Lee Carter, a local weaver, has been helping kids get a higher education for over 50 of her 97 years. Last year Lee began selling her own work and things from her art collection to help a young woman she believes will be “her last student”, a junior studying chemical engineering. Born and raised in Luna County, she will be the first from her family to become a college graduate.
Chemical engineering was not a profession open to Lee in her time or to me in my time. I studied geology for the first two years of college but when I was told that there were no jobs in that field for women I switched to teaching. That was in 1969, the year of the Moon landing.
Now, I want to help Lee help this student. I will donate the full selling price of my sculpture called “Grandma’s Tortillas” to Lee’s fund. I am asking $550.00 for this sculpture. If “Grandma’s Tortillas” strikes your fancy you can make an offer by calling me, Diana LeMarbe", at 1-575-544-7708.