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Mexic-Arte Museum celebrates its 29th anniversary with Gala del Museo: Arte Y Glamour

Mexic-Arte Museum turns 29 with Gala del Museo: Arte Y Glamour

Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Gala Co-Chairs David Garza and Laurel Prats with Museum Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sylvia Orozco and Board President Dr. John Hogg
Gala Co-Chairs David Garza left and Laurel Prats with Museum Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sylvia Orozco and Board President Dr. John Hogg Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Aman Bandali and Angela Strickland
Aman Bandali and Angela Strickland. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Jessica Dominguez and Rafael Rayes
Jessica Dominguez and Rafael Rayes. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Jennifer and Scott Griffin
 Jennifer and Scott Griffin. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Scot and Heather Alvarez
Scot and Heather Alvarez. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Jessie Frazier and Jonathan Rebolloso
 Jessie Frazier and Jonathan Rebolloso. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Eliana Rios and Julio Carrillo
Eliana Rios and Julio Carrillo. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Libby and Con. Lloyd Doggett with Consul General of Mexico Rosalba Ojeda
Libby and Con. Lloyd Doggett left with Consul General of Mexico Rosalba Ojeda. Photo by Robert Godwin
. Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Meredith Davis and Ryan Nail
 Meredith Davis and Ryan Nail. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Monica and Omar Flores
Monica and Omar Flores. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Danza Azteca Guadalupana enter the ballroom
Danza Azteca Guadalupana enter the ballroom. Photo by Robert Godwin
Mariachi Relampago greeting Gala guests at the Four Seasons Hotel
Mariachi Relampago greeting Gala guests at the Four Seasons Hotel. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Dr. Gerado Ramos performs
Dr. Gerado Ramos performs. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Sam Coronado with his Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Sylvia Orozco
 Sam Coronado with his Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Sylvia Orozco. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco de Paula Leon Olea with Dr. John Hogg
Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco de Paula Leon Olea with Dr. John Hogg. Photo by Robert Godwin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Gala Co-Chairs David Garza and Laurel Prats with Museum Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sylvia Orozco and Board President Dr. John Hogg
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Aman Bandali and Angela Strickland
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Jessica Dominguez and Rafael Rayes
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Jennifer and Scott Griffin
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Scot and Heather Alvarez
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Jessie Frazier and Jonathan Rebolloso
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Eliana Rios and Julio Carrillo
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Libby and Con. Lloyd Doggett with Consul General of Mexico Rosalba Ojeda
. Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Meredith Davis and Ryan Nail
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Monica and Omar Flores
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Danza Azteca Guadalupana enter the ballroom
Mariachi Relampago greeting Gala guests at the Four Seasons Hotel
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Dr. Gerado Ramos performs
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Sam Coronado with his Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Sylvia Orozco
Gala Del Museo Arte Y Glamour benefiting the Mexic-Arte Museum. Lifetime Achievement Award winner Francisco de Paula Leon Olea with Dr. John Hogg

For its 29th anniversary celebration, Mexic-Arte Museum saw a packed ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel for the Gala del Museo: Arte Y Glamour. Arriving guests were immediately immersed in the sound of Mexico by the Mariachi Relampago. So much socializing ensued over special beverages featuring Patron Tequila, it required considerable chiming and encouragement to move the crowd into the ballroom for the program and dinner.

President of the Board Dr. John Hogg greeted guests and joined in the applause for Gala Co-Chairs David Garza and Laurel Prats. Jump-starting the program was a performance by the Danza Azteca Guadalupana with a dominating bass drum beat. A fast-forward in time then delighted the crowd with an aria from Dr. Gerado Ramos accompanied by Kay Rivers-Kidd on piano.

Dance and music having been offered, it was time for a history lesson by none other than the Consul General of Mexico, Rosalba Ojeda. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the unlikely victory of Mexican forces over the French invasion force at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The history lesson was underlined with a teasing preview of Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla, a movie offered by producer, Paco Gallastegui.

Additionally, the Gala served as the perfect moment to recognize two extraordinary men. Sam Coronado received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Visual Arts. He is a co-founder of Mexic-Arte Museum and founder of the Serie Print Project, an artist residency program.

Also recognized was keynote speaker Francisco de Paula Leon Olea, who received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and Humanities for his work as a musician, philosopher, literary author and businessman. Mr. Olea is currently kept busy as President and Chairman of the Board of Giordano Bruno University.