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An artful presentation celebrates the Jung Center and philanthropic couple

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Mark Wawro, from left, Melanie Gray and Ellen and Steve Susman at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Chairs Mark Wawro and Melanie Gray, left with honorees Ellen and Steve Susman. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Morty Cohn, from left, George Stark, Tamra Mast and Marc Grossberg at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Morty Cohn, from left, George Stark, Tamra Mast and Marc Grossberg. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Roberta Harris with her art, Hello Sweetheart at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Roberta Harris with her art, Hello Sweetheart. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Kim Renteria, from left, Gary Smith and Roni McMurtrey at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Kim Renteria, from left, Gary Smith and Roni McMurtrey. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Susan and Lee Hancock at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Susan and Lee Hancock. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Mary Milby Brown, from left, with Bill and Sandy Turner at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Mary Milby Brown, from left, with Bill and Sandy Turner. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Lois Stark, from left, Paul Bloom and Ellen Susman at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Lois Stark, left, Paul Bloom and Ellen Susman. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Kathryn Rabinow with her art, Fly On A Wall at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Kathryn Rabinow with her art, Fly on a Wall. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
David Karohl and Nina Andrews Karohl, from left, Peggy McGee and  Edward H. Andrews III at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
David Karohl, from left, Nina Andrews Karohl, Peggy McGee and Edward H. Andrews III. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Cathy Schleussner, from left, Richard Leibman and Barbara Ryan at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Cathy Schleussner, from left, Richard Leibman and Barbara Ryan. Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Jung Center, Marie Evnochides, Steve Evnochides
Marie and Steve Evnochides. Photo by Alexander Rogers Fine Portraits
Mark Wawro, from left, Melanie Gray and Ellen and Steve Susman at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Morty Cohn, from left, George Stark, Tamra Mast and Marc Grossberg at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Roberta Harris with her art, Hello Sweetheart at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Kim Renteria, from left, Gary Smith and Roni McMurtrey at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Susan and Lee Hancock at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Mary Milby Brown, from left, with Bill and Sandy Turner at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Lois Stark, from left, Paul Bloom and Ellen Susman at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Kathryn Rabinow with her art, Fly On A Wall at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
David Karohl and Nina Andrews Karohl, from left, Peggy McGee and  Edward H. Andrews III at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Cathy Schleussner, from left, Richard Leibman and Barbara Ryan at the Jung Center dinner April 2014
Jung Center, Marie Evnochides, Steve Evnochides

What: The Jung Center spring benefit, "The Pleasure of Art: Why We like What We Like."

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro chaired the evening that raised $205,000 for the center and honored Ellen and Steve Susman. Guest speaker Dr. Paul Bloom, Yale professor of psychology and author, spoke on art, pleasure and what influences what we like. Steve Susman is a Yale graduate and recently made a major gift to the Yale University Art Gallery while Ellen Susman was recently appointed director of Art in Embassies by President Barack Obama. A special treat for attendees was a display of artworks by Roberta Harris and Kitty Rabinow, both of whom have shown at the Jung Center.

Who: Guests included Lois and George Stark, Andrea White, Jim Reeder and Eric Nevil, Richard Rabinow, Clayton and Shel Erikson, Ann and Kenny Friedman, Lucie Dunwoody, Marie and Steve Evnochides, Richard Leibman, Fredell and Bobby Deutser and Cece and Mack Fowler.

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