Monday, August 1, 2016

Serious Moonlight

The scene at LongHouse Reserve's 2016 Jubilee Year Summer Benefit, Serious Moonlight.
The Hampton Designer Showhouse, the showcase for America’s premier design talent, kicked off with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016.  Nearly 400 guests celebrated the opening of the 2016 Showhouse which will run until Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.  Proceeds will benefit Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY. Showhouse sponsors include Traditional Homemagazine (2016 Presenting Sponsor), Beach Magazine (2016 Regional Magazine Sponsor), Kohler Co. (2016 Design Sponsor) and  Saunders (2016 Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor). Mario Buatta is the Honorary Showhouse Chairman. Jamie Drake and Alexa Hampton are the Honorary Design Co-Chairmen. 
The 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse Designers and Decorative Artists
Now in its sixteenth year, the Hampton Designer Showhouse features 25 top interior designers and decorative artists who have turned a traditional shingle style house into a decorating masterpiece.  This year’s Showhouse, located at 1597 Noyac Path in Sag Harbor, New York, has been generously donated by Bodenchak Design and Build. 

The Hampton Designer Showhouse will be open to the public Sunday, July 24 through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. 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.  The Showhouse boutique will be provided by Deluxe.
Robert Bakes, Sharon Bakes, Laura Kropp, and Paul Kropp
Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler
Andrew and Erin Gates
Mark and Diane Guariglia
Beth Bouck, Beth McDonough, and Betsy Froelich
Dawn and Frank Bodenchak
Alan Glatt and Barbara Page Glatt
Mikel Welch and Jamie Bianca Lee
Tom and Gretchen Witschi
Bob Chaloner and Ann Maine
Franco Biscardi and Brian Brady
Elle Cole and Marie-Christine McNally
Ann Maine and Tony Manning
Elsa Soyars and Michael Blake
Earl Crittenden, Steven Stolman, and Rich Wilkie
Tony Manning, Stephanie Barbatelli, and Ric Barbatelli
Mark Dumoulin and Greg McKenzie
Gary DePersia and Nikki Goss
Keith Baltimore and Melanie Roy Friedman
Trisha Dodson, Julie Dodson, and Marion Dodson
Jim and Dana Adler
On Saturday, July 23rd, LongHouse Reserve—the not-for-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden, and educational organization founded by legendary textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen—hosted its 2016 Jubilee Year Summer Benefit, SERIOUS MOONLIGHT. The gala, which took place on LongHouse Reserve’s beautiful 16-acre East Hampton grounds, celebrated the foundation’s 25th anniversary and honored sisters Molly Chappellet and Luanne Wells with the LongHouse Arts Patron Award, presented to them by Martha Stewart, making her third appearance at LongHouse this year. The glamorous garden affair netted $500,000 for the organization.
Undaunted by the heat, dancers from NYU, led by LongHouse Creative Scholarship award winner and NYU graduate Em Watson, greeted guests with a performance amongst the sculpture gardens.

Other guests who celebrated this milestone 25th year included artists and supporters
Dr. Andre Goy and Jeffrey Ornstein, Kiki Spensieri and Scott Kilgour, Elizabeth and Mark Levine, Steve Miller, Ted Hartley, Johnny Swing, Peter Dayton, Ryan McGinness, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeld, Dr. Vincent Covello, Jo Ann and Lee Skolnick, Fern and Lenard Tessler, Edwina von Gal, Marcia Wilson and Herb Hellman, Alison Mazzola, Sylvia Mazzola, Dr. Young Yang Chung, Jack Youngerman, Alison Mazzola, Sylvia Mazzola, and Barbara and Mark Zand.
The festivities continued beneath the stars with a grand dinner of sheep’s milk ricotta raviolis and roasted Long Island striped bass, a menu curated by Alice Waters. The delicious meal was punctuated by Molly Chappellet and Luanne Well’s awards, as well as a surprise award presented to LongHouse Reserve President, Dianne Benson. An exciting montage of video messages from past honorees, including Laurie Anderson, Ai Weiwei and Dale Chihuly, who were unable to attend the 25th anniversary celebration was screened, and guests were treated to a sneak preview of the forthcoming LongHouse documentary. The evening also focused on the importance of encouraging the creative thinking of children, with an introduction to the first-ever three LongHouse Reserve Creative Scholarship winners, and live bidding to raise funds for LongHouse Reserve’s esteemed educational programs.

Following the scrumptious feast, techno-pop diva Nona Hendryx took to the stage with a special sound, light and music tribute to David Bowie, prompting guests to kick off their shoes and move along to tunes like “Let’s Dance.” The dessert and dance party then continued into the night with music from the inimitable DJ Donna D’Cruz.
Nico Muhly
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT was organized by LongHouse Reserve President Dianne Benson, the LongHouse Reserve Board of Trustees and LongHouse Reserve Founder, the esteemed Jack Lenor Larsen.

Benefit silent auction highlights included works by past honorees, including a one-of-a-kind Blue Glass Spear sculpture from Dale Chihuly made especially for the occasion; a rare and precious drawing from Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Child’s Einstein on the Beach; as well as works from Cindy Sherman, Christo, Carol Cassidy, Richard Meier, Ai Weiwei, Grace Knowlton, Larry Rivers, Bryan Hunt, Eric Fischl, Marko Remec, Kiki Smith, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov, Jun Kaneko, Michael Dweck, April Gornik, Laurie Lambrecht, Gus Leiber, Scott Bluedorn, Johnny Swing, Jack Youngerman, Issey Miyake, Yoan Capote and Wafaa Bilal.
Nick Martin, Christina Martin, Hala Salomon, and James Salomon
Robert Wilson, Molly Chappellet, Nico Muhly, Luanne Wells, Dianne B, Lee Skolnick, Jack Lenor Larsen, Peter Olsen, Ayse Kenmore, Helen Drutt English, and Alexandra Munroe
Alex Papachristidis, Key Hall, Caroline Berthet, and Scott Nelson
Alison Mazzola, Robert Wilson, and Sylvia Mazzola
Bonnie Comley, Ted Hartley, Leah Lane, and Stewart Lane
Donna D'Cruz and Tom Silverman
Elizabeth de Cuevas
Holly Ledbetter, Hannah Cullen, Em Watson, and Caroline Elizabeth
Eric Fischl and April Gornik
Jack Lenor Larsen
Ralph Gibson and Mary Jane Marcasiano
Louis Oliver Gropp and Sherri Donghia
Nicole Miller and Kim Taipale
Matko Tominic, Alexandra Munroe, Peter Olsen, and Miri Park
Dianne B and Young Yang Chung
Donna D'Cruz
Molly Chappellet and Martha Stewart
Nico Muhly and Cindy Sherman
Jennifer Lynn Savage and Fred Savage
Nona Hendryx
Catching up. This past July 9th, the 12th Annual A Hamptons Happening marking the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) took place on at the residence of Maria and Kenneth Fishel, featured 40 of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons.

The event was hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and honored Sandra Lee, New York Times best-selling author and breast cancer survivor; Jayma Cardoso, Founder of the Surf Lodge in Montauk; and Deirdre Quinn, CEO of the luxury fashion company Lafayette 148 New York.
Adding fun to the benefit were performers from the National Circus Project, an arts-in-education program, who posed for photos with guests while balanced on stilts and performed tricks for the crowd.

SWCRF founder and CEO Dr. Samuel Waxman and Chris Wragge took to the stage to introduce this year’s honorees and host the live auction. Following the opening remarks, honoree Sandra Lee captivated the audience with a powerful testimonial of her high-profile battle with breast cancer last year. She is now cancer free and credited the medical team at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York for their excellent treatment of her.
Jayma Cardoso and Deirdre Quinn were welcomed to the stage, where Dr. Waxman presented them crystal awards from Orrefors in thanks for their support for this year’s benefit. This year’s A Hamptons Happening was chaired by event Co-Founders Marion Waxman and Laurie Schaffran and Co-Chair Karen Amster-Young
Champagne Taittinger toasts the Waxman Foundation's fortieth anniversary
Ali Zarin, Bobby Zarin, and Jill Zarin
Lucy Miller, Kevin Berlin, and Adele Krantz
Brian Stuebe, Tim Zietera, Christopher Suozzi, and Benjamin Young
Chris Wragge and Sarah Siciliano
Kenneth Fishel, Maria Fishel, and Bradley Fishel
Marion N. Waxman, Karen Amster-Young, and Laurie L. Schaffran
Deirdre Quinn, Sandra Lee, and Jayma Cardoso
Cody Vichinski, Mike Cantwell, and Sam Kelly
Fernanda Capobianco
Sara Sarpolis and Jessica Cohen
Roxanna Kerns and Amelia Dogwiler
Lisa Aquilino, Chris Arlotta, and Lisa Herbert Winter
Paola and Arnie Rosenshein
Ramona Singer
Martin Higgins, Katarina Maloney, Catherine Cutier, Chantelle Pabros, Pamela Morgan, and Dana Bruneau
Pascal Riffaud and Francois Payard
LDV Hospitality group
Photographs by Sean Zanni/ (Longhouse)