Hope Stone, Inc. honors Nancy Wozny with Hope Angel Award


Editor Nancy Wozny.

Nancy Wozny, a local and national arts and cultural journalist, will be presented with Hope Stone, Inc.’s annual Hope Angel Award at the organization’s fourth whimsical, tongue-in-cheek gala Le Breakfast for Dinner on March 7, 2013. According to Jane Weiner, Executive and Artistic Director of Hope Stone, the Hope Angel Award is given to individuals who “rock our world and make our planet a cooler place to live.”

With her CultureMap column coined as “The Arthropologist,” Wozny devotes herself as an arts advocate for the city of Houston and inspires Houstonians to make art a bigger part of their lives. She divides her time between covering every inch of Houston’s art-scape in CultureMap, serving as editor of Arts + Culture Houston Magazine and writing for Pointe Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Dance Source Houston and Dance Magazine, where she is a contributing editor. She was a 2005 NEA Fellow at the Institute for Dance Criticism and scholar in residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2010 – 2012.

Hope Stone, Inc. and Hope Stone Dance Company have become a leading force in Houston’s dance and arts education scene and Wozny has supported its growth from the beginning, as well as the professional growth of Hope Stone’s fearless leader, Jane Weiner.

Beth Muecke

Beth Muecke

Wozny, who shared a show at DiverseWorks with Weiner in the early 90s before Weiner made Houston her permanent home, had the opportunity to see Weiner’s second piece of choreography. “I’ve been watching ever since,” Wozny said. “I’ve been honored to witness her growth as a dance maker and have had the great joy of chronicling that experience in such outlets as Dance Magazine, CultureMap and Arts + Culture Houston.”

Hope Stone is proud to present Wozny with the award at the Breakfast for Dinner gala, recognizing the impact of Wozny’s contributions to the arts world and sharing with those in attendance the gratitude and appreciation Houston’s cultural community has for Wozny. “Nancy once told me that she dreams of seeing dance as a common discussion around the dining room table,” Weiner said. “I still live by that dream; it motivates much of what Hope Stone Dance Company does, so I am especially excited to have that discussion with Nancy around the ‘breakfast for dinner’ table.”

This year’s gala takes a French twist as Hope Stone transforms Warehouse Live, located at 813 St. Emanuel Street, into a Parisian café with guests donning their most stylish jammies and comfortable eveningwear. The night will also be filled with a rousing performance by Hope Stone Dance Company, delicious French fare by Swift + Company and music spun by L.A.-based DJ Anne Tyler.

DJ Anne Tyler

DJ Anne Tyler

Beth Muecke is serving as the chair of the gala, along with Anna B. McCullough (dinner chair), Emma Moon (auction chair) and Denise Skorka and Sally Russ (decorations chairs). The event will raise funds to support the mission and programs of Hope Stone, including Hope Stone Dance Company and Hope Stone Kids, an arts education outreach scholarship program. Hope Stone – 2013 Breakfast for Dinner Gala.

Table sponsorships start at $2,500 and range to $7,500. Individual tickets are $250, along with a special “Merci Beaucoup” scholarship ticket at $500, which provides a child with a Hope Stone Kids scholarship for one session during the school year. To purchase, visit www.hopestoneinc.org or call 713.526.1907.

Le Breakfast for Dinner, Hope Stone, Inc.’s fourth annual gala
March 7, 2013 | 7:00pm
Warehouse Live – 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

To purchase, call 713.526.1907 or visit hopestoneinc.org