Shelby's Social Diary
Red wine, dark chocolate and heart art: American Heart Association's salute to power women
Seven local artists, seven generous women and one colorful night — the American Heart Association's “Red Wine Dark Chocolate” celebration held at Gallery M Squared was an artistic happening honoring the Circle of Red, women who commit $5,000 annually to AHA coffers.
Houston artists artists Richard Fluhr, Shelley Shanks Lockwood, Taft McWhorter, Karin Stensrud, Christina Todaro, Alissa Garcia Trevino and Tra Slaughter each created a three-dimensional heart commissioned by a Circle of Red member. The whimsical, over-sized hearts were unveiled on the evening hosted by Bank of Texas.
Among those receiving their hearts, to be placed publicly or privately as the ladies choose, were event co-chairs Beth Wolff and Susan Vick plus Laura Davenport and Barbara Duganier.
Joining the party sipping red wine, sampling dark chocolate and noshing on appetizers were Bank of Texas' Valerie Gibbs and Randy Walker, plus Alfie Meyerson, Brownie Trainer, Evelyn Leightman, Joan Eischen, Shayne Stinson, Cheryl and Todd Finney, Hong and Dorion Ogle and Jason Fuller.