|This past Tuesday night, January 21, down at 583 Park Avenue, the Museum of the Moving Image hosted its annual fund-raising gala and this year they honored Julianne Moore, one of the most prolific actresses of her or any generation in film history, with a dominating presence in television and film. The program was a toast to this great American actress who effervesces with a most charming gratitude and authority.
I'm repeating myself but it's the most adequate preface to these pictures Patrick McMullan took at the dinner with the same verve and vitality that the Star projected on the evening.
The genius of Julianne Moore is that what she plays out in her head she can translate into a live performance as well as beguile and charm and amuse and command. There was joy in the room when she recounted her career and reflected on her experiences as an actress and the friendships it has brought her.
|Continuing on their whirlwind of hitting all the art fairs this week collectors, designers and art lovers headed to Chelsea to attend the metro Curates preview. Now in its 4th year, this show packs a visual punch with an eye-grabbing array of periods, styles and genres that drew a non-stop stream of people to take in ethnographic and abstract art, Outsider, Pop Art, folk art and so much more. The message is one of diversity and style--that great ideas, great art and great design are at their best when creatively presented side-by-side in an integrated fashion. Each dealer presents individual exhibitions or single-themed presentations based on their specialties.
|This year, Jack Lenor Larsen presented William Siegal, the ethnographic specialist with the Longhouse Award for Design Excellence for his outstanding booth, with features the single largest collection of dyed alpaca ponchos, part of he most significant group of Amymara and Quechua weavings ever assembled. And, Wendy Goodman, the taste-defining Design Editor of "New York Magazine" moderated a panel called" Past to Present: Design Beyond Boundaries", with Antonino Buzzetta, Sara Gilbane and Patrick Mele, three of the hottest go-to authorities on decorating today.|
|Among those checking out the goods were: Jerry Lauren, Sy Rapaport, Harvey Fierstein, Christopher Boshears, Arie and Coco Kopelman, Steve Cannon, Barbara Gordon, Steve Cannon, Ellie Cullman, Harry Heissmann, Ronald Bricke, Michael Hill, Wendy Goodman, Patrick Mele, Antonino Buzzetta, Sara Gilbane, Harry Heissmann, Caroline Sollis, Douglas Scott, Alison Spear, Todd Klein, Susan Davidson, Shayne Doty, Todd Merrill, John Eason David Ling, Anne Mai, Stephanie Stokes, Lark Mason, Lark Mason, Jr., Sharon King Hoge, Erik and Cornelia Thompson, Robert Young, Betsy Pochoda, Sam Herrup, Alan and Penny Katz, Michael Franks, Caroline Kerrigan, Brian Lang, Tim Hauser, Kenra and Allan Daniel, Robin Cembalest, Susan Davidson, Howard Levine, Tina Newman, Sandra Niemi, Tom Campanella, Hrag Vartanian, Veken Gueyikian,Sue Ellen Stern, Rachel and Dan Strauber, and Andrew McMaster. The High Boy, the online marketplace for fine and decorative arts, jewelry, and sculpture graciously sponsored the Preview.|
|The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation presented its 2nd Annual Bipolar Medical Briefing Luncheon on January 14, 2015 at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Nellie Benoit, Sally Soter and Joanie Van der Grift were the event Chairmen, Tina Bilotti and Frances Fisher were the Honorary Chairmen and Micah Ford and Kristen Ray served as the Junior Chairmen of the Luncheon entitled "Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder and the Family."
The luncheon featured a panel of world-renowned speakers in the field of Bipolar Disorder. The presenters were Randy Buckner, Ph.D. (Harvard); Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins); Karen Swartz, MD (Johns Hopkins) and Amy Morro, the parent of a child with Bipolar Disorder. Following, the panelists, led by moderator Ellen Frank, Ph.D. (Univ. of Pittsburgh), answered audience questions.
Corporate sponsors included: Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc., Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services, Gunster, MBAF, LLC, Brigade Bookkeeping, Neiman Marcus and Northern Trust. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. William Soter and Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. underwrote Professional Tables so that educators, counselors and administrators could attend.
For further information, visit the Foundation's website at: www.questforthetest.org.
| Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Juianne Moore); Capehart (Ryan Licht Sang); AnnieWatt.com (METRO Curates)|