At Foodie-Friendly Golf Tourney, Super Bowl Champ Owen Daniels Takes a Swing at Food Insecurity

Jeff Gremillion

ONE OF HOUSTON'S top chefs has joined the club — the golf club, that is! Chris Williams of Lucille’s, a 2022 James Beard Foundation Award finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur, and his nonprofit dedicated to fighting food insecurity and waste hosted their second annual golf tournament at Hermann Park.

The Son of a Construction Worker and Housekeeper, Artist Chávez Celebrates Those Who Feel 'Left Over'

Chris Becker

ON VIEW THROUGH May 26 at Hooks-Epstein Galleries is an exhibit of new works by Houston artist Marcos Hernandez Chávez. The show’s title, El baile de los que sobran, translates to “The dance of those left over,” the “left overs” being people who struggle, celebrate and live their lives “at the end of the American experience."

Centuries-Old Spiritual Practice Gives One Artist — and Her Viewers — a Fresh Perspective on Life

Chris Becker

WHEN HOUSTON ARTIST Mari Omori traveled to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2018 to study the art of batik-making, she had no idea how life-changing the sabbatical would be.

Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

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Ben Berg (photo by Douglas Burns)

THE NEW YEAR has already yielded its fair share of tastebud-tingling headlines — and here's a few more! From a prolific restaurateur's big announcement to a Houston institution's ambitious expansion, catch up on all the latest below.

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Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

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