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PaperCity Houston December 2022

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SCENE AN EVENING WITH THE AVANT-GARDE AT HOUSTON ARTS ALLIANCE ADD ON ART GALA By Catherine D. Anspon. Photography Johnny Than. High Point: Creators were celebrated at this dynamic evening at Silver Street Studios that generated $583,000 to benefit Houston Arts Alliance and the 21 silent-auction artists. Chairs Tatiana and Craig Massey worked on the concept over the course of two years to bring the Add On Art Gala to fruition. Takeaway: Mayor Sylvester Turner popped by to congratulate the chairs, honorees Lauren Anderson and Kate and Steve Gibson, and Houston Arts Alliance CEO John Abodeely. The mayor told the crowd, "We can be the art city in the United States of America." PC Seen: Collectors Duyen and Marc Nguyen, Penelope and Lester Marks, Heidi and Marcus Smith, Mary and John Eads, Zhenya Van Riet, Jakeen Johnson, Patricia Matute, and the chairs were the lucky high bidders respectively on works by McKay Otto, Sharon Kopriva, Michael Ray Charles, Chaney Trotter, Patrick Medrano, LaMonté French, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, and Mark Francis. George Alcorn, honorees Kate & Steve Gibson Council Member Sally Alcorn Chairs Tatiana & Craig Massey Michael Ray Charles, Steve Massey Katie Deal, Janet Hobby Honoree Lauren Anderson Leigh & Reggie Smith Lester Marks Thanh Nguyen HAA CEO John Abodeely Michele Leal Farah Scott & Judy Nyquist 26

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