Twenty-five years ago, Dave Lord turned the tassel on his graduation cap and walked off with a fine arts degree.
“I was wild when I was a student,” Lord said, recalling his days at Colorado Mesa University. “I was serious about having fun.”
It resulted in some conflict with one of his professors, local artist Charles Hardy, who tried to push Lord to take his art more seriously.
Hardy even required Lord to do six drawings left-handed after Lord broke his dominant right arm on a weekend trip to Moab. And then of all Lord’s drawings, Hardy liked those six the best, Lord said, shaking his head with a laugh at the memory.
Years later, though, it was Lord’s photography that was under Hardy’s scrutiny. Hardy is a member of The Art Center’s exhibition committee that selected Lord’s work for an exhibition that will open Wednesday, May 12, a date