Monday, October 05, 2009
The Grace Museum, Abilene
Prettiest town I ever seen.
Folks down there don't treat you mean
In Abilene, my Abilene.
I've been thinking about this 1960s song this past week. The Grace Museum in Abilene, Texas, opened an exhibition of prints from Texas photographers that were included in Alice and Bill Wright's photography collection that has been donated to the museum. I knew that Bill and Alice, who are photographers as well as collectors, had a number of my prints in their collection but I didn't know that one of my prints would be in the Grand Opening Exhibition for the Wright Photography Gallery. Judy Deaton curated the inaugural exhibition. I was so pleased when one of my friends who attended the opening photographed my image on the wall.
The image wasn't made in Abilene. It was made in the Old Sixth Ward in Houston, Texas. It makes me feel good to know that another print or two of mine are in a place where they will be archivally cared for.