Guild Hall, the Cultural Center of East Hampton, presented their Lifetime Awards at their annual dinner celebration held at the newly renovated Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza
Mary Heilmann, Charlotte Moss, Barry S. Friedberg, A.M. Homes, Sara Jessica Parker, Ruth Appelhof, Marty Cohen
The Guild Hall Awards were a smashing success and Ruth Appelhof, the Executive Director of Guild Hall, who recently announced her retirement after over 18 years was honored with a surprise tribute at the Annual Awards Dinner. Ruth was unaware that Sarah Jessica Parker was going to present her with a Lifetime Achievement Award after accepting her own award, which everyone thought would be the last of the evening. The tightly kept secret turned into a loving tribute to the woman who has been literally rejuvenating Guild Hall for going on two decades now.
The earlier awards honored Mary Heilmann for Visual Arts presented by Adam Weinberg; A.M. Homes for Literary Arts presented by Rosanne Cash; Sarah Jessica Parker for Performing Arts presented by Eric Fischl, the evening’s wonderful host and President of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts; and Charlotte Moss and Barry S. Friedberg for Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors presented by Howard Milstein.
Sara Jessica Parker, Eric Fischl
Howard Milstein, Charlotte Moss, Barry S. Friedberg
Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts honors both summer and year-round East End residents who have demonstrated excellence in the arts. Funds raised from the Award’s dinner benefit Guild Hall’s mission of celebrating the artistic spirit on the East End by educating, inspiring, and enriching diverse audiences with excellent and engaging year-round programming.
Ruth Appelhof, Mary Heilmann, Adam Weinberg
A.M. Homes, Rosanne Cash