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By Kaitlynn Miller | August 11, 2016 | Culture
Guild Hall’s Summer Gala offers an exclusive preview of a new exhibition, which is carried over to the night’s after-party at Mulford Farm.
Guild Hall’s newly announced next executive director, Andrea Grover.
“The Summer Gala appeals to a very vibrant, young audience as well as our supporting patrons, so there’s this diverse audience that comes to support the arts,” says Barbara Jo Howard, director of marketing and communications at Guild Hall, of the museum’s annual event, taking place on August 12.
At this year’s fête, guests will enjoy an exclusive preview of Guild Hall’s exhibition “Aspects of Minimalism: Selections from East End Collections,” which showcases work from artists influenced by the minimalist aesthetic spanning from the late 1950s to the 2000s.
Following the preview, attendees will be transported the short distance to Mulford Farm for an evening of dancing, dining, and fine art, including a very lively art auction with works by Lucas Blalock, Vik Muniz, Andres Serrano, and Cindy Sherman, among others. At Mulford Farm, renowned event designer David Beahm will translate the exhibition into the overall theme of the evening.
“The focus is going to be on capitalizing on the minimalist show and trying to bring that to life through the event itself,” says Howard. “It really is creating an experience in the environment itself that’s highly unique.” The evening will honor Neda Young, a philanthropist, art collector, and longtime supporter of East End artists. Says Howard. “She is an amazing woman. She is beloved by all and just tremendously supportive to our community.” 158 Main St., East Hampton, 324-0806
photography by Sunny KhalSa