LongHouse Reserve Celebrates The Far East In East Hampton

by KRISTIN LUCIANO · July 23, 2009

Shang Huang, Magdalena von Behr, Florian Boss, Adrien Madeler, Lauren Digiulio, Jakob Oredsson, Awa Sawicka, Photos by PATRICK MCMULLAN for PMc] With more than 350 guests attending the LongHouse Reserve's Annual Summer Gala, it is safe to say that the event, held at Jack Lenor Larsen's former 16-acre home in East Hampton, was a huge success. The honoree of the evening was "acclaimed weaver" and humanitarian, Carol Cassidy. The theme of this year's 2009 Summer Gala was Asian Laughter, due to a recent LongHouse Reserve trip to Southeast Asia.

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All proceeds from this year's gala went to support the LongHouse Reserve, "whose arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, unite art and nature, aesthetics and spirit." The mission of LongHouse Reserve is "to exemplify living with art in all forms. Several highlights of the evening included interpretive dance performances by the The Angkor Dance Troupe, a performance by internationally-acclaimed Korean drummer Vongku Park, and various art exhibits on display throughout the estate's property. Guests not only dined on Eastern delicacies, but each person got to take home a one-of-a-kind, brightly-colored silk scarf, designed by Carol Cassidy herself.

Janet O'Brien, Liam Hackett

Juan Granados

Linda Chodorow, Jeffery Chodorow, Judy Bergsma, Nicoline Bergsma,

Peter Beth, Pamela Fiori, Nadia Noek

Jack Lenor Larsen, Elizabeth Hill, Alison Hill, Mana Hill

The Angkor Dance Troupe

Nicoline Bergsma, Sarah Cassidy-Seyoum, Patricia Durkan, Matko Tomicic