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February 2018- Houston

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glances around the space, which is fi lled with construction debris, in some cases wittily stacked into niches and cabinets in the former dining room and kitchen to mimic dinner plates. "There's plenty we could do," Ruck says. "We could start peeling to the outside skin of the building. That's a whole other canvas. We're covering every wall, every fl oor, and ceiling. It's a challenge because it does not have a fi nite conclusion." Also novel will be the accompanying works on view at the main house, which showcase Havel's drawings and Ruck's aptitude for sculpture There will be a sound component provided by New Orleans-based artist Jonathan Freilich, who is also a guitarist and composer, with roots in jazz. There will be special lighting effects. When asked about their lighting designer, Ruck laughs and says, "It's us. We'll fi gure that out when we get to it." The can-do artists support themselves via steady gigs in their day jobs — Havel as high school art teacher at St. John's, Ruck as senior project manager overseeing major construction for the University of Houston system, positions they have each held for well over 20 years. But you'll fi nd them weekends and occasional nights toiling away at what may be their legacy piece and certainly most epic endeavor to date. "Ripple by Havel Ruck Projects" at Cherryhurst House, opening weekend Friday through Sunday, February 23 through 25; on view through January 6, 2019; (continued from page 58) ABOVE: CATHERINE D. ANSPON. Havel Ruck Projects' Ripple at Cherryhurst House 713-622-9339 BETHWOLFF.COM Each offi ce is independently owned and operated. Hurricane Harvey, #HoustonStrong Magical Musical Morning Light the Night for LLS Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Beth Wol Ed Wol Astro's World Series Parade Go Western Boots and Blue Jeans of Supporting Houston American Heart Association 40 Celebrating years Rick Moonen of the famous RM Seafood in Las Vegas, celebrity chef & author, appeared on Season 8 of BRAVO'S Top Chef Masters John Folse celebrity chef, author, radio host and restauranter known for his role as the Father of Louisiana Creole Cuisine. Join us for an unforgettable night of food with 2 of the nation's top Celebrity Chefs! Wed, April 18th, 2018 Demonstration and Dinner with Chef Rick Moonen and Chef John Folse For more information contact Maudie Werlin at or 713.877.0502 benefitting Mission Connect, a program of TIRR Foundation River Oaks Country Club

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