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Inside the Crow Museum of Asian Art Second Annual Jade Ball

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On November 3, 2018, The Crow Museum of Asian Art held its Second Annual Jade Ball at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. Entitled, The Crow at Twenty, this year marks two decades of presenting diverse cultural exhibitions, programs and educational outreach to the community. Continuing with this legacy, Gala Chair, Mrs. Carmen Hancock, gave guests the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in interactive experiences throughout the entire evening. Partnering with event producer, Steve Kemble, in fulfilling her vision, the black-tie dinner for 400 guests was full of entertainment and surprises.

Trammell and Carmen Hancock

Trammell and Carmen Hancock

Starting off the evening, was an intimate VIP cocktail reception in the newly renovated museum. Guests had the opportunity to witness first hand the Crow Collection’s vision of bridging East and West, which is symbolically realized in both its timeless pieces from the Qing Dynasty Jades balanced alongside its internationally, renown exhibitions.

As the cocktail hour came to a close, dancing dragons helped guide guests to the historic mansion. Once inside the venue, a mystical world full of Asian inspired florals and entertainment set the tone, while attendees sipped signature cocktails, bid on silent auction items and enjoyed lively, cultural performances.

Dragon

While guest made their way into the dining room, they were greeted by yet another surprise, a Live Bamboo sculpture! During the seated three-course dinner, Indonesian pianist, Martin Ernest Kesuma, gave a stirring performance. Already the perfect night from start to finish, at the end of the of the evening guest readied their paddles for a live auction full of amazing items.

Martin Ernest Kesuma

Martin Ernest Kesuma

Live Bamboo Sculpture

Live Bamboo Sculpture

 
Inspired by Asian culture, the Second Annual Jade Ball was an unforgettable evening full of elements that created a deep appreciation and love for the art and beauty of a stunning continent.
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| Photos courtesy of Thomas Garza

 

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Deve Sanford

Influenced by her international upbringing and travels, the importance of being culturally aware resonated with Deve at an early age and continues to lead her down her career path. After receiving her degree from Southern Methodist University in Fine Art, Foreign Language and Business, Deve has worked in various career sectors and is currently a partner in a thriving international distribution company and actively curates art exhibitions worldwide. Creating a solid career reputation and building on her success she began incorporating more of her personal aspirations into her life and now dedicates her free time in supporting organizations that transforms the lives of women and children in developing countries and continually participates in the encouragement of cultural art exchange platforms that give artists the opportunity to exhibit internationally.
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Deve Sanford

Influenced by her international upbringing and travels, the importance of being culturally aware resonated with Deve at an early age and continues to lead her down her career path. After receiving her degree from Southern Methodist University in Fine Art, Foreign Language and Business, Deve has worked in various career sectors and is currently a partner in a thriving international distribution company and actively curates art exhibitions worldwide. Creating a solid career reputation and building on her success she began incorporating more of her personal aspirations into her life and now dedicates her free time in supporting organizations that transforms the lives of women and children in developing countries and continually participates in the encouragement of cultural art exchange platforms that give artists the opportunity to exhibit internationally.

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