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March 2017 - Houston

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42 WHERE TO BE I t's HAADS time again. Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show returns to Silver Street Studios (2000 Edwards St.), and everything old is new again. We're making a serious date with the past Sunday, March 17 through 19, with a first-look preview party benefitting Preservation Houston, Thursday, March 16. Producers Dolphin Promotions, fresh from presenting their Palm Springs Modernism show, curate mid-century alongside the best of the design epochs: Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton, Rococo Revival, and Art Deco onward. Acquire timeless antique furniture, paintings, s i l v e r, b ro n z e s , porcelain, Oriental r u g s , l i g h t i n g , vintage clothing and accessories, restored timepieces, and rare volumes. Fifty dealers have been confirmed at press time, including eight Houston notables: David Lackey Antiques & Art, The Antique First he was the topic of a play — the Tony Award-winning Red, per- formed by the Alley Theatre in 2012. Now one of America's greatest 20th- century painters gets an opera. Cue the late Mark Rothko. His master- work — Houston's Rothko Chapel, unveiled 1971 — is memorialized this month in the world premiere of Some Light Emerges, presented by Houston Grand Opera as part of its innovative HGOco series. The avant-garde production is staged in the round, mimicking the octagonal configuration of the Rothko Chapel. Actual benches from the iconic chapel are loaned to the set, which reproduces the desk used by Roth- ko's stalwart patron, Dominique de Menil. The cast of six includes HGO Studio soprano Yelena Dyachek — a 2016 Met Opera National Council Auditions winner — as Mrs. de Me- nil, with five other performers por- traying visitors to the chapel through the decades. Acclaimed contem- porary composer Laura Kamin- sky and two librettists, the Pulitzer Prize-anointed Mark Campbell and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, forge the new chamber work inspired by this nondenominational destination for seekers of art, sanctuary, and hu- man rights. HGO's Bradley Moore conducts, with guest director Robin Guarino, in from the Cincinnati Col- lege of Music. Some Light Emerges, Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17, 7:30 pm, at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave., tickets $25, 713.228.6737, WHEN ART + DESIGN + ART-AS-OPERA HIGH NOTES: ON STAGE Mark Rothko + Mrs. de Menil HOT TICKET: CAMH GALA Company, Antiques of River Oaks, Golden Chances, Gulf Coast Silver, Japan Pearl Market, LR Antique Imports, and Majolica LLC. (which also has a Paris location). International exhibitors include Montevideo, Uruguay- based Gele (European furnishings and paintings), and Panamanian dealer Really Good (Indian baskets, alligator accessories, early 20th - century prints). Also new is an increased emphasis on estate jewels, via Jacob's Diamond and Estate Jewelry, LZ Antique & Estate Jewelry, and Shelly Storch Fine Jewelry. First-time exhibitors include Big Blue Wreck Salvage from Denver, which offers coins brought up from ancient s h i p w r e c k s , and Art Link I n t e r n a t i o n a l (meet you by the Cortes canvas in their booth). Stepping up as partners are The Magazine Antiques and PaperCity magazine. houstonantiquesart RULE THE NIGHT W hat do you get when Texas' ultimate party planner, Todd Fiscus, steps up to co-chair the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Gala with his hus- band, hairdresser to the swans Ceron. The duo is tight-lipped about design details, but suffice to say it will be egg-inspired and egg-straordinary, a nod to the theme "What Came First? Great Artists or Great Patrons?" PaperCity will be there as me- dia sponsor when Fiscus and Ceron are joined by it-couple Kathryn and Colby Swain as co-chairs for the elegant albeit deconstructed night — Friday, April 7, at the CAMH. Silent and live auctions will be hammered down by Christie's Steve Zick (acquire a Mark Flood or upcoming museum headliner Paul Ramirez Jonas), and Jackson and Company creates the seated dinner. The vibe continues late night with an after-party, where DJ Souljah mans the turntable. Tickets from $1,000, tables from $10,000; after-party $150 individual, $250 couple; Beth Peré, Advance bid on important art lots, PAST PERFECT: QUEEN ANNE, ART NOUVEAU + FRIENDS BY CATHERINE D. ANSPON Paul Ramirez Jonas' Registered (AZ), 2013, on the block at CAMH Gala Dominique de Menil at the Rothko Chapel dedication, 1971 French bronze d'ore table at Antiques of River Oaks COURTESY THE MENIL COLLECTION COURTESY THE ARTIST AND CAMH

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