Kendra McCartney, of K:McCartney Studio, is one of the artists-in-residence at the Charles Adams Studio Project, here in Lubbock. We met last year in a letterpress class, and she also teaches art at my granddaughter’s school. (Lubbock’s a small town, in a lot of ways.)
Anyway, I like her pottery.
Big chunks of downtown Lubbock don’t have anything going on, but the north end is turning into a interesting arts center. It’s anchored by the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts and the Charles Adams Studio Project, and there is nearly always something interesting going on. Last winter I took letterpress classes down here, and the other night – when I made this image – I was taking part in a drink-and-draw event hosted by one of the CASP artists in residence.
I like to think about the “traditional” efforts at downtown revitalization in Lubbock, that haven’t always been successful, and compare them with how much the arts have transformed this area. Maybe there’s a lesson here?
This is a photography blog, not a political one – I feel it’s important to start there.
The other day, I was talking with my granddaughter, the fabulous Hannah. I said (I was joking, of course), “…and, as you know, I am in fact a genius.” The fabulous Hannah relied, without missing a beat, “OK. Let’s just pretend that’s true.”
The other Saturday morning, I saw the NOPE art in a studio window. And I made the image, and am posting it here, just because of the artistic merits of what I saw and captured.
Let’s just pretend that’s true.