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ERIN MATHEWS 214.520.8300 ERIN@ERINHOME.COM THE RESIDENT EXPERT OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 26 W here the Wild T h i n g s A r e : A t C o n d u i t G a l l e r y , t h i s month's trifecta includes the flora and fauna of painter Billy Hassell, one of the originals who birthed the Texas scene at Houston's DiverseWorks during the 1980s. Hassell has been consistent across four decades with his flattened, two-dimensional depictions of usually gloriously colored birds within the Texas terrain. His crisp canvases with a graphic punch would make for splendid Hermès scarves or textiles, wallpapers, and upholstery. But don't overlook the serious content: Hassell has been among the first artists to examine species diversity. Paired with this Fort Worth-based painter are solos by two Dallas artists: Robert Barsamian, whose indictment of the U.S. as a warring state is told via elegiac drawings arrayed in a house-shaped installation, and David Canright, whose pastels of packages may or may not be innocent (all exhibitions through July 13). Getting Your Fiber: Octogenarian Sheila Hicks continues to get her due for an innovative practice B race yourselves, Italophiles, for the most exciting news since American Airlines launched a direct flight to Rome. Eataly, the experiential Italian food- and-dining retail concept, opens its first Texas location at NorthPark Center in 2020. The two-story space will offer multiple restaurants, cafes, interactive educational culinary programs, and a marketplace filled with chef-approved imports, Texas-sourced products, and a staggering selection of wine. eataly. com. Lisa Collins Shaddock ART NOTES BENVENUTO where fiber and textile arts allude to pre- Columbian weavings and Josef Albers' color theory. The Nasher Sculpture Center taps Hicks for an immersive site-specific installation, "Seize, Weave Space," which takes over the museum's Lower Level Gallery and spills out onto its green space (through August 18). Catherine D. Anspon B ill Hutchinson, owner of Dunhill Partners, which owns the majority of the Dallas Design District and the new Virgin Hotel, is ready for his close-up. He's filming a new reality TV show, produced by Sharp Entertainment for broadcast in August on the Lifetime channel. Hutchinson and his girlfriend, Brianna Ramirez, have signed for a full season contract of 10 episodes. "It's a fun show about relationships and romance between people from different life backgrounds," Hutchinson says. "Bri and I are having fun with the filming process as we bounce between Dallas and Miami with the cameras in tow." Hutchinson's three daughters are not featured in the show, but several of his friends have been filmed in various scenes. Other details, including the show's title, are hush-hush for now, and we'll provide more info when it's closer to broadcast. Meanwhile, Hutchinson is excited about another mega project, his new Virgin Hotel with Sir Richard Branson, located in the Dallas Design MAN ABOUT TOWN District. On track to open October 1, "the hotel is turning out absolutely beautiful," he says. "My favorite part is the entertainment deck on the fourth floor — it has a cool pool, private cabanas with stunning downtown views, a secret garden with a Jacuzzi, an indoor-outdoor lounge with Venetian plaster walls, and a two-story bar." Should Hutchinson's TV show be renewed for another season, you can bet a lot of the scenes will be filmed at the hotel on level four. Rebecca Sherman Billy Hassell's Texas Butterflies, 2019, at Conduit Gallery COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CONDUIT GALLERY Bill Hutchinson, Brianna Ramirez

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