Lately things have turned up on Google that I have either forgotten or which I had never seen.
Below is another mention of the talk I gave at a one person show in Midland Texas 10 years ago. I am hoping that some day I will find something on Google informing me I had a retrospective at the Whitney when I was in my 20s.
Artist keeps reception audience laughing
Marilyn McKnight Harrison
Published 7:00 pm CDT, Friday, July 24, 2009
By Marilyn McKnight Harrison
Although he is an artisan noted for his sculpture, Ed Haddaway could just as easily be a stand-up comedian. He demonstrated that when he addressed a large group at the opening reception for an exhibition of his works at the Museum of the Southwest. He kept the audience laughing as he discussed his life and works.
He grew up in Fort Worth, but now makes his home in Albuquerque, N.M.
Patron of the arts Mary Lou Cassidy hosted the reception in the museum's Here and Now Gallery on July 17. Guests enjoyed wine and hors d'oeuvres as they viewed Haddaway's whimsical painted steel sculptures.
Among those seen in the mix were Jaime and Roger Alexander, Betsy and Curtis Nethery, Diane and Geoff Browne, Carla and Danny Holeva, Virginia and Bob Jones with their son, Michael Jones of Dumas, Ark.; Vera Osadchuk with her nephew, Walter Osadchuk II; Trudie Thomason, Anne and Tom Hyde, Charlyne Dodge, and Beverly Alstrin with her houseguest, former Midlander Cathy Leonard of Dallas.
Cassidy entertained Haddaway; his wife, Barbara Forshay; museum officials; and friends of the artist with dinner at The Garlic Press after the event.
The exhibit, which continues through Oct. 4, is part of the museum's Contemporary Artists Series for 2009.