MOCAH Masquerade Ball 2013
A spectacular night to celebrate 13 years of youth development, social awareness and public art.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
2040 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019
Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH), a cultural arts organization with a mission to use art and creativity as tools for social awareness, educational enrichment and community development.
L’Art Nouveau Masquerade Ball Theme
Honorary Chair David Cordua
Celebrity and Artist
Shelby Hodge (Columnist, CultureMap-Houston)
and Taft McWhorter
Mayor Annise Parker and Hanh Tran
Michael Garfield (The High-Tech Texan®, Radio Personality)
and Allan Rodewald
Peter Remington (Publisher, Houston Magazine)
and Katarina Conrad
Connor Barwin (Linebacker, Houston Texans)
and Grant Marnier
For more information
Amanda Flores, 713-224-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MOCAH’s mission to use public art and creativity as tools for social awareness, educational enrichment and community development. “We are honored to be collaborating with such amazing artists since collaboration is a cornerstone of how MOCAH engages the public in our public art project.” says Reginald Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of MOCAH.
These 5 renowned Houston artists have paired up with local celebrities to create collaborative art that will be showcased exclusively during The 2013 MOCAH Masquerade Ball. MOCAH is proud to recognize these individuals for their talents and creative contributions. MOCAH is honored to recognize these remarkable 5 artists for their talents and creative contributions to Houston’s arts community.
Grant Manier, emerges as one of the most intriguing and captivating young Eco-Artist and Autism Advocate today. His Eco-friendly artwork is capturing the attention of his community, gaining national media, and Grant is honored with awards for his eco-impressionism and volunteer work. “It’s not what we can’t do…..It’s what we can do!” This is Grant’s message to those with autism and to those who wish to understand autism. Grant’s story is at the core of raising awareness of why MOCAH offers the often overlooked and under-represented classes of our youth a chance to acknowledge themselves through art.
Katarina Conrad With a motto to “Dream BIG!”, Katarina strives to expand her boundaries, to improve her surroundings, to challenge her limits and to strive for excellence. She is an artist that is truly a master of many talents and admits, “Art, in any shape and form, inspires me and it’s a sure way to keep me calm. With a personal mission ‘To leave the world around me just a little better then I found it’, Katarina demonstrates the power that the MOCAH experience provides for all to discover their own artistic sensibilities through hands-on art experiences that encourage and nurture the creative process.
Taft McWhorter is a self-taught artist that has been selling his contemporary art in Houston, amassing a dedicated group of over 200 local collectors, with his work being displayed in many private and public collections, including fine restaurants and corporate settings. With a background in business and youth ministry, Taft shares the deep rooted understanding of the value of MOCAH’s mission to encourage professional artists to mentor and work alongside youth participants to create art.
Allan Rodewald. At the age of 7, Allan knew that his life’s work would be as an artist. He showed such promise, that his mother and father became his first teachers. By 1996, Expressive Design’s business became focused on satisfying increased demand for murals and commercial graphics for businesses and restaurants such as River Oaks Grill, The Aquarium, in downtown Houston, and a spectacular 7ft. by 70 ft. mural in the information center of Houston City Hall. Similar to MOCAH’s approach to public art, Allan’s creations help transform public and private spaces into cultural and artistic destinations.
Hanh Tran’s paintings are based on self-study of the human form, nature, culture and emotion. Tran, the seventh and youngest child of Vietnamese-Chinese immigrants, was raised in Houston and learned early on to teach herself and others to foster personal growth. Through donations of her original art and art + wellness teaching sessions with patients and families of patients facing health challenges, Hanh serves those in need in local and national charitable communities. Much like MOCAH’s purpose, Hanh’s believes that “Painting, creating and sharing provide quiet comfort and establish a meaningful sense of community.”
MOCAH is honored to recognize these remarkable 5 artists for their talents and creative contributions to Houston.
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