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Speed painter's instant art of J.J. Watt and other celebs is a hit at dinner honoring three remarkable women

Speed painter's instant art of JJ Watt & other celebs is a hit at gala

News, Shelby, Krist Samaritan Dinner, Dan Dunn, Nov. 2014
Speed painter Dan Dunn's J.J. Wyatt portrait a winner for Krist Samaritan Foundation.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
36 Susan Plank, from left, Kendall Plank and Mike Plank at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Proud parents Susan and Michael Plank flank their daughter, honoree Kendall Plank. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
21 Becky and Bubba Cooke, from left, Jan Duncan??? and Rebecca Thomas at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Jan Duncan, from left, Becky and Bubba Cooke and Rebecca Thomas. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
1 Carlo Chiocchio, left, and Jim Smith at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Dinner chairs Carlo Chiocchio, left, and Jim Smith. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
41 Tina and Sam Governale at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Tina and Sam Governale. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
35 Megan Doucette, left, and Laura Wang at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Megan Doucette, left, and Laura Wang. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Krist Samaritan dinner, Nov. 2014
Speed painter Dan Dunn shows off his Ray Charles portrait. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
40 Soraya and Scott McClelland at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Soraya and Scott McClelland. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
39 Chad and Kristin Daniel at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Chad and Kristin Daniel. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
28 Julie and Jason Styles, from left, with Courtney Bucy at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Julie and Jason Styles, from left, with Courtney Bucy. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
27 Diane Kingshill, from left, Camille and Grier Patton and Walter Christopherson at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Diane Kingshill, from left, Camille and Grier Patton and Walter Christopherson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
24 Karen Moore, from left, Laura Rathe, Kathy Young and Myla Ramsey at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Karen Moore, from left, Laura Rathe, Kathy Young and Myla Ramsey. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
23 Susan Hansen, left, and Carol Linn at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Susan Hansen, left, and Carol Linn. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
5 Don and Sidney Faust, from left, and Cora Sue and Harry Mach at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Don and Sidney Faust, left, with Cora Sue and Harry Mach. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
18 Ryan Patterson, from left, Nick Ibanez, Walter Christopherson and Hernaldo Rivera at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Ryan Patterson, from left, Nick Ibanez, Walter Christopherson and Hernaldo Rivera. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
10 Nick Miller and Carolyn Roberts at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Nick Miller and Carolyn Roberts. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
7 Carissa and Preston Haynes at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
Carissa and Preston Haynes. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
News, Shelby, Krist Samaritan Dinner, Dan Dunn, Nov. 2014
36 Susan Plank, from left, Kendall Plank and Mike Plank at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
21 Becky and Bubba Cooke, from left, Jan Duncan??? and Rebecca Thomas at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
1 Carlo Chiocchio, left, and Jim Smith at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
41 Tina and Sam Governale at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
35 Megan Doucette, left, and Laura Wang at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
News, Shelby, Krist Samaritan dinner, Nov. 2014
40 Soraya and Scott McClelland at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
39 Chad and Kristin Daniel at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
28 Julie and Jason Styles, from left, with Courtney Bucy at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
27 Diane Kingshill, from left, Camille and Grier Patton and Walter Christopherson at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
24 Karen Moore, from left, Laura Rathe, Kathy Young and Myla Ramsey at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
23 Susan Hansen, left, and Carol Linn at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
5 Don and Sidney Faust, from left, and Cora Sue and Harry Mach at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
18 Ryan Patterson, from left, Nick Ibanez, Walter Christopherson and Hernaldo Rivera at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
10 Nick Miller and Carolyn Roberts at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014
7 Carissa and Preston Haynes at the Krist Samaritan Gala November 2014

What: Krist Samaritan Center's "Portrait of Individuality" dinner.

Where: Hotel ZaZa.

The 411: With Carlo Chiocchio and Jim Smith as chairs, the Krist Samaritan Center honored three women of distinction when it comes to doing good works. Taking bows were Patricia Gail Bray of the Episcopal Health Foundation, philanthropist Jan Duncan and Dec My Room founder Kendall Plank.

More than 300 turned out for the evening that featured internationally-renowned speed painting artist Dan Dunn. During the evening Dunn created portraits of J.J. Watt, Ray Charles and Lady Liberty, the sale of which totaled $32,000 in the live auction.

The benefit raised more than $400,000 for the center's counseling assistance fund, which enables mental health services on a sliding fee scale for those in need.

Who: Carol and Mike Linn, Christy and Lou Cushman, Susan and Michael Plank, Carol and John Howenstine, Franco Valobra, Camille and Grier Patton, Carol and Ronald Krist, Susan and Dick Hansen, Mary and Tony Gracely and Sally and Dave Hopkins.

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