MATCH Made in Heaven

It's a MATCH made in heaven as DiverseWorks celebrates new space with cocktail party

It's a MATCH made in heaven as DiverseWorks celebrates new space

News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 JooYoung Choi, Jake Margolin
JooYoung Choi, Jake Margolin. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Nick Vaughan, Jereann Chaney, Norman Ewart, Kellye Sanford
Nick Vaughan, Jereann Chaney, Norman Ewart, Kellye Sanford. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Danielle Dean, Kenneth Tam
Danielle Dean, Kenneth Tam. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Gonzo247, Alisa Mittin
Gonzo247, Alisa Mittin. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Jennifer Koller, Allison Hunter, Nancy Cook
Jennifer Koller, Allison Hunter, Nancy Cook. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay
 Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay  Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Dennis Nance, Sarah Darro, Hayley McSwain
Dennis Nance, Sarah Darro, Hayley McSwain. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Abijan Johnson, M'Kina Tapscott
Abijan Johnson, M'Kina Tapscott. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Bridget Wade, Claudia Schmuckli, Patrick Wade, Fplo, Gonzo247
Bridget Wade, Claudia Schmuckli, Patrick Wade, Fplo, Gonzo247. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Dawn Gervais, Richard Gervais, Brooke Forrest
Dawn Gervais, Richard Gervais, Brooke Forrest. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015, Harry McMahan, Xandra Eden, Gladys Farr, Julie Farr
Harry McMahan, Xandra Eden, Gladys Farr, Julie Farr. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Bridget Wade, Jim D'Imperio, Sandy D'Imperio
Bridget Wade, Jim D'Imperio, Sandy D'Imperio. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Mark Yzaguirre, Rob Greenstein, Jason Fuller
Mark Yzaguirre, Rob Greenstein, Jason Fuller. Photo by dabfoto creative
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 JooYoung Choi, Jake Margolin
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Nick Vaughan, Jereann Chaney, Norman Ewart, Kellye Sanford
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Danielle Dean, Kenneth Tam
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Gonzo247, Alisa Mittin
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Jennifer Koller, Allison Hunter, Nancy Cook
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Jonathon Glus, Alton LaDay
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Dennis Nance, Sarah Darro, Hayley McSwain
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Abijan Johnson, M'Kina Tapscott
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Bridget Wade, Claudia Schmuckli, Patrick Wade, Fplo, Gonzo247
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Dawn Gervais, Richard Gervais, Brooke Forrest
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015, Harry McMahan, Xandra Eden, Gladys Farr, Julie Farr
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Bridget Wade, Jim D'Imperio, Sandy D'Imperio
News, DiverseWorks MATCH party, Dec. 2015 Mark Yzaguirre, Rob Greenstein, Jason Fuller

Shortly after setting up shop in new digs, DiverseWorks opened the doors on its sleek nest in the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) with a cocktail reception celebrating patrons, artists and staff.

The "Meet Us at the MATCH" party was aimed at encouraging contributions to the alternative arts organization's annual fund. To date, more than $27,000 has been raised in the drive that continues through the end of 2015. 

Leadership welcoming guests included DiverseWorks executive director and chief curator Xandra Eden, board president Rob Greenstein and board vice president Aimee Heimbinder. While visitors explored the new offices and gallery, DJ Peter Lucas spun the disks and Etta's Little Kitchen served the party foods.

Among those mingling in the gallery space were Daniel Heimbinder, Jereann Chaney, Bridget and Patrick Wade, Julie Farr, Tek Wilson, Dawn and Richard Gervais, Mark Yzaguirre, and artists JooYoung Choi, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Alisa Mittin, Fplo and Gonzo247.

DiverseWorks' first exhibition at the MATCH opens January 14, 2016. What Shall We Do Next?, organized by DiverseWorks associate curator Rachel Cook, is a group exhibition that explores the effects of technology, advertising, consumerism on the human body. The exhibition includes drawings, paintings, sculpture, video and performances by Houston's Danielle Dean, Kristin Lucas of Austin, Julien Prévieux of Paris and the collective Versace Versace Versace of Miami.

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