Allan Houston comes out in support of art in Greenwich

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Above: From left, former New York Knicks player and the team’s current assistant general manager Allan Houston and his wife Tamara, take a moment for a photo during their nephew Asa Jackson’s (center) opening reception for his first solo exhibition and Fairfield County debut. The show is being held in Greenwich at the Samuel Owen Gallery, which is owned by Lee and Cindy Milazzo. The show runs through March 22. Contributed photo/Elaine Ubina

Virginia based-artist Asa Jackson drew the star power of Allan Houston and his wife, Tamara, to the opening of his first Fairfield County show and solo exhibition last week at the Samuel Owen Gallery in Greenwich.

Jackson, who is the Greenwich couple’s nephew, brought more than 40 oil, acrylic and oil pastel paintings to the Greenwich Avenue site.

Houston, a former New York Knicks player and the team’s current assistant general manager, as well as his wife, have been collecting Asa’s work for some time, according to the organizers of the show.

More than 250 people attended the opening. But, if you missed it, the show, titled “New Works,” will continue through March 22 at the gallery. Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Christina Hennessy

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