By Glenn Hunter
Members of the international selection jury called her work unpredictable and “influential and unique,” adding that it “feels fresh and young.” So the Nasher Sculpture Center announced tonight that German artist Isa Genzken would receive its fourth annual Nasher Prize.
Called the most ambitious international award in sculpture, the Nasher Prize confers $100,000 on an artist with “extraordinary impact on the understanding of the art form.” The Nasher Prize Laureate is presented with the award at a ceremony in Dallas in April.
The announcement of the Prize’s 2019 recipient was made by Nasher Sculpture Center Director Jeremy Strick during a reveal event sponsored by Cindy and Howard Rachofsky at their Warehouse Dallas art space.
During his brief remarks, Strick said Genzken’s “range of material and conceptual rigor has positioned [her] as a major influence on younger generations of artists working today amid the clamor of the digital age, offering permission and encouragement to subvert norms and invent new possibilities.”
Born in 1948 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany, Genzken lives and works in Berlin. She is said to use a variety of media, including wood, plaster, and textiles, to “transform vernacular materials into wholly unique forms” inspired by the likes of design, consumer goods, the media, architecture and urban environments.
The 2019 Nasher Prize is co-chaired by John Dayton and Fanchon and Howard Hallam. JPMorgan Chase is the presenting sponsor of the Prize. Founding partners are The Eugene McDermott Foundation and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.
Previous winners of the Nasher Prize were Doris Salcedo (2016), Pierre Huyghe (2017) and Theaster Gates (2018). The 2019 Nasher Prize Gala honoring Genzken will be held at the Nasher Sculpture Center on April 6, 2019, despite the Nasher website saying it would take place on April 6, 2018. 🙁 It’s probably changed by now. 🙂
* Photo provided by Nasher Sculpture Center
Callier Cares Luncheon Chair Beth Layton just announced plans for the 2019 Callier Cares Luncheon. Scheduled to take place at the Dallas Country Club on Monday, April 15, long time community leader Brent Christopher will receive the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Cares Award.
It was a timely announcement following last Thursday’s North Texas Giving Day, which was launched in 2009 by Communities Foundation of Texas under Brent’s Leadership. Just two years ago, Brent moved his bow tie to Children’s Medical Center Foundation where he is president.
Beth also revealed that Sharon and Mike McCullough will serve as honorary co-chairs of the fundraiser for the Callier Center for Communication Disorders.
Attending today’s announcement were Ken Altshuler, Callier Board President Tricia George, Luncheon Underwriting Chair Nancy Carter and Dr. Tom Campbell.
In preparation for The Wilkinson Center‘s Fifth Annual Spirit of Taos on Saturday, September 29, at The Statler, Co-Chairs Caitlin Hyatt and Laurann Cavenaghi had a kick-off gathering at Buddy Love’s on Thursday, August 30. Here’s a report from the field:
Buddy Love hosted the Kick-Off Party for the Friends of Wilkinson Center’s fifth Annual Spirit of Taos! Attendees enjoyed shopping from the delightful selection of western chic wear designed by owner Grayson DiFonzo. She and husband Buddy proved to be the perfect hosts for the occasion!
Two generations of volunteers converged upon the Design District warehouse as this year’s Spirit of Taos marks a changing of the guard in many ways. Several of Wilkinson Center’s founding Friends, including Melanie Myers and Nancy Montgomery, looked on pridefully as their sons and daughters made their way through the crowd engaging longtime supporters like Spirit of Taos Honorary Chairs Marian and Rob Richmond, who were especially delighted by the colorful cowboy boot display courtesy of Lizzy Chesnut and City Boots. Spirit of Taos Chairs Caitlin Hyatt and Laurann Cavenaghi busied themselves amongst the garment racks that lined the showroom, snagging floor length dusters and strappy off-the shoulder pieces for themselves! Friends of Wilkinson Center Co-Presidents Meridith and Jeremy Zidell escorted Spirit of Taos Emcee and co-host of WFAA’s “Good Morning Texas” Alanna Sarabia while she greeted and posed for photos with guests. Wilkinson Center Board President Kathy Koons, along with her husband John Ammons and Executive Director Anne Reeder, got in on the action and posed for the cameras along with Sarabia!
The evening was a tremendous success as everyone found something to love at Buddy Love and enjoyed mixing and mingling the night away with family and friends. Buddy Love generously donated a portion of the evening’s sales back to Wilkinson Center.
The Spirit of Taos takes place on Saturday, September 29th at Scout at The Statler Hotel. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.wilkinsoncenter.org.
* Photo credit: Jenifer McNeil Baker
For the outdoors(wo)man who has been in search of the perfect trophy, look no further. This 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball live auction package will provide the opportunity to bring home an incredible red stag at Texas’ Squaw Mountain Ranch in Jack County. In addition to the safari hunt with a guide for the prize, the winner will be able to perfect other disciplines using both pistols and rifles. Check out the details below.
GOING STAG – SQUAW MOUNTAIN RANCH**
This once in a lifetime experience includes an all-inclusive guided Trophy Red Stag Hunt at the exclusive Squaw Mountain Ranch in Jack County, Texas for one hunter with up to three guests.
The package includes a guided hunt for one trophy red stag measuring up to 350” SCI, and the rare opportunity to interact with famous athletes that include Marty Turco (Dallas Stars) and friends.
This package also includes the opportunity to shoot tactical pistol and rifle courses and receive practical training in both disciplines. In addition, you can experience long rang shooting as well as getting some hands on experience with some of the finest in thermal and other tactical optics and gear.
Squaw Mountain Ranch is over 2,100 acres of prime, native Texas terrain with incredible topography. This property offers some of the finest hunting country that the state of Texas has to offer with large oak filled canyons, 23 ponds scattered throughout the property along with clearing and vegetation management programs that make for a one of a kind hunting experience. Jack County is located less than 2 hours from the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex. Squaw Mountain Ranch offers a premier Whitetail Hunting Operation along with a large array of exotic hunts.
The habitat and terrain on Squaw Mountain Ranch affords hunters the ability to safari style hunt from high rack vehicles, hunt from a modern comfortable blind, or even engage in spot and stalk hunt for trophy animals. Squaw Mountain Ranch allows hunters to choose their method of hunting Trophy Animals and method as well. They have expert hunting guides that will customize each hunters experience according to hunter’s preference and hunting technique. At Squaw Mountain Ranch, the entire staff as well as ownership cater to each client individually to ensure that their experience exceeds their expectations and provides memories that will last a lifetime.
You and your guests will have private cabins to stay in with full access to the hunting lodge with a chef prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner and an open bar.
*Donated by Squaw Mountain Ranch **Hunt includes one Trophy Red Stag, but may be exchanged for an equivalent hunt, depending on the season. Trophy Red Stag season is from September - January. State hunting license (if required), must be provided by the hunter. Rifle and ammo not provided. Hunts may be added at an additional cost. Must take place on mutually agreed upon dates. Expires January 31, 2020. ***Photo provided by 2018 Cattle Baron’s Ball
JUST IN: Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents A $500K Check To Children’s Medical Center Foundation For Pediatric Cancer Research
With September being National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Hyundai folks popped by Children’s Medical Center to celebrate the motor company’s 20th anniversary of Hyundai Hope on Wheels, the nonprofit committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.
While cancer-surviving kiddos like Sadie Keller, Reese Lewis and London Blair left their handprints on a shiny white 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Motors America Regional Digital Marketing Manager Jake Casmir and area dealers presented a $500,000 check to Children’s Medical Foundation for two grants that will be used by Dr. Erin Butler and Dr. Ted Laetsch, pediatric oncologists at Children’s Health and instructor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
To bring home the point how vital the research is, Jake reminded the group that every 36 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.
In the past 20 years, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has provided more than $145M in battling cancer, with $14.1M going to 38 researchers, including Erin and Ted this year.
By Glenn Hunter
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