Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Season Spectacular

Summer Cocktail Celebration at The Bowery Hotel to support ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation.
Jay Leno, the celebrated “Tonight Show” host and comedian, took the stage on Saturday, July 1st for a one-night only performance at Guild Hall's Season Spectacular. An intimate dinner followed at the historic Hedges Inn.

Previous performers to headline the Season Spectacular include: Martin Short, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Beach Boys, Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Liza Minelli, Christine Ebersol and Billy Stritch, among others.
Jay Leno and Andrea Grover, Executive Director of Guild Hall
Guild Hall is the first cultural center in the nation to combine a theater, museum, and a meeting place.  Since opening its doors in 1931, this not-for-profit remains committed to providing a safe space where those in the visual, literary, and performing arts and the community at-large can mingle and find expression with the hope of fostering understanding and appreciation of each other and the world we share.

Guild Hall is the Hampton’s year-round visual and performing arts center wholly dedicated to serving the residents, members, families, and artists of the East End. The center offers enriching experiences by presenting relevant and meaningful programs and events, working in collaboration with artists, and providing a meeting place for the community. For more information, visit
Michele and Marty Cohen, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Jane and Barton Shallot
Ninah and Michael Lynne with Ed and Pamela Pantzer
Renee and Richard Steinberg
Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley
Cheryl and Michael Minikes
Jay Leno and Sebastian Ficht
Andrea Grover with Richard and Florence Fabricant
Jay Leno, Zarra Beard, and Andy Sabin
Martha Rogers, Dick Cavett, Bill Boggs, and Lady Jane Rothchild
Lola Quigley, Dr. Robert Quigley, and Debra Quigley
Steven Jacobson, Florence Fabricant, and Susan Jacobson
Ken Wyse and Mary Jane Brock
Alice Netter and Ken Wyse
Stephen Meringoff and Kim Charlton
Carlos Llama and Andrea Grover
The Boys’ Club of New York, the city’s oldest organization focused solely on preparing boys and young men to reach their full potential, held its 14th Annual Golf Outing and 1st Annual Pro-Am to raise money for BCNY’s vital youth programming and services. The event raised more money than ever before.

The Golf Outing took place at the historic Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY. This year for the first time, a PGA professional was included with each foursome. The day began with a breakfast buffet and then a shotgun start at 1:00pm. The golfers beat the late afternoon thunderstorms by minutes and the 120 guests enjoyed the post-game celebrations, including a buffet dinner, fundraising auction, awards ceremony, keynote speech by BCNY alumnus and Gerry Clubhouse Director Carlos Velazquez as well as a performance by stand-up comedian Phil Hanley.
Curt Curtis
The Golf Outing was chaired by Colin Heffron, BCNY trustee and Bill Tyree, BCNY board president. The Golf Committee consisted of Silas R. Anthony, Jr., Sara Stowe Ayres, Douglas J. Band, Ellen Breed, James F. Curtis III, Christopher Errico, Stephen F. Errico, Daniel Garcia, Stuart M Katzoff, Cynthia Kempner, Jack Lentz, William G. McKnight III, Edward J. Rappa and Alexander T. Robinson. Robert M. Gardiner and Elbridge T Gerry, Jr. were honorary members of the Golf Committee.
Chris Errico
The Boys’ Club of New York is committed to nurturing, mentoring, and guiding boys and young men to prepare them to reach their fullest potential.

Throughout its 141-year history of youth development, the Boys’ Club of New York has combined a single-minded focus on boys and young men with a unique, multi-disciplinary approach that prepares them for a fulfilling and meaningful adulthood. The Boys’ Club of New York accomplishes this through an approach that includes music and arts programs, social and recreational activities, academic support and athletics.
Sean Quinlivan PGA, Tom Gahan, Colin Heffron, and Chris Wagner
Ana Leffont, Tyler Schiff, Jeff Gschwind PGA, and Sara Stowe Ayers
Cynthia Kempner, Maggie Will PGA, Kitty Gerry, and Ellen Breed
Elbridge T. Gerry III, Tom Henderson PGA, Ebby Gerry, and Alan Breed
Kevin Crowe, Dr. Robert Snow, Tom Sturges, and Jack Lentz
Rick Meskell, Rob Coakley, Bill Tyree, and John Conway
Jonathan Grayer, Lyon Polk, Jamie Kilmer PGA, and Potter Polk
Bill Tyree during the awards ceremony
Colin Heffron
Low Gross winners Gregg Hayden, CJ Reeves PGA, Jamie Kempner
MvVO ART, an innovative art venture dedicated to Creating Opportunities for Artists, launched its newest art venture, AD ART SHOW, which will debut in spring 2018. The goal of AD ART SHOW is to showcase and celebrate contemporary artists in advertising and those who have evolved out of an advertising heritage.

“So many luminaries – including Warhol, Magritte, Rosenquist, Lautrec, and Rockwell - worked in advertising before becoming the acclaimed artists we revere today. These artists’ success confirms that the advertising industry is home to tremendous creative talent, and I can’t wait to bring that talent to the spotlight at AD ART SHOW next spring in New York city,” said Maria van Vlodrop., Founder and CEO, MvVO ART.
Judith Schultz, Giancarlo Impiglia, Ron Burkhardt, Brenda von Schweickhardt, and Patricia Corrigan
MvVO ART pre-launched its AD ART SHOW venture with an Art Talk led by a panel of Art and Advertising experts entitled, ‘Is Advertising Home to the Next Big Name in Art?’ at the Southampton Arts Center on July 5, 2017. Douglas Elliman Real Estate was the presenting sponsor at Wednesday’s Art Talk. Guests included Melody Newberry, TR Prescod, Brian Tymann, Ronni Shapiro, Lucy Presner, Kevin Berlin, Eleanor Kobel, Michael Daly, Isaac Aiden, Cindy Farkas Glanzock, Kyle Collins and Naomi Hargarty.

Panelists included Patricia Corrigan as moderator (writer and Editor, CBS Radio Network) and speakers included Ron Burkhardt (contemporary Artist and Award-Winning Creative Director), Giancarlo Impiglia (Prominent contemporary artist and Lecturer in Art History), Brenda von Schweickhardt Exline(Luxury brand advisor and former Ad Agency Founder & CEO), and Judith Schultz (Art dealer, advisor, collector, and former gallerist).
Elenor Kobel, Christine De La Garza, Maria von Vlodrop, Genevieve Ohanian, and Melody Newberry
After the presentation and discussion, guests mingled in the gardens of the Southampton Arts Center and enjoyed delicious wine from Lieb Cellars, refreshing beverages courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms, and enticing bites provided by Buoy One. Hampton Cigar Company provided a premium giveaway package at the conclusion of the event.

MvVO ART will launch AD ART SHOW in spring 2018. The show will exhibit artists currently working in or with roots in advertising in New York, the United States, and internationally.  Artist submissions (including paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media) will be selected by a jury of prominent art collectors.

Sponsors and Partners include: Douglas Elliman Real Estate, The One Club for Creativity, Adforum, Tumblr, The Clarion List, Katapult Art Management, Buoy One, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Hampton Cigar Company, Lieb Cellars, Lucine Almas, and the Southampton Arts Center, with more to be announced. MvVO ART is a proud supporter of Artistic Dreams International.
Irene Dickey Ron Burkhardt and Brenda von Schweickhardt
Kevin Berlin, Isaac Aden, and Maria Van Vlodrop
Patricia Corrigan Giancarlo Impiglia
Brian Mott, Cindy Farkas, Jimmy Mack, and Naomi Glazroc
Lucy Presner Ira Levy and Helene Safdie
Over 200 guests were in attendance at ArtWorks’ Summer Cocktail Celebration at The Bowery Hotel to support ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation, raising over $100,000.

Guests included Founder and Board Chair Daniela Mendelsohn, Founding Board Members Adam Hirsch and David Kaufthal and Board Members Peter Bremberg, Philip Michael and Brianna Elefant.
ArtWorks’ silent auction consisted of 50 items which featured artwork created by several ArtWorks Teaching Artists, generously donated gifts from supporters of the ArtWorks mission, and artwork created by ArtWorks Young Artists.
The event featured the live band, Astrograss, who added a festive air to the evening while ArtWorks Graffiti Teaching Artist Yako created an amazing graffiti piece for the Silent Auction.  Guests watched Yako’s piece unfold over the course of the evening and even took part in creating their own graffiti pieces.

All proceeds from the event directly support ArtWorks’ creative and performing art programs for children in the hospital facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses. For more information, please visit:
David Kaufthal, Keren Greenberg, and ArtWorks Founder Daniela Mendelsohn
Daniela Mendelsohn with artist Ed Heck and ArtWorks Teaching Artist Michael Albert Board Member Adam Hirsch with wife Jessica Hirsch
Jennifer Schiamberg and Paula Bernstein
Child Life Specialists Meghan Kelly from CHAM, Peyton Katz from HSS, ArtWorks Advisory Board Member Genevieve Lowry, and Rechelle Porter from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian
Executive Director Amy Sokal and Melissa Osipoff Pediatric Oncologist Dr. Bonilla from St. Joseph's Children's Hospital with Program Coordinator Daniela Verdugo
Andrew Khor and Marc Villoria
Michael Bartolone and Auxilliary Committee Member Melanie Lane ArtWorks Teaching Artist Ria Hawks with Kathy Neggers
Event Chairs Peter Bremberg and Brianna Elefant
Jessica Hirsch and Daniela Mendelsohn
Live Artist Yako working on a Live Grafitti Art Piece Auxilliary Committee Member Jennifer Pappas with Sybille Bruun
Nicole and Debbie Heytink creating graffitti pieces with Yako
Live Band Astrograss
Photographsby Barry Gordin (Guild Hall); Rob Rich/ (MvVO ART)