Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Abstraction and the real thing

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE ABSTRACTION Opening Reception and Dinner at The Whitney Museum.
On Thursday, September 17, The Animal Medical Center (AMC) held its First Annual Living Legends Luncheon at the Harmonie Club in Manhattan. Over 100 people gathered to applaud the amazing ongoing recoveries of two animals who are receiving treatment at The Animal Medical Center: 8-Ball the Cat, who suffered from congestive heart failure, and Lady the Beagle, who is obese and had tears in her knees rendering her immobile.  
Jill Rappaport, NBC’s Today Show correspondent, was the host for the lunch and the event co-chairs were Barbara Hoffman, Kane Nussbaum, Annette Osnos and Helene Stein. Gleniss Schonholz, Interim CEO, and Robert Liberman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, made welcoming remarks and then Dr. Ann E. Hohenhaus, senior medical advisor at The AMC, introduced Dr. Philip Fox, Dr. Deirdre Chiaramonte and Renee Shumway, the veterinarians and rehab coordinators who have been caring for 8-Ball and Lady. They spoke about the treatments they have administered and why these two special animals are true Living Legends.
Helene Stein, Barbara Hoffman, AMC’s Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, Host Jill Rappaport, Annette Osnos, and Kane Nussbaum
2009 AMC Living Legend, 8-Ball the cat
2009 AMC Living Legend, Lady the beagle
Notable guests included Trustee Elaine Langone, Board members Emilia Fanjul, Nancy Kissinger, Wendy Lehman Lash and Tina Flaherty and others such as Duane Elliott, Carole French, Muriel Siebert and Elizabeth Monaco McCarthy. Funds raised from the luncheon will support the treatment of other patients at the AMC, New York City’s largest facility for veterinary care, research and education.

The Animal Medical Center was founded in 1910 and is New York City's largest facility for veterinary care, research and education. With nearly 90 veterinarians practicing in 17 different specialties, the AMC is uniquely qualified to handle more than 40,000 patient visits each year. The AMC is the only independent non-profit animal hospital in the United States, and serves the tri-state area with routine, specialty and emergency care for companion animals 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. A variety of free or subsidized Community Funds are available to those in need including the Frank V.D. Lloyd Fund for Guide Dogs, Seniors' Animal Veterinary Effort, and Patient Assistance Fund.  For more information, please visit www.amcny.org.
AMC’s Dr. Deirdre Chiaramonte, AMC’s Renee Shumway, Chris DeVoy, Tara DeVoy, Lady, and Jill Rappaport with 2009 AMC Living Legend, Lady
AMC Board member Tina Flaherty and Duane Elliott
Muriel Siebert and AMC Board member Emilia Fanjul
Host Jill Rappaport and Carole French
AMC Board Chair Robert Liberman and Board member Nancy Kissinger
AMC Board Chair Robert Liberman and Elizabeth Monaco McCarthy
AMC’s Dr. Philip Fox, Ron Rogers, 8-Ball, and Deborah Rogers
Pamela Brewster, AMC Board member Wendy Lehman Lash, and Deena Wolfson 
AMC’s Dr. Deirdre Chiaramonte, AMC’s Renee Shumway, Jill Rappaport, and 2009 AMC Living Legend, Lady
A preview party of the Georgia O'Keeffe Exhibition at the Whitney which opened last Thursday and will run until January 17th.
Nigel and Crissy Barker
Andrea Wong
Beth Rudin DeWoody and Craig Starr
Clara Botstein and Laurie Tisch
Barbara Haskell and Flora Biddle
Susan Lucci, Jeremy Irons, and Joan Allen
Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman
Anne Bass and Melva Bucksbaum
Valerie Evans-Freke and Tony Shafrazi
David Lewis and Cetie Ames
Anita Kunin
Dennis Marks and Amy Roth
Arturo Interian, JoAnn Alfano, Andrea Wong, and Tanya Lopez
Alfred Taubman and Brooke Garber Neidich
Joanne Cassullo and Carol Mancusi-Ungaro
Joan Kron
Sarah and Robert Beck
Tiffany Dubin and Alfred Taubman
Fred Spector and Rina Anoussi
Eddie Lenkin, Dina Goldman, Anita Kunin, and Rosalind Atzwanger
Bill Rollnick and Nancy Ellison
Donna De Salvo, Wendy Snyder, and Louanne McKinnon
Penny Kaphurin and Chuck Stentiford
Gary Tintero, Rina Anoussi, and Christopher Gardner
Perry Miller-Adato, Alfred Taubman, and Brooke Garber Neidich
Flora Biddle and Alexandra Wheeler
Joanne Cassullo
Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber
Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, Joan Allen, and Brian Mann
Jeremy Irons
Neil Adato and Perry Miller-Adato
Kiki Smith, Adam Weinberg, and Seton Smith
Meredith Ward and Debra Wieder
Sam and Julie Rose
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com

NY Giant's Linebacker Danny Clark kicked off the much anticipated return of Monday Night Football while raising money for a good cause with "Danny Clark's Monday Nights" at The Ainsworth (122 W. 26th St. New York, NY), a new gastro pub for the sports enthusiast in Chelsea.

These viewing parties will begin at 7PM on Mondays and continue throughout the season. Over 40 Hi-Def flat screen TV's and premium surround sound will provide football fans with an ideal experience, while surrounded by their favorite athletes. Guests will enjoy an open bar and food, funds will be raised through ticket sales, raffles and silent auctions, including autographed memorabilia, tickets to upcoming Giants games and Super Bowl XLIV packages.

"Danny Clark's Monday Nights" will benefit The Danny Clark Foundation, dedicated to assisting under serviced communities with the resources needed for empowerment. The foundation raises money for families of premature newborns, as well as educates underprivileged youth on issues such as violence and teen pregnancy.  

Tickets to "Danny Clark's Monday Nights" are available online. Ticket purchasers may choose a single ticket ($150 for launch, $75 weeks 2-14) or a season pass ($750) to the event.  All ticket sales are tax deductible. All proceeds will benefit under serviced youth in underprivileged communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Texas and Mississippi.
NY Giant’s Danny Clark and Green Bay Packer’s Sean Jones
Steve Berkhold and Danny Clark
Giants fans
Project Runway’s Kevin Christiana and friends
Richard Selgado and Amanda
DJ Berrie
NY Giant’s Derek Hagan and Steve Smith
NY Giant’s Rameses Bardes
Brian Mazza and Matt Shendell
NY Giant’s Brian Keihl and friend
Denise Rich along with her daughter Daniella Rich Kilstock hosted a private Cocktail party to celebrate the upcoming Angel Ball being held on October 20th at Cipriani Wall Street.

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1996 by Denise and her daughters and son in-law, Daniella Rich Kilstock, Ilona Rich Schachter and Philip Aouad in memory of Rich’s daughter, Gabrielle Rich Aouad. Gabrielle lost her long and valiant struggle with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at the young age of 27.

It was Gabrielle’s wish that a foundation be created to help spare others the suffering she endured. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds basic and clinical medical research in both conventional and integrative disciplines which focus on prevention, treatment and quality of life issues of leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $11 million in Medical Research Awards making Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support to blood cancer researchers at the nation’s leading institutions.

The 2009 Angel Ball will include performances by Estelle, Robin Thicke and Blake. Kathie Lee Gifford, Ethan Zohn, and Beth Ostrosky Stern will serve as segment hosts.

For The Angel Ball ticket information, please contact Inez Weinstein Special Events at (212) 254-6677. For more information about The Angel Ball and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research please visit www.gabriellesangels.org.
Denise Rich, Marjorie Andre, and Beverly Johnson
Sundafu, Miss Scorpio, and Nick Chavez
Denise Rich and Marty Richards
Nikki Haskell and Beverly Johnson
Mike Abbott and Denise Rich
Luann de Lesseps and Jill Zarin
Ken Starr and Diane Passage
Lucia Hwong Gordon and friend
Michele Rella and Brooke Milstein
Penny Bradley and Craig Gibson Jr.
Vanessa and Todd Rome
Tricia and Tom Quick
Tom Quick and Evelyn Lauder
Michele Herbert
Peter Thomas, Noreen Roth, Lucia Hwong Gordon, and friend
Arthur Shapolsky, Robin Smith, and Steve Benson
Mina Otsuka, Sir Ivan Wilzig, and friend
Ulf Ekberg, Star Jones, Herb Wilson, Victoria Silvstedt, Denise Rich, and Camilla Olsson
Star Jones and Herb Wilson
Heidi Albertsen and Luann de Lesseps
Sharon Handler and Arnie Rosenshein
Victoria Silvstedt, Inga Rubinstein, and Camilla Olsson
Arnie Rosenshein, Ulf Ekberg, and Seth Greenberg
Photographs by Rob Rich

Two weeks ago on Wednesday at BoConcept Upper East Side on 220 East 57th Street, (between Second and Third Avenues) photographer Christophe von Hohenberg held a viewing of some of his work.
Christophe recently finished his world book signing tour on ‘Andy Warhol - The Day The Factory Died’ which was much a success in the States as well as Europe. He is also showing his current work at the Rizzoli/ Empire Gallery at Sag Harbor through out this summer. You can see his portfolio by clicking here.
Christophe von Hohenberg, Carolina von Humboldt, Cecilia Rodhe, Elena Noah, and Jules Wood
Monique McClure and Sharon Williams
Francis Murphy and David Zenker
Jules Wood, Brian Ramnarine, David Zenker, and Yannick Noah
Yannick, Joakim, Elena, and Jenaye Noah with Cecilia Rodhe
Jeremy Hu, Gigi Tang, and Philippe Bigar
Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com


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