From Board President Kati Hernandez Cowles …
Check out this great link to a mention in a NY Times article about a new major work by Margo Sawyer, who serves on WTW’s Community Council.. (Thanks to Mark Holzbach, who caught it first and sent it to me). The article talks about how Houston is polishing up its image by emphasizing its arts, social spaces, and landmarks, and Margo’s piece is the main image associated with the article. The work is being dedicated today in Houston. You may remember her dynamic presentation at the “Why then, Why now” panel discussion we held last fall. She’s been away from Austin a lot lately, and this is why!
And I was also tickled that the article is finished with a quote from Katherine Howe, curator of decorative arts at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston and now director of Rienzi, which is a beautiful house-and-garden complex focused on the European decorative arts. She was my first-ever museum boss! I served as her intern while I was still in college.
P.S. Our favorite preparator, Robert Boland, is in the middle with the floppy hat. We love that guy!