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Art is in full bloom at Blaffer museum gala with guests in floral-patterned designs

Art is in full bloom at Blaffer gala with floral-patterned designs

Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Russell and Lisa Sherrill, Marc Melcher, and Jo and Jim Furr
Russell and Lisa Sherrill, from left, Marc Melcher, and Jo and Jim Furr. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Libbie Masterson, Wirt Blaffer and Nina Delano
Libbie Masterson, from left, Wirt Blaffer and Nina Delano. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Gwendolyn Goffe, Anne Brown and Ed Eubanks
Gwendolyn Goffe, from left, Anne Brown and Ed Eubanks. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Christiane and Kris Stuart
Christiane and Kris Stuart. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala David and Heidi Gerger
David and Heidi Gerger. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Gordon Huddleston, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Susie Bowen and Sebastian Keitel
Gordon Huddleston, from left, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Susie Bowen and Sebastian Keitel. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Lisa and Russell Sherrill and Claudia Schmuckli
Lisa and Russell Sherrill, from left, and Claudia Schmuckli. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Jamie Bell and Emmelie Kopp
Jamie Bell and Emmelie Kopp. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Kelli and Eddy Blanton
Kelli and Eddy Blanton. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Marita and J.B. Fairbanks
Marita and J.B. Fairbanks. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Kate McConnico and Gretchen McFarland
Kate McConnico and Gretchen McFarland. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Katherine Phelps, Leslie Ballard Hull and Laura Robertson
Katherine Phelps, from left, Leslie Ballard Hull and Laura Robertson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Jonathon Glus, Beth Madison and Alton LaDay
Jonathon Glus, from left, Beth Madison and Alton LaDay. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Meredith and Travis Hedemann
Meredith and Travis Hedemann. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Mady and Ken Kades
Ken and Mady Kades. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Leslie and Brad Bucher
Leslie and Brad Bucher. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Jereann Chaney and Carol Piper
Jereann Chaney and Carol Piper. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Karen and Scott Rozzell
Scott and Karen Rozzell. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Rebecca Thomas, Maggie and Rob Vermillion, Laura Robinson
Rebecca Thomas, from left, Maggie and Rob Vermillion and Laura Robinson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Russell and Lisa Sherrill, Marc Melcher, and Jo and Jim Furr
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Libbie Masterson, Wirt Blaffer and Nina Delano
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Gwendolyn Goffe, Anne Brown and Ed Eubanks
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Christiane and Kris Stuart
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala David and Heidi Gerger
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Gordon Huddleston, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Susie Bowen and Sebastian Keitel
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Lisa and Russell Sherrill and Claudia Schmuckli
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Jamie Bell and Emmelie Kopp
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Kelli and Eddy Blanton
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Marita and J.B. Fairbanks
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Kate McConnico and Gretchen McFarland
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Katherine Phelps, Leslie Ballard Hull and Laura Robertson
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Jonathon Glus, Beth Madison and Alton LaDay
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Meredith and Travis Hedemann
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Mady and Ken Kades
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Leslie and Brad Bucher
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Jereann Chaney and Carol Piper
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Karen and Scott Rozzell
Blaffer Art Museum Flora Obscura Gala Rebecca Thomas, Maggie and Rob Vermillion, Laura Robinson

What: Blaffer Art Museum "Flora Obscura" gala dinner and art auction.

Where: The Blaffer museum on the University of Houston campus.

The 411: Marc Melcher joined Jo and Jim Furr in chairing the art- and flower-filled evening that was fragrant with carnations, ranunculus and peonies and replete with auction offerings from recognized artists in a collection curated by Blaffer director Claudia Schmuckli.

The 250 guests saluted honorees Lisa and Russell Sherrill while raising $300,000 for the museum. Dinner by Jackson and Co. and a decor of clouds overhead and 19th century Turkish Oushak rugs from Carol Piper Rugs underfoot contributed to the night's elan.

Who: Beth Madison, Heidi and David Gerger, Marita and J.B. Fairbanks, Sallie Morian and Michael Clark, Gwen Goffe and Ed Eubanks, Anne Brown, Philamena Baird, Kelli and Eddy Blanton, Jereann Chaney, Judy Nyquist, Gretchen and Andrew McFarland and Karen and Scott Rozzell.