Thursday, July 24, 2014

White Hot Summer

Dancing on the grounds of the LongHouse Reserve at its WHITE HOT + Blue 2 summer benefit.
LongHouse Reserve—legendary textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen’s not-for-profit sculpture garden, art museum, and educational organization— hosted its WHITE HOT + Blue 2 summer benefit on July 19th. Taking place on the foundation’s beautiful 16-acre East Hampton grounds, LongHouse Reserve honored acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and social commentator Cindy Sherman with the LongHouse Award, and Agnes Gund, philanthropist, patron, collector, President Emerita of MoMA, and founder of Studio in a School with the LongHouse Art Leadership Award.

More than 500 guests attired in their finest white and blue were treated to a frisky and festive reception where they were greeted by larger-than-life Cindy Sherman photographs hung among the trees. Partygoers also had a rare opportunity to mingle amongst Fashion Institute of Technology’s ‘Fowl Play’ exhibit as the students’ spectacular bird ensembles flourished in their natural habitat.
Vicente Wolf, Maria Pucci, Michael Pucci, Nicole Pucci, Ralph Pucci, Ann Pucci, Will Reeves, and Matthew Yee
Seen on the BLUE CARPET were Kim Cattrall, Cindy Sherman, Agnes Gund, Nicole Miller,  Laurie Anderson, Eric Fischl, Robert Wilson, Fred Wilson, Mary Boone, Arne Glimcher, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Lyle Ashton Harris, David Maupin, Ralph Pucci, Mariyo Yagi, Toni Ross, Barbara Goldsmith, Kim Hierston, Joe Pintauro, Alexandra Munroe, Lisa Phillips, Jack Youngerman, Newell Turner, LongHouse Reserve President Dianne B., and Executive Director Matko Tomicic, Newell Turner, and famed New York photographers Bill Cunningham, and Patrick McMullan.
Kevin Brine, Jessica Smith, Michael Camerini, Joanna Smith, Dr. Vincent Covello, Carol Mandel, Kevin Shenoy, and Shari Robertson
Graylen Gatewood, Geige Silver, Celina Rothwell, Taylor Van Deusen, Sarah Duke, Issy Cassou, Liz Marchisella, and Barbara Imperiale
The Brooklyn Peaches Synchronized Swimmers, decked out in bespoke Malia Mills blue and white bikinis, made a very splashy pop-up performance. Pop surrealist Mike Knife, artistic dancer and water performer Heather Whatever and devilishly delightful Beelzebabe, all added to the evening’s endless entertainment.

The festivities concluded with a grand dinner beneath the stars, and dessert and an After Dance Party with the stunningly stylish and bedazzled DJ Donna D’Cruz.

Music was provided by Kevin Thompson and Mike Thies of Live Footage, a cinematic, experimental, and melodic sound of Dub and Hip Hop. John Houshmand’s music/art-instrument/improvisation group performed as well.
Projected images from the #HearstLovesLongHouse Instagram campaign and “selfie” photo booth stations also amused guests during the evening.

WHITE HOT + BLUE 2 was organized by LongHouse Reserve President Dianne B., and Executive Director Matko Tomicic; LongHouse Reserve Board of Trustees, including honorary chairs Edward Albee, Kim Cattrall, Rufus Wainwright, Jorn Weisbrodt, Fred Wilson, and Robert Wilson, among others; and LongHouse Reserve Founder and Curator, the esteemed Jack Lenor Larsen.

The Silent Auction was conducted by fine art auction house Paddle8, and included works by Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Dale Chihuly, Issey Miyake for Artemide, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, and Robert Wilson, among many others.
John Wadell, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Jamie Bennett, Agnes Gund, and John Hall
LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit organization with close-to-16 beautiful acres in East Hampton, New York. Through its art collections, arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve brings together art and nature, aesthetics and spirit, with the strong conviction that living with art in all its forms is central to living fully and living creatively. It seeks to expand the imaginations of all its visitors, no matter what age or level of appreciation. Each year the LongHouse Reserve presents major exhibitions in the pavilion and the gardens. Currently, there are more than 60 sculptures for the gardens including works of glass by Dale Chihuly, ceramics by Toshiko Takaezu, bronzes by Peter Voulkos, Lynda Benglis and Willem de Kooning. Works by Alexander Calder, Alfonso Ossorio, Yoko Ono, Pavel Opocensky, and Takashi Soga are also on view, while the installation of a “Fly’s Eye Dome” designed by Buckminster Fuller and a site-specific Sol Lewitt piece add interesting scale and dimension.
Lys Marigold and Dianne B
Michael Rosch, Aya Miyatake, and Peter Olsen
Paul Aizaga and Theresa Catena
Patti Tang, Jim Chang, Anla Chang Kingdon, Susan Kessler, Leslie Addington, Ed Hyman, Caroline Hyman, and Mark Kingdon
Ed Hyman, Caroline Hyman, Mark Kingdon, Susan Kessler, and Anla Chang Kingdon
Marianna Levine, Harper Levine, and Sarah Levine
Shelly Scoggin and Sue Kreiling
Ursula Berlinger and Robert Boyle
Steve Gould, Bonnie Grice, Steve Miller, and Durell Godfrey
Jane Gropp and Louis Oliver Gropp
Mark Levine, Judy Bennett, Alan Bennett, and Paige Bennett
Tanya Willock and Genevieve Willock
Tommy Silverman and Donna D'Cruz
Lily Koppel and Gretchen Comly
Ulrike von Lehsten, Dieter von Lehsten, and Annaliese Soros
Tom Folsom and Ross Watts
Kathy Murphy and Mark Daley
Nada Barry, Natasha Sigmund, Richard Sigmund, and Citizen Sigmund
Katie Baldwin and Michael Halsband
Nessia Pope
Patrick McMullan and Mary Boone
Eric Firestone and Angie Firestone
Chesie Breen, Doug Clarke, and Newell Turner
Laurie Anderson, Cindy Sherman, and Kim Cattrall
Robert Wilson and Maren Otto
Fred Wilson, Agnes Gund, and Arne Glimcher
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its 5th Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 19th at a private waterfront home in Southampton. Gala chair Jean Shafiroff, Board President Jonathan McCann and Chairwoman Emeritus Susan Allen hosted this year’s James Bond themed event, which honored animal advocate Georgina Bloomberg. Mayor Michael Bloomberg came out to support Georgina and the Shelter, as did Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and Mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis and his wife, Margo.

Honorary Corporate Chairs for the Unconditional Love Gala included Allen & Co., Barclays, Ferguson Cohen, LLP and Sequin Jewelry.  Beth Stern, Les Alexander and Liz Brown, Amanda Taylor, Charles McConnell, Liz and Jackie Shafiroff, Sharon Bush, Joel Cooper, Valentine and Yaz Hernandez, Bob and Jewel Morris were among the supporters, enjoying dinner by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs and dancing to the music of the Alex Donner Orchestra.
Emcee Rachel Grant welcomed over 300 guests to the event and introduced Jean Shafiroff who thanked everyone that made the evening a great success including Susan Allen, auction chairs Amy Cosman and Nancy Jane Loewy, Board Members Cliff and Raya Knight, Cathy DeumlerMartin Shafiroff, and Wendy Wegner who also helped make the auction, which included trips to St. Barth and Anguilla, a stay in a German castle, and a weekend in Manchester, Vermont, possible.  Auctioneer George McNeely, made the splendid donations come to life for the attendees.
Pre-dinner under the tent
The real stars of the evening were the cutest kitty cats and chow mix puppies, seven adult and baby Chihuahuas and a loveable bulldog mix who were all up for adoption.  Proceeds raised from the Unconditional Love Gala help SASF to continue to care for over 1,200 homeless animals per year and funds raised during the night’s cash call went to support the spay/neuter program at the shelter clinic as well as the mobile low cost van granted to the Shelter by the ASPCA.

Proceeds from the event also supported the SASF’s work with No More Tears Rescue to rehabilitate and find homes for adult dogs rescued from puppy mills, with The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia to take in dogs on death-row and find them permanent homes, and with the ASPCA to save dogs from cruelty and disaster situations and place them in safe homes. The Shelter also runs programs that help special needs children, along with educating, mentoring and implementing SASF's "Playing For Life" program, created by their Training & Behavior Director, Aimee Sadler, which is currently in over 40 shelters and highlighted at the major animal conferences throughout the U.S.
Georgina Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, and Jean Shafiroff
Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the welfare of homeless pets in our community and, in turn, placing them in permanent caring homes.  SASF has been called one of the most progressive shelters in the country, having recently won an award as the finest shelter on Long Island and ranked in the top 10% of the best rated shelters in the U.S. In addition, the Shelter leads the country with its "live release rate", which means that of all dogs and cats brought to the shelter, 94% are adopted into loving homes.  SASF is an open intake shelter that welcomes stray pets regardless of age, breed, or health providing them with the finest care, food, training, and medical attention. No adoptable animal is left behind! To learn more, please visit SASF’s website at or their Facebook page at
Dawne Marie Grannum and Rosemary Ponzo
Sarah Herbert Galloway
Cliff Knight and Martin Shafiroff
Marti Muller and Manda Muller
Sharon Bush and Oscar Plotkin
Steve and Cathy Greenfield
Merrill Debbs and Robert Debbs
Chow Lee and Robert Ambrose
Beth Stern
Hans Kertess, Antoinette Guerrini, and Peter Lang
Amy Cosman and Nancy Jane Lowey
Mayor Mark Epley and Marianne Epley
Georgina Bloomberg and Michael Bloomberg
Joseph Traina and Dorian Traina
John Catsimatidis and Margo Catsimatidis
Phillip Cassover, Steph Paynes, Sharon Kerr, Greg D'Elia, and Melanie Wambald
Katlean de Monchy
Joe Alexander, Janna Bullock, and R. Couri Hay
Marcia Schaffer and George McNeely
Cita Davisson and Gary Lawrence
Valentine Hernandez and Yaz Hernandez
The 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse opened with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Over 450 guests joined in celebrating the start of the 2014 Showhouse which runs until Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014 in Bridgehampton, New York. Proceeds benefit Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY.  Traditional Home magazine is the 2014 Presenting Sponsor, NBC TV’S OPEN HOUSE is the 2014 Television Sponsor and Beach Magazine is the 2014 Regional Magazine Sponsor. Mario Buatta is the Honorary Showhouse Chairman.  Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton are the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen. 
2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse
The showhouse grounds
The Hampton Designer Showhouse, now in its fourteenth year, is a showcase for America’s premier design talent.  Over 25 top interior designers and decorative artists have turned a magnificent shingle style home into a decorating masterpiece.  This year’s Showhouse located at 408 Pauls Lane in Bridgehampton, NY has been generously provided by Paramount Homes of the Hamptons, Inc.  Designer sales at the 2014 Hampton Designer Showhouse will be featured on
The Showhouse designers and Chairmen
"Over the past 25 years, Traditional Home has showcased numerous show homes across the country and the Hampton Designer Showhouse has always featured prominently in our coverage," commented Ann Omvig Maine, editor in chief, Traditional Home.  "Year after year, the participating designers continue to surprise and delight us, which is why Traditional Home is thrilled to serve as the National Media Sponsor for the 6th consecutive year. We look forward to helping the Showhouse raise even more funds for Southampton Hospital this year so it can continue to provide essential services to the local community."

The Hampton Designer Showhouse is open the public Sunday, July 20 through Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.  Showhouse hours will be as follows: Monday through Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm. Children under six, infants, strollers and pets are not allowed in the Showhouse. Admission to the Showhouse is $35 and includes the Showhouse Journal. 
Elle Klymer and Stephanie Woodmansee
Greg McKenzie
Sean Bruns
Lucielle Khornak and Michael Williams
Jamie Drake, Ann Maine, and Keith Baltimore
Denise Hayden and Lauryle Guse
Kate Singer
Phoebe Howard
Jill Esterman and Patrik Lonn
JP Rinfret, Diane Carter, Denise Rinfret, Paul Rinfret, Missy Minicucci, and Alex Minicucci
Melanie Roy
Gail Tarasoff-Sutton and Karyn Tarasoff
Ron Senkirk and Kerry Delrose
Mark Epstein, Sherry Mandel, and Robert Zimmerman
Brett Williams and Caleb Anderson
Duane Hampton and Alexa Hampton
Gabor Karsai and Eva Karsai
Jim Carr, Amy Churgin, Tyler Thompson, and Joseph Cabalquinto
Nancy Galasso and Diane Karmen
Kate Singer and Scott Prentiss
Beth Brenner and Bob Brenner
Genie Egerton-Warburton
Mark Greenley, Mark Dumoulin, and Michael Miille
Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler
Todd Merrill, Melanie Roy, and Scott Currie
Ann Maine and Mario Buatta
Ann Pyne, Gil Walsh, and John Pyne
Othon Prounis, Kathy Prounis, Marcia Dunn, and Alberta Villalobos
Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross
Rich Wilkie and Steven Stolman
Elsa Soyars, Barbara Dixon, and Laura Opdenaker
Photographs by Patrick McMullan