Monday, November 6, 2017

DIA Fall Night

Last night was the Dia Fall Night where friends, Artists, Curators, and philanthropist rubbed shoulder  viewing the Art and then enjoying an amazing dinner at ArtBeam. The room designed by the awesome duo of Cait and Jules was simple and stunning. The waiters from Olivier Cheng walked beteween the tables as if they were on a runway, so well choreographed as they delivered the steamed fish that had to be opened from its wrapping with a pair of scissors infront of each guest. After dinner dessert was served in the space that had been used for cocktails so the crowd was able to walk around and mingle with everyone.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Studio Museum in Harlem Fall Gala 2017

Last night was one of my most look forward to events of the year, The studio Museum in Harlem's Fall Gala at Cipriani Wall Street.
Why do I love it so much?
It is the people starting with Thelma Golden the Museums Director and Chief Curator and Raymond McGuire the Chairman, Gala Chairs, Katherine C. Chenault, Carol Sutton Lewis, Jacqueline Bradley, Dr. Amelia Ogunlesi and the evenings honoree, Sir David Adjaye. Add to it the most vivacious, well dressed, happy supportive and excited crowd of guests and there you have why no one sits down and then the dance floor becomes packed.
Raymond announced that the gala had raised over $2.3 million  and then told the room one of his famous jokes. You had to be there to hear it but lets just say it was a good one!
I was so happy to see old friends and new and to get to run around and photograph everyone.
To find out more about the museum please click on this link STUDIO MUSEUM LINK.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Harlem School of the Arts Fall Gala 2017

last night was the Harlem School of the Arts Fall Gala at the Plaza Hotel. It was such a fun night with students and guests mixing and mingling. The students performed some songs and dance and wowed us all with the passion and performances.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Jacinda Bayne Exhibit in NY, MERGING LANDSCAPES

Last night I was thrilled to get to attend the opening of Jacinda Bayne's Merging Landscapes at the Anderson Contemporary Gallery located at 180 Maiden Lane in lower Manhattan.
I live up town so I always feel like I am visiting another city when I venture down to the Wall Street area.
By 6.30 pm the crowds had left and the streets were calm as I wove my way down Maiden Lane.
I was so excited to see Jacinda again. We met last Saturday when she came to visit me in my studio with her husband Murray and their 2 year old Riley. Connected by one of my friends from when I was not much old than Riley, Jacinda is one of those people you just want to spend time getting to know. She loves her family and she loves her art. Throw in being raised by eccentric parents in New Zealand and a passion for travel there is a lot to know about this dynamic blond who also manages to keep in shape not just by doing spin classes in Freemantle Australia, she also teaches the classes several times a week.
"You know Julie as an Artist I need to get out of my studio and be social. Teaching spin is great cause it combines meeting new people and staying in shape".
Last nights opening was beautiful. I met many Australians, some who have lived here for years, others that were just passing through. Murray's mother had flown in from Scotland so it was a family affair.
Jacinda has some paintings of bridges. While I think of them as things that connect us she wants to remind us to pause in the middle and observe our surroundings. What ever you think I say cross a bridge, take a tunnel or hop on a ferry..... or what ever you need to do to get there and take a moment to enjoy some art.
So if you have a chance take a journey downtown and visit this space. It is in the lobby of 180 Maiden Lane so just ask to be pointed in the right direction when you get there.
To see more of Jacinda's work click on www.jacindabayneartist.com
For info on Anderson Contemporary click on www.andersoncontemporary.com




Thursday, October 5, 2017

Carnegie Hall Fall Gala 2017

Last night was the Carnegie Hall 2017 Gala performance followed by Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street. The concert was a total crowd pleaser for so many reasons. Firstly due to a strain in one of Lang Langs hands he is only able to play one handed and this could have been very tricky as he was due to perform Gerswin's Rhapsody in Blue for 2 pianos with Chick Corea and the Philadelphia Orchestra, however Lang Lang suggested that a third piano be bought on stage and that the 14 year old Maxim Lando to play his other hand.
The three of them had the audience in raptures.
After the concert the crowd made their way to Cipriani 42nd Street for a wonderful dinner of shrimp salad, rack of lamb and a cream cake with the Carnegie symbol made out of white and red chocolate on top.
A bib shout out to Mercedes Bass who not only looked radiant but also danced up a storm well after the guests were beginning to leave.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

NEW YORK CITY BALLET GALA DINNER

I have to say The NYC Ballet Fall Fashion Gala is one of the hottest events of the year. Not only does the fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker bring her friends and her fabulous style to this event, it does not take long for everyone to take to the dance floor. And oh how they all dance, guests and dancers alike.
Between the dresses and the flowers that this year hung in the sky to the laughing, dancing crowd this is a night that makes NYC one of the best places to be.
To see all the photos please click on this Gala dinner photo link







Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEW YORK CITY BALLET FALL GALA 2017 RED CARPET

This year it was so fun on the red carpet. The weather was perfect and everyone looked amazing. Sarah Jessica Parker arrived with her husband Matthew Broderick for the first ever together at what has become one of the Ballets most anticipated events.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera Fall Gala 2017

What a wonderful evening it was at the Opera. The weather was perfect and the guests were all smiles as they arrived for cocktails. It was fun to see some new faces and old friends. I loved seeing Ariana Rockefeller and her beautiful sister Camilla both in very different shades of red. Well actually Ariana was wearing pink.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala 2017

Last night was the Fall 2017 Gala for New Yorker's for Children at Cipriani 42nd Street. I was so happy to see so many friends all there in support of such and amazing organization. To go to their website please click NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN

To see all my photos please click on this link  PHOTOS