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SEPTEMBER | PAGE 14 | 2015 BY JANE ROZELLE. PHOTOGRAPHY AARON BENSKO, KRISTINA BOWMAN, CHUCK COOK, DANIEL DRIENSKY. FULL HEARTS CLEAR EYES PATRONS ENLIST, DREAM BIG AND GET THE SCOOP FROM CELEBS. IN THE (SALVATION) ARMY NOW "We are so fortunate to live in Dallas, where sharing is always fashionable," said Margot Perot when she presented the Margot Perot Award for Excellence to Gene Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson at the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon. Chairs Dixey Arterburn and Ginger Sager presented a day full of sales, exquisite fare and fashion at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Emcee Shelly Slater entertained the packed house, and the show marched on as models took their turns down the runway, showcasing fall trends from local retailers. On their feet: Mary Clare Finney, Nancy Dedman, Linda Gibbons, Carol Seay, John and Patty Jo Turner, Pat McEvoy, Dee Simmons, Doris Jacobs, Mike McCullough, Tiffany Divis, Ramona Jones, and Sara Martineau. CHATTING WITH ROBIN HOOD "After seeing the film Giant, I knew the kind of man I wanted to grow up to be," said the charming (and handsome) Kevin Costner to a sold-out crowd of 1,600 at New Friends New Life's annual Wings Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency. In a tête-à-tête between Costner and Gary Cogill, the star shared how films affect us as people, then emphasized the importance of family values as well as the significance of organizations such as NFNL. The luncheon — the nonprofit's largest fund-raiser to date, raising $1.1 million — also announced the launch of a men's advocacy group to create a greater awareness of human trafficking. Feeling inspired: Chair Jeanne Johnson Phillips; honorary chairs Ruth Altshuler and Laura Bush; and guests Pat and Pete Schenkel, Suzy Gekiere, Tan Parker, Andy Eads, Barbie Casey, Ellen Dill, Sharon Wall, Susan Farris, Jennifer Gates, Ray Hunt, Marianne Staubach, and Katie and Bret Pedigo. FILLED WITH DREAMS Former First Lady Laura Bush was the featured speaker at this year's Dream Big Luncheon for Friends of Wednesday's Child, a cause near and dear to her heart. The nonprofit is celebrating 31 years of helping children in the foster care system through education, urging them to dream big in order to achieve success in school and life. Chair Cachet Petty Weinberg and honorary chairs Amanda and G. Brint Ryan were among the crowd at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, where Bush revealed that currently in Texas, only 41 percent of children in foster care receive their high school diploma. Taking note: WFAA newscaster Cynthia Izaguirre, Paula and Scott Beasley, Jennifer Pascal, Dawn Estes, Delta and Dave Emerson, and Mari Woodlief. Amy Llana at Dream Big Christie Carter at Dream Big Debbie Oates Sharon McGowan at Dream Big Ashlee Weidner at Dream Big Timmy Newsome at Dream Big Doug Deason at Dream Big Keana Meyer Maggie Kipp Beverly Nelson Chair Cachet Petty Weinberg Cristina Lynch at NFNL Pam Perella at NFNL Angie Kadesky Claire Emanuelson Christina Davis at NFNL Maggie Phillips at NFNL Kristi Hall Nancy Best Gene Jones at Salvation Army Co-chair Ginger Sager at Salvation Army Stephen Summers at Salvation Army Betsy Price at Salvation Army Laura Bush Sharon McCullough Kimberly Whitman at Salvation Army Karen Jones at Salvation Army Shelle Sills Carmaleta Whiteley Elisa Summers Co-chair Dixey Arterburn Charlotte Jones Anderson Nancy Ann Hunt at NFNL Kevin Costner at NFNL Chair Jeanne Johnson Phillips Ruth Altshuler Laura Bush Micki Rawlings Ann Barbier- Mueller Nikki Webb Taila Newsome As you read these words, Texas Contemporary Art Fair glows brightly upon the horizon. (Ready, set, collect!) The Fair storms into town after its presentation of the inaugural Seattle Art Fair, where Vulcan, the company headed by Mr. Paul G. Allen selected — from among of all entities in the world — Art Market Productions to partner with Vulcan for the fair's eagerly watched maiden voyage at CenturyLink Field Event Center. (Mr. Allen's Seahawks play in the nearby stadium.) Sales (dealers from Paul Kasmin to James Cohan and David Zwirner reported keen interest and brisk acquisitions) and attendance (15,000 visitors) were both off the charts, paving the way for Art Market's return to Texas and its presentation of the fifth iteration of the Texas Contemporary. Read about who's coming, who to collect, where to be and how to be a VIP (head to And tune in next month and online for breaking Fair reports as they unfold. Besides the exciting new international element provided by the Mexico City exhibitors curated by Leslie Moody Castro and a special appearance by The Haas Brothers, the darlings of the design world who are collected by none other than Donatella Versace, you can expect the most intriguing Opening Night to date. International power couple John and Becca Cason Thrash, renowned for their bold philanthropy and passion for arts causes, step up to chair the Preview Party on Thursday, October 1. (Miz Thrash, a fund-raiser of innovation and epic scale, is also known as the lady who chaired the Louvre's first-ever benefits, so she'll add sparkle to the throng storming the booths at the George R. Brown Convention Center.) We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the VIP perks and experiences, such as the parties, which begin with the September 24 Houston kickoff at Internum, co-sponsor of the Fair's VIP Lounge (RSVP to Matt Johns, Extraordinary art adventures associated with the Fair include insider tours of The Menil Collection, which are usually reserved for the likes of Tom Ford, Beyoncé or Tilda Swinton; behind- the-scenes peeks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Rothko retrospective; brunch at the famed Rothko Chapel; and private tours of Houston's acclaimed collections, including those that focus on the Latin American avant-garde. Out-of- town guests will flock to the official hotel: the magnificently restored Samuel F. Carter skyscraper, now the grand JW Marriott Downtown. It's HQ for the Mexico City contingent, too, and we predict the lush spa and art party action will be alluring draws for the collector crowd. Canvas: Insider Preview — TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, YEAR FIVE October 1 – 4, 2015 H O U S T O N MICHELLE WATSON Opening Night co-chair Becca Cason Thrash COURTESY ADELSON GALLERIES, BOSTON Federico Uribe's Leopard, 2015, at Adelson Galleries

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