Director’s Favorite, is a new exhibit showcasing retiring Stark House Managing Director, Patsy Herrington’s favorite decorative art objects from The W.H. Stark House collections.
Patsy L. Herrington, began working for the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in 1980, has been the Managing Director of The W.H. Stark House since 2000. In honor of Patsy, her favorite decorative arts objects from the collections are exhibited together for the first time. On her fist visit to the Stark House in September 1980, Patsy saw the Japanese Cloisonné Vase decorated with swimming carp and water lilies in the Stark House Breakfast Room, from that point forward it became her favorite. Also on display in this exhibit is the 1902 Arts and Crafts pottery vase Toast Cup signed by Artus Van Briggle ranking as Mrs. Herrington’s second favorite decorative art object. Other special pieces include the Harriet Whitney Frishmuth bronze sculpture, Crest of the Wave and the Thomas G. Hawkes American Brilliant Period cut glass Melon Platter. These items and more will be featured in Director’s Favorite running from January 8 until April 20, 2013.
The W.H. Stark House Carriage House is at 610 W. Main Street in Orange, Texas, and is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. Call 409.883.0871 for details and for more information about guided tours.