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Vered Art Gallery Shows Colin Christian: Cosplay

 
 
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Vered Art Gallery Cognac Interviews Janet Lehr
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Owner Janet Lehr at Vered Art Gallery during the Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the Hamptons International Film Festival I was invited to an art showing at Vered Art Gallery in East Hampton by Katlean De Monchy.

I found several interesting exbibits see below:
 

Colin Christian: Cosplay

Vered Gallery is pleased to present Cosplay, an exhibition of new art work by renown sculptor Colin Christian. This eagerly awaited exhibit will be the artist's first solo show in the US in three years. Cosplay, short for "costume play" is the inspiration for Christian's newest series of work. In Cosplay, Christian enthusiastically tackles the monumental task of reimagining some of the most iconic characters from film, literature and pop culture.
 
BERT STERN b.1929

Photographer Bert Stern spent three sessions with Marilyn Monroe shooting for Vogue Magazine in Los Angelos' Hotel Bel-Air in late June 1962, six weeks before her the great star's death. These sessions produced extraordinarily beautiful and unique images of Marilyn.

Bert Stern's career exemplifies the concept of the commercial photographer as a cultural hero. Money, power, and celebrity have made him almost as much of an icon as the famous faces he has photographed. He has become the prototype of the fashion photographer as the embodiment of glamour.

Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Art in the Hamptons and Manhattan.

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The 22nd Hamptons International Film Festival

 
 
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Time Out of Mind Richard Gere and Learning to Drive Patricia Clarkson Cognac Interviews
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actors Richard Gere and Patricia Clarkson at the 22nd Hamptons International Film Festival at the Premieres of "Time Out of Mind" at Guild Hall and Actress Patrici...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews At the Chairman's Reception at the Suna Residence during the 22nd Hamptons International Film Festival. She interviews the cast from Weenies, Wildlike and Learnin...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor Mark Ruffalo about his role in the film Foxcatcher as well as Shlomi Elkabetz and Tye Sheridan at the Chairman Reception at the Suna Residence during the Ham...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane chats with Hillary Swank at Conversations with at the Bay Street Theater During the Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Bill Murray poses for a photo-op at the St. Vincent Premiere at Guild Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chrisrie Brinkley poses for a photo-op at Conversarions with Hillary Swank at the Bay Street Theater during the 22nd Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actress Hillary Swank poses for  a photo-op at the premiere of THE HOMESMAN at Guild Theater in East Hampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hillary Swank and Artistic Director David Nugent pose for a photo-op at Conversations with Hillary Swank at the Bay Street Theater at the Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Director and producer Theodore Melfi and actor Jaeden Lieberher attend the St. Vincent premiere at Guild Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Artistic Director David Nugent with Patricia Clarkson at the Premiere of LEARNING TO DRIVE at Guild Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at CONVERSATIONS WITH HILLARY SWANK at the Bay Street Theater
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor Mark Ruffalo and director Bennett Miller attend the Foxcatcher premiere during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anne Chaisson, Mark Ruffalo, Bennett Miller and David Nugent attend the Foxcatcher premiere during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival on October 11, 2014 in East Hampton, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Greenwood, Ella Purnell and Frank Hall Green attend the Chairmans Reception during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Director Oren Moverman and Richard Gere attend the “Time Out of Mind” premiere at Guild Hall during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the St. Vincent Premiere at Guilld Hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane has a glass of Chardonay at the Maidstone Hotel during the Hamptons International  Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Maidstone during the 22nd Hamptons International  Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From October 9th through the 13th Filmmakers, Actors, Directors, Celebrities and Industry Shakers and Makers attended the 22nd Hamptons International film Festival.
 
I had the pleasure of attending many red carpet events and premieres.  Below are my favorites at the festival:
 
 
ST. VINCENT

About the Film
Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. Together with Daka (Naomi Watts), a pregnant stripper, Vincent brings Oliver along on his daily routine: the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair in Theodore Melfi’s charming comedy.
 

LEARNING TO DRIVE

About the Film
 
When her husband of twenty years walks out on her, Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson) watches her comfortable life crumble overnight. Struggling to reclaim her independence in New York City, she hits a unique roadblock: she never learned to drive. Her life is forever changed when she meets Darwan (Ben Kingsley), a driving instructor and part-time cab driver on the brink of an arranged marriage. In each other’s company, Wendy and Darwan find the courage to ask for directions, the strength to move forward, and a friendship for the ride. Runner-up for the People’s Choice Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.
 
About the Director
 
IIsabel Coixet’s first feature in English was THINGS I NEVER TOLD YOU, but she first gained international successes with the intimate drama MY LIFE WITHOUT ME. Her other film credits include: PARIS JE T’AIME (2005, with co-directors Gus Van Sant, Walter Salles and Joel & Ethan Cohen), ELEGY (2008, starring Penélope Cruz and Ben Kingsley), YESTERDAY NEVER ENDS (2012, premiered at the International Film Festival of Berlin), and her latest, LEARNING TO DRIVE (2014, starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley and which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival).
 
FOXCATCHER

About the Film
With the Academy Award®-nominated features MONEYBALL and CAPOTE, director Bennett Miller turned real-life stories into powerful drama. With FOXCATCHER, he delivers his most stunning and unsettling film yet. Based on true events, the film follows Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and his revered brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo) as they fall into the orbit of an eccentric multi-millionaire, John du Pont (Steve Carell), with the ambiguous goal of launching Mark to fame and glory. Nothing quite prepares you for
FOXCATCHER, as this riveting stranger-than-fiction tale turns dark and tragic.
 
About the Director
 
Bennet Miller is an Academy Award®-nominated director best known for his two narrative features, MONEYBALL (2011) and CAPOTE (2005). Miller received multiple prestigious nominations for both films. Miller made his feature debut in 1998 with the documentary THE CRUISE, a portrait of New York City tour guide Timothy “Speed” Levitch. The film garnered considerable critical praise and notable awards, including the top prize of the International Forum at the Berlin Film Festival. Miller is also an acclaimed director of television commercials, music videos, and, most recently, he directed short films for The Academy Awards® and for the Democratic National Convention.
 
WILDLIKE

About the Film 
 
A beautiful trek into the stunning Alaskan wilderness, WILDLIKE follows 15-year-old Mackenzie on her first visit to the last frontier. When her stay with ‘Uncle’ takes a traumatic turn, Mackenzie must embark on a dangerous journey through the wilds alone. On her way she encounters another lone traveler (Bruce Greenwood, THIRTEEN DAYS) and together they offer one another something that cannot be found on any map: a chance at salvation. Starring Ella Purnell (MALEFICENT), Ann Dowd (TRUE DETECTIVE) and Brian Geraghty (THE HURT LOCKER),
 
WILDLIKE is a thrilling and taut emotional journey.
 
About the Director
 
Producer, Writer and Director, Frank Hall Green’s directorial-debut feature, WILDLIKE, was filmed in Alaska. It’s produced by Tandem Pictures and Christine Vachon and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, and Ann Dowd. He’s currently producing the adaptation of BOY21 by Matthew Quick to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom; and REMITTANCE written/directed by Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly. Recently, he produced GHETTO KLOWN, ALLEGIANCE and 1-900-TONIGHT. Frank has an MBA from NYU’s film school. Before NYU, Frank worked in Venture Capital. He’s an alumnus of NYU’s Gallatin School, an avid backpacker and member of Mensa.
 
TIME OUT OF MIND

About the Film
 
George Hammond wakes up one morning in a random ramshackle apartment and is thrown out by the building manager. He has a weeks-old beard and unexplained scratches on his face. He has nowhere to go in particular. He wanders. He is stuck with two minute-to-minute challenges: eating and finding a place to sleep. He is homeless in New York City. Filmmaker Oren Moverman (THE MESSENGER) and star Richard Gere, in a moving performance, wring many heartbreaking truths from this initial premise in TIME OUT OF MIND, a blistering and deeply affecting slice of modern day neo-realism.
 
About the Director
 
Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Oren Moverman is the director of THE MESSENGER (2010) which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Co-written by Alessandro Camon, the film was nominated for the Best Screenplay Academy award in 2010 and Best First Feature at the 2010 Independent Spirt Awards. Oren has also co-written notable projects: Todd Haynes’ Bob Dylan biopic I'M NOT THERE, Alison Maclean’s JESUS' SON, Ira Sachs’ MARRIED LIFE and in 2012 LOVE AND MERCY, the Brian Wilson biopic directed by Bill Pohlad , starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti currently preparing for a 2014 release. In 2014 Oren directed TIME OUT OF MIND, starring Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone and Kyra Sedgwick on location in New York City.

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

About the Film
This final piece of the trilogy by Israeli siblings Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz explores the unfolding of a marriage under the jurisdiction of a rabbinical court. Under this law, Jewish marriage may only end if the husband presents a “gett”, a divorce document, to his wife. Calling attention to a male-dominated and sometimes decade-long process, and set entirely in the courtroom, this brilliantly written and acted film reveals the slow dissolution of a marriage between Vivane (Ronit Elkabetz) and Elisha (Simon Abkarian). Balancing the seriousness of what’s at stake with an often-humorous tone, GETT offers a deeply moving take on an otherwise painful procedure.
 
About the Director
 
Shlomi Elkabetz has taught Cinema for over a decade in Israel. Together with his sister, Ronit Elkabetz, he co-wrote and co-directed the award winning, critically acclaimed films TO TAKE A WIFE (Venice, 2004) and SHIVA (Cannes, 2008). In 2009, he wrote and directed the second season of RAN FOURSOME and in 2011 he directed and produced the film TESTIMONY, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Elkabetz is the Artistic Director of “Studio South”—the Production Lab of the Cinema South Film Festival.    Ronit Elkabetz is an Israeli-French actress. She has starred in numerous films, including: SHCHUR, LATE MARRIAGE, OR, MABUL, JAFFA, and THE BAND’S VISIT, among others. For some of these roles, Elkabetz has received the Ophir Prize (Israeli Academy Awards). In the past decade, Elkabetz has also participated in various French films, including works by Andre Techine and Fanny Ardant. Together with her brother, Shlomy Elkabetz, she co-wrote and co-directed the award winning, critically acclaimed films TO TAKE A WIFE (Venice, 2004) and SHIVA (Cannes, 2008).
 
tHE HOMESMAN

About the Film
 
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones, THE HOMESMAN is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee Glendon Swarthout and follows the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) as she transports three “damaged” women by covered wagon to Iowa across the American frontier. She soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a feisty low-life drifter, George Biggs (Jones), to join her. The unlikely caravan head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories, marked by stark beauty, psychological peril, and constant threat.
 
About the Director
 
Tommy Lee Jones is an Academy Award winner who made his feature film debut in LOVE STORY and since has built a career spanning four decades. Most recently, he portrayed Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama LINCOLN. For this performance Jones won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor and received Best Supporting Actor nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award® and Critics’ Choice Award. In 2005 Jones starred in the film THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, which he also directed and produced. THE HOMESMAN is his second full-length feature as director.
 
WEENIE

About the Film
 
Weenie is 16. Weenie wants to go to a party. Weenie has just been grounded. Weenie's mom just doesn't understand. What will Weenie do?
About the Director
Dan Roe is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and teaches the 11th grade Media Studies course at Ross School, an experimental boarding school in East Hampton, New York. He is also a cartoonist.

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CONGRATULATES THE WINNERS:
 
The Wall Street Journal GSA Narrative Feature Winner
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz
 
The GSA Documentary Feature Winner presented by A&E Indie
The Special Need, directed by Carlo Zoratti
 
GSA Award for Best Documentary Short Film
The Queen, directed by Manuel Abramovich
 
GSA Narrative Short
Tzniut, directed by David Formentin
 
The Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
Virunga, directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel
 
 
The Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award
Little Accidents, directed by Sara Colangelo
 
Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award
Virunga, directed by Orlando Von Einsiedel
 
The Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award
The Duke Of Burgundy, directed by Peter Strickland
 
Suffolk County Next Exposure Award
Gabriel, directed by Lou Howe
 
And as previously announced:
The 2014 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution, presented in partnership with REACT to FILM
E-Team, directed by Ross Kauffman, Katy Chevigny
 
The 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum
 
GSA Documentary Feature Jury
Lilly Hartley, Candescent Films
Stephen Whitty, Chair of the New York Critics Circle
David Rattray, East Hampton Star
 
GSA Narrative Feature Jury
Patrick Harrison, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Ingrid Sischy, Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair
Bruce Weber, Photographer
 
2014 VARIETY 10 ACTORS T0 WATCH
Kaitlyn Dever, Laggies
Eve Hewson, This Must Be The Place
Dakota Johnson, 21 Jump Street
Lola Kirke, Gone Girl
Zoe Kravitz, X-Men: First Class
Caleb Landry Jones, Low Down
Jack O'Connell, Skins
Tye Sheridan, The Tree of Life
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Miles Teller, Whiplash
 
ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is a year-round 501(c)3 non-profit organization with events, screenings, film workshops, comprehensive summer programs and an annual film festival each October. The Festival is the premiere film event on New York State's east end, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year's best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world. With cash and in-kind prizes handed out totaling more than $190,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year. Selections from all of our programs continue to play an important role during awards season. 2013 marked the 5th time in the last 6 years that a film at the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction. In those 6 years, films screened in the festival have received 150 Oscar nominations.
 
The Hamptons International Film Festival headquarters are located at the beautiful c/o The Maidstone Hotel on Main Street in East Hampton.
 
The Hamptons International Film Festival greatly appreciates the support from their corporate sponsors, including Delta Airlines, Altour International, Silvercup Studios, Showtime Networks, A&E Indie Films, The Wall Street Journal, and WNBC New York.
 
For more information about the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, go to www.hamptonsfilmfest.org
 
 
Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in Entertainment in the Hamptons and the Manhattan.
 
 
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"Raise Your Voice", The Ninth Annual African-American Film Festival - October 2-5, 2015

 
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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Filmmaker Muta'Ali Muhammad grandson of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee at the 9th Annual Southampton African American Film Festival about his recent film Life's Essentia...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Muta Ali grandson of Actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee at the 9th annual African American Film Festival in Southampton, NY
 
 
Southampton African American Museum showcased "Raise Your Voice",  the Ninth Annual African-American Film Festival for four days from October 2nd to the 5th. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers featured a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken words.
 
I had the pleasure of interviewing Filmmaker Muta Ali, the grandson of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. We discussed his purpose for producing and directing the film.
 
 
"Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee" featuring Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover was written and directed by Dee and Davis' grandson Muta'Ali Muhammad. The film is an open-letter style documentary in which America's First African American Couple of Stage, TV and Film Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis' rich lives guide their grandson on his personal quest to master lasting love, conscious art, and undying activism.
 
 
With over nine years of experience in entertainment news production for the web and television, Muta’Ali has produced over 125 entertainment news segments featuring recording artists, actors, and executives.
 
Additionally, Muta’Ali has produced seven feature-length documentaries for recording artists under record labels including Def Jam Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Atlantic Records.
Rounding out his range of production experience, Muta’Ali has produced three diverse, pop-culture-focused web series. He has also produced scripted and/or reality-based productions for clients including The Monique Show, Ebony/Jet Magazine, and Delta Community Credit Union.
 
For more information please visit http://www.mutaali.com
 
The 9th Annual African American Film Festival was made possible in part by Suffolk County Motion Picture/Television Film Commission, Suffolk County Community Development, Town of Southampton, and the Village of Southampton.
 
 
 
Keep reading Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best news in Entertainment and Fashion in Manhattan and the Hamptons.
 
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Cognac Chats with Chef Craig Atwood At Jedediah Hawkins Inn

 
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Chef Craig Atwood poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Jedediah Hawksin Inn in Jamesport, New York
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wine Expert and Bartender Colin Keillor poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Jedediah Hawkins Inn in  Jamesport, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jedediah Hawkins Inn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dining at Jedediah Hawkins Inn is a truly marvelous experience.  Chef Craig Atwood's culinary experience and expertise in creating delicious edible dishes was a delight and truly a treat to experience.

Surrounded by 22 acres of fragrant gardens and farmland, Jedediah Hawkins Inn is a luxurious North Fork boutique hotel, celebrated for its history, genuine hospitality, good food and good wine. Here you will want to stroll the gardens, enjoy a glass of wine in the gazebo or enjoy the surrounding vineyards, farms and beaches of the North Fork.

Captain Jedediah Hawkins built his home in 1863 in the popular Italianate style, complete with ornate architectural features and a belvedere. It was one of the finest residences on the North Fork. After having fallen into disrepair and becoming “haunted”, the house was saved from the wrecker’s ball and meticulously restored. The Inn, a cozy blend of traditional and contemporary design, reopened with a Decorator Show House. The New York State Historic Preservation Award confirms JHI’s investment in the community’s heritage and rejuvenation.

For information about dining and staying at this charming boutique hotel and inn please visit http://www.jedediahhawkinsinn.com/

Please visit Cognac's Corner Magazine for the very best in dining experiences in Manhattan, Long Island and the Hamptons.

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Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9

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Collector Richard Mortimer And TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Richard Mortimer and Elizabeth Hagin pose for a photo-op with Jean Shafiroff at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Janice Becker and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chris Green,Marc Eesley and Anthony Ramos pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Janice Becker, Diane Goldman, Adam Pollet and Jen Pollet pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joanna Mincarelli and Elliot Epstein pose for a photo-op at Newly Launched Hagins & Mortimer Design Gallery to Show Paintings by Christopher Milne and William Pagano - Opening Reception August 9th
 
 
 
Hagins & Mortimer Design, the newly launched venture of acclaimed interior designer Elizabeth Hagins and noted Art Advisor & Collector Richard Mortimer showed the works  artist William Pagano at their recently opened design gallery at 9  Windmill Lane, Southampton, 11968. The exhibition set in the midst of important 20th Century  furniture and lighting opened with a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The show will continue through Monday, August 18. Milne's and Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Monday from 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5.
  
 
 
William Pagano is a New York based artist whose work explores architecture and its primary structural components, including volume, scale and light. Pagano earned a BA in art education from C.W. Post College and a MA in Art, from Long Island University. After 32 years in art education, Pagano has reestablished his studio practice. In 2013, Pagano had a solo exhibition with Sara Nightingale Gallery and has been included in numerous group shows including artMRKT Hamptons 2013. His work was also featured in the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse.  Pagano lives and works in New York City and Water Mill, New York.
 
 
Hagins & Mortimer Design celebrates the glorious diversity of 20th century design, spanning the decades from the 1920s to the present.  Hagins & Mortimer Design features furniture that runs the style gamut from Art Deco to 1970s Brutalism.  The design gallery features luminaries of 20th century design such as T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Karl Springer, Paul McCobb, and Grosfeld House, among others. Lighting is another important part of the mix, and Murano glass from Barovier and Toso, Arteluce, Gio Ponti, and Mazzega are also featured as well as the firm's own custom upholstered pieces. Hagins & Mortimer Design offers interior design and art consultations by appointment.
 
 
Pagano's works can be seen Thursday through Monday from 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5. Hagins Mortimer Design is located at 9 Windmill Lane, Southampton, NY 11968, 631-488-4310. For more information please contact  Elizabeth@haginsmortimer.com  or visit  www.haginsmortimerdesign.com
 
 
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Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY

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Creaive Director David Campana and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melissa Mesulam from Financuer Patisserie and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elizabeth DuBois from Flat 128 and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Shevlin and Elizabeth DuBois pose for a photo-op at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle and Artist Danied O'Keefe pose for a photo-op at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince of Scots David Campana poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Après Beach Garden Party at Prince of Scots in Watermill, NY
 
 
 
 
 
Traditional Home and Prince of Scots invited Hamptonites  to attend the Après Beach Garden Party to celebrate British Style and the Hampton Designer Showhouse. Guests enjoyed lite bites and libations on Saturday, August 9th from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Prince of Scots is the evolution of style. In a world of mass where every brand looks the same, Prince of Scots has taken a step back to reflect on the beauty that inspires your senses.  They search the globe for a fresh influence, unique colors, new  silhouettes, and a bespoke flavor.  Every item or piece an exclusive work of art.  Life is about moments in time.
 

At Prince of Scots, our teams shops the world for unique collections which reflects your personal sense of style.  Trendsetting not Trendy. Modern Classics, Modern Beauty, Modern Romance.  Exclusive Designers, Exclusive Brands, All Exclusively Yours.
 
For more information please visithttp://princeofscots.com
 
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Contributors And Supporters Attend Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala

 
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Chuck Scarborough, Laura Lofaro Freeman, and Bob Chaolner pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auction Items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Lewin and Dottie Herman pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrea Giordano poses for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jean Shafiroff and Victor de Souza pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa Arnold,  Laura Lofaro Freeman and Mary Unsworth pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Howard Lorber, Kasia McCormick, Jennine Gourin and Doug McCormick pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joy Marks poses for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kirsten Galef and Melanie Wambold pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leesa Rowand Camilla Mathlein, Stephanie Clark and Sue Kourt pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mary Unsworth, Lisa Arnold, Rich Wilkie and  Steven Stolman pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katlean De Monchy and David Post pose for a photo- with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at ENDLESS SUMMER The 56th Annual Summer Gala to Benefit SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Freeman, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Wesley Nault, Maxwell Losgar pose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erin O'Callaghan and Stephanie Hesslerpose for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guests gathered to celebrate Endless Summer The 56th Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Party.

I had a chance to chat with Hospital President and Chief Executive Office Rob Chaloner.
 
I inquired "Tell me what this theme is all about."  "Endless Summer" theme is very pleasant, a little more relaxed than in the past," Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Chaloner revealed.
 
The accomplishments have growing at a steady pace.

 "It's been a slow and steady climb up," Bob Chaolner revealed. These days, "waiting times in the emergency room are virtually non existent. We've got a lot of new equipment, including some ultrasound that we added this past year. There has been additional training and augmentation for the staff, as well. We just achieved a 95% Press Ganey patient satisfaction score in the emergency room that is just off the charts.

Laura Lofaro Freeman, Michael Kors and Douglas Elliman Real Estate served as Benefit, Fashion and Corporate Chairs for this years gala.
 
The night raised $1.5 million to provide critical support for the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department.
 
WNBC anchor Chuck Scarborough emceed the Hamptons fundraiser supported by Corporate Chair Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Fashion Chair Michael Kors.  Guests included Audrey and Martin Gruss, Dottie Herman, Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., New York State Senator Ken LaValle, Martin and Jean Shafiroff, Howard Lorber, Larry Wohl, Leesa Rowland and Jean Remmel FitzSimmons.
 
Supporters were greeted at the tents on Wickapogue and Old Town Road by nine artist-designed surfboards from the likes of Peter Max, Michael Dweck and Peter Tunney, which were provided by media partner Hamptons Magazine to support the cause and auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com. Guests danced to the music of the Alex Donner Orchestra and enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner catered by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs under the gorgeous tents designed by Steven Stolman.  The night’s silent auction included fine jewelry from Sintessi and LJ Cross.

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Ingrid Dodd, Joan Jet and Craig Weintraub pose for a photo-op at Third Annual Long Beach International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Medoff, Miss Long Island (from Great Neck) and Sabrina Franza, Miss Teen Long Island (from Oceanside) pose for a photo-op at the Third Annual Long Beach International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actor John Thomassen poses for a photo-op  at the Third Annual Long Beach International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Running Deer and Actor Bill-Lee Lanndis pose for a  photo-op at the Third Annual Long Beach International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host CognacWellerlane poses for a photo-op at the Third Annual Long Beach International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Filmmakers from around the world celebrated the 3rd Annual Long Beach International Film Festival.  The festival took place from July 30th through August 4th at local venues including the Madion Theater at Molloy College and The lavish Allegria Hotel.

I was happy to attend The event on Friday, August 1, "Shorts on the Beach," on the beach, with live music, a concert and a series of Short Films, including the winner of the 2013 Gold Coast International Film Festival, "Pigeon Impossible."
 
 

The Long Beach International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the art of storytelling through cinema. Presenting features, shorts, fiction and documentary format, the festival is commited to exhibiting films that convey fresh voices and differing perspectives. Their goal is that these programs will captivate, engage and enlighten  audiences by providing invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all ages.
 
Seeking out the best in international cinema, the Long Beach Film Festival presents the work of the world’s top filmmakers and fresh talent alike presenting more than fifty of the finest films from around the globe.
 

Celebrities that attended the event included: Rocker Chic Joan Jett, Chris Keanelly "True Detective", Jets star Wesley Walker, NY Giants star Leonard Marshall, Chris Monty "Mall Cop", Joey Kola,  Michael Kenneth Williams "The Wire," Richard Pryor Jr., Raquel Castro, The Voice, Siobhan Magnus "American Idol,"  Robbie Rosen "American Idol,"  Miss Long Island Michelle Medoff, Miss Teen Long Island Sabrina Franza,  DJ Chef "Cutthroat Kitchen" and comedian Jeffrey Gurian.
 
For more information please visit http://www.longbeachfilm.com
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Art-Southampton 2014

 
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Art-Southampton 2014 - Ceravolo - ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Ceravolo ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Candice CMX ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Ceravolo ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Giancarlo Impiglia ARDT Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014 - Artist Giancarlo Impiglia poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Art-Southampton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hunt Slonem, an international art and society celebrity is renowned for his bunny art and this is the first published collection as he converses with Art Expert and Artist/CuratorBruce Helander (Author) of their collaboration of the book "Bunnies"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academy President David Kratz along with renowned artist, lecturer and critic John Alexander invited collectors and patrons to meet with featured Academy artists for cocktails and conversation and enjoy the exhibition of their work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Art-Southampton Director Nick Korniloff and New York Academy of Art Development Director Lisa Kirk pose for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philantrophist Jean Shafiroff poses for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 on Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philantrophist Jean Shafiroff and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 on Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barbara Blatt and Music Composer Lucia Hwong Gordon pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Ravell, Debra Rothberg and Teresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Ravell, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane and Teresa Steinberg pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014 Opening Night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op in front of the Ferrari exhibited at Art-Southampton 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patrons, guests, art experts and Hamptonites attended Art-Southampton 2014.
 
the event was ponsored by GRAFF Diamonds, Ruinart Champagne, Maserati North America, Saunders & Associates, and Luxe Interiors + Design  On Thursday, the VIP Preview benefitted the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital was  a two-tiered evening, providing exclusive early access to the extraordinary works of over 660 artists from over 43 countries for Platinum VIP cardholders. The evening included informal modeling of GRAFF’s astonishing jewels, Ruinart Champagne, France’s oldest Champagne house and hors d'oeuvres in the Maserati VIP Lounge curated by Luxe Interiors + Design and designed by Mitchell Gold & Bob Williamson. The preview continued for all VIP cardholders from 7:30PM – 10PM.

 
Art Southampton took place in a spectacular 100,000-square-foot air-conditioned pavilion on the sprawling 18-acre estate behind the Southampton Elks Lodge adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club located directly off Route 27 A.

In the past the event has attracted over 4,200 collectors, art advisors, curators, museum professionals and designers thanks to their influential Host Committee and sponsors.  season.
 
 
For more information about Art-Southampton please visit
http://www.art-southampton.com/

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Pete Holmberg from Open Communications and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at St. Barths in the Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Store Manager Min Romano from Brahmin Southampton poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President and CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics Vera Moore poses for a photo-op with TV Host Cognac Wellerlane at St. Barths in the Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Journalist Sara Fingerman and TV Host Cognac Wellerlane pose for a photo-op at ST. Barths in The Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Host Cognac Wellerlane poses for a photo-op at ST. Barths in The Hamptons
 
 
 
 
 
 
The French-isle inspired fete celebrated the American beauty’s July cover story of Brooke Shieldsin the luxury lifestyle publication, which will hit newsstands that same day.

The event took place at the Bridgehampton Historical Society on July 19, 2014, from 6 PM to 10 PM in a billowing white tent under the stars. the festive evening  featured exquisite hors d'oeuvres, the finest cocktails and champagnes, a Starbucks Coffee Bar, and an Exclusive Escada Lounge.

The event was sponsored by Escada, St. Barth Properties, St. Barth Tourism, Brahmin, Cezanne, Nest Seekers, Alex & Ani, Shannon Limeburner and Khari, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bridgehampton Historical Museum.

Host Brooke Shields came to support the event as well as being photographed as the Cover Story for Social Life Magazine.

Please visit www.stbarthhamptons.com for further details.

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