2018 MOntrose Art Party (MARTY)
Neon marty dance party!
On May 18, 2018, Art League Houston (ALH) hosted its Annual Montrose Art Party, or MARTY, which supports the Healing Art program! This year’s MARTY, "Neon Marty Dance Party," was co-chaired by Bobby Bass & Zachary Gresham and featured music by Flash Gordon Parks, an exhibition of work by artists in the Healing Art program curated by Patrick Turk, as well as a silent auction featuring artwork. The 2018 MARTY honored the National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Houston Section for their continued support of the Healing Art program and it's participants.
This year’s event raised over $20,000 for the Healing Arts program.
Thank you for your support of this life enriching program!
THANK YOU, 2018 Sponsors
Bobby Bass & Adrian Robles, Ellen Yarrell
GLOW STICK GURU
Rebecca Van Compernolle, Leigh & Nick Fitzgerald, Tramonte + Johnson Design
Sergio R. Rojas, Crystal & Don Owens, Robert & Lauri Wray
Art Supply on Main, Jason & Jennie Ash, Kathy Bartlett, Laynie Bracewell, Robert Daniel,
Zachary Gresham, KnollTextile, Juan Martinez & Alexander Song, Jill Nepomnick, Aaron Reimer, Stephanie Roman
SILENT AUCTION ARTISTS
Daniel Anguilu, Daniel Bertalot, Chickie Brown, Alberto Careaga, Dani Castillo, Eepi Chaad, Matthew Kelly Debbaudt, Luisa Duarte, Michelle Chen Dubose, Shannon Duncan, Sarah Fisher, John Forse, Gao Hang, Daniel Heimbinder, Nyssa Juneau, Jessica Fortier Kreutter, Iva Kinnaird, Melinda Laszczynski, Mark Ponder, Cary Reeder, Patrick Renner, S Rodriguez, Alexander Squier, Patrick Turk and Doug Welsh
Jamie Aragones, Alex Barber, Mui Choi, Charlotte Conner, Lori Kay Gresham, Candice Goodwin, Sean Marshall, Charli Party, Ashrit Shetty
Sarah Beth Wilson & Joey McKeel
IN KIND SPONSORS
Art Supply on Main, Arne's, Brookstreet BBQ, Harold's, Deep Eddy's Vodka,
Living Art on KPFT, Postino, Ricebox, Saint Arnold Brewery, Tacos A Go Go, Trader Joes, Valspar
ABOUT The HEALING ART Program
In 1990, Patrick Palmer founded the Healing Art program, a free Healing Art program at Art League Houston for adults living with HIV/AIDS. In 1995, Art League provided additional Healing Art classes to serve the needs of adults living with other severe illnesses including cancer, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and physical disabilities.
Healing Art is one of the only program of its kind for adults in Houston, outside of hospital or clinical settings. Art League Healing Art classes are offered free of charge in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Each Friday, September to May, two Healing Art classes are presented in four-hour sessions. The HIV/AIDS and Cancer Related Illnesses Class is taught by Rebecca Bass, and Emily Sloan instructs the MS and Physical Disabilities Class. Tuition and art supplies are provided at no cost to the students as a majority are living on fixed incomes.
Healing Art students participate in two ALH sponsored events: The MARTY: A Montrose Art Party held each spring and the Healing Art Gala Silent Auction in the fall. There is a sense of camaraderie in the two Healing Art groups, and the on-going opportunities to exhibit and sell artwork gives students a sense of accomplishment.