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Artist and Her Doctor Husband Throw the Ultimate VIP After Party

Deep Art Makes an Impact

BY // 06.26.17
photography Lizette Belen Soto

What: VIP Opening of “Deep Play” by Donna Moylan

Where: Barbara Davis Gallery with an after party at the home of Donna Moylan and Dr. Benjamin Chu

PC Moment:  Colorful paintings by Donna Moylan are the perfect start for summer. Moylan’s premier exhibition at Barbara Davis resulted in overwhelming praise from the attendees. Art lovers mingled among the artist’s energetic and contemporary landscape paintings. With minute details obscured in her work such as a small bird, spectators were captivated with discovery. Her black-and -white works using mixed media on linen, served up an intricate and sensual representation of nature, edged in Surrealism.

Moylan is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and has studios in New York as well as Houston. She began her career in Italy as a fine artist and has exhibited extensively through Europe. The exhibition is on view until July 1.

Who: Susan Sarofim, Margaret Alkek Williams with Jim Daniel, Philamena and Arthur Baird, Beverly and John Berry, Ashley and Robert Feldman, Consul-General of Japan Tetsuro Amano, The Menil Collection’s Judy Waters and Meghan Thrash, art critic/UH professor Raphael Rubinstein and artist/collaborator Heather Bause, designers Nina Magon and Kara Mihalick, Grace Kim, Judith Oudt, artists David Aylsworth and Juan Sanchez, and Donna and Tony Vallone who acquired a canvas. (Fittingly Tony’s catered the intime dinner party.)

Holiday Gifting

  • Elaine Turner - Felicia Stole in Magenta
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Wayne Smith
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Asher Gallery
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Cotton Club
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Wayne Smith
  • Elaine Turner - GiGi Flats
  • Cotton Club

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