Clair Tompkins, Donald Fowler, Julie Lloyd
Carrie Ellen Adamian, Charlie Feld, Susan McIntyre
Elizabeth Wimpress, Chloe Wimpress
Nick Even, Lynn McBee
Juliana de la Breteche, Christina Geyer
Alyson Scholz, Jordan Bierfeld
Hannah Atkison, Geo Vincent
Joanne Levy, Donna Kun
Kat Cole, Chesley Antoinette
Kay & Gene Lunceford
Lynn McBee, Donald Fowler
Mona Cochran, Bonnie Schiﬀman
Mallory Brown, Leigh Hutchinson, Amber Leone
Rod Jones & Nancy Perot
Russ Tribble, Lina Zia
Scott & Gail Rolseth
Teri Zalenski, Lisa LeBlanc
What: Celebrating Donald Fowler’s reimagining of the Nasher Store
Where: The Nasher Sculpture Center
PC Moment: Between the Seletti monkey lamp swinging from the ceiling to the crocodile bib necklace by Elizabeth Wimpress, the eyes and minds of those in attendance were simultaneously stimulated and satisfied.
A positively beaming Donald Fowler greeted friends and arts patrons, whose conversations buzzed and then trailed off again as they became entranced by Emmanuel Berry’s book of Rodin photographs or engaged in studying a puzzlingly beautiful object (what is that mesmerizing green sheen on those earrings? Actual beetle wings).
Also overheard: “I’ve never seen these outside of Paris!” (referring to the selection of IZIPIZI glasses). And, on everyone’s lips, “this is my new go-to gift shop” — whether for a lucky recipient or oneself.
Any one of the carefully curated offerings at Nasher Store, whether a witty gift card or a striking objet d’art, promise to add an elusive element of playful sophistication to any room, ensemble, or situation.
In an effort to be inclusive, custom “Future Art Critic” onesies Fowler had made for discerning littles hang alongside Salvador Dali-illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland, elevating the gift game regardless of age.
Who: Lynn McBee, Nick Even, Rod Jones and Nancy Perot, Chloe Wimpress, James Wimpress, Mona Cochran, Bonnie Schiffman, Susan McIntyre, Tracy Mott, Julie Gowin, Paige Weaver, Masoud Moradi, Yvette Gonzalez, Lina Zee, Michael Malouf, Deborah Scott, Robert Weatherly, Alison Scholz, Jordan Bierfeld, Kay and Gene Lunceford, Hannah Atkison, Geo Vincent, Clair Tompkins, Julie Lloyd, Carrie Ellen Adamian, Charlie Field, Joanne Levy, Donna Kun, Kat Cole, Chesley Antoinette, Mallory Brown, Leigh Hutchinson, Amber Leone, Russ Tribble, Lina Zia, Scott and Gail Rolseth, Teri Zalenkski, Lisa LeBlanc, Anita Braun, Shannon Brame, and Gae Whitener.