2015 Frederic E. Church Gala, NYC

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When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 @ 7PM

Hot Spot: The Metropolitan Club, NYC

Deets: This year’s Gala launches Olana’s 50th Anniversary Season, celebrating the preservation and opening to the public of America’s most important artist’s home, studio, and designed landscape in 1966. The 2015 Church Award honorees represent the breadth of this important story – from the 1966 saving of Olana to the exciting plans for its future: Jim Hamilton, Martin Puryear, Professor Jason Rosenfeld, Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY Parks 2020 Plan. Luminist painter Stephen Hannock, a former FEC Award recipient, will serve as Honorary Chair.

Olana is the greatest masterpiece of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), the preeminent American artist of the mid-19th century and the most important artist’s home, studio and designed landscape in the United States. Church designed Olana as a holistic environment integrating his advanced ideas about art, architecture, landscape design, and environmental conservation. Olana’s 250-acre artist-designed landscape with a Persian-inspired house at its summit embraces unrivaled panoramic views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains and welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually. To learn more about Olana and The Olana Partnership, please visit www.olana.org.

Who You May Spot: Martin Puryear, Professor Jason Rosenfeld, Jim Hamilton, Lucy Rockefeller Waletzky, Stephen Hannock, David Redden, Sean Sawyer, Douglas Durst, Rose Harvey, Bibhu Mohapatra, Bobby Beard, Frank Stella, Richard Sharp, John Berendt, Mary Alice Stephenson

Hint For The Average Socialite: To purchase a table or ticket to the 2015 Gala contact Amanda Martignetti at 212-921-9070 ext. 17 or email olana@thejfmgroup.com.

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