On the art scene
Attention, art influencers: TACA announces the 2013 Silver Cup Award recipients
In our booming art town, it’s essential to take a moment to appreciate the patrons. Every year, TACA honors one man and one woman for their incredible contributions to the arts.
At the exquisite home of Jennifer and John Eagle — originally designed by Edward Durell Stone — the 2013 Silver Cup Award honorees were announced: Peggy Sewell and Roger Nanney. Guests gathered for cocktails, light bites and entertainment by the Turtle Creek Chorale.
Sewell’s involvement includes instrumental support in the next generation of art influencers. She and her husband, Carl, created the Sewell Meadows Scholarships at the Southern Methodist University to provide assistance to young creative leaders. Sewell also serves on the executive advisory council of Klyde Warren Park, and she’s a member of M.D. Anderson Center’s board of visitors and the advisory board of the Salvation Army.
Nanney serves as the chairman of the board of directors of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and vice chairman of Deloitte LLP. He also supports United Way of America, PGA of America Foundation and the Cox School of Business at SMU. Nanney’s past accolades includes member of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and board and campaign chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Max Anderson, the director of the Dallas Museum of Art, couldn’t have said it better: “Peggy Sewell embodies philanthropic excellence through her generous spirit and assiduous leadership.”
Former recipient of the Silver Cup award, Howard Hallam, said, with Nanney’s involvement “there is no doubt that the [AT&T Performing Arts] center will live up to and fulfill the high expectations that its contributors and supporters anticipated.”
Chairman of the TACA board, Andrew Teller reiterated that the two patrons truly exemplify what it means to give to the arts community.
Among the devotees were Sharon Young, Jan Showers, Nancy Carlson, Wendy Messman, Caroline Rose Hunt, Frank Risch, Trey Jacobs, Ken Travis, Stacey and John Relton, Mary Cook, Michele and Stephen Vobach, Angus Wynne, Josie McGray, Jacquelin and Phillip Taylor, Carl Sewell III, Gillian Breidenbach, and Troy Schiermeyer.