The fundraiser for Camp HOPE was extraordinary. The location was an incredible early century home with 4 stories and art in every room. There was classical piano and song and a lively group of people in constant movement to see all the artwork available for bidding.
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The works for the Southwest Rodeo Roundup are ready for February 28. I hope you can come to see this series based on my visit to Jim Helms ranch early last year.
I completed Mayor Cindy Siegel’s portrait. Our portrait studio group, the Markos Group, at the Houston Civic Arts Association will host a reception to unveil the work of 12 members and friends to raise funds for the HCAA and to offer buyers the opportunity to donate their artwork to the City of Bellaire for care by the Bellaire Arts Commission. The collection of portraits is astounding. The work or the artists reflects a marvelous example of the varied representational works in each artist’s individual style. The reception will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2009. See more in the Events postings.
Besides receiving guests, patrons and collectors at my Guiton Studio, I am scheduling portrait clients for sittings at this location. Starting this month of February, I am also teaching one-on-one classes on Saturday. Contact me if you are interested in available times.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Elizabeth Cencini’s new studio. While admiring her wonderful work I ran into artist friends, Martin de Vore and Lorena Fernandez. We had great laughs before dashing out to meet with Ginger Goldman, an inventive jeweler, for dinner. Chicken Picatta, fresh snapper and seafood, and manicotti filled our table. Then it was the extremely impressive representation of Frogs at Bellaire High School’s drama team. It is amazing what this group of high school students executed with the direction of their talented director and assistant director.
The night was capped with generous slices of German chocolate and Hawaiian creme cake from Empire Café. And that is how I said goodbye to January, and welcomed February.
Remember that for event details, you can look at the Events postings.