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A look at the local exhibit hosted by the Dallas Foundation at its new location Pegasus Park

When the Dallas Foundation moved to Pegasus Park this summer, the nonprofit turned its new offices into an exhibition for Dallas-based artists.

“We took the opportunity to create a space where we could represent the community we support,” says Liz Vickers, director of governance and special projects for the Dallas Foundation. “How could we bring the Dallas community into a space where we can remember who we are and why we do what we do? “

Vickers reached out to Lynn Rushton, a local artist and City of Dallas collection and curatorial manager, to organize the exhibit. After a series of conversations and a tour of Pegasus Park, Vickers and Rushton had a blast moment. “We should have all the women in North Texas,” Rushton says. “Each woman represents different parts of our community and also represents abstract art in a different way.”

Vickers and Rushton selected Radharani Chatterjee, Ann Marlar and Marie Renfro for the Pegasus Park exhibition. “They all approach the content of their work from different perspectives and mediums,” says Rushton. The trio includes Renfro’s collages, Chatterjee’s abstract paintings, and Marlar’s watercolors. Their pieces at Pegasus Park reflect an abstract and representative perspective of Dallas.

This exhibit is the inaugural exhibit of the Pegasus Park office, located just off Interstate 35, near the Southwestern Medical District. At the moment, the exhibition is presented to guests, donors, partners of the Dallas Foundation. Going forward, the foundation plans to showcase the work of various Dallas-based artists, Latinx, LGBTQ designers, and students. Rushton describes the current exhibition as the “right time” to spotlight female artists, many of whom are mid to late career, with a moment of recognition.

“All of these artists who are veterans, a lot of their inspiration is from North Texas, and we’re influenced by artists from North Texas,” says Rushton. “The cultural life we ​​have here is expressed in their work.

The three women artists contributed 10 pieces to the exhibition. Each piece is available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will go to the artists.

Vickers believes this event could help one of the artists “get their name out to a donor.” She sees the exhibition as another place to fulfill the mission of the foundation.

In addition to the three artists featured, another artist has contributed to the office spaces at Pegasus Park. A member of The Stewpot’s art program painted a bright, colorful and vibrant interpretation of the city’s landmarks.

Going forward, the Dallas Foundation plans to hold an open house for foundation donors and the public.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes

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