PaperCity Magazine

May 2013 - Houston

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 20 of 51

FLAT WEAVE U.S. Trust Weaves Hope for Afghan Women CHRIS BROWN SPRING 2013 Ramsay Slugg, Samantha Kennedy U .S. Trust, one of America's premier private banks, has teamed with Arzu Studio Hope to help Afghan women weave a better future for themselves and their families. The Philip Johnsondesigned Bank of America Center downtown was the site for the first public viewing of Arzu's coveted Masters Collection of rugs hand-woven by Afghan craftswomen from designs drafted by such iconic architects as Frank Gehry, Robert A.M. Stern and Michael Graves. Arzu translates to "hope" in Dari — apropos for an organization that helps impoverished families by providing income, education and healthcare. Karen Hughes, a former Under Secretary of State, was guest speaker at the exhibition preview. Arzu CEO and founder Connie Duckworth joined a panel of supporters to address myriad issues affecting Afghanistan. Champions of the night: William Griffin, regional executive for U.S. Trust; Margaret McCurry; Joanne King Herring; Mayor Annise Parker; and Kitty Rabinow. Erin Oppenheim Mayor Annise Parker Joanne King Herring Belinda Phelps Katherine LaLonde Capera Ryan, Karen Hughes William Griffin, Kitty Rabinow RUGS & TAPESTRIES HOUSTON/CH ICAG O/DAL L A S/DENVER/SCOT TSDA LE/ WA SHINGTON, D.C. (713) 528-2666

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of PaperCity Magazine - May 2013 - Houston