Even an unmoving edifice like Palmer Hall can be pulled into a new drama by someone else’s invention. Lukey Walden’s (‘17) Studio Art thesis show, “They! Them!! Here!!!” used the second floor landing and second floor of Palmer to display portraits they’d painted of transgender, queer and gender non-conforming individuals from the CC and Colorado Springs community. The title of each painting is the subject’s name, and a note reminds viewers to refer to each subject with “they” pronouns.
As I write, there is a document saved on my computer, marked “Will.” It isn’t a paper on Shakespeare; it isn’t a list of future goals; it is a will in that terrible sense of a last will and testament. Not a particularly common thing for a 21-year-old to have, but there it is.