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HYPA young professionals rev up an artsy party Prohibition style at Bootlegger's Ball

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05, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Brittany Batte, Jennifer Sadler, Nora Villareal
Brittany Batte, Jennifer Sadler, Nora Villareal Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
01, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Katy Pease, Sheila Jackson Lee, Heather Pray, Hannah Thibodeaux
Katy Pease, Sheila Jackson Lee, Heather Pray, Hannah Thibodeaux Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
17, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Maria Hanciuc, Cary Corral
Maria Hanciuc, Cary Corral Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
20, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Melissa Sueffert, Kevin Gilbert
Melissa Sueffert, Kevin Gilbert Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
18, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Sharon Lott, Allison Lott
Sharon Lott, Allison Lott Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
19, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Holly Cassard, Allison Conlan
Holly Cassard, Allison Conlan Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
16, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Julia Kauffman, Lauren M. Young, Kelly Ann Vitacca
Julia Kauffman, Lauren M. Young, Kelly Ann Vitacca Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
15, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Amy Hagerman, Elizabeth Cleveland
Amy Hagerman, Elizabeth Cleveland Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
14, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Ryan Small, Ashley Small
Ryan Small, Ashley Small Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
13, HYPA Gala, February 2013, James Tao, Donna Chen, Eric Hwang, Judy Fang
James Tao, Donna Chen, Eric Hwang, Judy Fang Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
12, HYPA Gala, February 2013, David Ashley, Stacie Gordon
David Ashley, Stacie Gordon Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
11, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Matt Begley, Victoria Whitaker
Matt Begley, Victoria Whitaker Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
10, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Sharon Melton, Brian Thorp, Lauren Levicki
Sharon Melton, Brian Thorp, Lauren Levicki Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
09, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Travis Condit, Clair Studdard
Travis Condit, Clair Studdard Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
08, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Adam Roberts, Enrique Vandala
Adam Roberts, Enrique Vandala Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
07, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Lauren McMicken, Loubel Galik, Alden Conway
Lauren McMicken, Loubel Galik, Alden Conway Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
06, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Stephen Jones, Liz Gorman
Stephen Jones, Liz Gorman Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
04, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Anita Hollmann, Jerad Dabney
Anita Hollmann, Jerad Dabney Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
03, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Olivia Shumake, Max Hardage
Olivia Shumake, Max Hardage Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
02, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Dancers
Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
05, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Brittany Batte, Jennifer Sadler, Nora Villareal
01, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Katy Pease, Sheila Jackson Lee, Heather Pray, Hannah Thibodeaux
17, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Maria Hanciuc, Cary Corral
20, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Melissa Sueffert, Kevin Gilbert
18, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Sharon Lott, Allison Lott
19, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Holly Cassard, Allison Conlan
16, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Julia Kauffman, Lauren M. Young, Kelly Ann Vitacca
15, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Amy Hagerman, Elizabeth Cleveland
14, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Ryan Small, Ashley Small
13, HYPA Gala, February 2013, James Tao, Donna Chen, Eric Hwang, Judy Fang
12, HYPA Gala, February 2013, David Ashley, Stacie Gordon
11, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Matt Begley, Victoria Whitaker
10, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Sharon Melton, Brian Thorp, Lauren Levicki
09, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Travis Condit, Clair Studdard
08, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Adam Roberts, Enrique Vandala
07, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Lauren McMicken, Loubel Galik, Alden Conway
06, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Stephen Jones, Liz Gorman
04, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Anita Hollmann, Jerad Dabney
03, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Olivia Shumake, Max Hardage
02, HYPA Gala, February 2013, Dancers
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Flappers, gangsters, hoofers and dapper gents transformed the Majestic Metro to its former 1920s Art Deco glory, when it was dubbed The Ritz, Saturday night. Houston Young People for the Arts themed their eighth anniversary affair for the roaring era when jazz ruled, speakeasies were hot and life was nifty.

"Bootlegger's Ball: A 1920s Prohibition Rendition" revived the joint's spiffiness with more than 350 guests sporting homburg hats, suspenders, cloche headpieces, fascinators and beaded necklaces while period films, like Scarface, flashed on the silver screen and Houston Metropolitan Dance Company entertained with the Charleston.

 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee offered a congressional proclamation lauding Pray's and the group's accomplishments, which also reveled in Da Camera of Houston's 25 years of hitting on all six cyclinders.

When the sexy birds of Dem Damn Dames, whose showgirl purple feathers and frilly merkins covered just enough of their unmentionables, shimmied onto the stage, HYPA founder and honoree Heather Pray made a dramatic entrance from behind the plumage. In a sheeny gold sequined dress, this big cheese did the bump n' grind while twirling around an ivory boa in celebration of young professionals supporting the arts in Houston.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee offered a congressional proclamation lauding Pray's and the group's accomplishments, which also reveled in Da Camera of Houston's 25 years of hitting on all cyclinders. 

Attagirl to chairs Katy Pease and Hannah Thibodeaux, who alongside HYPA president Marcus Carter, 93Q's Al Farb as emcee and HYPA gals Melissa Seuffert and Melissa Fitzgerald threw a bee's knees party. Bites by Sambuca and tunes by Will and the Hot Vikings added to the festive ambiance.

In the mix were Liz Gorman, Aimee Woodall, James Glassman, Jen Pearsall, Kari Govin, Paul Pettie, Courtenay Siegfried, Ashley and Ryan Small, David Rassin, Lindsey Martin, Andrew Huang, Sharon Melton, Brian Thorp, Kim Stoilis, Dennis Nance, Carey Kirkpatrick, Lauren Levicki, Sharon Lott, Allison Lott and Adrienne Saxe.

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