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PaperCity Houston March 2024

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D espite the minimalist exhibition title, "William Anzalone — New Work" is a maximal event at Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville. It's a solo for one of Texas' most formidable landscape painters, a retired University of Houston art professor who has called Fayette County home since he and his late wife, Louise, moved there more than 35 years ago. Round Top and the surrounding countryside's gently rolling terrain and bucolic fields are his version of Monet's haystacks; he's captured them throughout the seasons, at many times of day. Turning 89 this year, Anzalone is arguably at the height of his powers, letting his pigment dissolve into a skein of light and color upon canvas. For more than half a century, he was represented by blue-chip American art dealer Meredith Long & Company, where his annual Houston exhibitions were met with acclaim and brisk sales. Now Anzalone is exclusively represented by Joan and Jerry Herring's Red & White Gallery. Opening Saturday, March 2, artist reception, 4 to 7 pm, at Red & White Gallery, 102 W. Main St. on the historic Square, Fayetteville; through April 13, redandwhitegallery. com, Catherine D. Anspon LANDSCAPE MASTER AT RED & WHITE William Anzalone's Louise's Legacy #40, 2024, at Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville Humble Donkey Studio's new gallery B eloved Henkel Square art and apparel store Humble Donkey Studio has undergone a six-figure makeover, adding an inky-blue gallery space with art lighting and vintage Turkish rugs into a dreamy exhibition space for artist John Lowery's colorful Texas-themed paintings. Lowery, who owns Humble Donkey and Lower40 Found Objects with his wife, Laurie, has also added new front and side steel-and-glass double doors leading to a deck that faces Ellis Motel watering hole and new neighbors Kemo Sabe and Merritt Meat Company. Candice Cowin T wo new dealers have alighted at Round Top Antiques & Design Center in Henkel Square. This spring show, meet La Grange- b a s e d L i o n s A n t i q u e s specializing in antique doors and reclaimed building materials. Blue Hills vendor Rick Ingenthron Antiques shows fine European antiques, including stripped and bleached case pieces, seating, tables, decor, and art. The RTAD is open year-round, with extended hours during the antiques shows. Visit @roundtopadc on Instagram for more information. Candice Cowin ROUND TOP HUMBLE DONKEY'S ANTIQUES & DESIGN CENTER NEW DEALERS DREAMY NEW GALLERY SPACE SIGNS OF THE TIMES T hirty-nine 19th-century cast- iron French lampposts have been installed in downtown Round Top, replacing old street signs. The lampposts made their way to town during the antiques show four years ago via Compound dealer Alisanne Frew of Alisanne Wonderland. Round Top Mayor Mark Massey immediately envisioned them as part of the town's landscape and gifted the lampposts to the town. The refurbished fixtures are now installed at key points throughout Round Top proper, providing an anchor for new street signs and seasonal decorations and directional signage to shopping venues and other landmarks. "They were sourced from a French village that was replacing all of its lampposts," says Massey, who notes that their installation is part of a larger town beautification and wayfinding push. While the posts will not be electrified due to Round Top's commitment to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Dark Skies Initiative, they might be outfitted with solar power down the road. Candice Cowin (Continued) LEIGH MICHAEL 92

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