Top-producing Realtors Marianne & Kenny Terrell have been named the Honorary Chairpersons for the 2018 Artist Empowerment Brunch. The second annual graduation, unveiling and 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraiser themed Go Big or Go Home will be held on Sunday, October 14th at the stunning art complex of Escapism Founder and Art Launch Board Chairman John Ross Palmer in the heart of the Historic Heights. The mission of Art Launch is to empower artists to thrive and not just survive. After a year of intensive mentoring and on-site business training in the Chrysalis, the brunch will celebrate the graduation of the 2018 Escapist Artists: Nabarupa Bhattacharjee, AVM Hawkins, Paula Hawkins and Elena Sandovici.
The Terrells, long-time supporters of both Palmer and the artists in his prestigious mentorship program, place a high value and show strong commitment to giving back to their community. Together, they have chaired the Houston Heights Association (“HHA”) Holiday Home Tour & Patron Party, HHA Candlelight Dinner & Auction and the Opera in the Heights Gala. Kenny, an Eagle Scout and veteran of the United States Air Force, is the 2018 Director of the Art on the Boulevard Project, Obstacle Art Path. Marianne, a former Miss Texas Czech Slovak Queen, is active on the Board of the Houston Heights Woman’s Club. They are both very proud graduates of Texas A&M University.
“Art Launch selected Marianne and Kenny as Honorary Chairpersons for their support of artists, commitment to improving Houston and first-hand experience and understanding of the importance of entrepreneurial training,” explains Art Launch Executive Director Ryan Lindsay. He goes on, “The Terrell’s passion for both art and business achievement makes them the ideal champions for the 2018 Brunch.” Marianne & Kenny could not be more excited, “We are truly honored to help bring attention to this remarkable, empowering program. Art Launch is training artists on how to market, display artwork with confidence and ultimately be financially self-sufficient – and that’s a mission that we endorse whole-heartedly.”
The 2018 Brunch features Individual and VIP Tickets plus limited Sponsorships with reserve seating. All attendees will enjoy a full brunch buffet, bottomless champagne and mimosas, top-notch entertainment, an unveiling by Houston’s hottest emerging artists and a massive silent art auction. All funds raised go directly to support the artists: business coaching, hosting solo shows and use of state-of-the-art studios are provided free of cost for one year. To buy tickets, become a Sponsor or donate to support the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Art Launch, please visit ArtistPowerBrunch.Eventbrite.com. Contact Art Launch Executive Director Ryan Lindsay at ArtLaunchOrg@gmail.com or call/text to 281-224-0968 with inquiries.