Legend in Her Own Time

Center for Contemporary Craft 15th anniversary luncheon celebrates lauded designer

Craft center 15th anniversary luncheon celebrates lauded designer

Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Lucinda, Elena, Javier, and Ana Luca Loya
Lucinda Loya, Elena Loya, Javier Loya, Ana Luca Loya. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Judy Nyquist, Edward Lane McCartney
Judy Nyquist, Edward Lane McCartney. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Rick Lowe, Melanie Lawson
Rick Lowe, Melanie Lawson. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Amy Murchison, Lisa Holthouse, Laura Davenport, Fay Zakhem
Amy Murchison, Lisa Holthouse, Laura Davenport, Fay Zakhem. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Sara Morgan, Bill Morgan
Sara Morgan, Bill Morgan. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Sarah Sudhoff, Susan Budge
Sarah Sudhoff, Susan Budge. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Edward Lane McCarthy, Lucinda Loya, Catherine Anspon
Edward Lane McCarthy, Lucinda Loya, Catherine Anspon. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Lucinda Loya, Perry Price
Lucinda Loya, Perry Price. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Jenny Lynn Weitz, Mary HeadrickVictoria Lightman; John Guess, Jr.; Fabené Welch; Marshal Lightman
Victoria Lightman, John Guess, Jr., Fabené Welch, Marshal Lightman. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Kelly Zuniga, Jane Block
Kelly Zuniga, Jane Block.  Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Rich Kinder, Nancy Kinder
Nancy Kinder, Rich Kinder.  Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Terry Fromm, Soung Park and Rene Lee Henry
Terry Fromm, Soung Park and Rene Lee Henry . Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Jenny Lynn Weitz, Mary Headrick
Jenny Lynn Weitz, Mary Headrick. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Lucinda, Elena, Javier, and Ana Luca Loya
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Judy Nyquist, Edward Lane McCartney
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Rick Lowe, Melanie Lawson
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Amy Murchison, Lisa Holthouse, Laura Davenport, Fay Zakhem
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Sara Morgan, Bill Morgan
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Sarah Sudhoff, Susan Budge
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Edward Lane McCarthy, Lucinda Loya, Catherine Anspon
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Lucinda Loya, Perry Price
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Jenny Lynn Weitz, Mary HeadrickVictoria Lightman; John Guess, Jr.; Fabené Welch; Marshal Lightman
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Kelly Zuniga, Jane Block
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Rich Kinder, Nancy Kinder
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Terry Fromm, Soung Park and Rene Lee Henry
Center for Contemporary Craft, 4/16 Jenny Lynn Weitz, Mary Headrick

For Perry Price, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft new executive director, the "Crafting A Legacy Spring Luncheon" at River Oaks Country Club served as a widespread introduction to craft center supporters and fans of the honoree, Lucinda Loya.

The interior designer's BFFs were many among the gathering of 250 including her husband, Javier Loya, and their two daughters, Ana Luca and Elena.

As is tradition with this fundraiser, fascinating accessories from the center's Asher Gallery were modeled by a number of volunteers, including Bill Morgan, husband of craft center founder Sara Morgan, he wearing a colorful tie from the shop. A vibrant silent auction was comprised of additional works — jewelry, sculpture, art objects — created by 13 craft center artists. Even the floral centerpieces by Jonathan Andrew Sage were accompanied by one-of-a-kind craft objects.

In honor of the popular Lucinda Loya, PaperCity's Catherine Anspon presented a slide presentation of her varied design projects from a family home in Kentucky to dwellings in New York. 

Craft center supporters included luncheon chair Judy Nyquist, board president Edward Lane McCarthy, Andrea White, Rick Lowe, Nancy and Rich Kinder, Phyllis Childress, Melanie Lawson, Frances Marzio, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Victoria and Marshal Lightman, Donae Chramosta, and Jereann Chaney.

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