Laura U Collection and Poggenpohl Celebrates The Fourth Annual Lilith's Spring Art Exhibition

Top Quote Laura Umansky, Owner and Creative Director of Laura U, created Lilith's Spring in 2007 as medium for local talent to get exposure and it has since become one of the must attend events for artists and art lovers alike. End Quote
  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) April 15, 2011 - On Thursday April 28th, Houston interior design firm and boutique Laura U, Inc. along with luxury, German kitchen brand Poggenpohl will host the fourth annual Lilith's Spring Art Exhibition benefiting Houston Young People for the Arts (HYPA). Laura Umansky, Owner and Creative Director of Laura U, created Lilith's Spring in 2007 as medium for local talent to get exposure and it has since become one of the must attend events for artists and art lovers alike.

    This artistic evening, to be held at the newly expanded Laura U Collection and Design Studio at 1840 Westheimer Rd., from 6pm to 9pm, will offer guests a chance to enjoy an art exhibition featuring three dynamic, local all-female artists: Kimberly Clemmons "Chicagokim", Sophia Buddenhagen and Julianne Christoffel. Guests will also enjoy music, cocktails and signature collectibles. This year, Lilith's Spring has garnered overwhelming support from local companies like Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Studio, Momentum BMW Southwest, Hokanson, Audio Video Designs, Paulie's Restaurant, Coquette Boutique & Bistro, CoCo Roux, The Cake Lady Bakery, Lexis Florist, Copydotcom, Laurie Perez Photography, Duralee Fabrics, Houston Bridal Network, Lynsey Jones Design and Photography, The Red Vault, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Spacetaker, and media supporter Houston Magazine. The goal of Lilith's Spring is to bring art collectors, artists, designers, and the designer-inspired together for an event that will benefit a worthy cause.

    Houston Young People for the Arts (HYPA): is a committee of the Houston Downtown Alliance that aims to promote education of the visual and performance arts; to advance awareness of current events in the Houston art scene, particularly among young people; and to collaborate with governmental and not-for-profit organizations to achieve these goals.

    Laura U Collection: An atelier for the designer and the designer-inspired, Laura U offers customized, handmade furniture and unique accents for the home. The work of local artists and internationally found objects and fine decorative pieces, all mix and mingle at the Laura U Collection. Laura Umansky, (Owner and Creative Director) also brings her spirited design sensibility not only to her boutique in Houston, but also into her clients' interiors. With a focus on high end residential, vacation homes, hospitality, and commercial interiors, the team at Laura U brings a classically current look to every design.

    Poggenpohl Design Studio: Founded in 1892, Poggenpohl is the world's leading luxury kitchen brand and is ranked in the top 10 luxury brands along with Porsche and Mont Blanc. Today, Poggenpohl offers over 70 styles of kitchen cabinet fronts and finishes including wood veneers, lacquers, laminates, glass and more. From classic to contemporary, all are sustainably green and many are surprisingly attainable. Open to the public as well as the architectural and interior design community, the Houston Poggenpohl showroom offers full service kitchen design and installation - taking your dreams and making them a reality, from conception to execution.

    The Artists:

    Kimberly Clemmons "Chicagokim" - Growing up in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Chicagokim was surrounded by an incessant beat. Trains passing routinely by her family's apartment, homeboys in their cars blaring their music, the call of young people in the street jockeying for various hierarchies, daily visits to the beach, even in the winter, guitar lessons in the Fine Arts Building, sirens from the firehouse a block away…this was her life as a young Chicagoan. While Kim is not completely sure how all this has affected her journey towards art, almost 25 years later and her work is almost symbolic. Kim only uses rollers; she has not mastered the art of controlling a brush. Her most significant influence besides her home town of Chicago is the Bible and Rothko. Kim is intrigued by the way we are affected by others and the way we affect others; our choices and what they mean. The importance of reminders is also a huge influence on her work.

    Sophia Buddenhagen - Sophia was born to Greek American parents in Fulda, Germany. Because Sophia has lived and traveled all over the world it is reflected in her Abstract and Surf inspired art. Sophia's paintings consist of color, random words, letters, numbers and familiar imagery. She uses mixed media such as acrylic, water color, spray paint, ink, and oil pastels to enhance the visual, multiple layers and textural aspects of her paintings. You can find her retail line of work at stores ranging from Ohana Surf & Skate to IKEA. Sophia believes art is a way to help people learn more about themselves; expand upon their creativity and to become more aware of their world and people around them.

    Julianne Christoffel - Since the age of ten Julianne has been exploring her creative side. She started her artistic endeavors with drawing and throughout the years picked up painting, dancing, writing, music (piano, guitar, and singing), acting, and of course, photography. Julianne has the tendency to cycle through her art forms, spending a month or two concentrating on one of them and then eventually moving on to the next. Photography though, seemed to be relatively constant throughout her life. Julianne started her life in photography with a simple, point-and-shoot film camera. Originally, she used her camera primarily to aid in her drawings and paintings. Julianne states that, "one of the great things about being a photographer is that it can change your view of the world around you. Everything you see is a potential photograph - a piece of art. Personally, it makes me admire the world around me much more." Julianne doesn't have a particular style to her photography outside of just simply communicating a concept or just the mere brilliance of how she views something or someone.

    For additional information about this event or press inquiries, please contact Karee Laing, Director of Marketing at (713) 522-0855 or press ( @ ) laurau dot com. To learn more about Laura U, visit our website or our furnishings boutique located at 1840 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77098 in the River Oaks area. All RSVPs for this event can be sent to events ( @ ) laurau dot com.

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