Catherine A. Horsey

Former Preservation Dallas executive director Catherine A. Horsey is now at the helm of La Reunion TX.

La Reunion TX is a 35-acre forested tract just West of Oak Cliff. Founded five years ago, its mission is to give artists a retreat from their everyday lives. The goal is to create an artist-in-residency program, and that’s where Horsey comes in.

Her role will be to facilitate the transition between earlier work at La Reunion and future plans, which include the residency program. The group is working to rehab to structures on the site for studio and residence space.

Horsey also worked on planning for the Urban Reserve in Lake Highlands and the Trinity River Audubon Center. She has been a geologist and master naturalist, and Preservation Dallas and the U.S. Green Building Council recognized her for her work in the realm of sustainable building practice.