Conny Martin, pioneer artist of Lubbock died on June 6 at age 84. Born in Lubbock in 1925, Martin began painting on shirt cardboards after In 1951 she was a charter member of the Lubbock Art Association, where she served several terms as president, eventually writing "Art Lives in West Texas," a near 500-page catalog of West Texas art and artists, in 2003. Her diorama of Crosby County 100 years ago is an attraction at the Pioneer Memorial Museum in Crosbyton, and a cycle of 14 paintings titled "The World of Ghengis and Kubilai Khan" are part of a permanent exhibit by Texas Tech’s International Cultural Center. Friends attending her memorial service were invited to honor Conny’s memory by wearing clothing of vivid colors.
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