The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala. The event was hosted by the Marder family at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and honored artists April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Amy Sullivan and Real Estate Broker Susan Penzner.
The highlight of the evening may have been the arrivals. Upon arrival attendees were able to experience the beauty and serenity of rescued raptors. Both a live hawk and owl (see first photo above) were on display. Information was made available on how to become an annual supporter of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center--via the Order of the Silver Feather.**
Once under the giant tent VIPs*** and other guests enjoyed live music along with cocktails and light fare. A silent art auction, which was live on Paddle8 leading up to the event and available for guests on tablets set up around the event space. Items for auction include: Untitled by Ross Bleckner, an oil painting on canvas, valued at $10,000; April Gornik’s Reflected Sunset, valued at $7,000; Eric Fischl’s drawing Untitled (Showering Girl From Behind), Valued at $8,000 and Aurora Borealis, an oil and spray paint on canvas, by Adam Stennett to name a few.
For more information on the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center visit: www.wildliferescuecenter.org
**The Order of the Silver Feather involves specifically raptors (Kestrels, hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles. Raptors are the apex animal in the food chain. The elite. The top of the line. All donations go directly to the care of injured or orphaned wildlife.
***Leslie Alexander, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Susan Penzer, Peter Beard, Dina & Steve Hanson, Anne Hearst & Jay Mc Irney,Linda & Ben Lambert, Howard Lorber & Jeanine Gourin, Nicole Miller, Tony Peck & Paula Peck, Jill Rappaport, Jay Schneiderman, Jean Shafiroff, Fred & Nancy Thiele, Anna Throne -Holst, Ginne Frati, and Shelley Berkoski
*photos by The Quest for "it"