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Matthew Ramirez and Catherine D. Anspon contemplate social canals. Photography Lizette Belen Soto. T he art-filled Museum District residence of Sherry and Larry Davis was the perfect setting for an evening extolling the virtues of the Save Venice Foundation and kicking off its upcoming Il Gran Gala a Venezia — A Venetian Affair. Not only do the Davises own a palazzo in Venice, but the couple is building up a Texas chapter of Save Venice, while Larry serves as a board member. Soprano Liesl Odenweller of the Venice Music Project serenaded, accompanied by harpsichordist Mario Aschauer. The night was a prelude to the Save Venice Gala (Sunday through Wednesday, June 25 through 28), which benefi ts the nonprofi t's efforts to restore and protect the city's cultural riches. ACOLYTES OF HISTORY: SV chair Frederick Ilchman and projects director Christopher Apostle, in from Boston and NYC, respectively; guests Aliyya Stude; Coco Blaffer; Robert McClain; Sissy Farenthold with architectural historian Lee Govatos; Anna Dean; painter Michael Collins; Tammy and Steve Jenkins; and museum trio CAMH senior curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, and MFAH curators Helga Aurisch and Dena Woodall. WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE VENICE Aliyya Stude Carol Barden Christina Girard Sissy Farenthold David Pustka, Scott Ziegler Nancy Pustka Chirstopher Apostle Robert McClain Anne Skidmore, Liesl Odenweller Chris Skidmore Achille & Vivian Arcidiacono Laura & Bill Thomas Greg Manteris & Renea Abbott Coco Blaffer Valerie Cassel Oliver, Dena Woodall Skip Fowler Sarah Wheless Murrin Frederick Ilchman Hosts Sherry & Larry Davis AUCTION APPRAISAL EVENT American Art Impressionist and Modern Art June 14, Houston Bonhams' American Art and Impressionist and Modern Art specialists will be in Houston to offer complimentary auction valuations with a view to selling at future New York auctions. By appointment only (713) 621 5988 1 GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978) Ettore e Andromaca oil on canvas 21 1/2 x 15 5/8in Sold for $461,000 2 PAUL HOWARD MANSHIP (1885-1966) Diana 38 1/4in high on a 1 1/2in marble base Sold for $727,500 © 2017 Bonhams & Butterfields Auctioneers Corp. All rights reserved. Bond No. 57BSBGL0808 1 2

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