Sunday, September 16, 2018

Lisbeth Firmin @ the Dan Welden Studio !0/20 Check it out!


Planned Parenthood benefit Sept. 28th Hamptons: see below ink to attend

                          Eric Fischl
Tickets range from $75 - $250
With the purchase of a $250 ticket, guests are invited to a
pre-concert cocktail party and benefit art auction from
5 - 6:30pm
All other tickets are for the concert only from 7-9:45pm

Cocktail Party
tutto il giorno
16 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY

       Purchase all tickets through Bay Street Theater
Or call the box office (631) 725-9500

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Paul Solberg has a story to tell at the Rafael Gallery, NY Sept 12th.


September 12 - October 12, 2018
Opening Reception
September 12th, 6 to 8 PM
Curated by MM Fine Art
Rafael Gallery
235 E. 59th Street, New York, NY
I can’t find anything more to say outside of my pictures. The details of my stories vaporize with words. I hope this exhibition of stories speak truthfully to the viewer, at a time when words are under siege.                ~Paul Solberg

Paul Solberg has a story to tell. Whether through the swirl of a skirt hem, a flower at the peak of its bloom, sunlight glinting off the back of a young boy’s head, or the precise moment a shadow hits a wall, his images offer an intimate and honest glimpse into a private world. These shared moments have no beginning or end. Familiar images become timeless. Even while evoking a bygone era, his work remains wholly contemporary. Curated and proudly presented by MM Fine Art, this fresh and frank exhibition opens September 12th at Rafael Gallery in NYC, we hope you will join us.

Paul Solberg, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, studied Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and lived in S. Africa, Bophuthatswana before moving to NYC in 1996. Solberg began his photographic career with his first published book, Bloom (2005), following Puppies Behind Bars(2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2011), Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012) (co-authored with C. Makos), and the monograph, Ten Years In Pictures (2014). First known for his acclaimed still life portraits, the same stillness is seen in his human subjects, such as the portrait of Ai Weiwei (2008), and in the acclaimed portraits of the Armed Forces, in Service (2010), which resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection, and exhibited at the America House, Kiev, 2017.  Solberg’s photographs have been published in Publisher’s Weekly, Le Figaro, CNN, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Interview Magazine, WWD, WSJ Int’l, Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, and New York Daily News, and shown internationally at:  La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte Museum (Montevideo), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA), Peter Marcelle Project (NY) and Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris).  Solberg lives in New York City.
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Meet the Artists Reception Saturday September 15th, 4-6 PM JAMIE FORBES GALLERY 90 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches •


Ellen Frank receives an Fulbright Specialists Award for Cities of Peace Project, reception Sept 7th Lyme College , New Haven Conn.

We are pleased to announce

Artistic Director and Founder Ellen Frank has received the





U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

and World Learning

Yerevan: To Know Wisdom (detail) CITIES OF PEACE

Join us 

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

University of New Haven

Friday, September 7th, from 4 - 7 pm

Special Events in Celebration of the Cities of Peace Exhibition 

U.S. Premiere of
Honoring Armenia

We are honored to greet

Mher Margaryan

new UN Ambassador from Armenia 

4-5 pm

Reception and Symposium of Distinguished Panelists

5-7 pm

Chauncey Stillman Gallery
84 Lyme Street

Old Lyme, CT

RSVP required:  860-598-5143 Kristen Brady 

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Throughout history we have seen art as a fundamental force helping to preserve 
freedom, peace and inspire understanding.  Currently, many of us feel our voices are not being heard.  Through your contribution to CITIES OF PEACE not only will your voice be heard.  
It will live on with every CITIES OF PEACE Initiative.  

CITIES OF PEACE is the primary initiative of Ellen Frank ILLUMINATION ARTS, Inc.
501(c)(3) organization devoted to peace through the arts

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Star-Studded Line-up of World’s Top Horses and Riders Coming to 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Star-Studded Line-up of World’s Top Horses and Riders Coming to 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show
Olympic, World, and Pan American Games Champions Set to Vie for Titles and Top Prize Money
Bridgehampton, NY – August 23, 2018 – Show jumping’s biggest stars, including Olympic, World and Pan American Games medalists, have confirmed their entries for the 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation. The 43rd annual event returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 26-September 2, where the sport’s top athletes will go head-to-head for prestigious titles and $750,000 in prize money.
The Hampton Classic showcases more than 1,600 horses competing in 200 hunter, jumper and equitation classes in six show rings. The schedule features competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities, ranging from children’s leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix and also hosts classes for riders with disabilities.
This year’s Hampton Classic is hosting five FEI-recognized classes on five consecutive days. Competitors who successfully complete Friday’s $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier CSI4* will qualify for the culminating $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4* Presented by Douglas Elliman on Sunday, September 2, after which the winner of the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will also be presented. 
(L-R) Richie Moloney, McLain Ward, Daniel Bluman and Brianne Goutal with Pascal Savoy, US Brand President of Longines. Last year Moloney won his fourth $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge
(c) Michelle Dunn
Additional exciting FEI classes include Wednesday’s $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper, Thursday’s $40,000 SOVARO Speed Stake, and Saturday’s $70,000 LONGINES Cup CSI4*.
A lineup of FEI competitors includes riders from 10 nations: the USA, Ireland, Colombia, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Great Britain, Chile, Mexico and Argentina. 
Topping the world-class field are Olympic double Gold medalists and four-time Olympic veterans McLain Ward and Beezie Madden, who were both also part of the Silver medal winning U.S. Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 
Ward, who has won the Hampton Classic Grand Prix a record six times and placed third last year, won the individual Gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. He was the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Champion and has been named to the U.S. Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) being held in North Carolina in September.
Double Olympic Gold medalist and six-time Hampton Classic Grand Prix champion McLain Ward
(c) The Book
Madden, who won the Hampton Classic Grand Prix in 1993, has been named the USEF Equestrian of the Year four times. She won an individual Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games and individual Silver at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games™. She was the FEI World Cup™ Champion in 2013 and claimed her second title at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris, France. Madden has also been named to the U.S. squad for the 2018 WEG.

Two other riders named to the U.S. squad – Devin Ryan and Adrienne Sternlicht – will also be returning to the Hampton Classic. Ryan placed second in this year’s Longines FEI World Cup Final in Paris. 

2018 FEI World Cup Champions Beezie Madden and Breitling LS are entered for this year's
Hampton Classic (c) Alden Corrigan
Georgina Bloomberg, Ward’s teammate on the U.S.’s 2015 Bronze-medal Pan American Games team, has also won many competitions at the Hampton Classic. A long-time animal rights advocate, Bloomberg is also supporting the Classic’s 8th annual Animal Adoption Day on Monday, August 27.
Also entered is Olympic Gold medalist Peter Wylde, Olympic team Silver medalists Peter Leone, Lucy Davis and Leslie Howard, Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers, who won the 1984 FEI World Cup Jumping Final at just 19 years old; Callan Solem, Quentin Judge, and Peter Lutz.
Two-time Olympic veteran Daniel Bluman of Israel (formerly of Colombia) dominated the Classic last year. He will be joined by his cousin Ilan Bluman.
2017 Hampton Classic Grand Prix Champion Daniel Bluman
(c) The Book
“This year’s Hampton Classic is going to be absolutely spectacular with the stellar lineup of entries we’ve received,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director. “It’s particularly exciting as so many of them will be competing just a couple of weeks later at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™!”
For those who can’t make it to the show grounds, complimentary live webcasts of all Grand Prix ring competitions air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES. In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line at Most of the Classic’s other classes are also available on