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Crafting a legacy: River Oaks luncheon highlights models, jewelry and one-of-a-kind treasures

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142 Regina Rogers, from left, Patrick Oxford and Judy Black at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Regina Rogers, from left, honoree Pat Oxford and Judy Black. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
79 Victoria and Marshal Lightman at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Luncheon chair Victoria Lightman and husband Marshal Lightman. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
55 Ginni Mithoff, left and Sara Morgan at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Honorary chairs Ginni Mithoff, left and Sara Morgan. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
137 Alton LaDay, from left, Julie Farr and Jonathon Glus at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Alton LaDay, from left, HCCC executive director Julie Farr and Jonathon Glus. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
75 Georgnell Wimberly, left, and Phyllis Childress at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Georgnell Wimberly, left, and honoree Phyllis Childress. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
133 Glen and Haley Eichelberger at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Honoree Glen Eichelberger and wife Haley. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
56 Joanna Wortham, left, and Paula Arnold at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Joanna Wortham, left, and honoree Paula Arnold. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
131 Edward McCartney and Barbara Paull at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Edward McCartney and Barbara Paull. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
120 Michael Pearson and Aasiya Rehman at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Michael Pearson and Aasiya Rehman. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
112 Brad and Leslie Bucher at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Brad and Leslie Bucher. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
6 Table setting with centerpiece at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Each table featured a hand-crafted vase with flowers.  Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
62 Kathryn Hall, left, and Olga Starostina at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Kathryn Hall, left, and Olga Starostina. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
53 Delaney Smith, from left, Robert Thomas Mullen, Demi Thomloudis and Caitie Sellers at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Delaney Smith, from left, Robert Thomas Mullen, Demi Thomloudis and Caitie Sellers. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
198 Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
Dessert, old-fashioned strawberry shortcake, has a craft-like appeal. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
142 Regina Rogers, from left, Patrick Oxford and Judy Black at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
79 Victoria and Marshal Lightman at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
55 Ginni Mithoff, left and Sara Morgan at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
137 Alton LaDay, from left, Julie Farr and Jonathon Glus at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
75 Georgnell Wimberly, left, and Phyllis Childress at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
133 Glen and Haley Eichelberger at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
56 Joanna Wortham, left, and Paula Arnold at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
131 Edward McCartney and Barbara Paull at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
120 Michael Pearson and Aasiya Rehman at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
112 Brad and Leslie Bucher at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
6 Table setting with centerpiece at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
62 Kathryn Hall, left, and Olga Starostina at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
53 Delaney Smith, from left, Robert Thomas Mullen, Demi Thomloudis and Caitie Sellers at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014
198 Old-fashioned strawberry shortcake at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft spring luncheon May 2014

What: The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft "Crafting a Legacy" spring luncheon.

Where: River Oaks Country Club.

The 411: Victoria Lightman chaired the luncheon that spotlighted the fine art of crafts through a silent auction of jewelry, sculpture and objects created by HCCC artists and by participants in the center's craft-making workshops and through a fashion parade (Neal Hamil models) of artful accessories sold in the center's Asher Gallery. Further accenting the creativity of craft, the centerpieces were one-of-a-kind objects dressed in flowers by David Brown. Serving as honorary chairs were Sara Morgan and Ginni Mithoff.

The luncheon honored Pat Oxford, Joanna Wortham, Glen Eichelberger, David Pesikoff, Phyllis Childress and Paula Arnold, each of whom have had pivotal roles in the center's success.

Who: The crafty crowd included HCCC executive director Julie Farr, Marshal Lightman, Alton LaDay, Jonathan Glus, Hailey Eichelberger, Michael Pearson, Delaney Smith, Robert Thomas Mullen, Demi Thomloudis and Caitie Sellers. 

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