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The Houston athlete's life: Pro player reveals all in new paintings showcased in unique gallery opening

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29. Hanh Tran and Michael Chabala at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Hanh Tran and Michael Chabala with their joint painting. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
27. The Hanh Collection bracelets at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
The Hanh Collection bracelets. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
3. Stephanie Hoban and Casey Clay at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Stephanie Hoban and Casey Clay. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
16. Krystle Collins and Tre Baker at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Krystle Collins and Tre Baker. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
28. Natasha Schuett, left, and Cleopatra Tomic at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Natasha Schuett, left, and Cleopatra Tomic. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
19. Catalina Herrera and Mario Rokhsari at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Catalina Herrera and Mario Rokhsari. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
25. Artwork and more at Hanh Gallery at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Artwork and accessories. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
14. Michael Yafi, from left, Bassel Diab and Kinda Azhari at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Michael Yafi, from left, Bassel Diab and Kinda Azhari. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
18. Franklyn Barnett and Roswitha Vogler at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Franklyn Barnett and Roswitha Vogler. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
11. Mary Margaret Kinnan and Brandon Albritton at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Mary Margaret Kinnan and Brandon Albritton. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
15. Alexia Deshields, from left, Kirstin Drenon and Joann Klein at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Alexia Deshields, from left, Kirstin Drenon and Joann Klein. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
9. Hanh Tran and David Adickes at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Hanh Tran and David Adickes. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
Guy and Lissette Mahaffey at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Guy and Lissette Mahaffey. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
1. Alan Henrichson, left, and Bob Fretz at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Alan Henrichson, left, and Bob Fretz. Photo by Jenna Barrett/The PR Boutique
29. Hanh Tran and Michael Chabala at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
27. The Hanh Collection bracelets at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
3. Stephanie Hoban and Casey Clay at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
16. Krystle Collins and Tre Baker at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
28. Natasha Schuett, left, and Cleopatra Tomic at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
19. Catalina Herrera and Mario Rokhsari at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
25. Artwork and more at Hanh Gallery at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
14. Michael Yafi, from left, Bassel Diab and Kinda Azhari at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
18. Franklyn Barnett and Roswitha Vogler at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
11. Mary Margaret Kinnan and Brandon Albritton at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
15. Alexia Deshields, from left, Kirstin Drenon and Joann Klein at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
9. Hanh Tran and David Adickes at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
Guy and Lissette Mahaffey at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014
1. Alan Henrichson, left, and Bob Fretz at the Hanh Tran Gallery opening June 2014

Suite 396 at 3701 W. Alabama will never be the same. Not since creative force Hanh Tran has taken over the space and filled it with her blisteringly colorful paintings, handbag and jewelry designs along with an effervescent enthusiasm for her work.

Just ask the group that turned out for opening night during which Houston Dynamo defender Michael Chabala and Tran unveiled their collaborative painting depicting the athlete's life. The vibrant work is on the auction block throughout the summer with proceeds from the sale going to The Rise School. That educational resource for special needs children was also beneficiary of the champagne reception.

In addition to a wealth of her paintings, Tran had a number of her brilliant bracelets and handbags on display. In addition to the online auction of the painting, Rise School supporters can enter a raffle for a chance to win one-of-a-kind Hanh Collection handbags or a personal item from Chabala. Raffle tickets are available by calling 832-540-7314.

The party crowd included artist David Adickes, Stephanie Hoban, Casey Clay, Krystle Collins, Tre Baker, Michael Yafi, Bassel Diab, Kinda Azhari, Roswitha Vogler and Franklyn Barnett, Mary Margaret Kinnan and Brandon Albritton.

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