Monday, June 4, 2018

Art, Music, and Science

Marc Rosen and Carol Alt with the Pratt Institute Merit Award Recipients Huei-Tai Chen, Hyewon Im, Pandara Chanyatanavut, and Hyeryun Nam
Pratt Institute, a renowned New York City-based college that educates creative thinkers from around the world, welcomed guests at its Art of Packaging Award Gala, a glamorous annual event that celebrates excellence in packaging design. The gala, which was held May 22 at a private club in Manhattan and raises funds that benefit the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute, attracts leading companies and executives from the multi-billion-dollar cosmetics industry. Emceed by model Carol Alt, the event marked 29 years of the Fund that has helped raise more than $3.5 million for scholarships for graduate packaging design students at Pratt.

Groupe Pochet Executive Board President Irene Gosset and Managing Director Tristan Farabet accepted the Art of Packaging Award. Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet introduced them. The Art of Packaging Award is presented annually to a beauty industry company or individual that has excelled in the art form of package design.
Groupe Pochet joins previous recipients including Batallure, Aramis & Designer Fragrances, Estée Lauder, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Coty Inc., Coty Prestige, Dior Beauty, Interparfums, Lancôme, M·A·C, Mary Kay Inc., P&G Prestige, Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, and Shiseido.

Special guests at the Art of Packaging Award Gala included actress Arlene Dahl; Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet; Jean Charles Castelbajac, fashion designer; Eric Vanin, president at Qualipac America; Boris Zivkovic, president at Pochet of America; Gail Boye, senior vice president at Shiseido; Theo Spilka, vice president Firmenich; Helen Murphy, vice president The Estee Lauder Companies, Linda Levy, president at The Fragrance Foundation, and more.
Honorees Tristan Farabet, Managing Director Groupe Pochet, and Irene Gosset, Executive Board President, Groupe Pochet
Pratt Institute Merit Award Recipient Hyeryun Nam's designs from Marc Rosen's Design Workshop
Pratt Institute Merit Award Recipient Huei-Tai Chen's designs
Pratt Institute Merit Award Recipient Pandara Chanyatanavut's designs
Pratt Institute Merit Award Recipient Hyewon Im's designs
Rosen teaches a course on cosmetic and fragrance package design where students are challenged to create a perfume bottle prototype, a scent card, box, shopping bag, and advertisement. To date, the Fund has provided scholarships to more than 100 Pratt students, many of whom have become industry leaders. This year, Packaging Design student Hadar Kfir received the Marc Rosen Scholarship for Packaging Design, a full tuition scholarship. The 2018 student merit award recipients, whose fragrance packaging design work was on display at the event, were: Huei Tai Chen; Hyewon Im; Hyeryun Nam, and Pandara Chanyatanavut.
BorisZivkovic, President, Pochet of America; Tristan Farabet, Managing Director Groupe Pochet; Marc Rosen, Irene Gosset Executive Board President, Groupe Pochet; and Eric Vanin, President, Qualipac
Pratt Institute's Kirk Pillow, Provost; Frances Bronet, President; and Bruce Gitlin, Chair of Board of Trustees
Hadar Kfir, Marc Rosen Scholarship for Packaging by Design Recipient, Pratt Institute Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Pauline de Drouat
Arabella Ferrari, Giuseppe Bellora, and Loretta Miraglia
Mitchell Kaneff, Chairman & CEO, Arkay Packaging; and Franck Mosio VP Packaging Development InterParfums Inc.
Gail Boye, Senior Vice President, Product Development, Shiseido; and Gregg Gallant of Batallure. Jennifer Balbier, Senior Vice President Global Product Development, Estee Lauder; with Tara Cohen, VP Products & Packaging Development at Becca
Linda Levy, President, The Fragrance Foundation, Westly Morris, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Fine Fragrance, Mane; and Christine Schott, co-founder,
Karan Patel, Lynda Bolnick, and Maurice Corigan from Heinz-Glaz
On May 21st, The Pro Musicis Foundation hosted their gala award dinner at the Consulate of France in New York. Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre welcomed guests and spoke highly about the exceptional vision of Pro Musicis founder Father Eugène Merlet and the decisive influence of Pro Musicis artists to awaken the human spirit in concert halls and community service venues on both sides of the Atlantic since 1965.

Board member J.Y. Song presented the 2018 Pro Musicis International Award to the Solera Quartet, whose members are Molly Carr, Miki-Sophia Cloud, Andrew Janss, and Tricia Park. Executive Director John Haag presented the Father Eugene Merlet Awards for community service to Stephanie Jutt for her exemplary outreach through the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, and to Molly Carr for her creative presentation of classical music in prisons through Project: Music Heals Us.
Solera Quartet
Bonnie Barrett, Board Chair, and Franck Laverdin co-chaired this magical evening for music lovers and patrons who enjoyed drinking an exceptional selection of Champagne Prestige des Sacres generously offered by Nazareth and Mario Rinaldi, and a delicious dinner prepared by Feast and Fêtes, among the guests Melinda and Ambassador William vanden Heuvel, Sue and Lou Meisel, Lisa and Keith Jewell, Marguerite Mangin, Odile de Schietere-Longchampt and Michel Longchampt, Brianne Goutal-Marteau and Romain Marteau, Heidi and Allen Roberts, Peggy Cai, John Gingrich, Janet Haag, Caroline Corwin, John Gerlach, Mary Pisarkiewicz.
Michael Lynch, Trace Johnson, Stephanie Jutt, and Lou Meisel
J.Y. Song, Lou Meisel, and Bonnie Barrett
Keith and Lisa Jewell
Allen Roberts, Jay Paul, Heidi Roberts, Brianne Goutal-Marteau, and Romain Marteau
John Gingrich and James Simon
Luis Mora, Tricia Park, and Bruce Tilley
Naz and Mario Rinaldi Patricia and Alex Swistel
Andrew Janss, Molly Carr, Francine Waker, Pete Walker, and Asuka Qin
Claudette Karabey, Mathieu-Francois Spannagel, and Christophe Caron-Soriano
Colin Williams, Caroline Corwin, and Aya Du
John E. Haag and Janet Haag Franck Laverdin and Peggy Cai
Trace Johnson and Francesca Wolff
J.Y. Song, Peggy Cai, Miki-Sophia Cloud, and Asuka Qin
Tziporah Miriam Halperin and John Gerlach
Marguerite Mangin, Franck Laverdin, French Consul General Anne-Claire Legendre, Michel Longchampt, Odile De Schitiere-Longchampt, Ben Aguilar, and Claudette Karabey
Ambassador William Vanden Heuvel, and Melinda Vanden Heuvel
Ben Aguilar and Jerry Erickson
A few weeks ago, Victor Davis Hanson was honored by The New Criterion with the sixth Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society at a gala dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The Edmund Burke Award honors individuals who have made conspicuous contributions to the defense of civilization.

The evening's program
Through his exemplary career as a scholar and writer, Victor Davis Hanson has embodied the spirit of this award, asserting the critical importance of the liberty we cherish in the West. His insight and candor make him an invaluable voice in the ongoing struggle for civilization.

In his opening remarks, Roger Kimball, the editor and publisher of The New Criterion, said “Victor cuts across the chattering static of the ephemeral, bringing us back to a wisdom that is as clear-eyed and disabused as it is generous and serene.”

The gala dinner benefited The New Criterion, an influential monthly review of the arts and intellectual life, and the award, which was first presented to Dr. Henry Kissinger in 2012, gives homage to the inspiration provided by Edmund Burke, the eighteenth-century political philosopher. Previous honorees have also included Donald Kagan (2014), Charles Murray (2015), Ayaan Hirsi Ali (2016), and Philippe de Montebello (2017). Supporters of the 2018 gala included Henry & Nancy Kissinger, The Blavatnik Family Foundation, Heather Higgins, Virginia James, and Thomas D. Klingenstein.

Dr. Hanson’s remarks will be published in the forthcoming June issue of The New Criterion.
The cocktail hour
Victor Davis Hanson receives Edmund Burke Award from The New Criterion Editor Roger Kimball
The New Criterion Executive Editor James Panero
The staff of The New Criterion with Victor Davis Hanson; L–R: Andy Shea, James Panero, Victor Davis Hanson, Roger Kimball, Eric Simpson, Rebecca Hecht, and Benjamin Riley
Yvonne Burke, Alison Bardeen, Arianna Martell, and Elisabeth Rawson
Hannah Whalen, Zoe Young, Arielle Confino, and Carly Cooperman
Angela Kodicek, James Taranto, and Elizabeth Hartnett
Mitzi Perdue and Emily Myers Niki Pietruszko and Peter Jones
Roger Hertog and Victor Davis Hanson
Philippe de Montebello and Myron Magnet
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fifth annual “Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon” at the private Upper East Side residence of Susan Gutfreund in New York City. The event featured a fashion presentation from Fashion Icon Jason Wu, whose collection was showcased before a private audience, with all event proceeds benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Event Chairs included Lauren Lawrence, Pamela Morgan, and Marion Waxman, and Co-Chair Erica Linden-Fineberg. The Event Committee included Chris Arlotta, Sharon Bush, Maria Elena Christiansen, Denise De Luca, Boo Grace, Susan Gutfreund, Yaz Hernandez, Patricia Kluge, Jeanne Lawrence, Lauren Day Roberts, Barbara Tober, Marcy Whitman, and Karen Amster-Young.
Dr.Samuel Waxman 1 Fashon Designs from Jason Wu 5
Notable attendees included Lauren Lawrence, Marion Waxman, Samuel Waxman M.D., Erica Linden-Fineberg, William T. Sullivan, Maria Fishel, Don Lemon, Pamela Morgan, Michelle Herbert, Jean Shafiroff, Vicky Tiel, Carolyne Roehm,  Regina Kravitz, Susan Rose, Hyewon Miller, Barbara Regna, Diane Chudnoff, Chris Arlotta, Harriet Gayle Raisin, Gail Prop, Barbara Tober, Chris Arlotta, Caroline Lieberman, Gale Sitomer, Jeanne Lawrence, Ingeborg Rennert, Lauren Day Roberts, Maria Elena Christiansen, Dr. Penny Grant, Marjorie Baldinger, Marlene Brown, Marcia Levine, Randi Schatz, Roy Fischer, Valerie Lettan, Yaz Hernandez, Nicole Salmasi, Nadia EshaghpourMaribel Lieberman, Laury Franks, Patricia Kluge, and David Salvatore.
Susan Gutfreund, Marion Waxman, Pamela Morgan, and Lauren Lawrence
Over 125 guests attended this sold out and best attended event that was spearheaded by Chair Lauren Lawrence. Dr. Samuel Waxman pointed out events such as the Luncheon are directed to cancer research.  The newest initiative for the Foundation is addressing the growing incidence of cancer among people as they age by launching a funding program that supports teams of researchers with expertise in aging and cancer.

The elegant luncheon was catered by CxRA an awe-inspiring restaurant group dedicated to transforming each meal into a cherished memory, sparking a crave to return. white wine and special gin cocktail were donated by Palm Bay International, finishing off with specialty cupcakes by renowned Magnolia Bakery.
Christina Rose and Maria Fishel Vicky Tiel, Lauren Lawrence, and Carolyne Roehm
William Sullivan, Marion Waxman, and Dr.Samuel Waxman
Marjorie Baldinger and Chris Arlotta Marion Waxman and Erica Fineberg
Don Lemon and Lauren Lawrence Jean Shafiroff
Photographs by Annie Watt (Pro Musicis); Daphne Youree Photography (New Criterion)