Society / The Seen

Glassell Went Gonzo

BY // 05.14.15
photography Jenny Antill Clifton

What: Glassell Gone Gonzo! Benefit.

Where: Glassell School of Art’s new home, Texas Medical Center Accelerator (TMCx).

Who: Chairmen Melissa and Albert Grobmyer; disco-worthy guests including MFAH director Gary Tinterow and Christopher Gardner, collectors Jereann Chaney in a swell Pucci pantsuit with Norman Ewart, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Betty and Stephen Newton, Lisa and Russell Sherrill, Leigh and Reggie Smith, and Alfred C. Glassell III and wife Marli Andrade; gallerist Hiram Butler sporting a ‘fro; and the Texas Contemporary Fair’s Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause, who organized the installation of the collectible auction lots.

PC Moment: DJ Kiss on the turntable inspired patrons to time-travel back to the ’70s, while a sequined shark sculpture by Alex Goss spun overhead. The electric evening generated a blockbuster $376,000 for the Glassell’s coffers.

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