A celebration of life in the heart of Dallas

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Extraordinary Lives Extraordinary Homes

An Artist against Alzheimer's

For Laree Hulshoff, living among art is a requirement. Her new home at Museum Tower is in the heart of Dallas' thriving Arts District. The view out of her 23rd floor window overlooks some of the best architecture in the world and a vibrant city that this Oklahoma native has come to love.

That sensibility toward art and community has come together in a beautiful way for Hulshoff who will gather 150 of her
closest friends for cocktails and hors d'oeurves on May 16th, to benefit A.W.A.R.E., the Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources Education. Hulshoff, who is chairing "An Artist against Alzheimer's," has long been a supporter of the group which raises money for the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association and its efforts toward research, treatment, education and resources for families living with the disease. Hulshoff also sits on the advisory council for the Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas, which focuses on the aging mind and cognitive health.

The event, which will take place at the glass-encased Gallery at Museum Tower, will be held on the heels of the popular Dallas Art Fair, an annual celebration of galleries, dealers, painters, sculptors and more. Local artist and SMU graduate Dan Rizzie will donate two works that will be auctioned that evening to support the A.W.A.R.E mission.

"We're all looking forward to having a wonderful time that night and to supporting the tremendous work of the Alzheimer's Association," said Hulshoff. "This event would not be possible without the help of my wonderful committee members, Bill Booziotis, Barbara Buzzell, Barbara Daseke, Anne DeFilippo, Kay Hammond, Dr. Denise Park, Gale Sachson, Lisa Sardon, Ashely Tatum and Denise Yates. Their contribution to the event is immeasurable."