Boatright Painting Donated to Henderson Gallery

Staff Writer

Donna and Kent Boatright responded to SMA Consultant Mila Gibson’s plea that someone purchase and donate the small still life oil painting in Andrew Boatright’s “ People, Places, Things” Art Show currently on exhibit at the Jo and Tom Henderson Gallery. The small painting will be placed in the Barton Williams Greenroom, under renovations now where the old jail once was. The jail bars will remain but the area, which opens onto the Gallery, is being beautified for performers. A doorway has been cut through the 3 foot wall that separated the men’s jail cell from the backstage of the Auditorium.
The Barton William’s Greenroom , referred to by his friends as “ Bart’s Jail” , was made possible due to memorial gifts from his brother Robert Williams and sister Marialice Williams Garrett , both of Dallas, and his cousin Carroll Patton Matthews of Corpus Christi.
The Boatright still life is the second permanent acquisition for the Henderson Gallery.
The first was a fabric art piece by local award winning artist Gay Young . It was purchased from the artist and donated by Bill and Linda Hunter of Sweetwater. The art piece hangs in the anteroom to the rest room and uses music symbols in its design.