas & ACVilla 

Thursday, October 27th from 2:30p-4p

Crowley Theater




Marfa Live Arts welcomed Silver Ochre, the duo of composer Thollem McDonas and filmmaker ACVilla, for a two-week Marfa Live Arts’ artist-residency culminating with their show Who Are U.S. 


To compliment this community concert and film screening Marfa Live Arts held an education concert piano and film workshop with Silver Ochre at the Crowley Theater. Interested students and community members were invited to attend on Thursday, October 27th from 2:30p-4p. 


McDonas and ACVilla explain, “Our focus of Who Are U.S. is on the points where people meet their environment and each other. While driving through small roads, interstates and neighborhoods, we found ourselves talking about borders. We reflected that from fences to rivers to electrical lines to walls to roads to oceans, there are myriad ways that borders define us, and how we define ourselves by the borders we create.”


Silver Ochre’s Who Are U.S. is an ever-evolving poetic documentation of America. Using accumulative video, field recordings and live music the work showcases a collection of diverse sights and sounds from their nine-month tour of the 48 contiguous states.


Students were invited to the free concert and screening the following day at the Crowley Theater on Friday, October 28th at 7pm.


Marfa Live Arts and Silver Ochre's WHO ARE U.S. is generously supported by the Texas Commission for the Arts , National Endowment of the Arts, City of Marfa , and our 2016 Season Sponsors . Education programs supported by the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation. In-kind support provided by Thunderbird Hotel and the Capri Marf a.


Graphic design by Melinda Williams. Special thanks to Virginia Lieberman, Tim Crowley, Rob Crowley, Crowley Theater & Peggy O'Brien, Mayor Dan Dunlap, Minerva Lopez, Gory Smelley, Bridget Weiss, Cory Van Dyke, Oscar Aguero, Robert Saltonstall, Dan Shiman, and Andrew Peters.




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