Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Tea and Exhibition honoring artist Frank Reaugh held 84 Years Ago Today

Eighty four years ago today, Allie Tennant assisted in arranging for a tea and exhibition honoring Dallas Artist Frank Reaugh These affairs were sponsored by the Highland Park Society of Fine Arts on September 28, 1930. Tennant served as a hostess for the tea honoring Reaugh, which was held at the home of Mrs. A. H. Bailey. The exhibition was located several blocks away in the gallery room of the Highland Park Town Hall. Allie Tennant served as a member of the “Hanging Committee” that mounted the show. Tennant and her committee placed Reaugh’s famous group of seven paintings, known as “Twenty-Four Hours with the Herd,” on the stage with special dramatic lighting. The regionalist composer David Guion wrote a special musical program based on popular cowboy songs. Robert Miller, a local singer, sang them to the accompaniment of a violin. Thereafter, a story teller entertained the guests with a selection of stories based on the paintings.