Social Eyes by Faye Reeder

Calling all art lovers to the Kimbell's new pavilion


A red party

The grand opening of the Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum is a once-in-a-lifetime event that Fort Worth art lovers will not want to miss.

Billed as the Most Important Holiday Art Event of 2013, the chic party will be from 8 to midnight Dec. 7 at the Kimbell, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Guests are encouraged to dress fashionably in red, the color prominently featured in the new pavilion and the signature color of world-renowned architect Renzo Piano.

Attendees will enjoy sumptuous cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres and later dance to music by the Buster Brown Band in the midst of enjoying architecture tours to see the new inspiring design of the awesome new facilities.

The event is presented by the Kimbell Curators’ Council members and Young Professionals. The organizers guarantee that guests will not only enjoy the fun on the agenda but should also expect a few surprises.

Tickets are $150 and can be bought at or by calling 817-288-3224. Space is limited, so make reservations by Nov. 19.

Arts council will host two Events for 50th anniversary

“It takes a village” definitely applies to the Fort Worth Arts Council 50th anniversary Toast of the Town and Young Patrons extravaganzas on Dec. 6 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom because the host committee has more than 100 people who have worked on the two-part event for months.

This year’s festivities are actually two events that evening, but each will begin at different times and be geared toward different crowds.

The Toast of the Town,m which begins at 6:30 p.m., has been dubbed P.O.P. (Party On Purpose): Toasting 50 Years of the Arts Council, and is more for the 35-and-over crowd.

At 8 p.m., the Young Patrons Cheers to the Past – Toast to the Future event is more for the 20-and-over young professional crowd.

Both parties will join for an after-celebration.

The huge P.O.P. committee is led by Allison Beadles, Ashley Mooring and Nicole Zimmerman. The dedicated members include Kara and Robbie Baker, Rienke and Michael Radler, and Amy and Bill Merritt. The Young Patrons party is chaired by Kacey and Lauren Cornelius.

Toast of the Town P.O.P. kicks off with a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and raffles. The theme is inspired by Andy Warhol and pop art. Live music by the vocal rock group Face will keep guests entertained. Face competed on The Sing Off and America’s Got Talent.

The Young Patrons party, now in its fourth year, is a colorful chic cocktail party geared toward 20-somethings. Guests will enjoy signature drinks, light bites and desserts. “This event creates awareness and activity among young professionals by providing an approachable way to support the arts community,” said a representative of the Arts Council.

The after-party, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., will include the Toast and Young Patrons guests and will feature music by Chinatown.

“Our city is extremely fortunate to have the arts organizations and venues that we have, as they distinguish us from our surrounding cities. We are excited to celebrate the Arts Council’s past 50 years of success, and also to educate and involve a younger generation to support the next 50 years,” Beadles said.

Promotional materials have described the golden milestone as “a bubbling reflection on the impact of the arts in Fort Worth over the last half a century.” The Toast of the Town party has helped contribute funds enabling the Arts Council to provide more than $40 million in grants throughout Tarrant County since 1963.

Tickets are $350 each, and reservations are due Nov. 27. Visit or call council President Jody Ulich at 817-298-3022.


The magic of Christmas in Trophy Club home tour

Five beautiful Trophy Club homes with creative holiday decor that is sure to ignite the excitement of the season will be open for tours from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8. The event is presented by the Trophy Club Women’s Club.

“If you have never participated in this spectacular event, then please plan to attend this year. It’s a guarantee to put you in the holiday spirit while contributing to our local charities,” chairwoman Terri Lane said.

The Premier Academy, at 915 Trophy Club Drive, will anchor the event and will feature a silent auction from 3 to 7:45 p.m., along with delectable desserts served from 5 to 8 p.m.

More fun awaits with a raffle, a wine pull and the opportunity to buy lovely handcrafted ornaments and the Women’s Club cookbook. A fabulous golf cart will be a magical gift for the lucky winner of the raffle.

For the adult-only event, child care will be provided at the Premier Academy for a fee to provide child care attendants from 3 to 8 p.m.

Net proceeds will enable the Women’s Club to continue its 28-year tradition of benefiting Tarrant and Denton County charities, such as Metroport Meals on Wheels and the Roanoke Food Pantry.

Advance tickets are $15 and available online or at the Tom Thumb in Trophy Club, Roanoke Pharmacy, Sassy Flamingo and Sadie’s Resale Shop, or from Women’s Club members. Tickets on tour day are $20 at the Premier Academy or at each tour home.

For a child care reservation or to buy tickets, visit or call Lane at 817-491-8562.


Holly Days celebration returns for 7th Year

No need to run all over town to get new decorations to spruce up your Christmas decor. You can find all sorts of unique items at the vendor show on the main floor at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, 2700 E. Broad St.

And while you’re at it, you can also check off a few gifts on that shopping list because the gift show vendors will have all sorts of unique merchandise including home decor; clothing; jewelry; purses; gift baskets; homemade scarves, pickles, jams and jellies; and much more. Also check out the Country Store while you’re at it.

Christmas music will be playing to put shoppers in the mood, and yummy holiday snacks will be served.

Holly Days Celebration will be open on from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Proceeds benefit Women’s Health Services at Methodist Mansfield.

To inquire, contact Mary Anne Moore at 682-622-7301.

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