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September 2016 - Houston

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W omen artists are a hot topic, and Red & White Gallery in Fayetteville — a Mecca for respected mid-career and senior Texas talents — curates a unique take. The premise is based on a long-standing friendship and the camaraderie that develops over the noontime table. Painter Amy Newland, collagist Kathleen McShane, and ceramicist Pat Johnson all reside in the environs of Fayette County while managing notable careers in Texas and elsewhere. They convene regularly for lunch in La Grange to discuss topics ranging from the workings of the art world to their own practices Female Power Play: THREE TEXAS ARTISTS R ound Top's resident restoration wunderkind 35-year- old Mark Massey is the mastermind of the new development The Compound and has restored two of Round Top's town squares: Henkel Square, a project done in conjunction with his family, and Rummel Square, undertaken solo. We love checking in with Massey to hear the latest on his projects. In Henkel Square, two new shingles have appeared: Teague's Tavern and Two Sparrows Roasting Company. The former is on track to be open before the fall antique shows; owners Kiki and Don Teague have crafted a Texas-inspired menu with full bar. A soft launch is planned prior to the shows. Two Sparrows, now open, is a small-batch coffee group that roasts fine coffee beans from around the world. A portion of each sale benefits charitable organizations. Rummel Square is still in the throes of a massive renovation. The final building was moved in this summer — a vintage farmhouse dating to the late 1800s — and will be home to Espressions Coffee and Art (already on site but moving to the new building). Townsend Provisions is open, housing treasures from vintage boots to home goods. The centerpiece for the block of eight buildings will be The Garden Company Cafe, housed in a 1914 farmhouse moved to the square in two pieces. Slated to open just after the fall shows, farm-to-table style dishes make up the menu, with full bar and al fresco dining under a 500-year-old oak tree. Armando Palacios' two antique shops, a cigar/spirit shop, and a coffee shop open soon after. Meanwhile, his beloved newcomer The Compound hosts its third antiques show this fall and continues to grow — it's now at 25,000 square feet — and attracts high-caliber dealers. Don't miss it. MORE FROM MARK MASSEY Mark Massey at The Compound JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON H ouston interior designer Julie Dodson heads to Round Top not just to shop (which she has been doing for 14 years) but to enjoy quality time in the country with her family; they own a home in nearby Burton. Dodson teamed with Dallas-based interior designer Ike Isenhour to create the inaugural Designer Dream Spree. The four- day affair will introduce national designers to the fairs and takes place Sunday through Wednesday, September 25 through 28, at various venues. A public keynote panel discussion, "Exceptional Discoveries" (moderated by Traditional Home editor in chief Ann Maine and senior architectural editor Amy Elbert), is slated for Monday, September 26, 3 pm, at The Compound. On the panel are Dallas-based designer Michelle Nussbaumer; Virginia-based Barry Dixon; D.C.-based Mary Douglas Drysdale; and New York-based Kevin Isbell; each designer will source a unique piece from the fair and muse on how best to install the object in an interior. Animal-loving Dodson will donate all proceeds from the panel discussion $25 entry fee to local animal shelters. Following the discussion at 4:30 pm, Nussbaumer (who owns the beloved Dallas interiors showroom Ceylon et Cie) will sign copies of her stunning new book, Wanderlust: Interiors That Bring the World Home (Rizzoli), which showcases her lush oeuvre. Advance tickets to "Exceptional Discoveries" panel discussion, 713.780.9200 or; seating is limited. Inaugural ROUND TOP DESIGNER Dream Spree Ike Isenhour Julie Dodson Barry Dixon Kevin Isbell Mary Douglas Drysdale Michelle Nussbaumer and beyond. Now the trio is rounded up for an exhibition at Red & White that occupies the plum fall spot as season opener. "Table for Three," opening Saturday, September 10, 5 to 8 pm, through October 29, at Red & White Gallery, 102 W. Main, Fayetteville; gallery hours 4 to 8 pm Friday, 10 am to 8 pm Saturday; redandwhitegallery. com. Catherine D. Anspon WHAT'S NEW IN THE ANTIQUES Amy Newland's Ducks, 2015, at Red & White Gallery COURTESY THE ARTIST AND RED & WHITE GALLERY Burg A NEW B AND B+ HOLLYWOOD COTTAGE B ig Daddy's Antiques and Georgia Brown Home owners Kristine and Shane Brown, who live cottages as a design project and as a getaway in Round Top (where, rumor has it, she might alight for a signing of her upcoming design book in Spring 2017 and launch of Keaton Red wine). Stay tuned. Catherine D. Anspon in L.A. and Aspen, have snapped up an 11-acre enclave on FM 954, with a slew of charming historic buildings — an 1890 farmhouse, cottages, art gallery, library — and plan to turn it into a bed and breakfast called The Parker House, named after former owner Donna Parker. The Browns are hoping pal Diane Keaton, whose talent beyond acting lies in refurbishing and decorating historic homes, will adopt one of the The Parker House A cottage on site at The Parker House 160

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