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Crow world premiere lures Dallas' culturally inclined to grand gala

Crow world premiere lures Dallas' culturally inclined to grand gala

Mayor Mike Rawlings, Amy Hofland, Consul General Francisco de la Torre, Carolina Beltran, Director General Alejandra de la Paz
Mayor Mike Rawlings, Amy Hofland, Consul General Francisco de la Torre, Carolina Beltran, Director General Alejandra de la Paz Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Martha Hinojosa, Clara Hinojosa
Martha Hinojosa, Clara Hinojosa  Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Devana and David Petree
Devana Petree, David Petree Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Amy Hofland, Tara Lewis, JeAnna Parker, Allison Rosario
Amy Hofland, Tara Lewis, JeAnna Parker, Allison Rosario Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Capera Ryan, Joe Minton
Joe Minton, Capera Ryan  Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Agustin Arteaga, Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime
Agustin Arteaga, Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Mike and Marsha Halloran, Sam and Sandra Moon
Mike Halloran, Marsha Halloran, Sandra Moon, Sam Moon Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Lynn and Allan McBee
Lynn McBee, Allan McBee Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Charles and Mary Ku
Charles Ku, Mary Ku Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
James and Kimberly Aston
James Aston, Kimberly Aston  Photo by Can Turkyilmaz
Mayor Mike Rawlings, Amy Hofland, Consul General Francisco de la Torre, Carolina Beltran, Director General Alejandra de la Paz
Martha Hinojosa, Clara Hinojosa
Devana and David Petree
Amy Hofland, Tara Lewis, JeAnna Parker, Allison Rosario
Capera Ryan, Joe Minton
Agustin Arteaga, Carlos Gonzalez-Jaime
Mike and Marsha Halloran, Sam and Sandra Moon
Lynn and Allan McBee
Charles and Mary Ku
James and Kimberly Aston

What: Clay to Talavera: An Encounter of Cultures Gala

Where: Crow Collection of Asian Art

The 411: Co-chairs Clara Borja Hinojosa and Martha Hinojosa welcomed hundreds of art patrons to this sold-out, black-tie affair celebrating the world premiere of the Crow Collection's "Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de los Angeles." The evening began with a reception featuring creative ginger candy champagne cocktails and hors d'oeuvre — from Szechuan peppercorn tuna bites to sweet and sour pork belly — from chef Abraham Salum.

Music by the Dallas HuaYun Chinese Orchestra set the mood while gala-goers toured the exhibition. Post-reception, they headed next door to the Belo Mansion for dinner, which also featured a performance by Tonos Humanos and live jazz by Vicho Vicencio and the New Casino Band.

Of course, the main attraction of the gala was the collection itself, comprising more than 120 objects spanning 11 centuries and three continents. The free bilingual exhibition is on view at the Crow Collection of Asian Art through February 12.

Who: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Consul General of Mexico Francisco de la Torre, Executive Secretary of the Puebla State Council for Culture and the Arts Jorge Alberto Lozoya, Lynn and Allan McBee, Capera Ryan, Trammel Crow, Carol and Don Glendenning, Amy Hofland, Tara Lewis, JeAnna Parker, and Allison Rosario.