Arty Party

Dallas art lovers paint the town chic for a hot new gallery opening

Dallas art lovers paint the town chic for a hot new gallery opening

Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Christy Crenshaw, Allison Benners, Deanna Mahowald, Jennifer Newhoff
Christy Crenshaw, Allison Benners, Deanna Mahowald, Jennifer Newhoff Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Kristi Hall, Laura Roosevelt
Kristi Hall, Laura Roosevelt Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Joy Miller, Russ Miller
Joy Miller, Russ Miller Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Emily Roosevelt, Amity Gillespie
Emily Roosevelt, Amity Gillespie Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Ryan Hoopes, Emily Hoopes, Anthony Chammah
Ryan Hoopes, Emily Hoopes, Anthony Chammah Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Sherry Conger, Melinda Russ
Sherry Conger, Melinda Russ Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Mary Amons, Brad Hillinger, Kathy Leonard
Mary Amons, Brad Hillinger, Kathy Leonard Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Leslie Dryzer, Sara Wood-Levy
Leslie Dryzer, Sara Wood-Levy Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Karen Carney, Mersina Stubbs
Karen Carney, Mersina Stubbs Photo by Bruno
LR Art House gallery
Art hangs on the walls of the LR Art House. Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Emma Miller
Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Emma Miller Photo by Bruno
Laura Roosevelt art gallery
Laura Roosevelt talks about her art. Photo by Bruno
macarons, LR Art House
French macarons are served. Photo by Bruno
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Christy Crenshaw, Allison Benners, Deanna Mahowald, Jennifer Newhoff
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Kristi Hall, Laura Roosevelt
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Joy Miller, Russ Miller
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Emily Roosevelt, Amity Gillespie
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Ryan Hoopes, Emily Hoopes, Anthony Chammah
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Sherry Conger, Melinda Russ
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Mary Amons, Brad Hillinger, Kathy Leonard
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Leslie Dryzer, Sara Wood-Levy
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Karen Carney, Mersina Stubbs
LR Art House gallery
Dallas, LR Art House opening, January 2018, Kaleta Blaffer Johnson, Emma Miller
Laura Roosevelt art gallery
macarons, LR Art House

What: LR Art House opening party

Where: LR Art House 

The 411: Chic Dallasites gathered at a champagne reception to toast the opening of LR Art House, the city's newest boutique art gallery, inside a Dallas townhouse. It's the project of contemporary abstractionist artist Laura Roosevelt. 

Abstract paintings and sculptures by Roosevelt were featured at the opening, at which guests enjoyed wine, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a tour of the art works. The collection remains on view, by appointment and via special events. 

Roosevelt, the great granddaughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, recently moved back to her hometown of Dallas from the East Coast to be close to family. She specializes in abstract mixed media painting and is known for her unique layering technique.

“It’s so good to be back in Texas," she says in a release. "I find so much inspiration here.”

The LR Art House is slated to feature other artists in future exhibitions, as well.

“It’s always fun to view art in a gallery space, but that’s not usually how art is permanently hung," Roosevelt says. "I hope that my clients are equally inspired by our new space and what it represents in the art world.” 

Who: Christy Crenshaw, Allison Benners, Deanna Mahowald, Jennifer NewhoffKaleta Blaffer Johnson, Emma MillerJoy Miller, Russ MillerEmily Roosevelt, Amity GillespieRyan Hoopes, Emily Hoopes, Anthony ChammahSherry Conger, Melinda Russ, Mary Amons, Brad Hillinger, Kathy LeonardLeslie Dryzer, Sara Wood-LevyKaren Carney, Mersina StubbsKristi Hall.