San José Clinic’s Art with Heart to honor Houston’s Mayor Turner

April 24, 2018

San José Clinic’s Art with Heart is set to honor Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner, seen here at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Houston with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo on May 5. File photo by James Ramos/Herald.

HOUSTON — Houston is a city of people pursuing their dreams and a future for their family from all over the world. For ninety-six years, San José Clinic has provided a health home for those working hard to build the community with nowhere else to turn. 

As the local and national landscape have changed in recent years, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has echoed the goals and mission of the clinic through his commitment to the safety and fair treatment of immigrants and vulnerable workers in the city. 

In recognition of this shared service to and support of those in need, the clinic will honor Mayor Turner at the 11th Art with Heart auction event at 6 p.m. on May 5 at the Houston Studio, located at 3118 Harrisburg Blvd. in Houston’s East End. Art with Heart 2018 is being co-chaired by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and the San José Clinic Board of Directors.

“Mayor Turner was chosen to be honored with the Portrait of Compassion award this year because of his dedication to the patients and families San José Clinic serves,” said Paule Anne Lewis, clinic president and CEO. “The clinic is grateful for the Mayor’s dedication to underprivileged populations within our community and thankful for his recognition of the healthcare safety net’s importance and impact. We hope the public will join us in celebrating his service while supporting the uninsured and uninsurable.”

Mayor Turner said “I am honored to receive the Portrait of Compassion Award for my commitment to the under-served by Houston’s original safety net clinic. The clinic provides a health care home for so many vulnerable individuals and families, those who my administration has sought to shelter and support through programs and policy. I hope that we can work hand-in-hand to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians in the coming years.”

In addition to recognizing Mayor Turner, the evening will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, silent auctions of art and jewelry and a big board auction. The evening’s emcee will be Michael Garfield.

Proceeds from Art with Heart help support San José Clinic’s mission to provide quality healthcare and education to those with limited access to such services in an environment which respects the dignity of each person. 

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for Art with Heart 2018, contact Cristina Herrera at To learn more about San José Clinic, visit