On the train. Lovely visit to Atlanta. Saw old and dear friends. Made new ones. Highlights include visit to Larry Walker’s studio and meeting his wife Gwen, who is also an artist. Fun times shared with my UA colleague Ellen Spears. Also visited – at last – For Keeps bookstore. Rosa, the amazing proprietor,… Continue reading Livin my best life
Hope I have not watered this little fella too much. It’s been a week since I got it from my dear friend Lane McClelland. We toasted last week to her earning her doctorate and my earning tenure. It’s been moment after moment of smiles with good souls including one person to whom we wish… Continue reading musings
This arrived in the mail last week. It’s a booklet for a retrospective show featuring the work of Phoebe Beasley. The Ohio-born artist was a guest of the University of Alabama three years ago. As the note accompanying the booklet explains, the cover and back cover art represents her stepmother’s graduating class. It is entitled… Continue reading on phoebe and beyond
Summer break off to a great start. I so enjoyed seeing Sue Cavanaugh’s “corporations aren’t people” show at the (Not)Sheep Gallery in Columbus, GA. All of this was made possibly by my tagging along to this city with my better half. He was attending a military history conference. I was reenergized by seeing amazing art… Continue reading musings
I have always loved shacks. Something about the wood. The falling apart and still standing. The South (that includes “developing” countries closer to the equator). So when I saw this little red shack in the window of the University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Museum this past Sunday, I knew I had to return to… Continue reading on shacks
As promotion begins and as I prepare to meet with the animator after we get the final map from Cartlab, I am getting geeked. Fingers crossed that this April 16th event is an informative and fun one. It will be a bit nuanced, but it should help us unflatten these old stories that show the… Continue reading April 16th talk becoming real
Shared close ups of my “Church Ladies” piece with a new friend today. It’s now above my home office desk after being part of a recent exhibit at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Still digging Solange’s latest. Yassss, #Floridawater.