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Carnaval hits Houston: Young visionaries rock Brazilian-themed party

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Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Gretchen Beiber, Megan Sunday, Beth Bryant
Gretchen Beiber, from left, Megan Sunday and Beth Bryant at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Mark Godard, Angie Guiberteau, Dean Burke
Mark Godard, from left, Angie Guiberteau and Dean Burke at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Hasti Taghi, Edward Sanchez
Hasti Taghi and Edward Sanchez at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Olga Panchenko, Amber Akers
Olga Panchenko, left, and Amber Akers at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Joel De Young, Margaret Melton
Joel De Young and Margaret Melton at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Juliana Rabe, Beth Bryant, Kate Rabe
Juliana Rabe, from left, Beth Bryant and Kate Rabe at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Gabe Lerner and Lauren Kuck
Gabe Lerner and Lauren Kuck at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Edgar Medina, Erika Oropeza
Edgar Medina and Erika Oropeza at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Evelyn Murray, Laura Williams, Kelsey Baskin and Ashley Tish
Evelyn Murray, from left, Laura Williams, Kelsey Baskin and Ashley Tish at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Edward Sanchez and Dr. Rolando Maldonado
Edward Sanchez, left, and Dr. Rolando Maldonado at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Dustin Brackney, Susan Underwood
Dustin Brackney and Susan Underwood at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Dr. Damla Dryden, Daniel Stein, Dr. Wanda Mott
Dr. Damla Dryden, from left, Daniel Stein and Dr. Wanda Mott at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Audrey Drought-Mitchell, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta
Audrey Drought-Mitchell, left, with Donae and Rob Chramosta at the Baylor Teen Health Clinic party. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Gretchen Beiber, Megan Sunday, Beth Bryant
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Mark Godard, Angie Guiberteau, Dean Burke
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Hasti Taghi, Edward Sanchez
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Olga Panchenko, Amber Akers
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Joel De Young, Margaret Melton
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Juliana Rabe, Beth Bryant, Kate Rabe
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Gabe Lerner and Lauren Kuck
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Edgar Medina, Erika Oropeza
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Evelyn Murray, Laura Williams, Kelsey Baskin and Ashley Tish
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Edward Sanchez and Dr. Rolando Maldonado
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Dustin Brackney, Susan Underwood
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Dr. Damla Dryden, Daniel Stein, Dr. Wanda Mott
Baylor Teen Health Clinic party May 2013 Audrey Drought-Mitchell, Donae Chramosta, Rob Chramosta

From caipirinhas to a colorful street fair, the scene at photographer Joe Akers' home/gallery was all about Brazil as two groups supporting Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinics partied at Night Vision 4  — A Carnaval of Art.

The Foundation for Teen Health and Young Visionaries of Houston pulled together an artful evening that featured works of three photographers — Alexandra Nemeth, Kathy Oliver and Laszlo Perlaky. A portion of proceeds from sales of their works went to the Teen Health Clinics which serve 26,000 young people each year.

Applause, applause for chairs Megan Sunday and Jennifer Vallone in the lively night that featured music performed by the Will Van Horn Trio, yummy street fare from Eatsie Boys and a robust  bar featuring those caipirinhas, the national drink of Brazil. Applause also for auction chairs Beth Bryant and Paige Passmore, who orchestrated the enticing market of bidding opportunities in both live and silent auctions. 

Hasti Taghi and Edward Sanchez loaned their support by serving as emcees and auctioneers.

In a carnaval mood were Edgar Medina, Dustin Brackney, Beverle and Marc Ostrofsky, Joe and Heidi Krothe, Chloe Hotze, Dr. Codi Wiener, Dr. Peggy Smith, Lee Mitchell and Audrey Drought-Mitchell.

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