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Young professionals rock out amid dazzling gemstones and exotic wildlife

Young professionals rock out amid dazzling gems and exotic wildlife

News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Brynn Bossart, Parker Craddock, Javier Vargas, Amanda Dinbali
 Brynn Bossart, from left, Parker Craddock, Javier Vargas, Amanda Dinbali. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Magician Ben Jackson
Magician Ben Jackson entertains guests. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Kelly Frost, Adam Castillo, Anne-Marie Firth
 Kelly Frost, left, Adam Castillo and Anne-Marie Firth at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Catalysts bash. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015
Kristian Marlow, from left, Kahler Biedenharn, Cara Adms and Jack Adams. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Lee Timmons, Henry Humphries, Reilly Ettinger, Susan Martin
Lee Timmons, from left, Henry Humphries, Reilly Ettingerand Susan Martin. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Tiffany and Joe Kare
Tiffany and Joe Kare. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Shannon Roberts and John Trier
Shannon Roberts and John Trier. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Colton Robey, Julia Russell, Stephanie Bardwil, Turner James
Colton Robey, Julia Russell, Stephanie Bardwil, Turner James Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, William Farley and Kimberly Speciale
William Farley and Kimberly Speciale. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Jake Fitzpatrick, Maricarolyn Stith, Allyson Camp, Laura Puckett
Jake Fitzpatrick, from left, Maricarolyn Stith, Allyson Camp and Laura Puckett. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Erin Rosenstein and Jonathan Wilson
Erin Rosenstein and Jonathan Wilson. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Lena Kasic and Vladimir Kovalevsky
Lena Kasic and Vladimir Kovalevsky. Photo by Chinh Phan/FotoWerk Group
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Brynn Bossart, Parker Craddock, Javier Vargas, Amanda Dinbali
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Magician Ben Jackson
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Kelly Frost, Adam Castillo, Anne-Marie Firth
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Lee Timmons, Henry Humphries, Reilly Ettinger, Susan Martin
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Tiffany and Joe Kare
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Shannon Roberts and John Trier
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Colton Robey, Julia Russell, Stephanie Bardwil, Turner James
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, William Farley and Kimberly Speciale
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Jake Fitzpatrick, Maricarolyn Stith, Allyson Camp, Laura Puckett
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Erin Rosenstein and Jonathan Wilson
News, Shelby, Museum of Natural Science Catalyst party, Feb. 2015, Lena Kasic and Vladimir Kovalevsky

What: The Houston Museum of Natural Science Catalysts cocktail party.

Where: The Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals and the Smith Gem Vault.

The 411: The museum's young professionals group kicked off 2015 with a literally rocking party that saw more than 250 guests prowling the enticing environs where Mother Earth's richest riches were on display in their various forms. 

An unexpected opportunity arose when the YPs were invited for a sneak peek at the National Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. In addition, magician Ben Jackson worked the crowd impressing all with his sleight of hand while City Kitchen impressed with tasty party fare.

Who: Jake Fitzpatrick, Maricarolyn Stith, Allyson Camp, Laura Puckett, Tiffany and Joe Kare, Shannon Roberts, John Trier, Ali Vise, Matt Papageorge, Kali Van Buskirk, Kelsey Nowacki, Lena Kasic and Vladimir Kovalevsky.

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