Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon

Things Get Crafty for HCCC

Carrie Cowan. Photography Kim Coffman.  |  Photos by Kim Coffman
October 10, 2013
Event Date:
May 07, 2013

It was an artsy afternoon as droves of Houston’s art-loving populace made their way to the Crafting a Legacy Spring Luncheon benefitting Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC). Chairmen Sara Morgan, Carrin Patman, and Paula Arnold welcomed nearly 350 guests to the River Oaks Country Club for an afternoon of fabulous food and fund-raising. A silent auction featuring jewelry from HCCC’s Asher Gallery, as well as sculptures and craft objects created from vintage Louis Vuitton bags donated by silent auction chair Donae Chramosta. Aesthetes Franci and Jim Crane were honored for their countless contributions to Houston’s arts and cultural life. Additional acclaim went to honoree Clint Willour, who received a Texas Master Award for his lifelong influence on the arts in Texas. The day proved to be an altruistic affair, as $250,000 was raised for HCCC, with many taking home unique pieces artists in residence there. Legacy lunching: Paula Arnold, HCCC executive director Julie Farr, Rich Kinder, Cara Barer, Janice Jakielski, Robert Thomas Mullen, Jenny Lynn Weitz, Edward Lane McCartney, Diane Caplan, Amy Purvis, Brad Boucher, Melanie Lawson, Francoise Djerejian, and Kathryn Rabinow.