Monday, October 17, 2011

Susan McWilliams debuts Dreamscapes in Dallas

Due to the increasing number of invites and amazing social opportunities that are coming my way, I have decided to enlist the help of my new assistant to help me cover more of what Dallas has to offer. Today's post is brought to you by Porsha Thomas:


Oh, how I love the Fashion Industry Gallery, with it's "Floralia" chandeliers, sassy sleek decor, and polished concrete flooring. Planning an event you'd like me to attend? Mix in a little art, have it at FIG, and your invite will automatically be accepted.  My plus one and I sauntered into a world of glamor and artistic whimsy last Thursday night. On a mission to view the latest works by the lovely, Susan McWilliams, we made our way down ever-under-construction Ross Ave and to the Gallery.

McWilliams, a home-town girl and financial planner turned abstract artist, shows regularly in Houston and decided it was time to bring her creative gems to art-loving Dallasites. Dreamscapes Collection features a collection of large-scale abstract paintings that bring dreams to life with vibrant color.

“I want to give interior decorators, architects, home owners, purveyors of art and those just beginning to develop an appreciation for abstract art a chance to gather and celebrate the life it can introduce into our environments,” said Susan McWilliams. By donating ten percent of the evening's proceeds to Family Gateway, this evening also assisted in the development of creative skills among children who don’t typically have access to the materials or expertise to fulfill their creative dreams.

The shimmering beauty (literally, her gold dress was amazing, she is pictured in the group photo above in the middle) chatted with friendly folk accepting congrats, and apologized repeatedly to me for being pulled away from our convo. Awesome. Genuinely nice and popular! That gets an “A” in my book.

We viewed the pieces in the Dreamscapes Collection amongst well-dressed socials who mingled with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in hand.   Mixed in with the chatter about which of Susan's works was "the fave" were business people getting their network on - a must (as you know) on the Dallas social scene. I definitely found one that would look fab in the bacherlorette pad.

The night was spent lightly groovin' to pop tunes chopped up with electronic beats and spun by local DJ Brandon Olds and naturally, hobnobbing with the beautifuls. Sigh! My kind of evening!

About the author: Porsha Thomas
 Porsha Thomas is a freelance writer, social media maven, and girl about town. An advocate of living the vintage life, her favorite things consist of a classic pair of Ralph Lauren saddle oxfords, her 1940's bachelorette pad, sipping Cabernet Sauvignon from one of her gazillion vintage glasses, and coolin' with Hugo Boss, her pit bull pup.