When duty calls, deep-pocketed Dallasites answer — especially when it comes to to the Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources Education (A.W.A.R.E.), an organization that raises money for the greater Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Longtime supporter Laree Hulshoff hosted the inaugural Artist Against Alzheimer's event in the gallery at Museum Tower, which showcased 15 pieces by Dan Rizzie, one of her favorite painters.
Rizzie mingled with charitable guests — including Peter Doroshenko, Steve Sandborg, Linda and Steve Ivy, Richard Tettament, Tammy and Will Hartnett, Lynn and Lyle Burgin, and Barbara Daseke — as they sipped on wine and perused the art. Among the treasures on display was Rizzie's iconic painting titled Nature Morte, which quickly sold in the live auction, along with a private dinner for eight with the artist.
All tallied, the fundraiser raked in more than $41,000 for A.W.A.R.E. and its dedication to Alzheimer's research, treatment, education and resources for families impacted by the disease.