C R O S S R O A D S: Let’s Talk About Marfa
11jun4:30 pm5:30 pmC R O S S R O A D S: Let's Talk About Marfa
C R O S S R O A D S - A POINT AT WHICH A CRUCIAL DECISION MUST BE MADE THAT WILL HAVE FAR-REACHING
C R O S S R O A D S – A POINT AT WHICH A CRUCIAL DECISION MUST BE MADE THAT WILL HAVE FAR-REACHING IMPACT.
a new series and partnership
Thursday, June 11
Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth of WRONG Marfa – Let’s Talk About Marfa
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Buck Johnston starting designing websites and new media applications in 1995. She likes to say she was born on the web. She has created sites and applications for Blockbuster, Subaru, Siemens, HP, IBM and many other corporate clients.
While on a road trip in 2001, she and her husband, artist Camp Bosworth spontaneously bought the first church of Marfa, Texas — an adobe built in 1886. They moved to Marfa four months later. She has designed sites for the Chinati Foundation, The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa ISD, Hotel Paisano, CineMarfa and many Marfa artists’ sites — helping shape how Marfa is perceived by the world-at-large.
In 2008, she developed Marfalist.org. This online community bulletin board is a snapshot of the town in any given moment. Her non-profit, Design Marfa, was responsible for architecture and design symposiums, Marfa home tours, a multi-family housing design competition and Bike Marfa, Marfa’s first bike share program.
She was elected to Marfa City Council in May 2018 and has served on the Marfa Chamber of Commerce, the Presidio County Appraisal District and Affordable Housing committee.
Artist Camp Bosworth is B.O.I – he was born in Galveston, Texas.
His work employs narrative and humor to tell stories to diverse communities.
He draws much of his inspiration from the richly diverse culture of the great state of Texas. Diverging traditions and histories, the trope of the Western form and references to pop-culture influence and surrounds his practice. Initially trained as a painter, he now creates monumental wood sculptures that examine the image of diverse themes and cultures inherent in a border state and global community. At first works appear humorous and accessible and upon further examination reveals subtle layers of deeper meaning. His large scale Buckle Up sculpture for the San Antonio Spurs exemplifies the cross-over appeal of his work. It employs history, folklore, iconic imagery, traditional craft and skill to convey a personal appeal to whomever is viewing and to a variety of cultures. His recent Dairy Queen series is a prime example.
Buck and Camp co-own the gallery and store called WRONG, which was named the “Most Beautiful Independent Store” in Texas by Architectural Digest in 2018. The store’s concept is centered around Camp’s art objects. WRONG will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in September. Buck and Camp live in a hot pink house with three dogs, one of which is a pet coyote.
About C R O S S R O A D S:
C R O S S R O A D S, in partnership with CRTKL, is a time to celebrate thinkers and their transformational ideas that will impact our lives and the world as we know it. We will also dive deep into how thinking has shifted as change fuels creative and innovative responses to a new frontier. We open each session to all of you, to ask questions and seek further meaning. Learn more.
(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST
Virtual - Microsoft Teams