Painting The Town
Wild costumes, live body painting, Lady Bunny rev craziest ball ever
The third floor penthouse at Mr. Peeples in Midtown will never be the same. Not after Fresh Arts took over with its zany "Paint Ball." The hotspot was painted, splattered, and sprayed in celebration of the non-profit's impact on Houston’s art community.
Not only were guests costumed to the hilt — in sometimes painterly, sometimes scandalous attire — but the scene was sheer madness.
Consider the live body painting by RCC Creations, the popular psychedelic-colored Jello shots, a paintball shooting range, the interactive splatter photo painting with Shutterbooth, and music by the always outrageous DJ Lady Bunny, on this night accompanied by the fashionably irreverent J. Michael Soliz.
What else could this evening be with the beyond-colorful array of chairs that included Michael Pearce and Matt Burrus, Staci Henderson, Anika Jackson, Laura and Mike Umansky, and Tracy and John Young.
The inspired fundraiser honored one who is almost as colorful as the party — the pink-haired bon vivant Vivian Wise, founder and CEO of Heart of Fashion. A woman with a serious underpinning, Wise was honored for her contributions to the art scene.
Tripping this night fantastic were Fresh Arts founder Marita Fairbanks, Dana and Taft McWhorter, Sergio Morales, Shannon Hall, Carolyn Farb, Charles Ward, Rebekah Tee, Emmelie Kopp, James Bell, Mark Meldrum, Jeff Shell, Harry McMahan, and Marci Dallas.