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