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PaperCity Houston January February 2022

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. was a visionary leader in the arts, a gifted storyteller, an irrepressible personality, a devoted educator, a great humanitarian, and so much more. He was one of those rare figures capable of inspiring others to harness their energy and potential to achieve and to do good things in the world. Fred, together with … Wendy, brought globalism to photography years before the Internet. Together, they broke through barriers, crossed borders, and bypassed gatekeepers to create access and opportunity for photographers, curators, students, educators, and the public. Fred Baldwin's achievements are truly remarkable, and we will miss him greatly." William Joor, FotoFest board president, reached via phone, said, "I met Fred 10 years ago. He has consistently been one of the most fascinating and charming people I have ever met. He was a man full of empathy and concern for others as a fundamental part of his DNA, yet everything he did was touched by humor. He, and Wendy of course, have achieved such a vast number of friendships throughout so many countries that it's difficult to describe." Because of Baldwin and Watriss, we will add, the global photo world is a more intimate, humanistic, diverse, and connected place. A celebration of Baldwin's life will be announced soon. Catherine D. Anspon HOUSTON GRAND OPERA CONCERT OF ARIAS When: Friday, January 21, 7 pm Where: Wortham Theater Center Who: Chairmen Drs. Liz Grimm and Jack Roth Note: Benefiting HGO Studio young artist training program; dedicated to the memory of Miah Im and Carlisle Floyd; live finals of world-renowned Concert of Arias singing competition; seated dinner with the artists in the Wortham's Grand Foyer; dinner by City Kitchen Catering; cocktail attire Ta r i f f : F r o m $ 6 0 0 ; Yo u n g Professional tickets $300; tables from $6,000 Contact: Brooke Rogers, 713.546.0700, PAPERCITY'S SOCIAL CALENDAR OF JANUARY THROUGH EARLY MARCH EVENTS. Compiled by Sharon L. Taylor FRESH ARTS GALA: THE UNBELIEVE-A-BALL When: Saturday, January 22, 8 pm Where: The Garage HTX in Arts District Houston Who: Chairs Stacy and John Andell, Abigail and Andrew Arcidiacono, Carolyn Roch and Matt Henneman, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson; honorees Rachel and Mark Austin, Robert Hodge, India Lovejoy, Debbie McNulty Note: Live performances and art experiences; light bites; cocktails; silent auction of works by local artists; PaperCity media sponsor; surrealistic far-fetched costumes. Tariff: From $200; underwriting from $600 Contact: Marci Dallas, 713.868.1839,; the-unbelieve-a-ball SYMPHONY BALL: THE SYMPHONY WORLD IN HARMONY When: Saturday, January 29, 6:30 pm Where: The Post Oak in Uptown Houston Who: Chairs Cheryl Byington, Bill Stubbs, Beth Wolff Note: Benefiting Houston Symphony; seated dinner; wine pairings selected by Lindy and John Rydman of Spec's; silent auction; PaperCity media sponsor; black tie Tariff: From $1,500; tables from $15,000 Contact: Stacey Swift, 713.337.8523, FEBRUARY ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT When: Wednesday, February 2, 7 pm Where: Home of Sabria Lewis Who: Co-chairs Nancy Abendshein, CASEY DUNN Wendy Watriss and Fred Baldwin at home, Houston, 2015 (Continued) JANUARY - MARCH 2022 DATEBOOK (continued from page 18 ) 19

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