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March 2019- Houston

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42 SHOW TIME PAINTING THE TOWN: G allerist Nancy Littlejohn, husband Erik Littlejohn, daughter Isabella, and mom Evelyn Worthington; gallery director Emily Griffith, assistant director Cody Fitzsimmons, and curator/ artist liaison for special projects Bill Arning, former top man at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; collector and patron types Mary Cullen, Leigh and Reggie Smith, Lester Marks, Tatiana and Craig Massey, Poppi Massey, Lisa Sherrill, Keith Coffee, Ken Christie, and Shelley and Alex Kaplan (whose collection boasts multiple Kremer canvases); and museum folks including Houston Museum of African American Culture CEO John Guess Jr. and The Menil Collection's senior curator Michelle White, with colleagues Karen Sumner and Tommy Napier. West Alabama retail neighbors were there: Found's Ruth Davis, Retorra's Ryan Reitmeyer, and Tribute Goods' Karen Pulaski and Molly Jodeit; as well as Brandon Fontenot, Catherine Brooks Giuffre, Jana Arnoldy, Steve Wyatt, art consultant Liz Anders and husband David Anders, DiverseWorks' Xandra Eden, Stacey and James Thompson, Jana Cothren, Bryn Larsen, Karen Chiao, Glasstire founder Rainey Knudson, Jennifer Gilliam, Betty and Stephen Newton, Renée Lewis Cary; and artists Libbie Masterson, Mark Flood, Art Guy Jack Massing, Chris Olivier, and Will Bentsen. A brigade in black tie on their way to the Winter Ball included Susie and Sanford Criner, Duyen and Marc Nguyen, and Cindi and Franklin Rose. There was also a stellar turnout of the gallery's stable: Cruz Ortiz, in from San Antonio; UT professor Margo Sawyer; Paul Weiner, traveling from Denver; Chris Trueman and Kysa Johnson, in from L.A.; Houston painter Kristen Cliburn; and McKay Otto of Wimberley, whose portal canvases headline Littlejohn's next show (opening Saturday, March 2). (continued from page 40) Elizabeth Mulé and a Chris Trueman canvas McKay Otto John Wehrle & Emily Griffith Marc & Duyen Nguyen Will & Julia Robinson with Thomas Cody Fitzsimmons, Chris Scott Megan McAtee Sverre & Carrie Brandsberg-Dahl Gretchen McFarland, Jenny Johnson Molly Jodeit, Karen Pulaski Craig & Tatiana Massey, Steve Wyatt Isabella Littlejohn, Sam Smith Leigh & Reggie Smith David Milstead, Patti Kagan

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