Preserving The Artist Community – Thomas Moran Trust Cocktail Party July 29
In a disposable age where many things are casually tossed or torn down to make way for the new, it is heartening to see restoration projects which preserve the culture and history of the area. The Thomas Moran Trust celebrates this commitment at its Midsummer Cocktail Party, to be held on the evening of July 29th on the historical grounds of the Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio on Main Street in East Hampton Village. The benefit party will celebrate the final phases of this sensitive restoration project and offer the public a sneak-peek of the interior, as well as access to the outbuildings and grounds.
A community of artistic luminaries has rallied to lend their support, bridging the legacy of the Morans with the contemporary East End art community. Benefit Committee members include: Cindy Sherman, Larry Gagosian, Kim Cattrall, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Nicole Miller, Edwina von Gal, Ralph Gibson, Mary Jane Marcasiano, and Neda Young — among others.
It is ultimately the artists and writers which keep the cultural soul of the Hamptons and here is an evening to ensure that tradition.
“It is really the Morans who jump-started East Hampton as an artist’s colony. Their extraordinary Victorian turreted studio, built in 1884, will be a center for the story of artists, landscapes, and seascapes, and is why the South Fork lured painters to this beautiful tip of Long Island,” said Richard Barons, Executive Director of the Trust.
All proceeds from the Midsummer Benefit Cocktail Party at the Moran Studio will go toward the completion of the restoration. “We are very excited about our summer event; with the exterior restoration nearly complete, the proceeds from the event will help us toward our goal of completing the interior restoration and opening the house to the public next summer,” said Curt Schade, the Trust’s Chairman.
Tickets for the Midsummer Benefit Cocktail Party at the Moran Studio start at $250 and can be bought online at www.thomasmorantrust.org or by calling the office of the Thomas Moran Trust at 631-324-0100.