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May 2018- Dallas

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H ouston's oldest operating hotel, The Lancaster, is coming back. Last July, the Shinn family of Magnolia Lodging acquired the historic theater-district property and closed it for a 12-month total remake. They have now announced that more than 100 artists with Texas connections will be on view throughout the 12-story hotel. "We're really making it an art hotel," says Jay Shinn, a Dallas-based, internationally acclaimed artist and CEO of Magnolia Lodging. The visual lineup to date: "Gael Stack, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Carl Palazzolo, and Allison V. Smith. MANUAL's photographs and a fi ve-by-eight-foot Mark Flood canvas in the lobby, Otis Jones over the front desk, and Aaron Parazette in the mezzanine." The rooms each feature one central artist. The Lancaster, originally known as the Auditorium Hotel, was designed in 1926 in the Regency style by Joseph Finger. Shinn's family is the second owner, succeeding the DeGeorge family, who were at the helm for nearly a century. Dallas designer David Cadwallader of Cadwallader Design leads the charge on the interiors; his art-centric clients include some of Dallas' very top collectors. Catherine D. Anspon THE LANCASTER AS WHITE CUBE A TEXAS ART HOTEL WANDERINGS JAMES BLAND COURTESY MICHAELENE "MIKI" LUSK NORTON Artist, curator, and Magnolia Lodging CEO Jay Shinn Auditorium Hotel on opening day, November 21, 1926 Margo Sawyer's Synchronicity of Color, 2017-2018, at The Lancaster

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