A tasteful memorial

Several hundred gather to salute two departed friends and raise funds for Crisis Hotline

Several hundred gather to salute two departed friends and raise funds for Crisis Hotline

James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Liz Gorman, James Sivco, Nick Espinosa
Liz Gorman , James Sivco , Nick Espinosa Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, the honorees
Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Mark Sullivan, Lauren Levicki, Michael Mandola
Mark Sullivan , Lauren Levicki , Michael Mandola Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Kyler Fields, Sarah Tucker
Kyler Fields , Sarah Tucker Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Jack Highberger, Marika Horn
Jack Highberger , Marika Horn Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Claudia Solis, Chase Dreyer
Claudia Solis , Chase Dreyer Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Elaine Dillard, Apama Mackey
Elaine Dillard , Apama Mackey Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Erica Gillum, Tricia Harrison
Erica Gillum , Tricia Harrison Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Chad Neal, Steven Deutser, Sarah Deutser, Amy Johnston
Chad Neal , Steven Deutser , Sarah Deutser , Amy Johnston Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Caroline Starry LeBlanc
Caroline Starry LeBlanc Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Scott Evans
Scott Evans Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Liz Gorman, James Sivco, Nick Espinosa
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, the honorees
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Mark Sullivan, Lauren Levicki, Michael Mandola
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Kyler Fields, Sarah Tucker
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Jack Highberger, Marika Horn
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Claudia Solis, Chase Dreyer
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Elaine Dillard, Apama Mackey
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Erica Gillum, Tricia Harrison
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Chad Neal, Steven Deutser, Sarah Deutser, Amy Johnston
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Caroline Starry LeBlanc
James Craig and Daniel-Kayne memorial, March 2013, Scott Evans

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop was packed to overflowing as some 250 poured in to remember James William Craig and artist Daniel-Kayne, both of whom died last year. The celebration of friendship and life served as an impromptu fundraiser for Crisis Hotline.

With underwriting from Land Rover Houston Central and a special gift from George Lancaster, the gathering raised $6,000, donated in memory of the two lost friends.

But this was no downer event. Spirits were high and remembrances happy as guests feasted on a plethora of bar bites from Monica Pope and Dawn Burrell and sipped on blood orange cocktails.

Among those toasting the fellows included Libby Cagle, Gregory Fourticq, Elaine Dillard, Steven and Sarah Deutser, Chad Neal, Brittany Zucker, Brad Hensler, Mark Sullivan, Christopher Mendel, Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Stuart Rosenberg, Lauren Levicki, Liz Gorman, Michael Mandola and Claudia Solis.