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An intimate dinner at Rienzi, the MFAH’s house museum, was underwritten by jeweler Harry Winston, whose designs were donned by models who mingled with the 75 Rienzi Society members during a cocktail hour. … The Public Art of the University of Houston System hosted An Evening with Frank Stella. The event toasted the 20th anniversary of Stella’s commissioned peice Euphonia, which resides in the UH Moores Opera House. … Beloved Latin American sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia celebrated the opening of his third-ever U.S. exhibit at Houston’s Art of the World Gallery.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH Brad & Joanna Marks, owners of IW Marks Jewelers

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AS SHE PREPARES to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her namesake gallery, Barbara Davis reflects on her trailblazing career. She's pretty much the Grand Dame of the Houston art world at this point, having weathered many a storm — literal and figurative — and launched the careers of several important artists.

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