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Frank Billingsley, Deborah Duncan, Marc Ostrofsky, Lynn Wyatt

City ArtWorks The Art of Conversation Luncheon

November 14, 2011

What: The Art of Conversation 2011 Conversationalists: Catherine Anspon, Social /Fine Arts Editor of PaperCity Magazine; Bill Arning, Director of The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Rick Barongi, Director of the Houston Zoo; Frank Billingsley, KPRC Meteorologist; Arturo Boada, Chef and Owner of Arturo Boada Cuisine; Katherine Cabaniss, Executive Director at Crime Stoppers; John Calaway, Director of Wind Development at Pattern Energy; Jan Carson, Former News Anchor and Founder of On The Town with Jan Carson; Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., NASA Astronaut Consultant/Entrepreneur; Gabriela Dror, Fashion Designer of Clothing and Millinery; Deborah Duncan, Talk Show Host of KHOU - Great Day Houston; Julie Farr, Executive Director at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; Molly Glentzer, Author, Houston Chronicle Lifestyle Editor; Nancy Greig, Ph.D., Curator of Entomology, Houston Museum of Natural Science; James Harithas, Founder of Station Museum of Contemporary Art; Mark Hinton, Author of Historic Houston Streets: The Stories Behind the Names; Shelby Hodge, Editor-at-Large of CultureMap; Kym Jackson and Theresa Roemer, Former Mrs. Texas Title Holders; Tina Marie Jones, Radio Program Host - Holistic Living; Gustav Kopriva, Owner of Red Bud Gallery & Co-organizer of Go West; Jeff Lamberth, Former NFL Referee, Estate Planning and Probate Law Attorney; Mariquita Masterson, Jewelry Designer, Masterson Designs; Jesús Moroles, Granite Sculptor, 2008 National Medal of Arts; Marc Ostrofsky, NYT Best-selling Author of Get Rich Click! & Owner of 100+ Websites; Janice Schindeler, Proprietor of Words & Food; Cynthia Sinatra, International Criminal Defense Attorney; Bill Stubbs, Interior Designer, Host of TV’s Weekly Moment of Luxury; Dominic Walsh, Founder and Performer at the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater; Geoff Winningham, Photographer, Author and Professor at Rice University; Ed Wolff, Houston Realtor, President of Beth Wolff Realtors; Lynn Wyatt, Philanthropist and Socialite; Mark Zoback, Ph.D., Stanford Professor, Deepwater Horizon & Shale Gas Studies

Where: Junior League of Houston- 1811 Briar Oaks Ln # 6, Houston, TX 77027

When: Monday, November 14, 2011

Time: 11:30 am

Ticket Prices: Master Artist: $5,000 Sculptor: $3,000 Painter: $1,500 Individual Seat: $125

Honorary Chairperson(s): Cindi Rose and Mady Kades

Welcome: Katrina Arnim

Speaker: Cindi Rose

Of note: Remembering Janet Fox

Sponsors: Chairmen: Cindi Rose and Mady Kades, Ken and Mady Kades-McDonald's Restaurants, David and Edlyn Pursell, Sybil Roos, Katrina and Cecil Arnim, Deborah and Doug Posso, Jamie Alford, Beth Wolff Realtors, Chicago TItle, Inner Loop Office, Diamond Life LLC- Kym Jackson and Theresa Roemer, EEPB, P.C., The family of Janet Fox, Friends of City ArtWorks, Friends of the Ronald McDonald House, April and Joe Gauss, Julie Greenwood, Barbara and LaRoy Hammer, Gail and Lester Harman, Houston Association of Realtors, INTER-FAITHGROUP, The Life Mastery Group- Tina Marie Jones, Poppi Massey, Naomi Scott and John Bonno, Jana and Scott Stiffel- Stiffel Homes, David Wagner

Attendance: 200+

Attire: Luncheon Attire

Special Thanks: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Double Cross Vodka

Blacktie Photos by: Caroline Berg Photography


 City ArtWorks - The Art of Conversation Luncheon

What a great way to start the week- The 2011 Conversationalists gathered at the Junior League of Houston for a great early afternoon luncheon. As the guests and panel of Conversationalists arrived, they immediately got a great look at the spectacular array of silent auction items. Everyone had a great time mingling, photos were being taken right and left, and eventually everyone was ushered into the main dining hall for the luncheon. City ArtWorks 2011 President, Katrina Arnim, gave a warm welcoming and made note of the amazing centerpieces on each table, various books donated by the family of Janet Fox, who was being remembered at the luncheon. Quickly after the welcoming, Cindi Rose began to introduce the notable Conversationalists. Each took a stand as they were individually mentioned, and ended with a group applause for each person's hard work and dedication to making waves in the Houston community. Lunch was then served and the conversation began!

City ArtWorks engages children in exciting hands-on art experiences. City ArtWorks provides accessible and affordable art education by trained educators and artists, acting on the governing principle that children flourish when given the opportunity to explore their own creativity. City ArtWorks fosters the development of the creative thinker. Exposure to the visual arts can help children develop a deeper understanding of their world and social environment. Arts education directly and positively impacts a child's higher order thinking skills, problem solving ability, and motivation to learn.

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