The doors to Jennifer and John Eagle’s art-filled home were wide open the evening of Thursday, October 16, and John was out front welcoming guests for the announcement of the 2015 TACA Silver Cup recipients.
John was in fine fettle. He’s lost weight, feeling great, keeping “the boss (Jennifer) happy and back to work.”
Inside the Edward Durell Stone-designed residence, a buff, blonde Jennifer looked equally happy and healthy.
In the living room, the Dallas arty types like Max Anderson (he was on his way to Washington, D.C. at the National Endowment for the Arts’ invitation to discuss the Dallas Museum of Art’s Friends program) and the Dallas Opera’s Keith Cerny joined Barbara and Stan Levenson, Ruben Esquivel, Fanchon and Howard Hallam, Lucilo Peña and Lee Cobb.
Diane Brierley was solo because husband Hal was in Washington on business after hosting a party for the Harvard alums Monday…Laree Hulshoff and Ben Fischer couldn’t stay for the announcement of the recipients. Had another commitment like a lot of others… Lynn McBee had had a busy day after being recognized as one of Les Femmes du Monde’s Women of the Year… TACA Chair of the Board Nancy Carlson was just finishing up her tenure, while she was starting to undertake plans for the 2015 Art Ball…Wanda Gierhart was being teased about a photo of her with Amy Fisher. Seems she had been ID-ed as Donna Karan. Wanda only wished she made that kind of $$.
Nancy Carlson handed the mic and introduced 2010 Silver Cup recipient Cindy Rachofsky, who revealed the 2015 recipient would be Catherine Rose.
Needless to say, the “Roses” were in full bloom including parent-in-law Deedie and Rusty Rose and husband Will Rose.
Then 2004 Silver Cup recipient Diane B. announced that Don Glendenning would be the male recipient with wife Carol Glendenning being one of the first to smile.
Nancy concluded the announcement with news that the event would be chaired by Jennifer Karol and Karen Pollock and Mary McDermott Cook and her mother Margaret McDermott serving as honorary co-chairs. Alas, neither Mary nor Margaret were on hand to accept the applause. Mary was in Switzerland and Margaret was recouping from the earlier day’s toasts.
Touch of trivia: Margaret was the first Silver Cup recipient in 1979.
The luncheon will take place at the Hilton Anatole on Thursday, March 5.