What: Houston Fine Art Fair Kickoff Party.
Where: The art-filled casa of Penelope and Lester Marks.
Who: The visually savvy hosts were joined by HFAF host committee chairman Deborah Colton and a bevy of nonprofit and collector types, including DiverseWorks new director Xandra Eden; Ken Mazzu with the Glassell School of Art and best gal Anna Aniban; Anita Smith; HFAF Paper Today curator Mariana Debes and husband, Bob; Fair honorees Michelle Barnes and Clint Willour (Lester Marks will also be honored as Patron of the Year); Paola and Arturo Crexiell; Duyen Huynh and Marc Nguyen; and Jennifer and Steve Dolman.
PC Moment: Host/mega collector Lester Marks movingly addressed the crowd quoting the late Dominique de Menil, “Art lives by companionship.” A Fare Extraordinaire handled catering honors. (Save the date: Houston Fine Art Fair, September 9 –12, at NRG Center.)