Hanh Tran & Michael Chabala Give Back

Creative Collaboration Benefits The Rise School

WHO:          Hanh Tran, a well-known artist, handbag designer and philanthropist in the Houston area.

                     Michael Chabala, Major League Soccer (MLS) defender for the Houston Dynamo.

                     The Rise School, a privately owned Houston non-profit organization providing the highest                          quality of early childhood education services to children with developmental disabilities and to                        children without disabilities.

WHAT:        The wait is over, Houston! Last night artist Hanh Tran and Houston Dynamo defender Michael Chabala finally unveiled the long awaited artistic collaboration – a painting depicting the life and career of Chabala – at the opening of Hanh Gallery. The evening was a huge hit. Friends, fans and art lovers toasted the opening of the gallery and the painting’s unveiling over lite bites, wine and champagne. The Hanh Collection, Hanh’s wearable art line featuring hand-painted handbags and leather bracelets, was on full display and available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds went to The Rise School. Starting Thursday, June 12, the painting will be auctioned off online on The Rise School’s website and will go on through the summer until Wednesday, August 20. The highest bidder will take this masterpiece home and all proceeds will benefit the school and its programs. In addition to the online auction of the painting, supporters can enter a raffle for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Hanh Collection handbag or a personal item from Michael Chabala. The raffle will go on all summer long, so enter for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes by calling 832.540.7314.

During the online auction, the painting will travel throughout the summer ending at The Rise School. For more information, please visit www.hanhgallery.com. To place a bid for the painting or make a donation, please visit The Rise School’s website, http://www.riseschool.org.

WHEN:      Unveiling Event at Hanh Gallery
                   Wednesday, June 4
WHERE:    Hanh Gallery
                   3701 West Alabama, Suite 396
                   Houston, TX. 77027    

IN THE CROWD:    Hanh Tran, Michael Chabala, David Adickes, Eric Schell, Melissa Williams, Leslie Ezell, Deborah Elias, Jill Ann Jarrell, Shalanda Turner, David Thompson, Natasha Schuett, Cleopatra Tomic, Connie Kwan-Wong, Susan Greenfield, Krystle Collins, Tre Baker, Casey Clay, Stephanie Hoban, Bethany Buchanan, Anniken Hoelsaeter, Ali Shah, Alan Henrichson, Bob Fretz, Guy & Lissette Mahaffey, Liz Werber, Roswitha Vogler, Franklyn Barnett, Washington Sereatan, Catalina Herrera, Mario Rokhsari, Shadi Abedin, Jim Sanders, Mary Margaret Kinnan, Brandon Albritton, Moira Holden, Alexia Deshields, Kirstin Drenon, Todd Landry, Bing Giamalva, Duane Nowell

WHAT ELSE:      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. Her work can be found both commercially and in private residences across Texas and the East and West coasts, Hanh Tran collections share an emotive and approachable art experience. In addition to canvas work, Hanh is the founder and designer of The Hanh Collection, a high-end handbag line, boasting one-of-a-kind, wearable works of art. Hanh Gallery is open by appointment only. For more information, visit http://www.hanhgallery.com or call 832.540.7314. 

Photo Credit: Jenna Barrett
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