Team Scene

Houston is still riding the high from the Astros’ World Series win, which was forever immortalized by artist Opie Otterstad. He unveiled his MLB-sanctioned painting, “Houston Celebration 2017,” at Off the Wall. Baseball players, past and present, and sports fans gathered at the Galleria art gallery to view the piece, which depicts the orange-clad team dog-piling pitcher Charlie Morton just after he clinched the victory.


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Beth Braniff Harp, CEO, Kids’ Meals, Inc.

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Sasha Grumman, Evelyn Garcia and Dawn Burrell

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