Wednesday, August 23, 2017

From Newport to the East End

Alice Ross, Lindsey Kelt. Hayden Scheible, Katerina Rosen, Jiten Dajee, Charlotte Osborne, Elizabeth Ross, and Alexandra Norton at The Preservation Society of Newport County's annual fundraising dinner dance at Chateau-sur-Mer.
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, The Preservation Society of Newport County hosted its annual fundraising dinner dance at Chateau-sur-Mer, the first to be held there since 1994. Honorary Chairs for this special evening were Mrs. John A. van Beuren and Mr. George H. Warren, whose families were among the founders of the Preservation Society and continue to be some of The Preservation Society's most loyal and involved supporters. It was a fabulous evening and Bob Hardwick and his Orchestra ensured a festive dining and dancing experience in an elegantly decorated tent overlooking the magnificent Victorian landscape. Dinner Dance chairs Amy Berkowitz, Dorrance Hamilton Benson, Holly Banister and John Peixinho welcomed guests to the elegant affair. 
Amy Berkowitz, Dorrance Hamilton Benson, Holly Banister, and John Peixinho .
Trudy Coxe, Executive Director of the Preservation Society of Newport County, with John and Elizabeth Brooks. Regis and Tenley de Ramel with Carter Smith.
Sean Driscoll, Claudia Devit, Julia Field, and Ryan and Annie Warren.
Charlotte Marshall, Andrea Ahearn, and Adrianne Glascock. Mikki Micarelli and Janine Atamian
Lynn Jordan, Morgan Burnham, and Carrie Hicks.
Brooke Blake and Will Leatherman. Max Hayes and Henry Hoffstot.
Thomas Harper, Katie Gilrain, Samantha and Crawford Hamilton, Adrianne Glascock, Archie Van Beuren, Ellen Underwood, and Ian Ahern.
Tyler Stubbs and Ernst and Nancy Rothe. Charles and Adrienne Schiffner.
Toby and Janet Pell.
Ann Mencoff and Sue Metzger. Julian Casey and Sabina Warren.
Morgan Burnham, Kerry Hicks, and Lynn Jordan.
Board of Trustees chairman Monty Burnham. Charlotte Berkowitz and Henrietta Goelet.
Tara Stokes, Harrliet Manice, Schuyler Claiden, and Julia Field.
Lilian and Robert Chapman. Mikkie Micarelli and Ron Slingerland.
Parke Leatherman, Lila Moles, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
Sam Margo, Eva Gonzalez, Nick Newhouse, and Ellen Perez.
Adam Klazmer, Molly Whitehouse, Tyler Stone, Olivia Newhouse, and Suzett and Sam Hamilton.
On Saturday morning, East Hampton's lush sculpture garden LongHouse Reserve hosted the first in a series of three conversations titled, "Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation." The series is conceived and developed by Toni Ross, whose recent installation, sanctuary entwined, was the site of the conversation. Ms. Ross introduced the panel, saying, "Women artists; the definition alone raises many questions. Must we even be defined this way? In my mind this is a complex issue. I do believe that there are forces that confront all non-white male artists and that that conversation is evolving and changing rapidly. The Hamptons, with its rich history of artists includes many important women who broke ground for us, many whom may have been overshadowed by their more recognized partners.” 

Sanctuary entwined by artist Toni Ross.
This first conversation featured artists Michele Oka Doner and April Gornik, collector Neda Young, and moderator Uzoamaka Maduka. The free-flowing conversation touched upon issues of gender, femininity, and the larger role women play in what has been described in the past as a historically male dominated sphere. The series is dedicated to the memory of Elaine de Kooning, Ms. Ross’s mentor and friend. 

Jack Lenor Larsen, the founder of LongHouse Reserve, sat proudly in the first row, having just recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Guests also included Sylvia Baruch, Michele Cohen, Vera Graaf, Claude Grunitzky and Marie-Cécile Grunitzy, Ron Kaplan, Eileen O'Kane Kornreich, Elizabeth Levine, Donald Lipski, Susan Meiselas, Nicole Nadeau, Ellen Rautenberg, and Pascale Richard.

"Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation” will continue August 26 with Alice Aycock, Barbara Rose, Michelle Stuart, Terrie Sultan, moderated by Andrea Grover; and September 23 with Bastienne Schmidt and Almond Zigmund, moderated by Pernilla Holmes (this panel is in formation). All three conversations are at 11:00 and open to the public by reserving seats (R.S.V.P. Mr. Jack Meyer or 212.271.4283).
April Gornik, Neda Young, Uzoamaka Maduka, and Michele Oka Doner.
This series is underwritten by a contribution from the Alpine Capital Bank, the Aboodi and Hoffman families. Additional generous donations from Integrated Exercise Therapy (IET) of Bridgehampton and Dorothy Lichtenstein. The event was also made possible by a gift from Tag Associates, LLC. The August 26th event is also made possible by a gift from Sheri Sandler. The September event is also made possible by a gift from Neda Young. With special thanks to Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder and Ricco Maresca Gallery, whose generosity helped make this exhibition a reality.
Amy Pilkington and Mae Mougin.
April Gornik and Toni Ross.
April Gornik, Michele Oka Doner, Toni Ross, Uzoamaka Maduka, and Neda Young.
Claude Grunitzky and Laurie Lambrecht.
Dorethy Donovan, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Bozena Massey.
Julie Spain and Ron Kaplan.
Marissa Allen and Elizabeth Fiore.
Neda Young and her daughter Francis Young Fuchs.
Stan Baumblatt, Michele Cohen, and Chaz Austin.
Toni Ross and Jack Lenor Larsen.
The Hampton’s-based Ellen Hermanson Foundation held its annual gala which netted more than $100,000 for the South Hampton Hospital’s new cancer center and its breast center bearing the foundation’s name.  Held at Jean-Georges’ Topping Rose House, the gala was chaired by Jean Shafiroff.

The Amazing Kreskin
 was able to recall the 22 cards pulled from from a shuffled 52-card deck after a quick glace of the remaining cards. The guests left amazed by Kreskin’s mentalist feasts, satisfied with a sumptuous meal and fulfilled as auctioneer Nicolas Dawes, an expert on PBS’ Antiques Road Show, auctioned himself off ... twice, and coaxed five-figure gifts for each of six special chemotherapy chairs for the cancer center.
The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce was a presenting partner with the foundation.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation was established in 1997 by Julie Ratner to honor the memory of Ellen Hermanson and carry on the important work to which she devoted so much of her time and energy. An activist and an advocate, Ellen channeled her journalistic talents to become a forceful voice for breast cancer patients and their families. She educated her readers about the importance of early detection, the challenges of living with breast cancer, the very real but little-discussed or understood issue of pain management, and the debilitating effects of breast cancer on the entire family.
The Amazing Kreskin. Nick Dawes.
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is unique in its commitment to helping breast cancer patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional aspects of breast cancer. No patient is turned away from the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment. All services though Ellen’s Well are provided free of charge.

For more information about the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, visit:
Nicole Teitler and Jessica Mackin. Jodie Wasserman and Edyle O'Brien.
Lee Fryd, Julie Ratner, and Jean Shafiroff.
Steven Bernstein, Bob Chaloner, and Susie Roden.
Maryann Mattone, Georgiana Tenatti, and Anita Ciolli.
Cathy Yohay, Norman Yohay, and Liz Derringer.
Jay and Iris Dankner.
Amanda and Curtiss Polk.
Dee Rivera.
Vered and David O'Brien.
Farah Moinian hosted a private event that at her home on Park Avenue to celebrate New York brokerage Key Ventures joining forces with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties. Farah is a top agent with Key Ventures and will be moving over to Berkshire Hathaway with the merger. 

Guests at her home included well-known philanthropists Iris Cantor and Anka Palitz, MET Curator Kim Benzel, Doyle Auction House's Kathy Doyle, as well as VP of the Dream Hotel Group Ashish Verma to name a few. Key Ventures Larry Kaiser and Craig Dix were also in attendance alongside Ellie Johnson, President, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties.
Craig Dix, Farah Moinian, Larry Kaiser, Ellie Johnson, and James Johnson.
Dr. Patrick Kerr and David Hornung.
David Sturner, Ronni Anderson, Farah Moinian, and Luis Ramirez.
Katharine Riggle and Ana Luchangco.
Ashish Verma, Craig Dix, Iris Cantor, Larry Kaiser, and Monique Fortinberry.
Sabine Poisson, Paul Tabor, and Anka Palitz.
Farah Moinian, Gaia Borra, and Stefania Girombelli.
Paul Tabor, Cathy Petrello, and Peter Turtzo
Marco Borra, Gaia Borra, Stefania Girombelli, and Max Girombelli.
Kim Benzel, Laura Doyle, and Kathleen Doyle.
Mika Sterling, Geoffrey Bradfield, and Monique Fortinberry.
Anka Palitz, Larry Kaiser, and Vajihe Soleymani.
The Key-Ventures Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties group with Peter Turtzo and Ellie Johnson.
Photographs by Susan Scovill (The Preservation Society of Newport); Rob Rich (Hermanson)