Affair: LongHouse Reserve celebrates 25 years with Jubilee Year Summer Benefit, SERIOUS MOONLIGHT
When: Saturday, July 23, 2016 @ 6PM-11PM
Hot Spot: LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
Deets: 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of LongHouse Reserve. At SERIOUS MOONLIGHT on Saturday, July 23rd, many of the artists and art lovers that the Foundation has honored will in turn be honoring founder, Jack Lenor Larsen, and the future of the 16-acre treasure that is LongHouse. On the night, either on screen or in person, past honorees Bill T. Jones, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Gund, Cindy Sherman, Nico Muhly, Robert Wilson, Barbara Slifka and Dorothy Lichtenstein will be there to salute or to entertain.
Alice Waters has personally overseen the evening’s dinner menu, Christina Kim created the hand-silvered invitation and Molly Chappellet and her sister Luanne Wells(the recipients of the evening’s LongHouse Arts Patron Award) will be pairing the food with wines from Napa Valley’s famed Chappellet Vineyards. Molly is a designer, gardener, photographer, chef, entertainer, and author of five books. Luanne is the President of the Wells Family Charitable Foundation and serves as a trustee of the California Institute of the Art.
The SERIOUS MOONLIGHT dress theme of “Night Sky and Silver” will be variously interpreted by a crowd that loves to dress up – with some outfitted by Mary Jane Marcasiano and Nicole Miller. A telescope, courtesy of the Montauk Observatory, will be there for attendees to view the actual moon, and guests will be ushered through a Walking Through Time Tunnel.
Another high point of the evening will be a short premiere of the LongHouse documentary, which is being created by Checkerboard Films, and the crowning introduction of the cool and talented first ever three LongHouse Creative Scholarship winners.
The Summer Benefit Jubilee Auction will include spectacular items from past honorees, including a one-of-a-kind Blue Glass Spear sculpture from Dale Chihuly made especially for the occasion; a rare and precious drawing from Robert Wilson, Philip Glass and Lucinda Child’s Einstein on the Beach; as well as works from Cindy Sherman, Christo,Carol Cassidy, Richard Meier and Ai Weiwei. The LongHouse Auction is unique, also offering special works from the organizations favored and generous artists who exhibit on the East Hampton grounds. These talents include Grace Knowlton, Larry Rivers, Bryan Hunt, Eric Fischl, Marko Remec, Kiki Smith, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov and Jun Kaneko. Works from these artists will be auctioned alongside those from locally admired artists Michael Dweck, April Gornik, Laurie Lambrecht, Gus Leiber, Scott Bluedorn, Johnny Swing and Jack Youngerman, and the globally admired Issey Miyake, Yoan Capote and Wafaa Bilal.
But that is not all. As the auction is winding down – the magic of the night is heating up. Great techno-pop diva Nona Hendryx will make a special sound, light and music tribute to David Bowie and when she sings “Let’s Dance”, it will be to music and dancing by Donna D’Cruz.
About LongHouse Reserve
LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit organization with 16 beautiful acres in East Hampton, New York. Through its art collections, arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve brings together art and nature, aesthetics and spirit, with the strong conviction that living with art in all its forms is central to living fully and living creatively. It seeks to expand the imaginations of all its visitors, no matter what age or level of appreciation. Each year the LongHouse Reserve presents major exhibitions in the pavilion and the gardens. Currently, there are more than 60 sculptures for the gardens including works of glass by Dale Chihuly, ceramics by Toshiko Takaezu, bronzes by Kiki Smith, Eric Fischl, Lynda Benglis and Willem de Kooning. Works by George Rickey, Alfonso Ossorio, Yoko Ono, Pavel Opocensky, andTakashi Soga are also on view, while the installation of a “Fly’s Eye Dome” designed by Buckminster Fuller and a site-specific Sol LeWitt piece add interesting scale and dimension.
Who You May Spot: Ai Weiwei, Alice Waters, Bill T. Jones, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Cindy Sherman, Dale Chihuly, Edward Albee, Hugh Hardy, Kiki Smith, Laurie Anderson, Martin Puryear, Nico Muhly, Richard Meier, Robert Wilson, Toshiko Takaezu, Yoko Ono, ona Hendryx, DJ Rasa Living Donna d’Cruz
LongHouse Reserve is currently open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. In July and August, LongHouse will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is $10 and $8 for seniors. Admission is free for LongHouse members, children under 12 and high school and college students with ID.
LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.longhouse.org