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9720 AUDUBON PLACE PRESTON HOLLOW | $6,495,000 ERIN MATHEWS 214.520.8300 ERIN@ERINHOME.COM OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 36 W e have a new coffee- table tome to covet: Through the Lens: The Dallas Arts District. Organized by the Hall Group and the Dallas Arts District, the book is the result of a juried competition, where photographers submitted their best images of art in Dallas. A top-tier jury — Patricia Meadows, Virginia Shore, Jeremy Strick, Agustín Arteaga, Sam Holland, Howard Rachofsky, and Mayor Mike Rawlings — selected 91 winning photographs from more than 1,000 entries. Gross proceeds from the book benefit grants for Dallas-based emerging- arts organizations. Lisa Collins Shaddock AN ARTIST'S EYE H ouston's oldest c o n t i n u o u s l y operating hotel — the city's only Theater District hotel property, and one with a pedigree — is back in business. The beloved Lancaster Hotel has reopened after Hurricane Harvey took a toll. The 92-year-old property was purchased weeks before the storm blew in by the Shinn family of Magnolia Lodging (no relation to Chip and Joanna Gaines' empire); they're only the second owners, acquiring the hotel last July from a descendant of the original hotelier, Michele DeGeorge. Jay Shinn, along with two siblings and a nephew, Matthew Newton, make up Magnolia Lodging, and it's Jay, a Dallas artist, collector and patron of the arts, who has curated the hotel's new art holdings, with many works from the personal collection he shares with partner Tim Hurst, as well as new acquisitions. Shinn himself is internationally exhibited with studios in Berlin, New York, and Dallas; his light-based work is in the permanent collections of three Texas airports, as well as the corporate collection of Tom Ford and the U.S. State Department. The Shinns initially planned a light renovation of the hotel, but the hurricane changed that into a top-to-bottom renewal. Jay enlisted Dallas designer to the art set, David Cadwallader of Cadwallader Design. Cadwallader's interiors for the Lancaster, informed by a subtle contemporary take on the original Joseph Finger Regency-style architecture, provide a serene, timeless setting. The first guests checked in October 15 and basked in 330 works Sleeping with Donald Judd The Lancaster, a storied Theater District hotel in Houston, gets a makeover — and a major collection of Texas art curated by one of its new owners, Dallas artist Jay Shinn. by a who's who of living Texas artists, as well as those with a Texas connection. The lobby impresses with paintings by bad boy Mark Flood and Terrell James, four towering woodcuts by Donald Judd, and a panel by international Donald Moffett. On the walls of the new restaurant, Cultivated F+B, are works by Whitney Biennial talents Trenton Doyle Hancock and Amy Blakemore, along with a geometric illumination by Jay Shinn. A salon-style wall on the way to the mezzanine highlights a swath of artists with Texas roots, as do all 93 posh hotel rooms. t h e l a n c a s t e r. com. By Catherine D. Anspon The Lancaster Hotel's salon wall of Texas art The hotel on opening day November 21, 1926 Melissa Farelli's Isolation, a photo of a work by Joel Shapiro at the Nasher Sculpture Center

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