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September 2014 - Houston

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The entire social and art season begins with a blast right after Labor Day. Prepare to collect and take in more than 70 top-tier national and Texas gallerists that are setting up booths September 4 through September 7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center as the Texas Contemporary Art Fair roars into town for year four. It's a compendium of fanfare and intriguing visual fare, which ranges from emergent Houston talent Eduardo Portillo's highly original and oddly endearing shaped canvases at Anya Tish Gallery to provocative Spaniard Linarejos Moreno at Inman Gallery. Also note the world premiere of Sandy Skoglund's Reflections in a Mobile Home at Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts; the artist made constructed photographs long before the days of Photoshop. This fair mixes it up, with the important and the droll conflating attitude and energy down the aisles, adding thoughtful components such as a dialogue with Antoine Roset, in from Manhattan — the great-great-grandson of Ligne Roset's founder — dishing about "The Art of Design" Saturday, September 6, in the VIP Lounge, designed by MaRS. Opening Night benefits Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and there's also the $10,000 Texas Contemporary Art Prize tossed in for good measure. To secure your VIP Pass or a ticket, visit Catherine D. Anspon Art Notes SEPTEMBER | PAGE 6 | 2014 Texas Contemporary Takes the Town Rolex Boutique Deutsch & Deutsch, Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Road, 713.850.7100 "It only made sense," says owner Lance Deutsch of his new Rolex Boutique Deutsch & Deutsch when asked why he opened the first free-standing Rolex shop in Texas. The jeweler has long carried the storied brand in his namesake River Oaks store, Deutsch & Deutsch, so he knows the watch market well. "We're the third-largest city in the country," Deutsch points out — as if saying, "Why wouldn't we have one?" Located in Galleria I, across from Louis Vuitton and next door to Sony, the 1,500-square-foot shop was designed by the Rolex headquarters in Geneva, in a palette of soothing beige tones with one wall inspired by the fluted bezel face of the iconic Rolex watch design. Glass cases are filled with nearly every Rolex timepiece available — about 500 designs, including exclusive and rare pieces any collector would covet. Jet-setters take note: This is the only boutique currently carrying the new-to-the-U.S. Sky-Dweller design, the first Rolex featuring two time zones and an innovative annual calendar that marks the passage of months. Anna Schuster WATCH OUT Is September Houston arts month or what? We'd say yes. Besides four fairs — including a satellite one organized by Michael Macedo- Meazell (see page 8), other art spaces rise to the occasion. During a recent indelible visit to the nationally touring exhibition of art, ephemera and artifacts from The Kinsey Collection at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), we gleaned insights from documents spanning centuries, encompassing the African diaspora to the Civil Rights movement, and including a first edition of Solomon Northrup's Twelve Years a Slave from 1853 (through October 26) ... American master Kenneth Noland gets his due at the venerable Meredith Long & Company with a jewel-box show of handmade papers informed by a love affair with targets, chevrons and color. Bullseye! (September 18 – October 18) … Kudos to Susan Plum, who is highlighted in two shows this month. Texas Sculpture Group takes over Lawndale Art Center, where Plum unveils a sacred installation that incorporates objects from the natural world with flame- worked glass conjuring the Mayan calendar. James Surls curates (through September 27). Next, Plum is paired with photog Allison Hunter at the Houston Arts Alliance Gallery (September 11 – October 31) … Speaking of HAA, the Alliance is on fire, with innovative schemes from Art Recycling trucks wrapped with images by hometown visualists to "Transported + Renewed," an adventure in place-making in the historic East End, featuring concerts, parades and wild lights on silos (weekends, September 1 – November 30; … Parting thought: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's trilogy for those in our midst is not to be missed: Debra Barrera, Nathaniel Donnett and Carrie Marie Schneider in "Right Here, Right Now: Houston" (through November 30). Catherine D. Anspon Kenneth Noland's Diagonal Stripes (VI-4), 1978, at Meredith Long & Company M ove over, Jessica Seinfeld. There's a new Sneaky Chef in town — and she delivers to your house. "My son was never a child who would eat a vegetable on his own," says CaterTots owner Margaret Bravo, "so I had to find ways to hide them in a way he would enjoy." Many a mom can relate, but we don't always have time to purée caramelized cauliflower or kale into a casserole — definitely not in a way that will go unnoticed. Enter Bravo. Fit and trim, the enthusiastic mom opted to replace her morning workout with cooking healthy meals at a local commercial kitchen from 4 to 7 am so she can deliver fresh and healthy dishes to families through her new catering adventure, CaterTots. From Memorial to the Museum District, Bravo delivers meals without a minimum order requirement. Years living in New York City, where she and her husband could order anything they desired, prompted that part of her creative concept. "We were so reliant on the delivery aspect of food in New York, and I missed it when we moved to Houston," she says. But delivery is only part of the CaterTots story. Bravo uses seasonal organic ingredients — many sourced from local farms she discovered through area farmers' markets — to create her healthy menu items. Some are based on family recipes she grew up eating, albeit tweaked to be healthier. Take, for instance, her Mississippi grandmother's roll recipe, which has been in the family for more than 100 years. Bravo subs honey for sugar, adds half whole-wheat flour and uses applesauce instead of eggs; you'll never notice the absence of calories in the delicious cinnamon rolls or Longhorn ground-beef slider rolls, the latter her kid-friendly substitute for a traditional beef slider. Other kid dishes include quinoa mac and cheese with Longhorn ground beef, zucchini hummus, Cauli-tots and hidden veggie tomato sauce — all kid-tested and approved by her adorable, discerning son, Asher. Bravo also whips up some serious gourmet choices for grown-ups: lobster mac and cheese, pimento or chicken salad sliders and, our personal favorite, lobster rolls. She even makes her own split-top buns. Not only will Bravo deliver your dinner, but she can cater your kid's birthday bash, end-of-year school parties and play dates. This fall, look for seasonal additions to her menu involving apples, butternut squash and pumpkin, plus the launch of Family Meals — a weekly family special that includes an entrée for two adults, a kid's dish for two and those tasty cinnamon rolls. Bravo, Miss Bravo! Kate Stukenberg TOTTAKEOUT MAX BURKHALTER MAX BURKHALTER CaterTots' Margaret Bravo wears Ann Mashburn royal oxford shirt, at Ann Mashburn. Au Jour le Jour silk skirt, at Laboratoria. Makeup by Wendy. Daily deliveries direct to your door. E lizabeth Anthony Esther Wolf has gotten a nip and tuck and a simplified new name — just Elizabeth Anthony, please — and plumped up the footage by 2,000-square-feet with an extensive renovation to its Uptown Park boutique. Designed by Russell and Rame Hruska of Intexture Architects and outfitted by interior designer John Kidd, the expansive store now spans 7,800 glorious square feet between Ceron Hair Salon and M Penner. Owner Julie Roberts, opened Elizabeth Anthony Collection in 1996 and DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK. GALLERIA A-GO-GO T he Galleria's got it going on with two days of nonstop fashion. Thursday, September 11, Vogue, Houston Galleria and PaperCity team up for a hush-hush private reception at the new John Varvatos boutique, by-invite fashion show on the ice and private after-party at Del Frisco's, with Vogue bringing in English actress Ashley Madekwe (Revenge) and Vogue's market stylist Cara Crowley. Friday, September 12 Simon Lookbook Live opens to the lucky public, with GQ and Glamour doing the media honors, and presented by Cadillac. It's all on the ice rink, 5 to 9 pm, with an interactive trend showcase with the style pros at GQ and Glamour dispensing tips and insider's scoop, grooming and beauty how-tos, social media challenges and giveaways. For more information go to JACK THOMPSON JACK THOMPSON COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ANYA TISH GALLERY, HOUSTON Eduardo Portillo's Once Upon a Yesterday, 2014, at Anya Tish Gallery COURTSEY THE ARTIST AND YVONAMOR PALIX FINE ARTS, HOUSTON Sandy Skoglund's Cats in Paris, 1993, at Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts SHAU LIN HON SHAU LIN HON Lance Deutsch Rolex Sky-Dweller Oyster Perpetual watch Walking the runway in 2013 Purse salon at Elizabeth Anthony Elizabeth Anthony merged with the 60-year-old grande dame Esther Wolf in 2003. And now that the renovation pain is over, the eight-month wait was worth it, says Roberts. The revamp includes the addition of new luxury labels Zac Posen, MaxMara, Roland Mouret, Costume National and Alberta Ferretti, joining longtime favorites Armani, Escada, Herve Leger and Rolando Santana. Bags by Edie Parker, Ralph Lauren, Whiting & Davis and Lauren Merkin shine like jewels in their new mahogany cubbies, and more jewels sparkle in a new fine jewelry section with powerhouse names like Kara Ross, Andrea Fohrman, Chris Davies, Jordan Alexander, Ila & I, Maiyet and Lana Jewelry. Wide- planked floors, glamorous slipper chairs and chaises, luminous natural light spilling from high-above windows, and sleek new Lucite cases give Elizabeth Anthony a quite stunning new lease on life. Uptown Park Blvd. 713.622.1331, Whitney Radley

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