ONE GIANT LEAP

ONE GIANT LEAP

Supporters Of Ballet San Antonio Raise Funds At Luncheon

 

By Jake Gaines Photography by Rance Ristau

 

THE SETTING:  On a recent afternoon, Ballet San Antonio hosted a fundraising luncheon at the Carlos Alvarez Theater at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Announced was a new partnership with Haven For Hope, a nonprofit that provides free dance classes for the children of Haven residents. Energetic and longtime supporters of Ballet San Antonio, as well as newcomers to the organization filled the room. The Ballet welcomed Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column for the New York Times as the featured guest. Other speakers included Carla Brozovich, a longtime supporter of the Ballet, Sonya Medina Williams, a new supporter of the ballet and long supporter of Haven For Hope, Ballet San Antonio C.E.O. Evin Eubanks, and Karen Lee Zachry.

 

THE SCENE:  Haven For Hope has a current population of 120 individuals and families, which includes 300 children experiencing homelessness who will be eligible for the Learning That Moves You program beginning in September. The classes will take place on the Haven For Hope campus. Through the establishment of this new program at Haven for Hope, children staying at the center will have access to free lessons in creative movement in a safe space. There they will be able to express themselves and, in doing so, cope and heal from the trauma of homelessness. 

 

THE PURPOSE:  Ballet San Antonio C.E.O Evin Eubanks said the idea for the program originated with Carla Brozovich and Sonya Medina Williams, both enthusiastic supporters of the dance company and co-chairs of the winter luncheon. NuStar Energy and The Greehey Family Foundation have generously underwritten the Haven For Hope program. Ballet San Antonio is the only, and premiere, professional ballet company in San Antonio and resides at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

 

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ROMANCING THE STONE

ROMANCING THE STONE

Celebrity Designer Bob Mackie Jewelry Stuns

By Lance Avery Morgan  Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SETTING: Recently, at two spectacular private residences, the buzz was palpable as celebrity fashion designer Bob Mackie wowed a crowd of attendees with the launch events of his Bob Mackie Fine Jewelry collection. The jewelry pieces, set in precious stones including diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, coral as well as favorites like coral and turquoise set in white gold, rose gold and yellow gold.

THE SCENE: The chic residences of Kim Lewis and Sonya Medina served as the venues for each chic gathering. Cocktails flowed and bites were nibbled as prominent San Antonians met and mingled with Mackie, who lent his design expertise as well as insightful stories about Cher, Carol Burnett, Ann Margaret, and other Hollywood legends he has designed for over the years. Currently, Mackie is the toast of Broadway due to his costuming for the hit musical, The Cher Show. In fact, he designed the over-500 costumes for the sparkling production.

We love that the Bob Mackie Design Group has partnered with renowned jeweler Nigaam on the new collection of fine jewelry. The collaboration weds Bob Mackie’s exquisite sense of glamour and sophistication, with Nigaam’s precious stone expertise.

The result? A stunning showcase of beautiful craftsmanship and spectacular color. Upon his arrival, Bob and his team were welcomed in true Texas style by Nancy Hernandez and her staff at the iconic Little Red Barn Steakhouse – an evening to be remembered by all. As a tribute to the designer, artist Analy Diego created a piece for Sonya’s party depicting Bob through her vector illustration technique and is available for collecting at Anarte Gallery. During their visit, Mackie and his team were squired about in brand new Cadillac SUVs provided by Ken Batchelor and Cavender Cadillac who combined efforts to provide the luxe transportation.

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