Downtown get around … Beaumont Main Street hosted Recreate recently with creative duo Grace Mathis and Lorena Head co-chairing this innovative fundraiser. This fun-filled event combined all art mediums — music, fashion and visual art. Guests noshed on tasty bites and sipped ice-cold beer and wine as they took in all the happenings in and around the historic Fire Museum of Texas. Fashionistas were thrilled with the high-energy style show, which featured fantastic models posing in cutting edge and vintage fashions. Music lover stayed late into the evening listening to original works by local artists. Having a blast were Kimberly and Guy Goodson, Ann Creswell, Rusty Hall, Rosalyn Mason, Jeremiah Campbell, Scott Niemeir, Margie and Stephen Droddy, Holly Jackson, Brieann Fiorenz, Jeff Wheeler, Randy Edwards, Carey Lombardo, JoRita and Steve Lyle, Carlo Busceme and son Carlo IV (up and coming young artist-buy one of his clever paintings while we can still afford it), Jessica Prince, Summer Lydick (she had some great paintings in the silent auction), Jana Nichols, Marla Lemieux, David Dishman, John Robert and too many more to mention.
Engaging couple … Many of you will remember Roxanne and Brian Babin, who now reside in Woodville. One of their offsprling, Leif Babin, a lieutenant commander and executive officer of a Navy Seal team in San Diego, recently said “I do” to Jenna Lee, an anchor of “Happening Now,” a daily program on the Fox News Channel. The beautiful couple recently held a Texas size wedding in Wimberley. You can read all about it in this week’s issue of People Magazine. Congrats!
So sexty … Transplanted Houstonian Karen Lombardo Henry celebrated her 60th b-day with several parties this month. Her dad, Tom Lombardo hosted a dinner at Vincent’s for family and a few close gal pals. Driving over from Beaumont were Paige Windham, Marilyn Bell, Vivian Todd and Margi Chase. On her actual birthday, several other close friends including Ellen Ohmstede, Kathy Braswell and Cindy Thorp toasted her with the clever cocktail party.
Art happening … The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) will present two dynamic exhibitions showcasing mid to late 20th century German pottery and contemporary folk art. Jamie Paul Kessler: German Pottery Collection, and Recycled/Reinvented: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection, will be on view July 23 through Sept. 4 in the gallery. An opening reception for both exhibitions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 22.
Candles and cakes … Champagne toasts to D-Ray Clark, Will Ohmstede Jr., Linda Gaudio, Don Dodd, Jeff Williams, Kathy Sibley, Cile Childress, Ellen Ohmstede, Gates Jenkins, Katherine Cokinos, Britt Gober, Joe Bob Kinsel and Jim King.
Until the next RSVP!