March 3rd, 2020 - 11:00-1:00pm
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

On behalf of Chairs Frank and Evelyn Angelle
we are pleased to invite you to the 2020 Encore Luncheon!

Join us in honoring our 2020 Distinguished Alumni,
Rhoda Boone Lane and Will Boone.

About the Annual Encore Luncheon

Each year, HSPVA Friends’ Encore Luncheon raises vital funds for art area supplies, state-of-the-art technology, specialized teachers, and other essential building blocks required by Kinder HSPVA’s rigorous arts curriculum. The proceeds from the luncheon go directly to these needs, supporting the dedicated young artists who work every day to excel in their crafts. Traditionally, the Encore Luncheon features one of Kinder HSPVA’s Distinguished Alumni. A list of our past honorees can be found on this page.

Check out photos from the 2019 Encore Luncheon!

2020 Host Committee

Dr. R. Scott Allen and Dr. Scott Harrell

The Boblitt Family

Minnette and Peter Boesel

Jean and Bo Brackendorff

Susie and Sanford Criner

Kaye and Alex DeWalt

Susan Elmore

Marita and J.B. Fairbanks

Kathleen and Joseph Fenninger

Jo and Jim Furr

Karen and Larry George

Melinda and Thomas Harper

Kimberly Hickson and David Spaw

Janis and Paul Jarosz

George Lancaster

Donna Lax-Edison and Andrew Edison

Barry Mandel

Robbie Pape

Vicki and Herb Pasternak

Julia and Thomas Pascal Will Robinson

Eileen Montgomery and  David Sheard

Sharon and Frank Staats

Austin Thomas

Tamara and David Thompson

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Photo by Mark Seliger. Food Styling by Rhoda Boone.
from Will Boone's The River, part of his solo show Highway Hex at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,

About Our Honorees

For the first time, the annual Encore Luncheon will honor not one but two Distinguished Alumni: siblings Rhoda Boone Lane (’97) and Will Boone (’01). Rhoda and Will graduated from Kinder HSPVA’s Visual Arts Department and have achieved great success in commercial art and fine art, respectively. Rhoda is a Food Director for Condé Nast, producing a myriad of video content each week for America’s favorite cooking publications: Epicurious and Bon Appétit. After launching her career in photography and styling, Rhoda found her home in the foodie world—now, thousands of people count on her to curate the next big trends in the kitchen. Younger brother Will has risen to the top echelons of the fine art world, with major installations and shows in California, New York, and Europe. Taking inspiration from music subcultures and classic Texas imagery, his work includes graphic paintings, immersive installations, and precise sculptures. This month, he opened his first solo museum exhibition, The Highway Hex, at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Together, Rhoda and Will demonstrate the inspiring range of possibilities opened to students equipped with an HSPVA education.

Distinguished Alumni

Chandra Wilson

Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and producer best known as Dr. Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy

Jason Moran

Jazz musician and MacArthur fellow

Camille Zamora

Internationally-acclaimed soprano

Bianna Golodryga

Co-host of CBS This Morning and CNN contributor

Sara Hickman

Folk singer/songwriter and 2010 State Musician of Texas

Matt Mullenweg

Social media entrepreneur and co-founder of WordPress

Mireille Enos

Tony and Emmy Award-nominated actor best known for her work on The Killing and The Catch

Mark Seliger

Former lead Rolling Stone photographer best known for his iconic portraiture

Bryan-Michael Cox

9-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer

Harris Wittels (1984-2015)

Writer, musician, comedian, and producer

Susan Choi

Novelist and Winner of the National Book Award;

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize