If you ever find yourself at the flashing traffic light in the main intersection of downtown Marfa, walk a block south and then turn right. When you see the supersized orange neon horseshoe in front of an old church, you will know you’re at the wrong spot. Make that the Wrong Store. If you get there at the right time (hours are laid-back, so you may want to call first), you’ll find an artist and a shopkeeper with a collection of quirky and eclectic treasures.
The creative couple has deep roots in the Marfa community. Buck Johnston has done turns as a graphic designer and political activist who is currently running for a Marfa City Council seat. She also happens to runs the Wrong store and gallery, which features the work of artist Camp Bosworth. Camp started in painting but these days has made a name for himself in sculpture. His specialty is carved wood. In 2016, Camp was even commissioned to create the crosier (staff) for Cardinal Blase Cupich, formerly the Archbishop of Chicago, when he was promoted by the Pope.