Society with Ruchi
At the Decorative Center Houston the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA) expressed their love for French art by hosting their second Art, Award & Auction evening on March 30, 2011. The event was a continuity of its mission to inspire cultural exchange through arts. With a powerful group of committee members that included Lynn Wyatt as Honorary Chair, Martha Finger as Event Chair, Co-Chairs Laure Parise, Joelle Petit, and Judy Nyquist as Honorary Selection Chair, the cocktail reception and auction was a success.
In support of the TFAA’s long-standing relationship with the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, a percentage of the proceeds from the event benefited the Center’s Arts in Medicine Program, which provides artistic opportunities to patients and their families.
Over 40 contemporary artists from Texas and France with extensive exhibition experience had been selected.
Spotted at this artistic evening, Miya Shay, Munir Ibrahim, Martha Blackwelder, Wade Wilson, Lynn Wyatt, Judy Nyquist, French Consul General, Heather Wagner Reed, art collectors, and many others from different walks of life.
If an art auction was not enough for the French Connection, down at the Museum district on Saturday a large number of people lined up to get into French Fete at the Museum of Fine Arts. The MFAH and CultureMap celebrated the National Gallery Exhibition by hosting a french soiree.
Fashionably dressed young men and women gathered in large numbers for an evening in Paris. The idea was to give Houstonians a taste of Paris with live music by Collide, cocktails and a treat to an after-hours look at the exclusive exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. This crowd sipped wine, mixed drinks and indulged, under the porte cochere, to music and french light bites like crepes by Melange Creperie, macaroons by SWEET, and coffee by Java Pura.
For most, the main highlight of the evening was to hang out on the second-floor galleries to the sounds of a string quartet, and enjoy a glass of French wine while viewing the French art and many did not hesitate to line up for a bite of crepes that were in high demand.
Overall both the French inspired events were undoubtedly fabulous.
[galleryview id=37 showPanels=true showCaptions=true showFilmstrip=true panelWidth=565 panelHeight=500 panelScale=nocrop transitionSpeed=800 transitionInterval=6000 fadePanels=true overlayPosition=top overlayOpacity=0.2 frameWidth=60 frameHeight=60 filmstripPosition=bottom pointerSize=6 frameScale=crop frameGap=5 frameOpacity=0.3 easingValue=swing navTheme=dark startFrame=1 pauseOnHover=true]