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February 2018- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 10 T he annual Houston PaperCity Design Awards recognizes outstanding interior design, interior a rc h i t e c t u re , re t a i l , restaurant and gallery design, landscape design, historical preservation, and furniture and product design, and other categories. All Houston-area interior designers, architects, landscape designers, and product and textile designers, regardless of professional affiliation, are encouraged to enter projects across 17 categories. Winning entries will be published in the October 2018 PaperCity Home + Art issue, circulation 60,000. A panel of national design judges will be announced soon. The PaperCity Design Awards kicks off Texas Design Week Houston, Monday through Friday, April 23 through 27 — a week-long celebration of design with panel discussions, salon talks, book signings, product launches, home tours, and cocktails with some of the most recognized names in the design business. Schedule to be announced. Explore the 2018 Houston PaperCity Design Awards categories and submit your entries at Entry period closes Monday, March 26. F o r q u e s t i o n s , e m a i l f a r re l l @ For Texas Design Week Houston schedule, go to; inquiries, tap PAPERCITY DESIGN AWARDS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES J ames Turrell notwithstanding, there is no other contempo- rary artist more identified with Houston than Frank Stella. The Menil Collection owns 12 of his works, including a monumental shaped canvas from the "Protractor" series that measures 10 by 20 feet — which, in Stella terms, is actually a reg- ular-sized painting. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where modern and contemporary curator Alison Greene boasts a special relationship with Stella — the artist was taught at Princeton by her dad, painter Stephen Greene — the count is 37, including the 10 by 50 Da- mascus Gate of 1970, that inspired the museum's Grand Gala Ball in 2010. (The painter also created temporary murals for the museum's 1982 gala. The night was titled Stella by Starlight; its collage studies are in the museum's permanent collection.) In 1997, Stella took the term epic to another level: UH Moores Opera House commissioned him for a three-part mural, whose largest section spans the 100-foot long barrel vaulted ceiling of its IT'S STELLA TIME UHS PUBLIC ART COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MEREDITH LONG & COMPANY From left: Frank Stella's Bene come il sale, 1984, acquired for the collection of The Post Oak. Frank Stella's Euphonia, 1997, at the University of Houston Moores Opera House. Welch l Hall Architects lobby. Inside the opera house and on its mezzanine level are more riotous painted swirls of the artist at his most Baroque. Twenty years later the University of Hous- ton brings the artist back to dish about public art. Joining Stella for the occasion will be the MFAH's Alison Greene and Project Row Houses founder and UH pro- fessor Rick Lowe. Just in: Come March, when the first events unfurl at Tilman Fertitta's The Post Oak hotel, visitors will experience a magnificent lobby boasting a collection of Stellas, including the Baroque and beautiful wall sculpture, Bene come il sale, from 1984, in dialogue with mas- terpieces of American print-making from the artist's Moby Dick-inspired "Waves" series produced in the late 1980s by Tyler Graphics. More on The Post Oak's envi- able art collection — acquired from iconic American art dealer, Meredith Long & Company — in our March issue. An Eve- ning with Frank Stella, Friday, February 9, 7 pm, at Moores Opera House; free, but reservations required, uhouston.imodules. com/stellapublicart. The Post Oak hotel, Catherine D. Anspon S eventeen years after its founding, Amschwand Sarcoma Cancer Foundation has a new name and a honed mission: A Shelter for Cancer Families. The nonprofit provides free housing at an amenity- filled apartment complex in the Medical Center, as well as compassionate navigators who assist families whose loved ones are undergoing treatment. (Plans call for the charity to purchase its own apartment complex.) While Tom Amschwand lost his life to a rare sarcoma, his legacy lives on today in the work that his widow, Missy Amschwand Bellinger, has undertaken since 2001 with a committed board, volunteers, and supporters. Now grown up into a glittering gala, this year's Catwalk is chaired by three power couples: PaperCity publisher Monica Bickers and Curtis Bickers; Ashley and Louis Pearce, and Maggie and Rob Vermillion. Honorees are Children's Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson physician Dr. Winston Huh and survivor Damon Billeck. Tenenbaum Jewelers steps up as presenting sponsor with PaperCity as long-standing media sponsor. Catwalk, Thursday February 15, at Royal Sonesta; tariff $500, tables from $5,000, catwalk. Catherine D. Anspon THE NEW CATWALK

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