On September 12, 2017, for our series Voices on Art, Art This Week Productions filmed this conversation between Linda and Ed Blackburn, and Mark Thistlethwaite at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, a part of their Tuesday Evenings Lecture series.
Introduction-Audio Only-Terri Thornton and Mark Thistlethwaite
From the Modern website-
“Linda and Ed Blackburn have made art and managed their careers in Fort Worth for many years, becoming important fixtures in the North Texas art community. Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite is the Kay and Velma Kimbell Art History Chair at TCU and a significant fixture in the community in his own right. All three have a long and enduring relationship with the Modern. On this special evening, they open the fall 2017 Tuesday Evenings season with videos and images mapping a timeline of their involvement with the museum, along with a discussion of their work and experiences in art.
“Ed, Linda, and Mark’s Adventures at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth” promises to inform artists and art enthusiasts of all stripes about the adventures of three overlapping careers in art. It is a bit of history as it relates to the Modern, the region, and the art world at large, as well as a tale of what it means to endure and succeed in a field in which the parameters are what you make them. Their stories will serve to entertain and instruct. In the words of Ed Blackburn, this evening at the Modern will be “hopefully suitable for not only adults but children and pets.”*
*Please note: no pets”
A very big thank you to the Blackburns and Mark Thistlethwaite for allowing Art This Week Productions to film the talk. A very big thank you also to Terri Thornton, Michael Moore and John Nuckels at the Modern for allowing us to film the talk and for their help in the production of the filming.