Bring together a group of arts leaders and community powerhouses to brainstorm on creating a dynamic environment for arts growth in Houston and the buzz of ingenuity becomes palpable. Such was the case at the Junior League of Houston when the Center for Houston's Future held its third and final "Building a Shared Vision" breakfast.
Jill Jewett, project manager for the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, led the roundtable discussion of ideas that tapped the creativity of guests such as Glassell School director and artist Joseph Havel, the Mayor's Assistant for Cultural Affairs Minnette Boesel and director of the Washington Avenue Arts District Susannah Parnin Mitchell.
Also contributing to the discussion were Ana Villaronga-Roman, director and curator of the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum, and Philamena Baird, who serves as co-chair of the City of Houston Cultural Plan.
Arts world heavy hitters joining the roundtable included Gwen Goffe, Center for Houston's Future Fellow; Nancy Giles, Alley Theatre director of development; Laurette Canizares, executive director of the Houston Museum District Association, and Kelly Zuniga, executive director of the Holocaust Museum.
And, of course, Center for Houston's Future CEO Catherine Mosbacher was on hand to head the luncheon.