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.