THE HANH COLLECTION PREVIEW BENEFITS 2014 HEROES & HANDBAGS
An Evening Filled With Posh Purses And High Fashion For A Cause
WHO: The Hanh Collection, a hand-painted handbag line from well-known Houston artist Hanh Tran.
WHAT: The Hanh Collection will be the main attraction at a kick-off event to the upcoming Heroes & Handbags luncheon. Each one-of-a-kind hand-painted handbag will be on full display in a variety of colors and patterns for purchase. Painting directly on each piece, Houston artist Hanh Tran maintains her trademark three-dimensional texture that can also be seen in her artwork. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the evening’s sales benefit Heroes for Children.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8
WHERE: David Peck USA
3200 Kirby Drive; Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77098
Houston, Texas 77098
WHAT ELSE: As an established artist in the Houston area, Hanh Tran creates oil paintings reflective of a self-study on the human form, nature, culture and emotion. Each work of art, while unique in subject matter,maintains Hanh's trademark of a three-dimensional effect, created by the use of heavy, sweeping brush strokes. Installed commercially and in private residences across Texas, New York and in both the East and West coasts, Hanh Tran collections share an emotive and approachable art experience.
In addition to her canvas work, Hanh uses accessories to transform ordinary items into transportable fashion masterpieces. In 2011, Hanh unintentionally created a fashion movement. After she was unable to find a handbag to wear to a gala, Hanh hand-painted one to match her gown, creating a unique look that paired art with fashion. When the purse was purchased off of her arm, she realized she was on the verge of something big and began to develop her empire. The Hanh Collection now boasts not only handbags but also custom-painted UZO umbrellas, revamping a timeless accessory to facilitate unique, personal art. The hand-painted umbrellas have even kept television personalities Regis Philbin and Al Roker dry.
Hanh, the seventh and youngest child of Vietnamese-Chinese immigrants, is a native Houstonian and self-taught artist. Hanh strives to help those in need by donating original artwork and art + wellness classes to local and national charities, including North Cypress Medical Center and Pink Ribbon Parade. In the past, Hanh has been commissioned by organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Helping a Hero to raise awareness and funds through her artwork. Two of Hanh's paintings have raised more than $100,000 for wounded veterands, and in 2011 she established the Hanh Gallery Hero Program along with an annual award to honor those who give back to the community and support the arts. For her outstanding service to the community, Hanh was honored by the 82nd Texas Legislature both in the House and the Senate.
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