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Texas arts pioneer honored with a Texas A&M monograph and a special retrospective

Texas arts pioneer honored with a Texas A&M monograph and a special retrospective

Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Joe Schenk, Susie Kalil, Carolyn Farb, Bill Reaves
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Joe Schenk , Carolyn Farb , Susie Kalil , Bill Reaves Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Catherine Olasky, Peter Olasky
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Catherine Olasky , Peter Olasky Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Stephanie Paige, Clare Elliott, Deborah Fullerton
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Stephanie Paige , Clare Elliott , Deborah Fullerton Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Mike Villemarette, Rosaliz Ufret
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Mike Villemarette , Rosaliz Ufret Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Johanna Donson, Steve Donson
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Steve Donson , Johanna Donson Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Jamie Mize and The Troubler by Tony Oursler
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Jamie Mize Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Jo Furr, Jim Furr
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Jo Furr , Jim Furr Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Jack Blanton, Ginger Blanton
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Jack Blanton , Ginger Blanton Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Cindy Taylor, Matt Taylor
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. Cindy Taylor , Matt Taylor Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, George Lancaster, Carolyn Farb
An early fundraising event for the Dorothy Hood retrospective and monograph. George Lancaster , Carolyn Farb Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Joe Schenk, Susie Kalil, Carolyn Farb, Bill Reaves
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Catherine Olasky, Peter Olasky
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Stephanie Paige, Clare Elliott, Deborah Fullerton
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Mike Villemarette, Rosaliz Ufret
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Johanna Donson, Steve Donson
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Jamie Mize and The Troubler by Tony Oursler
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Jo Furr, Jim Furr
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Jack Blanton, Ginger Blanton
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, Cindy Taylor, Matt Taylor
Carolyn Farb party, January 2013, George Lancaster, Carolyn Farb

An art-minded flock fawned over the artful treasures in the John Staub-designed home of Carolyn Farb recently, when she hosted a gathering in support of a Dorothy Hood monograph to be published by Texas A&M University Press and a full-scale retrospective of Hood's work organized by the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.

Front and center during the evening was Susie Kalil, author and curator of the Hood projects that will focus on the Texas-born pioneer modernist. She shared insights into Hood's colorful life which included 20 years living and painting in Mexico where she married Bolivian composer Velasco Maidana. She later continued her career in Houston where she became friends with Farb, who served as executive producer of the award-winning film on the artist, The Color of Life (1985).

Also sharing stories of Hood and her paintings were James Harithas, director of The Station art museum, and Joe Schenk, Art Museum of South Texas director.

Admiring the Hood paintings in Farb's collection and entertaining the fundraising effort were Ginger and Jack Blanton, Blaffer Gallery director Claudia Schmuckli, Menil Collection curator Clare Elliott, Bayou Bend Collection director Bonnie Campbell, art dealer Bill Reaves, collectors Carol Ballard and Leslie and Brad Bucher, plus George Lancaster, Dan Tidwell and Johanna and Steve Donson.