Center for Contemporary Craft 15th anniversary luncheon celebrates lauded designer

CultureMapPosted May 10, 2016 in In The News

For Perry Price, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft new executive director, the “Crafting A Legacy Spring Luncheon” at River Oaks Country Club served as a widespread introduction to craft center supporters and fans of the honoree, Lucinda Loya.

The interior designer’s BFFs were many among the gathering of 250 including her husband, Javier Loya, and their two daughters, Ana Luca and Elena.

As is tradition with this fundraiser, fascinating accessories from the center’s Asher Gallery were modeled by a number of volunteers, including Bill Morgan, husband of craft center founder Sara Morgan, he wearing a colorful tie from the shop. A vibrant silent auction was comprised of additional works — jewelry, sculpture, art objects — created by 13 craft center artists. Even the floral centerpieces by Jonathan Andrew Sage were accompanied by one-of-a-kind craft objects.

In honor of the popular Lucinda Loya, PaperCity’s Catherine Anspon presented a slide presentation of her varied design projects from a family home in Kentucky to dwellings in New York.

Craft center supporters included luncheon chair Judy Nyquist, board president Edward Lane McCarthy, Andrea White, Rick Lowe, Nancy and Rich Kinder, Phyllis Childress, Melanie Lawson, Frances Marzio, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Victoria and Marshal Lightman, Donae Chramosta, and Jereann Chaney.