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Houston men's fashion legend opens his doors for art and a life-altering cause

Houston men's fashion legend opens his doors for art & a worthy cause

John Hite, from left, Heidi Hite, Dick and Ginger Hite and Richard Hite at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
John and Heidi Hite, from left, Dick and Ginger Hite and Richard Hite. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Kelli Fondren, left, and Lindsey Smith at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Kelli Fondren, left, and Lindsey Smith. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Jimmy Hackett, left, and Chris Pritchard at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jimmy Hackett, left, and Chris Pritchard. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Jimmy and Pam Erwin, left, with John Mooz at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jimmy and Pam Erwin, left, with John Mooz. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Susan and Lenoir Josey at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Susan and Lenoir Josey. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Jeff and Christine Hollinden, from left, and Aleece and David Hobson at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jeff and Christine Hollinden, left, with Aleece and David Hobson. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Ruth Flournoy, left, and Barbara Vaughan at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Ruth Flournoy, left, and Barbara Vaughan. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Jacki Levett-Prinsep, from left, Heidi Hite, Dick Hite, Kathelyn Geiger and Tabina Hafbeez at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jacki Levett-Prinsep, from left, Heidi Hite, Dick Hite, Kathelyn Geiger and Tabina Hafbeez. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
David Dunwoodey, from left, Jacki and Frank McCreary and Kackie Dunwoodey at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
David Dunwoodey, from left, Jacki and Frank McCreary and Kackie Dunwoodey. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
Dick and Ginger Hite, from left, and Pam and Jimmy Erwin at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Dick and Ginger Hite, from left, and Pam and Jimmy Erwin. Photo by © Morris Malakoff
John Hite, from left, Heidi Hite, Dick and Ginger Hite and Richard Hite at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Kelli Fondren, left, and Lindsey Smith at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jimmy Hackett, left, and Chris Pritchard at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jimmy and Pam Erwin, left, with John Mooz at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Susan and Lenoir Josey at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jeff and Christine Hollinden, from left, and Aleece and David Hobson at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Ruth Flournoy, left, and Barbara Vaughan at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Jacki Levett-Prinsep, from left, Heidi Hite, Dick Hite, Kathelyn Geiger and Tabina Hafbeez at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
David Dunwoodey, from left, Jacki and Frank McCreary and Kackie Dunwoodey at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015
Dick and Ginger Hite, from left, and Pam and Jimmy Erwin at the Norton Ditto ArtFest April 2015

What: ArtFest 2015 benefiting the Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation.

Where: Norton Ditto.

The 411: Local artists joined forces with Norton Ditto owner Dick Hite to help raise funds for the foundation which partners with Memorial Hermann Health System and UTHealth Medical School for the study of debilitating headaches. The year-old non-profit was founded in memory of Will Erwin, who at age 24 lost his life due to chronic, life-altering headaches.

More than 350 gathered for the cocktail reception, shopping opportunity and art show. Both Hite and the artists donated 30 percent of sales that evening — totaling $20,000 — to the foundation. Participating artists included Anne Kinder, Robert Ross, Lenoir Josey, Barbara Vaughan, Kim Clark Renteria, Kirby Attwell and Jacki McCreary.

Who: Ginger Hite, Heidi and John Hite, Richard Hite, Kelli Fondren, Susan Josey, Pam and Jimmy Erwin, John Mooz, Christine and Jeff Hollinden, Aleece and David Hobson, Kackie and David Dunwoody, Frank McCreary, Ginger Hite, Pam and Jimmy Erwin.