Dallas Museum of Art: A Painting in the Palm of Your Hand

Find out the stories behind hand-painted fans from Europe in the 18th Century June 17-Oct. 15 at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The exhibit at 1717 N. Harwood Street is entitled “A Painting in the Palm of Your Hand” and features works from the Wendy and Emery Reeves Collection. The exhibit may be seen in the Focus Gallery II. Because of the dainty fans’ delicate nature they are rarely displayed. The show is curated by Dr. Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture and will feature a selection of 25 fans. The event includes the fans’ extraordinary use of imagery.

For information, call 214-922-1200.

Also on Thursdays through June 14th relax at the museum’s “Jazz Under the Stars,” presented by Chase Bank. The free event is being held at 8 p.m. at Ross Avenue Plaza.

On June 15th Erykah Badu, a multi-Grammy award winner, will be in concert also at the Plaza and that event is free as well.

And July 8-Oct. 7, don’t miss out on an exhibit at the museum entitled “From the Ashes of Vesuvius, In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite.” The exhibit will include what has been called a stunning collection of archeological objects from the ancient Roman site of Stabiae. According to the Dallas Museum, 2,000 years ago Stabiae was a seaside resort community of lavish summer villas for powerful Romans overlooking the Bay of Naples. The exhibit was organized by the Archeological Superintendency of Pompeii and the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation. In Dallas the exhibition if supported by Interceramic and by the Donor Circle Membership Program through leadership gifts by Charron and Peter Denker, Amy and Vernon Faulconer, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas, and Dee Torbert.

In unrelated local business news, Union Pacific Railroad recently held a dedication of a railroad yard which has now been named after one of their employees, Gene Reynolds, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in September. Reynolds, 56, was president of the company union for several years and served as one of the locomotive engineers. Some family and friends attended the dedication. Richard Sikes, Davidson yardmaster and Reynolds’ longtime friend, spearheaded the effort to name a new road at the yard after Reynolds in honor of his life and work. The committee scheduled a ceremony his friends and family could attend.

“He was always a leader,” Sikes said. “The people who knew Reynolds remember him as an incredible man.”

Reynolds’ co-workers remember him as a man dedicated to co-workers and safety, according to a Union Pacific company employee newsletter.

“He was the kind of guy who was not afraid to tell you if there was a safer way to do something,” said Sikes. “I am pleased the railroad was able to show Gene’s family how much he was appreciated and that future railroaders will know he is missed.”

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