By FLORI MEEKS CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT
Nov. 2, 2009, 5:35PM
The Junior League of Houston's upcoming fundraiser for City ArtWorks will be all about table banter.
During "The Art of Conversation," guests will have an opportunity to share a table with one of more than 30 local celebrities.
The event is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at The Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane.
Tickets cost $100 and tables cost $1,500.
Conversationalists will include Spring Branch district Superintendent Duncan Klussmann, Texas Rep. Ellen Cohen, philanthropist Carolyn Farb, silhouette artist Cindi Harwood Rose, My Table editor Teresa Byrne-Dodge, KTRK-TV Channel 13 sports director Bob Allen, forensic artist Lois Gibson, Project Runway winner Chloe Dao, author Mickey Herskowitz, shoe and handbag designer Elaine Turner, Greater Houston Partnership President and CEO Jeff Moseley, Lakewood Church co-founder Dodie Osteen, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo CEO and President Skip Wagner and artist Whitney Henderson, among others.
Ticket buyers are being asked to name their top three choices for a conversationalist to dine with, and organizers will try to accommodate their choices.
Benefiting from the event is City ArtWorks, 1330-R Wirt Road. The organization provides children hands-on art experiences at 85 greater Houston area elementary schools, along with apartment complexes, YMCAs and at its headquarters.
Approximately 40 percent of the participating elementary school campuses are Title I, considered high-poverty schools.
City ArtWorks also offers summer art camps and a program for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
For tickets, call 713-681-1331. For more information, visit http://www.cityartworks.org/.