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A surprise look at MFAH's new upside down triangle building design sends artists into a tizzy

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Community Artists Collective Angelbert Metoyer, Gary Tinterow
Artist Angelbert Metoyer and MFAH director Gary Tinterow Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Phyllis Harris, Naomi Carrier
Phyllis Harris and Naomi Carrier Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Deborah Colton, Lester Marks, Geri Hooks, Clint Willour, Victoria Lightman
Deborah Colton, Lester Marks, Geri Hooks, Clint Willour and Victoria Lightman Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Barry Barnes, Angelbert Metoyer, Titiana Massey Craig Massey
Barry Barnes, Angelbert Metoyer, Titiana Massey and Craig Massey Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Molly Hubbard, Colleen Morimoto, Diem Jones, Judy Youens
Molly Hubbard, Colleen Morimoto, Diem Jones and Judy Youens Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Brenda Coffey, Chelsea Coffey
Brenda Coffey and Chelsea Coffey Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Winell Herron, Doug Herron, Yvette Chargois
Winell Herron, Doug Herron, Yvette Chargois Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Gretchen Dunum, Doug Darrow
Gretchen Dunum and Doug Darrow Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Connie Zubizarreta, Nancy Arreguin, Irina Litvak
Connie Zubizarreta, Nancy Arreguin, Irina Litvak Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Katie Flaherty, Cullen Brock
Katie Flaherty and Cullen Brock Copyright © 2012 Michelle Watson
Community Artists Collective Angelbert Metoyer, Gary Tinterow
Community Artists Collective Phyllis Harris, Naomi Carrier
Community Artists Collective Deborah Colton, Lester Marks, Geri Hooks, Clint Willour, Victoria Lightman
Community Artists Collective Barry Barnes, Angelbert Metoyer, Titiana Massey Craig Massey
Community Artists Collective Molly Hubbard, Colleen Morimoto, Diem Jones, Judy Youens
Community Artists Collective Brenda Coffey, Chelsea Coffey
Community Artists Collective Winell Herron, Doug Herron, Yvette Chargois
Community Artists Collective Gretchen Dunum, Doug Darrow
Community Artists Collective Connie Zubizarreta, Nancy Arreguin, Irina Litvak
Community Artists Collective Katie Flaherty, Cullen Brock
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Art supporters flocked to the annual benefit luncheon for the Community Artists' Collective (CAC) — the renowned organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts throughout the Third Ward area.

Celebrated Houston artists Tierney Malone and Angelbert Metoyer led the Thursday afternoon event, which focused on raising funds for the CAC's innovative community quilting program. A silent auction of small art pieces filled the back of the banquet room at the Junior League of Houston, while a live auction featured works by major Bayou City artists Ann Johnson, Leamon Green, Robert Pruitt and Kermit Oliver.

 Tinterow's image showed the Steven Holl-designed project completely covering the museum's parking lot. 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Gary Tinterow served as the benefit's main guest speaker, delivering a presentation on the MFAH's history that included a surprise overhead view of the museum's upcoming contemporary arts facility.

While surely just a preliminary mock-up, Tinterow's image showed the Steven Holl-designed project completely covering the museum's parking lot at Bissonnet and Main. As such, the building takes the shape of a truncated upside-down triangle, with seven small gardens carved into the perimeter. The museum director offered few other details aside from noting that a four-story garage would be located beneath the site.

Houston community leaders and art-world figures alike packed the hall. Spotted were Barry Barnes, Michelle Barnes, Brad Bucher, Deborah Colton, Ronald and Judge Hilary Green, Alison De Lima Green, Geri Hook, Molly Hubbard, Victoria Lightman, Lester Marks, Tatiana and Craig Massey, Sarah Trotty, Sylvester Turner and Clint Willour.

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