Painting The Town

Wild costumes, live body painting, Lady Bunny rev craziest ball ever

Wild costumes, live body painting, Lady Bunny rev craziest ball ever

The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Vivian Wise, Carolyn Farb, Lady Bunny
Honoree Vivian Wise, Carolyn Farb, Lady Bunny. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, dancing
DJ Lady Bunny sends "The Paint Ball" crowd into a dancing frenzy at Mr. Peeples. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Des Damn Dammes
Des Damn Dammes, somewhat under-dressed. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Matt Burrus, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce, Traci Henderson
Matt Burrus, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce, Staci Henderson. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Emmilie Kopp, Marita Fairbanks, James Bell,
Emmelie Kopp, Marita Fairbanks, James Bell,. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Mark Meldrum, Rebekah Tee
Mark Meldrum, Rebekah Tee Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Lady Bunny, Michael Soliz
Lady Bunny, J. Michael Soliz. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Karen Farber, Aimee Heimbinder, Mike Umansky
Karen Farber, Aimee Heimbinder, Mike Umansky. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Dana McWhorter, Taft McWhorter
Dana McWhorter, Taft McWhorter.  Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Lady Bunny, Harry McMahan, Marci Dallas
 Lady Bunny, Harry McMahan, Marci Dallas. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Kristal Howard, Ashley Small
Kristal Howard, Ashley Small.  Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Jeff Shell
"Miss" Jeff Shell.  Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales
Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, model
Paint Ball model serving Jello shots. Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, guess who?
Guess who? Photo by Morris Malakoff
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Vivian Wise, Carolyn Farb, Lady Bunny
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, dancing
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Des Damn Dammes
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Matt Burrus, Anika Jackson, Michael Pearce, Traci Henderson
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Emmilie Kopp, Marita Fairbanks, James Bell,
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Mark Meldrum, Rebekah Tee
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Lady Bunny, Michael Soliz
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Karen Farber, Aimee Heimbinder, Mike Umansky
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Dana McWhorter, Taft McWhorter
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Lady Bunny, Harry McMahan, Marci Dallas
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Kristal Howard, Ashley Small
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Jeff Shell
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, Vivian Wise, Sergio Morales
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, model
The Paint Ball, Feb. 2016, guess who?

The third floor penthouse at Mr. Peeples in Midtown will never be the same. Not after Fresh Arts took over with its zany "Paint Ball." The hotspot was painted, splattered, and sprayed in celebration of the non-profit's impact on Houston’s art community.

Not only were guests costumed to the hilt — in sometimes painterly, sometimes scandalous attire — but the scene was sheer madness.

Consider the live body painting by RCC Creations, the popular psychedelic-colored Jello shots, a paintball shooting range, the interactive splatter photo painting with Shutterbooth, and music by the always outrageous DJ Lady Bunny, on this night accompanied by the fashionably irreverent J. Michael Soliz.

What else could this evening be with the beyond-colorful array of chairs that included Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Staci Henderson, Anika Jackson, Laura and Mike Umansky, and Tracy and John Young. 

The inspired fundraiser honored one who is almost as colorful as the party — the pink-haired bon vivant Vivian Wise, founder and CEO of Heart of Fashion. A woman with a serious underpinning, Wise was honored for her contributions to the art scene.

Tripping this night fantastic were Fresh Arts founder Marita Fairbanks, Dana and Taft McWhorter, Sergio Morales, Shannon Hall, Carolyn Farb, Charles Ward, Rebekah Tee, Emmelie Kopp, James Bell, Mark Meldrum, Jeff Shell, Harry McMahan, and Marci Dallas.

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