For almost two years, Horsey served as the consulting executive director of La Reunion TX. The six-year-old organization was ready to build capacity, expand programs and find a permanent home for a future artists residency program. Having been involved with LRTX as consultant and volunteer, Horsey’s expertise in nonprofit management, as well as her knowledge of City and County planning and zoning processes and her background in natural history, made her especially well qualified to guide the organization to a new level of service to artists and the community. At the end of 2011, La Reunion TX became the first organizational recipient of the Dallas Observer’s annual MasterMinds award, recognizing artistic innovation.
Early in 2012, 15 LRTX artists worked with 14 community groups to create giant puppets representing historical figures important to the evolution of West Dallas. Thousands of Dallasites cheered the Parade of Giants as it marched on the newly opened Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. That project exemplifies LRTX’s commitment to supporting the engagement of artists in the community for the benefit of all.
La Reunion TX is now engaged in the search for a permanent site for its planned artists residency program. They’re also working with the developers of Flora Lofts to provide affordable artists’ residences in the Dallas Arts District. Stay tuned.