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.
It is quite a week at the University of Alabama. Thanks to my colleague Stacy Morgan, last night, I was one of several professors who had the privilege to dine with artist Larry Walker, father of artist Kara Walker. And tonight, the elder Walker spoke on campus as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture… Continue reading quite a week
Enjoyed seeing beautiful work paying homage to black history at Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center last night. Yvonne Wells quilts were especially a joy to study. John Lewis, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Bull Connor were depicted on her work. So was Rosa Parks. i was happy to share three… Continue reading Black History Month exhibit
From time to time, I review my name on the Internet. A professor in my doctoral program suggested such a routine to my cohort. The end of a semester always seemed like as good a time as any to do this. While doing as much last week, I stumbled upon a painting I did many… Continue reading musings
Love this piece by Laci LaVoy at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama. I bought it at Tuscaloosa’s annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Hats off to Laci and her classmates for making it to the fest even though they had just three weeks to prepare after seeing their school destroyed by… Continue reading kentuck moment