Wednesday, September 24, 2014

From The High Line to the Sea ...

Cecilia Alemani and Jeff Koons at the 2014 High Line Art Dinner.
Last Thursday, twenty of New York City's best chefs paired their food with great wine from the Hess Collection, a Napa Valley wine producer, at Sip for the Sea to benefit the WCS's New York Aquarium. The event raised awareness about the importance of sustainable seafood. All proceeds will support the New York Aquarium as it continues to rebuild and transform.

Sustainable seafood was served, making Sip for the Sea a win for conservation. With many fish species facing serious threats such as over-fishing, sustainable seafood options help ensure the longevity of diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems around the world.

WCS Sip for the Sea Sponsors included Canon, Wine Spectator, Alaska Seafood, Sea to Table.
Chefs from the following restaurants participated in Sip for the Sea 2014:

* Almond
* Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center
* Clement at The Peninsula
* Crave.IT
* Davio's Manhattan
* Esca
* Felidia
* Fred's at Barneys
* Fresh Hamptons
* Gordon Ramsay
* Hundred Acres
* Hudson Market Bistro at Sheraton NYC
* The Lambs Club
* Parlor Steakhouse/The Writing Room
* Rouge Tomate
* The Stanton Social
* Tavern on the Green
* Thalassa
* Tolani
* The Wayfarer
Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world's oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit to learn more.
Bing Grarrido and Michael Grarrido
Adam Marquit and Danny Chaffetz
Anne Keating and Robert Weimar
Caroline Nestor and Susy Glick
Craig Piper, Brian Heidtke, and Darlene Heidtke
Rich Germano, Martha Hiatt, John Dohlin, and Elizabeth Kaledin
Bertina Ceccarelli, Chris McKinsey, and Paula McKinsey
Kelly Larson and Jorge Alday
Doreen Wang, Deborah Burke, Colin can Lang, and Kelly Shultzz
James Snow, Sue Donahue, and James Deutsch
Felicia Hammerman and Gloria Jovane
Garrett Walls, Linda Walls, Katie Dolan, and John Calvelli
Haeda Mihaltses, Michael Cantor, and Nicole Robinson
Luke Rosnick, Kelly Beamish, and Trevor Kempner
Audrey Cohen, Dahlia Capolongo, Neil Capolongo, and Pauline Capolongo
Milko Campasano and Lauren Graesle
Vivienne Strauchen and James Strauchen
Nina Rao and Rob Cedrone
Rich Cipriani, Cindy Cipriani, Erin Benham, and Rich Benham
Esther Drill, Paul Greenberg, John Donahue, and Sarah Schenck
Stephen Bono and Stephen Cianci
Jay Newler, Jordana Newler, and Jessica Brown
Beth Stoting, Brooke Stotling, and Rohan Cassells
Dr. Cristian Samper, Kathleen Glaymon, Adriana Casas, and David Glaymon
Luke Momo, Julia Sear, and Robin Edwards
Steven Fairchild and Amy Freeze
John Thomas, Ashley Carabetta, and Jake Labelle
Ellen Calle and Dr. Paul Calle
Barbara Suen, Andrew Tucher, and Christine Carney
Dianna Milojevic, Jeff Potter, Michelle Schrank, and Caesar Juarez
Judson Traphagan and Megan Traphagan
John Dohlin and Sue Chin
Rebecca Riegelhaupt and Scott Schmidt
Barbara Pryor, Noah Chesnin, and Debbie Bank
Ranika Cohen and Shirin Christofferson
Mary Jane McLaughlin and Christopher Chop
Keith Ellenbogen, Merry Canhi, and Sarah Werner
Phil Wood and Elizabeth Reed
Candace Frawley and John Frawley
Laura Stolenthauser, David Antonio, Richard Cencore, and ?
Joseph Mizrahi and Susan Masi
Scott Schiff, Dana Schiff, Mia Yamada, and Ken Yamada
Leslie Wanger, Peter Dolan, Garrett Walls, and Melinda Walls
?, Chris Bernard, and Drew Schiff
Carolyn Hall, Jim Miller, Dana Miller, Ashley Baratta, and Jake Lebelle
Georga Sampas, Hanna Sampas, Karen Momo, and Mark Millstam
Ed Costa and Amanda Duff
John Dohlin, Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave, and Ian Shapolsky
Samantha Talbott, Celso Moreira, Renne Brown, and Mariah Levin
Burk Johnson, Charlie Smith, Rebecca Riegelhaupt, Scott Schmidt, and Tim Dolan
Charles McKinny, Susan Chin, Sue Chin, and Lee Ehmke
Celeste Boele and Ellen Turchyn
Friends of the High Line hosted its second annual High Line Art Dinner  last Wednesday, September 17th. They began with cocktails on the Diller - von Furstenberg Sundeck, a special tequila tasting, and followed by a seated dinner for 200 guests under the cover of the Chelsea Market Passage.

The evening celebrated High Line Art’s commitment to expanding the role of contemporary art in the life of public spaces and pushing the limits of what public art can be.

Presented by Friends of the High Line founded High Line Art in 2009 to commission and produce public art projects on and around the High Line. High Line Art presents a wide array of artwork including site-specific commissions, exhibitions, performances, video programs, and a series of billboard interventions.
Cocktails before dinner
In the crowd: Cecilia Alemani, the Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art; Joshua David, Co-Founder and President, and Jenny Gersten, Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, along with Co-Chairs Hermine Rieger, Heller and David B. Heller, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, and Donald R. Mullen, Jr.  There was a good turnout of notable artists attending, including Ed Ruscha, Jeff Koons, Sarah Sze, Carol Bove, Louise Lawler, Adrián Villar Rojas, Ryan McNamara, Marianne Vitale, Elizabeth Peyton, Rita Ackerman, Cally Spooner, and Spencer Finch.

More guests: Emily BerglCarrie Preston, Robert Hammond, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Catie and Don Marron, Terry and Tina Lundgren, Massimiliano Gioni, Amanda Burden, Philip E. Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, Olivia Douglas, Jemilah Afshar and Sascha Bauer, Mario Palumbo, Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro, Donna De Salvo, Paula Cooper, Anne Pasternak, Barbara Gladstone, and Andrea Rosen.

Underwriting sponsor for the High Line Art Dinner was provided by Tommy Hilfiger Home.
Rebecca Gradinger and Josh Sternoff
Doug Eisenberg, Marika Bender, and Neil Bender
Cindy Wagner and Tom Wagner
Alissa Isaacson and Bethel Gottlieb
Amanda Burden
Elizabeth Peyton and Cecilia Alemani
Denise Sobel and Lucy Buchanan
Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Hilfiger, Anne Marino, and Bernie Telsey
Cecilia Alemani and Ed Ruscha
Bronson Van Wyck and Hermine Heller
Janelle Reiring and Louise Lawler
Donald Marron, Ed Ruscha, Nancy Seltzer, and Donna De Salvo
Ricardo Scofidio, Justine Koons, Donald Marron, and Jeff Koons
Rita Ackermann and Katherine Brinson
Lizzie Gorfaine and Adrian Villar Rojas
Jenny Gersten and Carrie Preston
Carol Mack, Carrie Preston, Jenny Gersten, and Emily Bergl
Sara Peyton and Elizabeth Peyton
Emily Bergl and Carrie Preston
Joseph Logan and Douglas Friedman
Stacy Fisher Rosenthal and Jan Rock Zubrow
Sam Roeck and Ryan McNamara
Dorothy Lichtenstein, Barbara Gladstone, and Allison Spellacy
Mike Starn and Anne Pasternak
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Hilfiger
Doug Eisenberg, Neil Bender, Marika Bender, and Robert Hammond
Doug Oliver and Sherry Brous
High Line staff
Also last Thursday night from 6 to 8 on Anita’s Way, a through-block arcade between Sixth Avenue and Broadway that runs through 42nd Street to 43rd, Artemus, an art leasing company founded by the Durst Organization, the Edelman Companies, and Armory Merchant Holdings held a reception with their initial installation: Frank Stella: Out-Standing.

The objective of Artemus is to provide corporations with a financially advantageous way to enhance their work spaces with important and inspiring works of art. The exhibition runs now until October 31st. It was curated by both FreedmanArt and Edelman Arts. 

If you love Stella’s work, the presentation in Anita’s Way of four classic sculptural relief constructions offers a new perspective of the artist’s work during the decade of the 1980s.
Bill O'Reilly and Ann Freedman
Baroness Bara de Cabrol and Baron Roger de Cabrol
Maria Konnikova, Bill O'Reilly, Anita Durst, and Asher Edelman
Tina Storper, Tana Chung, and Tracy Stern
Ted Farris and Georgette Farkas
Adelaide Roset and Tristan Bultman
Alba De Michael and Tina Storper
Mark Newhouse, David Storper, and Asher Edelman
Jessica Tan Gudnason and Torkil Gudnason
Olga Shriki and Jamie Pabst
Nay Tan and Lesny JN Felix
Adelaide Roset and Yeesan Loh
Michelle Edelman and Elisabeth Wingate
Dovanna Pagowski, Magali Au Berthon, Aurelie Boris, and Christopher Flach
Yung Hee Kim and David Storper
Stephanie Ferguson and Michael Bressman
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