Friday, January 23, 2015

Starlets, designers, and art lovers

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.
Carl Goodman, Julianne Moore, and Michael Barker
Nigel Barker and Cristen Barker
Barbara Fox and Jo-Ann Fox-Weingarten
Caleb Freundlich, Julianne Moore, Liv Freundlich, and Bart Freundlich
Julianne Moore, Coralie Charriol Paul, and Dylan Lauren
Melissa George
Kevin Huvane and Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, and Sarah Paulson
James Marshall and Patrick McMullan
Ellen Barkin, Pamela Koffler, Julianne Moore, and Christine Vachon
Rochelle Slovin and Julianne Moore
Owen Smith-Clark, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Rex Detiger
Cheryl Henson and Ed Finn
Steve Buscemi, Rebecca Miller, and Ethan Hawke
Julianne Moore and Ellen Barkin
Teri Duke Moretz, ChloÎ Grace Moretz, Melissa George, and Indre Rockefeller
Gary Springer and Julianne Moore
Rudy Gaskins and Joan Baker
Helena Christensen
Ellen Barkin and Kevin Huvane
Ally Lustig, Ivan Lustig, Andrea Lustig, and Nicole Lustig
Nancy Rubens and Carol Klenfner
Tom Murrow and Jillian Tapper
Howard Bass, Stacy Bass, and Carl Goodman
Ambassador Carl Spielvogel and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Rochelle Slovin, Christopher Wisniewski, and Linda LeRoy Janklow
Tom O'Donnell, Kim O'Donnell, Steven Rabinowitz, and Katherine Oliver
Dylan Lauren, Peggy Schleiff, Henry Schleiff, and Indre Rockefeller
Peggy Siegal, Michael Barker, and Kelly Barker
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.
William Siegal Gallery
-Joshua Lowenfels and Steven Powers
Forum Gallery
Jeff Bridgman American Antiques
Douglas Dawson Gallery
Cavin Morris Gallery
Hill Gallery
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.
William Siegal and Jack Lenor Larsen
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.
Ronald Mayne and DeBare Saunders
Patrick Mele, Sara Gilbane, Wendy Goodman, and Antonino Buzzetta.
Carl Hammer Gallery
Tambaran Gallery
Stephen Romano
Howard Levine, Tina Newman, Sandra Niemi, and Tom Campanella
Jerry Lauren and Sy Rapaport
Michael Hill and Ron Bricke
Sue Ellen Stern, Don Strauber, Rachel Strauber, and Andrew McMaster
Irwin Warren, Liz Warren, Barbara Gordon, and Steve Cannon
Doug Scott
David Gordon
John Berthotjohn and Kathy Murphy
Christopher Boshears and Mary Katherine Ryan
William and Patricia Call
Federico Uribe
Susan Hoover and Jane Baumgardner
Sally Moore and Roddy Moore
Dennis Rolland and Carolyn Sollis
James Adams and Rubens Teles
Peyton Cochran and Tony Klein
Caroline Kerrigan and Marilyn White
Kendra Daniel and Allan Daniel
Sam Herrup and Caroline Kerrigan
Laura Martin and Alan Rosenberg
Coco and Arie Kopelman
Susan Bristo and Harvey Fierstein
J D Hotchkiss, Daniel Park, and Douglas Scott
John and Linda Mills
David Ling
Stephanie Stokes, Anne Mai, Lark Mason Sr., and Lark Mason Jr.
Robin Cembalest and Frank Maresca
Marca Gomide and Bozena Massui
Nancy and James Glazer with Robert Young
Scudder Smith and Nancy Druckman
Harry Heissmann and Tim Hauser
John Eason
Brian Lang and Cheryl Fishko
Douglas Scott, Maureen Zarember, David Owsley, and Shayne Doty
Susan Frame
Paulette Weiss and Larry Brill
Alison Spear, Todd Klein, and Susan Davidson
Ruben Marroquin, Karl Heine, and Khyal
Olivia Hudson and Sebastian Waterman
Hrag Vartanian and Veken Gueyikian
Ellie Cullman, Eric Thomsen, and Cornelia Thomsen
Wendy Buckley, Kate Shanley, and Michele Senecal
Nicole Nevins and Jenny McKeighan
Noah Accorsi, Michelle Tillou, and Luis Accorsi
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 drew more than 200 people. Dusty Sang welcomed the guests and updated the audience about the Foundation's work during the past year. He then introduced his wife, Joyce Sang, who presented the 2015 Shining Star Award, the Foundation's highest honor, to Frances Fisher in recognition of her unwavering support, leadership and commitment to the Foundation's mission and goals.

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:
Micah Ford and Kristen Ray (Jr. Chairmen)
Nellie Benoit, Sally Soter, and Joanie Van der Grift (Chairmen)
Panelists  Dr. Karen Swartz, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison (Panelists), Dr. Randy Buckner Dr. Ellen Frank (Moderator), and Amy Morro (Panelists)
Holly Maisto and Alexis Kauchick
Joyce and Dusty Sang
Lori and Bruce Gendelman, Dorothy Kohl, and Juliana Goldberg
Tina Bilotti and Leonardo Bilotti
Christine Curtis and Sheila
Mark Cook and Andrea Bradley, J.D.
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Juianne Moore); Capehart (Ryan Licht Sang); (METRO Curates)