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December 2015 - Houston

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COLLIDE CATHERINE D. ANSPON DOES THE ROUNDUP. PHOTOGRAPHY JAY TOVAR. PC MOMENT The evening wrapped with the passing out of coveted VIP passes in lieu of goody bags. Emblazoned with an image of a bronze bird's-nest sculpture by Moody Gallery artist Lisa Ludwig, they served as a nice harbinger of the flight of paintings, sculpture and photography that winged its way seven days later to the Texas Contemporary. DECEMBER | PAGE 70 | 2015 DESIGN + ART INTERNUM KICKS OFF TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, YEAR FIVE. COMPOSITION Artful offerings by Tom Dixon, Cappellini and Minotti made for good company when home furnishings destination Internum hosted the official kickoff party for the fifth edition of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Store director Carla Muñoz presided, while Fair co-founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause traveled in from Brooklyn to get the crowd into gear for the international convergence set for the following week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Opening Night co-chair Becca Cason Thrash made a special PA, chatting up many of the 200-plus supporters — gallerists, museum types, collectors including host committee members and natch, artists. SOCIAL SCULPTURE Connoisseurs of contemporary: CAMH board trustee Bill Goldberg; Internum's Steven Hempel; Cecilia Marquez with St. Cloud; architect Kelie Mayfield, whose firm designed the Fair's VIP Lounge (furnished by Internum); Margaret Naeve and Brad Parker; exhibiting gallerists Patrick Reynolds with Inman Gallery, Moody Gallery's Betty Moody and Lee Steffy, Barbara Davis, Casey Stranahan representing Octavia Gallery, Yvonamor Palix, Art Palace's Arturo Palacios, and Samara Gallery's Debra and Camille Samara and colleague Abbie Perrault; designer Garrett Hunter; Apama Mackey, who organized a booth at the Fair showcasing her upcoming nonprofit Museum of Drawing; collectors Yvette and Scott Hill, and Ken Christie; architect Simona Furini; MFAH retail directress Chris Goins; and artists Felipe Lopez, Christy Karll, Joseph Cohen, and in from NYC and Venice, Andrea Bianconi, preparing to devise a special performance for Fair-goers. THE ART OF THE PARTY Leave it to Fair consultant and the night's curator, Matt Johns, and Experiential Matter posse Alecia Harris and Ali Palacios Donnelly to execute the perfect shindig for the Fair kickoff. Amanda Robison improvised DJ spins, while in a nod to the upcoming contingent of Mexico City exhibitors, Gracias a Dios Mezcal was poured and bites by Cordúa Catering passed by on silver trays. Deep Eddy Vodka and Perrier rounded out the bar cart. Adam Cook Steven Hempel Paul Middendorf Olga Gruman Catherine Houren Yvonamor Palix Olivia Flores Julie Kinzelman Garrett Hunter Hannah James Karina Barbieri Andre Jauregui Rosa Tang Barbara Davis Margaret Naeve Brad Parker Juliana Bruno Virginia Skinner Christy Karll David Anders Liz Anders Chris Goins Betty Moody Michael Mandola Nicole Longnecker Brad Barber Ken Christie Max Fishko Lee Steffy Ali Palacios Donnelly Alecia Harris Cecilia Marquez Jeffrey Wainhause Becca Cason Thrash Matt Johns Kelie Mayfield Anne Simpson Cherri Carbonara Annette Santamaria Apama Mackey Suzanne Salazar Savannah Stait Bunmi Bush David Armendariz Bassel Diab Raquel Parra Andrea Bianconi Carla Muñoz Kal Drooby Katharine Barthelme

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