Houston Press Artopia Preview Party

I attended the Artopia Preview Party at Roak on 1/19/12.  It was an intro to the main event which will be held on 1/28/12 at Winter Street Studio.  The Preview Party was a very nice kick off and appeared to be well planned and organized.  There were Art pieces all around for viewing as well as live demos.

The venue, Roak, was very cool and chic.

The Black Carpet led you to the fun Photo Machine (photobooth style) and the Artopia Backdrop. We were able to get pictures printed right then.

   Here I am with fellow Houston Blogger Brandie.  She’s holding an original Lauren Luna blinged out t-shirt.  Make sure to check out her blog ChicFabu.net.

There was live performance art by an ice sculptor.  Can you guess what he’s making?  This was the coolest (literally) part of the night. 🙂

Before he got to the main piece, he carved out a few ice mugs for attendees. The picture above shows him making 3 mugs.

He’s almost finished.  Have you figured it out yet?

Yep, it’s an open toe pump! 🙂 He was very particular with the details.  Check out the heel.

Live Painting going on.

This artist was very gifted and cultivated!

The highlight of my night was getting a chance to meet artist and shoe designer Lauren Luna.  Above I’m standing with Lauren Luna and Brandie Randolph, PR and Fashion Blogger.  Thanks so much Brandie for introducing Lauren to me! 🙂

  Her work is absolutely spectacular.  She’s sensationally talented.  She creates works of art with all types of shoes from stilettos to sneakers.

I purchased one of Lauren Luna’s prints.  Isn’t it incredible?  She’s a trained artist and designer. For more info on Lauren Luna check out her website LaurenLuna.com



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the location is gorgeous!

Hey Brooke! It really was. Such a great atmosphere! 🙂

Super duper great post! I'm so sad I was unable to attend! Thanks for sharing with us!

Thanks Shasie!! No problem. I was so sad to hear you couldn't make it. Glad you're feeling better now. 🙂

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