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C ome March, when the spring antique shows unfurl, there will be a side of public art in the fields 'round about Round Top. A group of local arts supporters has tapped Piper Faust, founder of Piper Faust Public Art, to curate the first installment of an al fresco art program designed to be site- specific and dialogue with the beautiful, bucolic countryside. Faust, who wields a master's from Sotheby's Institute of Art London, has been presenting art as a form of community engagement and place-making for 15 years. Her curatorial chops were honed at Houston Arts Alliance then later as project manager for high-profile public art installations at Houston's Discovery Green, Hermann Park, and Art Blocks downtown. Faust is actively scouting Round Top sites for the first art installment; details to be announced in our March Antiques Show Guide. Catherine D. Anspon MORRIS MALAKOFF PUBLIC ART SPROUTS T h e h a m l e t o f Fayetteville, our f a v e n e i g h b o r t o R o u n d To p , h a s t w o n e w vintage shopping destinations, both rimming the town square and heavy on charm. The Vintage Rose Market, sited in the circa-1870s former General Store at 124 N. Live Oak Street, stocks a wide array of antiques, children's clothing, collectibles, home goods, pillows, Vintage Paint from Jeanne d'Arc Living, and more. (vintagerosemarket. com) … Sharing space with Petals N Lace in a historic Victorian at 107 N. Washington, Cheryl Long — painter, doyenne of heirloom fabrics, photographer, and preservationist — has opened Pure Art Gallery, with a cache of her canvases alongside black- and-white photographs of ranch life, traditional Native American turquoise- and-silver jewelry, and Western clothing. @purewestbycheryllong. Catherine D. Anspon FAYETTEVILLE BUZZ I n downtown Round Top, o n T h u r s d a y t h r o u g h Sunday, around 11 am, the aroma of smoked post oak leads you behind Henkel Hall in Henkel Square Market. There, you'll find restaurateur Lee Ellis of Ellis Motel or a member of his team manning the custom Mill Scale Metalworks smoker for the pop-up Round Top Smoke House. The barbecue with Tex-Mex and Asian influences is available until sellout (usually late afternoon). Some days, Ellis serves up short rib tacos, but always you'll find classic Texas 'cue staples — brisket, ribs, sausage. In typical Ellis fashion, it isn't just about the beef. Look for delicious sides such as Asian slaw, WHERE THERE'S SMOKE … Say Cheese: Fine fromage is coming to one of the charming Henkel Square bungalows in February, thanks to Melissa Ellis and Wimberly Shook Tribble. Ellis, who unveiled Melissa Ellis Fine Art gallery and clothing-and-jewelry boutique in the fall, has dreamy plans for the cheese/charcuterie shop adjacent to the gallery, and sweetly called Little Cheese Shop in Round Top. Anne Lee Phillips BUZZ loaded potato salad, garlic noodle, Murphy's cream corn, kale salad, and cowboy beans. Give Elvira — Ellis' dog, the Ellis Motel/Round Top Smoke House mascot — a head pat for us. @roundtopsmokehouse. Anne Lee Phillips Lee Ellis, photographed by Jack Thompson Piper Faust Cheryl Long's Chaps, 1987, from the series "Real Workin' Cowboy," at Pure Art Gallery

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