Flying Paint Party

Young professionals take over the City Club, send paint flying in corporate space

Young professionals take over City Club, send paint flying in office

11 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Dana Tyson, Taft McWhorter, Deborah Elias
Dana Tyson, from left, Taft McWhorter and Deborah Elias at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
15 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Edgar Medina
Edgar Medina at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
14 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Dana McWhorter, Natalie Solomon
Dana McWhorter, left, and Natalie Solomon at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
20 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Ashlee Lee, Laura LaRue
Ashlee Lee, left, and Laura LaRue at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
13 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Zachary Hunt
Zachary Hunt at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
17 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Christi Minh, Amber Gearing
Christi Minh, left, and Amber Gearing at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
8 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Alex Vila, Kellyn Jezierski
Alex Vila and Kellyn Jezierski at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
3 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Hally Vu, Haley Huckin
Hally Vu, left, and Haley Huckin at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 William Miller, Rodolfo Banuelos, David Gilliland
William Miller, from left, Rodolfo Banuelos and David Gilliland at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
12 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Correna Troll, Mauricio Cruz
Correna Troll and Mauricio Cruz at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
9 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Haley Huckin, Hally Vu, Marisol Urrutia
Haley Huckin, from left, Hally Vu and Marisol Urrutia at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
7 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Joel Ray, Angelique Cook
Joel Ray and Angelique Cook at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
4 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Sally Babbitt, Jack Morris
Sally Babbitt and Jack Morris at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
19 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 James Phelan, Shadi Shambayati, Brent Eidson
James Phelan, from left, Shadi Shambayati and Brent Eidson at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
1 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Valerie Brittain, Stephen Brooks, Katy Cross
Valerie Brittain, from left, Stephen Brooks and Katy Cross at the ARTcetera fundraiser at Houston City Club. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
11 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Dana Tyson, Taft McWhorter, Deborah Elias
15 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Edgar Medina
14 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Dana McWhorter, Natalie Solomon
20 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Ashlee Lee, Laura LaRue
13 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Zachary Hunt
17 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Christi Minh, Amber Gearing
8 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Alex Vila, Kellyn Jezierski
3 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Hally Vu, Haley Huckin
6 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 William Miller, Rodolfo Banuelos, David Gilliland
12 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Correna Troll, Mauricio Cruz
9 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Haley Huckin, Hally Vu, Marisol Urrutia
7 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Joel Ray, Angelique Cook
4 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Sally Babbitt, Jack Morris
19 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 James Phelan, Shadi Shambayati, Brent Eidson
1 ARTcetera event at Houston City Club August 2013 Valerie Brittain, Stephen Brooks, Katy Cross

An otherwise demure, corporate-ish space tucked away within the corridors of Houston City Club was transformed into a dynamic artsy hub for the Fifth Anniversary ARTcetera soiree on Thursday.

The makeshift fine art workshop, which was covered in swaths of canvas to protect the flooring from all sorts of painting supplies flying through the air, became a temporary atelier for 16 local artists who exposed their creative process live to a curious throng of 200 stylish young professionals. The finished art pieces were offered at auction in support of the Houston chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, of which event emcee-cum-auctioneer Dana Tyson of Sunny 99.1 has been a supporter for more than two decades.

Up for grabs during the live auction portion of the evening were a vibrant acrylic-on-canvas piece created by five-time ARTcetera participant Taft McWhorter; a mixed-media bricolage from Edgar Medina's Freedom series; a large painting of a cowboy boot courtesy of William H. Miller, who challenged himself to sketch one boot every day for a year (he's on number 213); and an avant-garde piece by Zachary Hunt in which he used metal shavings shaped with resin, complemented by various paints applied wildly atop a thick panel.

Digging deep into their pockets to claim one of these featured collectibles were Amy Rozzell, Joe Francisco, KC Gifford and Tyson — the happy gal just couldn't help herself.

Amid contemporary tunes spun by DJ Status and light bites provided by Houston City Club, savvy and neophyte art collectors also scored fetching works by artists Clara K. Johnson, Sydney Meyer, Sonya Cuellar and Micah Simmons via the silent auction.

Arting the night away alongside host committee members Laura LaRue, Timothy White, Chryl Hoz, Al Gearing, Lauren Croucher and Cassie Hoz were Allan Rodewald, James Phelan, Deborah Elias, Dana McWhorter, Natalie Solomon, Ashlee Lee, Alex Vila, Kellyn Jezierski, Shadi Shambayati, Brent Eidson, Stephen Brooks, Joel Ray and Angelique Cook.