Guild Hall’s 90th Celebrated with Dinner Parties

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Guild Hall dinner guests at the home of Toni and Seth Bernstein earlier this summer. Photo by Jenny Gorman, © Jenny Gorman Photography.

Patrons celebrated 90 years of Guild Hall all summer with intimate trustee-hosted dinner parties to benefit the institution. The gatherings, which took place between July and September, celebrated members of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts, including John Alexander, Ross Bleckner, Carter Burwell, Renee Cox, Bran Ferren, Eric Fischl, Audrey Flack, Steven Gaines, Ralph Gibson, RoseLee Goldberg, April Gornik, Laurie Lambrecht, Robert Longo, Dan Rizzie, Alexis Rockman, Toni Ross, Daryl Roth, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, and Susan Stroman.

Guild Hall’s executive director Andrea Grover speaking at one of the Guild Hall 90th dinners hosted by Cheryl Minikes. Courtesy of Guild Hall. Photo by Jenny Gorman © Jenny Gorman Photography.

The parties launched in early July and were hosted by trustees Susan Jacobson and Florence Fabricant, Alice Netter, Patti Kenner, Marty and Michele Cohen, Pamela and Ed Pantzer, Barbara and Richard Lane, Cheryl and Michael Minikes, Ken Wyse, Galia and Axel Stawski, Toni and Seth Bernstein, and Kim Heirston.

Guild Hall’s executive director Andrea Grover says, “Guild Hall celebrated 90 years with highly-personalized dinners that centered on the creative talent that is the heartbeat of our institution. Our trustees assembled sumptuous meals in rare settings where artists were the guests of honor, acknowledging the life force they bring to Guild Hall.”

From left, Ed Hollander, Guild Hall’s executive director Andrea Grover, and Bran Ferren at a Guild Hall 90th anniversary dinner party hosted by Cheryl Minikes. Courtesy Guild Hall. Photo by Jenny Gorman @ Jenny Gorman Photography.

 

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