Laura U Collection Celebrates The Fifth Annual Lilith's Spring Art Exhibition on April 26th.

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  • Houston, TX (1888PressRelease) April 11, 2012 - On Thursday April 26th, Houston interior design firm and boutique Laura U will host the fifth annual Lilith's Spring Art Exhibition benefiting Heroes for Children, a Houston non-profit dedicated to assisting families struggling with children diagnosed with cancer. Guests will enjoy an evening of art, spring inspired cocktails and signature delectables.

    This Spring benefit will be held at Laura U Collection and Design Studio located at 1840 Westheimer Rd. from 6pm to 9pm. On exhibit will be a striking collection of art from two innovative and local artists: Holly Hoyt and Mars Woodhill. Their captivating work is one main reason Lilith's Spring has garnered overwhelming support this year. Mercedes-Benz Dealers of Greater Houston, Hokanson Rugs & Carpets, Audio Video Designs, CoCo Roux, Laurie Perez Photography, Bohemia Flowers, Spacetaker (now Fresh Arts Houston), Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts, and media supporter Houston Magazine are all local companies contributing to Lilith's Spring.

    Heroes for Children: Heroes for Children provides both direct financial and social assistance to families with children battling cancer. Currently, an estimated 12,400 children, ages 0-20 years, are diagnosed with a form of cancer in the United States. With this diagnosis also comes the challenge to provide financially for the family. The assistance Heroes for Children provides directly to families helps relieve some of the strain and stress during this difficult time in their lives. Whether it's to pay medical bills or purchase gas for the frequent trips to the hospital, Heroes for Children is committed to helping families. There is no other organization that provides such versatility when it comes to financially assisting families.

    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.

    The Artists:
    Holly Hoyt: Holly Hoyt-Miscovich has developed a keen business acumen while distinguishing herself as an innovative, sought-after artist. After opening a boutique photography studio, Holly began receiving notoriety for the technical proficiency of her work. While Holly possesses an innate ability to partner with her clients to achieve thematically striking compositions, she finds that her greatest passion lies in her personal ventures; specifically, the invention and development of a wholly new artistic process called Temporal Bokeh. Temporal Bokeh is a technique that involves photographing original painted designs, while manipulating light refraction, to achieve a singularly unique final image. The frozen moments captured in each piece represents the sum total of hundreds of environmental variables - color Chroma, unique artificial light exposure and range of motion - that all align for a specific and compelling picture. This final image is then transferred onto metal. The carefully captured photograph is displayed on a durable canvas that will endure for years to come. Temporal Bokeh was created by Holly so pure forms of photographic artwork could exist without constraint, maintaining the energy and vibrancy of the original image. Despite Holly's innovation in image and light manipulation, there's still much for her to do. She will continue to indulge her creative, independent endeavors and she fully intends to explore color and light movement through her new series of works.

    Mars Woodhill: Mars Woodhill's art can be summarized as visual energy crystallized in paint. Whether viewed from up close or far away, it expresses passionate movement and the variation of color, texture, and opacity intrigues the beholder. Inspired by natural phenomena, Mars' paintings tend to hint at biological, geological and even cartographical influences. When viewed, Mars' work may suggest either the interior of a mineral formation, an astronaut's view of an undiscovered world, or a new life form rising. Mars utilizes the fluid dynamics of paint to evoke the sensation of rapid motion or the brisance of an explosion or implosion. It is the sense of movement that provides the common link. Mars has begun an exploration of "reinvention", expressed both in her paintings and in sculptures formed from paint that has escaped the boundaries of the canvases.

    For additional information about this event or press inquiries, please contact Laura U at (713) 522-0855 or press ( @ ) laurau dot com. All RSVPs for this event can be sent to events ( @ ) laurau dot com.

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