Socrates Sculpture Park

Annual Benefit

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On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Socrates Sculpture Park held its annual gala at the waterfront studio of Mark di Suvero in Long Island City, Queens.  Nearly 300 friends, artists, and cultural leaders gathered to honor Shelley and Donald Rubin, philanthropists who have made a significant impact on the city's cultural landscape, as well as Rirkrit Tiravanija, an internationally renowned artist who played a major role in the park's 2012 exhibition, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City.  Thank you to all of our supporters, guests, and partners in making this evening a huge success!

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Shown Above: Honoree Rirkrit Tiravanija, Socrates Sculpture Park Director John Hatfield, Honorees Shelley and Donald Rubin, Deborah Fisher, and Socrates Sculpture Park Founder Mark di Suvero.  
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At the gala, we installed a tree wood-inspired photobooth at the water's edge!  Shown below are the 2013 Emerging Artist Fellows - Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Michael DeLucia, Tamara Johnson, David McQueen, Kenneth Pietrobono, Aida Sehović, Sandy Smith, Gustabo Velazquez, and Myung Gyun You.
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Thanks once again to our supporters and sponsors:

CIRCLE DONOR
Shelley and Donald Rubin

BENEFACTORS
Mark di Suvero, Agnus Gund, Herbert J. Kayden, MD, Plant Specialists

SPONSORS
Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation, Silvercup Studios

PATRONS
Anonymous, The Goldstone Family Foundation, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Leon Levy Foundation, Peter & Anna Levin, Phyllis Levin, Ronay & Richard Menschel, Paula Cooper Gallery, Joel Shapiro The Thomas W. Smith Foundation, Jerry I. Speyer

CONTRIBUTORS
Anonymous, Amy Wolf Fine Arts, Diane M. Coffey, Vivien & David Collens, Emme & Jonathan Deland, Dun-Rite Specialized, Lisa K. Erf, Alan Finkel & Elena Phipps, Hugh J. Freund, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Richard Gluckman, Robert Gober, Robert Goldrich, Hugh & Tiziana Hardy, Pamela & Timothy Hill, The Hill Gallery, John Silberman Associates, George S. Kaufman, Mark & Anla Cheng Kingdon Foundation, The Ronald & Jo Carole Lauder Foundation, Toby D. Lewis Philanthropic Fund, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Ivana Mestrovic, Mike Pratt, Sherman Foundation, Martin Puryear, Brooke Kamin Rapaport & Richard A. Rapaport, Toni Lynn Ross, Lisa Roumell & Mark Rosenthal, Ursula von Rydingsvard & Paul Greengard, Storm King Art Center, Jane and David Walentas

FRIENDS
Andrea Rosen Gallery, Michael Arad, Handel Architects, Charles C. Bergman, Gerald Blitstein & Randye Kaplan, Mark Chertok, Christo, Michael & Eileen Cohen, Vivien & David Collens, Anita Contini & Steve Van Anden, Crystal Window & Door Systems, Gordon Davis, Galerie Lelong, Sunny & Brad Goldberg, Donna Harkavy & Jonathan Price, John Silberman Associates, Nancy Josephs, Melaine Katzman & Russell Makowsky, Debbie Landau, Carol LeWitt, Nancy Lorenz & Doug Schwalbe Ivan Lustig, Martin Z. Margulies, Lisa Metcalf, Nathalie Karg Cumulus, Terrence & Elizabeth Karpowicz, Betsy Perry, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Salvatore Romano, John Romanow, Nancy Rosen, Andrew Ruth, Claire & Melvin Shulman, Anne Sidamon-Eristoff, Manny & Jackie Silverman, Steve Talasnik, Dirk Van Dall & Kate Lawless, Claire Weisz, AIA

DONORS
Maddy Burke-Vigeland, Ellen & Saul Dennison, Guy Dill, Marianne Elrick-Manley, Lainey & Andy Fallek, Susan A. Harris, Noni Pratt, Basha Rubin, Charles Sommer, Billie Tsien & Tod Williams, Christie Van Kehrberg

SPECIAL THANKS
Veso Buntic, Navillus Contracting, Oxygen Lightworks LLC, Punchy Productions, SingleCut Beersmiths, Spacetime C.C., Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Toshihiro architect p.c., Zut Alors!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GALA:
CALL 718-956-1819 *12
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