I was living in New York City being a struggling artist. I had left Austin in 1986. I heard about what was going on from friends and family and was horrified, terrified. I was so far away and No, No, No they mustn't mess up Bartons. No. I sent money. I couldn't believe I sent money. But life on earth without Barton Springs? I did what I could and hoped! I'm so proud of a town that has people who could understand and save that place.
Melanie Hickerson ACC Adjunct Professor of Art ART and JEWELRY DEPARTMENT ART & DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION