Heath artist Vicki Hoarty (right) completed this painting commissioned by Presbyterian Hospital president Ken Teel and his wife, Becky, to commemorate the one-year-old hospital’s founding.
To commemorate the founding and opening of Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall, a special oil painting has been completed by a popular local artist and signed by all 34 founding fathers of the now one-year old medical facility.
Now hanging in the administrative conference room on the hospital’s second floor is “Where There Is Unity … God Commands a Blessing,” created by Heath resident Vicki Hoarty, whose paintings are also on display in the Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel and Blue Canyon Kitchen, Tavern & Wine Bar at The Harbor.
The painting may be viewed online at www.vhoarty.com.
According to Hoarty, the idea for the commemorative piece evolved after she contacted Hospital president Ken Teel during construction to suggest placement of artwork from local artists in the new facility.
The new Hilton Bella Harbor Hotel on Lake Ray Hubbard celebrated its grand opening last night with over 200 Rockwall area residents in attendance in tuxedos and ball gowns. The event raised about $4,000 for Rockwall’s Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which assists children who have either been abused or who are suspected of having been abused.
My wife and I finally arrived at 10 pm, just in time to enjoy the great fireworks display. We’d been babysitting earlier for two of my grandchildren in Forney. Although it was getting late, there were still over 100 guests still there enjoying the beautiful night on the patio.
The event began about 7 pm with a fundraising dinner, followed by drinks, dancing in the ballroom, plus evening excursions on the lake on Scott Self’s new 40-ft. catamarand. The former Rockwall mayor and Rockwall County Commissioner recently completed building the ship and started a new cruise business on the lake.
While there we enjoyed visiting with Rockwall Area Artists liaison Vicki Hoarty, her mother, business partner Sharon Edmunds, plus some other friends.
We also said hi to newly-elected City Councilman Mark Russo, who admitted he was surprised by his election victory last week. He invited me to call him soon. He’s interested in helping us to promote our new website and blog.
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Popular local artist and art community leader Vicki Hoarty (right) was all smiles as usual Friday afternoon as she and her friend enjoyed the gorgeous weather, beautiful surroundings and live music on The Blue Canyon patio at The Harbor. Blue Canyon General Manager Thomas Allen was also there, ensuring all his customers were happy.