Friday, April 17, 2009

Services for Leigh Boone and Dale Stewart Saturday

Come pay your respects to two of the Houston artworld's most caring members who have recently passed away.

via Diverseworks' blog:

Leigh's death has hit us all particularly hard. It's impossible to make sense of the fact that an amazing young woman with so much ahead of her can be so suddenly and tragically taken away. No one can ever say though that Leigh didn't leave her mark on everything and everyone she came in contact with. She was beautiful and funny and warm and powerful and talented in so many ways and she leaves behind a long list of family members, friends, co-workers and colleagues who will forever remember the way she could light up a room. All of us have lost much with the passing of Leigh Bess Boone. May she rest well and know that she was loved and admired. And she will be missed.

Diane Barber
Co-Executive Director & Visual Arts Curator

via Glasstire:

There will be a memorial service for Leigh Boone, executive assistant at the Houston Center for Photography who died last week, on Saturday, April 18, 4 pm at the Rothko Chapel. The crowd is expected to be large and to augment their limited seating, outside speakers will allow those who can't fit into the chapel to hear. A reception will follow at Houston Center for Photography until 8pm. On Sunday, April 19 from 4-8PM there will be a viewing at the Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama. The funeral is 2 pm Monday, April 20 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church located, 717 Sage with a procession to the cemetery following. All these events are open to the public.

via Remembering Dale Stewart:

Please join us in remembering Dale Stewart, who died Monday, April 13, 2009

We will meet at 6pm this Saturday April, 18th at the Art League Houston gallery for a memorial service, then process to Menil Park to lay flowers and notes at the tree he died beneath. There will be a reception following at Poison Girl bar.

If you have and would like to share any photos of Dale, and/or any of his artwork, please bring it to the gallery with you and arrive no later than 5:30. The Art League has generously offered us their walls to hang anything we like for the service. This will be an informal memorial, and we invite anyone with stories about Dale to share them during the service.

Bring flowers, letters, or other tokens to lay at the tree.

Poison Girl was one of Dale's favorite hangouts. The owners have offered their space to one and all--children are welcome. Some of Dale's favorite foods will be served.

There will also be a remembrance mass for Dale at the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas. Dale worked at the library there. The mass will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, April, 21st. Some of his coworkers and student employees will be speaking at the mass. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to speak at the mass, please let the university know by contacting Jim Piccininni, the library director, at He will make sure that they make time for you to speak.

If you knew Dale and are able to attend, your presence at any or all of these events will be greatly appreciated. Please also feel free to pass this on to others who may have known him. Please see location and parking details below:

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions:
Parking information: There is a parking lot attached to the building. Feel free to park there. You may also park on the street on either side of the building. There is another small lot on Willard St. behind the building as well. Do not park in the Texas Art Supply parking lot, as they have been known to tow.

The Menil Park
515 Sul Ross St
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions:
Parking information: There is a lot of on-street parking around the park. Park anywhere the street signs say you can. The park is situated between the Menil Museum and the Rothko Chapel, across the street from the Cy Twombly Gallery.

Poison Girl bar
1641 Westheimer Rd # B
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions:
Parking information: Poison Girl is located in a grouping of businesses between Mint Boutique and Bombshell Tattoos. It is directly across the street from an emergency veterinary clinic. Look for the red lights in the window--it's easy to miss. There is a small parking lot near the bar. There is also street parking in front of the bar, and in the neighborhood behind it.

Chapel of St. Basil
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions:
Parking information: The University of St. Thomas has an inexpensive parking garage located next to the chapel. On street parking is also available.