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The Quapaw Quarter Association celebrated midcentury residential architecture in Little Rock with an Aug. 24 dinner -- the last in the 2019 incarnation of the association's Summer Supper series -- at the Pleasant Valley home of artist and clothing designer Connie Fails and Ret. Army Lt. Col. David Cooper.

Guests drank beer, wine, a signature cocktail and other beverages while catching up with each other and perusing the treasures in and around the elegant home, including an impressive art collection ... and even a beehive. They later dined on buffet fare from Trio's and Whole Hog restaurants: Mini jello molds, chicken salad and egg salad finger sandwiches, barbecue pork sliders, vegetable side dishes, desserts and more.

Patricia Blick, executive director, gathered everyone in the kitchen area to welcome them, acknowledge sponsors, present the hosts with a tasty gift of appreciation and tell how the dinner had come about. Fails shared remarks about the house, built in 1966 in the shape of a "giant square doughnut" that surrounds a nature atrium area. She and Cooper spent 2 1/2 years updating it and they recently found, much to their delight, that the home was built by noted Little Rock architect Noland Blass Jr. The recently obtained plans for the house were on display for guests.

Blick also heralded forthcoming association events, including Thursday's free lecture on the history of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on its 140th birthday, by Timothy McNutt; and the $50-per-person Specters, Spirits & Stories: A Haunted History Tour, scheduled for Oct. 18. (See Quapaw.com for more information, reservations and ticket purchases for both events.)

Gallery: The Quapaw Quarter Association dinner

High Profile on 09/08/2019

Print Headline: Final Summer Supper held in unique LR home

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