West Texas Talk:
Lonn Taylor and Avram Dumitrescu on “Marfa for the Perplexed”

On this episode, Diana Nguyen speaks to historian Lonn Taylor and Alpine-based artist Avram Dumitrescu about Taylor’s newest book, Marfa for the Perplexed. 

The book is a collection of essays Taylor has written throughout his time in the Big Bend. The essays focus on important characters and historical events in Marfa and Presidio County. Marfa for the Perplexed is a Marfa Book Co. publication.

“The thesis of the book is really that Marfa has always been a refuge for individualists and eccentrics,” Taylor explains. “[T]he current crop are just the latest in a long, long tradition of people doing what they feel like doing here.”

On Friday, March 30th, Lonn Taylor will speak about the book at 6 pm at the Crowley Theater. 

An exhibition of Avram Dumitrescu’s illustrations will be on display at the Greasewood Gallery in the Hotel Paisano from March 31- May 28. The show opens on Saturday. March 31 at 6 pm. 

About Diana Nguyen

Diana Nguyen is a born and bred Texan from Houston. She reports for Marfa Public Radio where she also hosts and produces the interview program West Texas Talk. Nguyen studied Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, was a student at the Transom Story Workshop, and was a Next Generation Radio Fellow. Her work explores the stories and forces that shape the people and places of Far West Texas.
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