An Invitation to all alumni from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, U-Penn/Wharton, Princeton & Yale

Harvard University Club of Houston is pleased to host the Annual All Ivy Houston Summer Social 2023!
  It is an opportunity for Ivy alumni to enjoy great artwork by several different artists, and network with your Ivy colleagues over cocktails & catered lite bites in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, August 24, 2023
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Reeves Art & Design Gallery
2415 Taft St.
Houston, TX 77006

Complimentary Valet Parking provided by Harvard Club of Houston. 
Also, on-site & ample street parking available.


Click HERE to register.   

25.00 - - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (discount for the first 35 alums who register)
$30.00 - - Ticket for All Ivy Alumni
FREE - - HUCH Supporting Members (Harvard click HERE to rsvp)
FREE - - YALE Supporting Members (YC Supporting members click HERE to rsvp)
$45.00 - - Walk-in tickets, if available

Questions, or need help registering, contact us at [email protected].

Request for refunds are always honored with your 72 hour written notice to [email protected].



Our featured Artist and Sculptor is David Adickes



David Adickes is literally a living legend. He is best known for his massive sculptures of US Presidents and a 67 foot Sam Houston that stands on I-45 going south. He is also an accomplished painter as one of his most famous collectors was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. David attended Picasso’s 80th Birthday and visited with Salvador Dali in Spain. His stories of the art world are profound and his legacy in Houston will live forever. 

Adickes' studio in his River Oaks home can’t begin to contain his canvases. Some finished pieces hang; others are tucked into corners or leaning against walls awaiting completion. A large sculpture looms in the middle of the room. More visible is Adickes’ Nance Street workspace, an oft-observed assortment of oversized presidential heads sitting outside like eggs inside a nest of freeways and ramps where Interstates 10 and 69 intertwine.|

At 94, Adickes takes measured, shuffling steps. But his output remains astonishing as he continues to add to an enormous — both in scope and

volume — amount of work.  “I still do something every day,” he says, with a little shrug. “I don’t know what else I’d do.”

Adickes may be the most visible artist in this region. His supersized Sam Houston looms off Interstate 45 in his hometown of Huntsville; his “Virtuoso” cellist remains an eye-catching piece in the downtown Theater District; and then there are those heads that resemble a cross between American history class and Easter Island. His bright and surreal “Three Colorful Friendly Trees” is part of the True North 2021 installation along the Heights Esplanade. And more recently he contributed works ranging from 1965 to 2021 as part of “Rooted Renewal,” a new dual exhibit with Marthann Masterson at the Bisong Art Gallery.

Among the pieces in “Rooted Renewal” — its title, in part, a reference to a resetting post-pandemic — is a painting Adickes sold ages ago to Elvis Presley. The exhibition also includes the last unsold work from his mid-1970s Spring Trees series. And a new work, “Put a Bird On It,” finds Adickes experimenting with a technique he’s temporarily calling “3D acrylic,” which involves acrylic paint over cast stone on canvas.

“I studied in Paris, and I traveled around the world,” Adickes says of the path that led him to the works in the show. “But I was born in Huntsville, which is where my mother was at the time. I suppose I wanted to be near her as a baby; otherwise, it would’ve been New York. But it was her call.”  Adickes’ jokes are much drier than Houston.  “So I guess I started painting when I was 14. So I’ve been doing it for about 80 years now …”