To those of you who wanted to contact Richard Haas about purchasing the video
about how his murals are created, his website (that includes a link to email)
The video is titled "Painting the Town: The Illusionistic Murals of Richard
Haas" and the price including shipping is $20. The Fort Worth Chisholm Trail
Cattle Drive and Tarrant County Courthouse Annex are both included on the
I loved the walking tour with Haas. He is so personable. After giving
background on the sites, he gave us insights into how he planned and executed
each mural. I've seen the Cattle Drive mural and the Courthouse Annex a
million times, but seeing them with Richard brought them to life. What was
really great is that the Sid Richardson Museum gave every participant a
poster of Richard's Cattle Drive mural and he autographed them for us! What
a treasure. You can imagine what an honor it was for Richard to sit at my
table at the gala.
It was fun to put faces with email names and to get to know a few of you all
this weekend. All in all, I think the conference went well. There were
those few scheduling glitches, but when an army of volunteers does the work
those gltiches have to be overlooked.
Mitch did an outstanding job with all the party-type activities and bringing
in the performers. I was amazed with the gala. That big band was wonderful.
I hope you will all email Ron Durham, supervisor of Fine Arts for AISD and
thank him for the incredible amount of labor that went into the conference.
Ron's email is:
Post your impressions of the conference and your favorite activities. I want
to know what I missed.
"There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in
history books." Charlie Chaplin, 1964