Local artist hosts art demo, watercolor class
Artist Margaret Carson of Houston will hold an art demonstration program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, and a watercolor painting workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, as part of Houston Art Society programming.
The demonstration program includes the laying out and painting of a Tuscan hill scene in watercolors, followed by a wet-on-wet painting demonstration. Refreshments will be provided.
The watercolor painting workshop will include the development of a Texas landscape and time-of-day color theory. Participants should bring lunch. Coffee will be provided.
Both programs will take place at Memorial Church of Christ, 900 Echo Lane, Houston.
Carson is the author of “Artful Watercolor Painting,” which includes more than 20 chapters on techniques and strategies designed to assist people in understanding the art.
The Houston Art Society is a nonprofit organization that is part of the Lone Star Art Guild.
For more information about programs or membership, visit www.houstonartsociety.com.
Children’s cancer foundation starts new initiative
The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer recently created the Clayton’s Cards initiative, in which the purchase of cranberry or silver cards will provide assistance to families in need who have a child with terminal cancer.
Each time a minimum donation of $15 is made to the foundation in honor of a loved one, a card created by PH Designs will be sent, according to a press release. The money raised will then be distributed to families with children being treated at Houston facilities, including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Hospice.
For more information about the initiative, contact Bracken McGee at 713-737-5139 or email@example.com.
For more information about the Clayton Dabney Foundation, visit www.claytondabney.org or call the Dallas headquarters at 214-361-2600.
AAUW to screen film ‘Forgotten Refugees’ Nov. 13
The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host a meeting and program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Harris County Tracy Gee Community Center in Houston.
A documentary film, “The Forgotten Refugees,” will be shown followed by a discussion on the mass exodus of Jews from Arab countries in the 20th century after Israeli independence.
Diane Statham will present the 2005 film and lead the discussion. “The Forgotten Refugees” has won awards from the 2007 Marbella Film Festival and the 2006 Warsaw Jewish Film Festival.
The documentary weaves personal stories with dramatic archival footage of rescue missions, historic images of exodus and resettlement and tells the story of why the Jewish population in the Middle East and North Africa dramatically declined.
The Harris County Tracy Gee Community Center is located at 3599 Westcenter Drive, Houston.
For more information, visit www.aauwtexas.org/branches/westharriscounty.
Vietnamese gala to honor area’s influential women
The Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce will hold its inaugural gala at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at Le Virage Ballroom in Houston.
The gala will honor the 10 most influential Vietnamese-American women of Houston. The women were chosen for their contributions to the community, achievement of success despite circumstances and overcoming of barriers to better the community through service, education, profession or academia.
“We are proud to recognize these women for their achievements, which have helped shape and build our community,” said Victoria Ai Linh, president of the VACCH, in a press release.
The event, which will include fashion shows by Danny Nguyen Coture and Lavo Collections, will also feature Lily Jang of KHOU Channel 11 as the keynote speaker.
Honorees of the evening include Christine Ha, Master Chef winner 2012; Tammy Tran, attorney at Tammy Tran Law Firm; Jennifer Hanh Huynh of the Vietnamese Baptist Church; PhaLe Cassady Le of the Harris County Hospital District; Quy Linh Do of the Vietnamese American Society for Culture & Education Center; Loan Duong of the Elan Day Spa, who is also an educator at the Mau Tam Center; Bach Hac Nguyen of Media; Kim Yen Vu, principal of the Alief Independent School District; Vickie Nguyen, president of Van TV 55.2; and Sergeant Giang Tien of the Houston Police Department.
The gala costs $25 for VACCH members and $35 for nonmembers. Le Virage Ballroom is at 12126 Westheimer Road.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.vaccprestige.eventbrite.com.
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