Avenue Magazine

31 March 2016

Cocktail Reception to Celebrate 16th Edition of Loot

Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted yet another spectacular cocktail reception on March 14th, celebrating the upcoming exhibition at Museum of Arts and Design’s LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY and honoring two noble women, Joan Hornig and Kay Unger.

Every year Michele Cohen and Marsy Mittlemann, The Benefit Dinner Chairs, and LOOT’s Curator, Bryna Pomp, present the most cutting-edge jewelry designs and give a rare opportunity to acquire idyosincratic pieces from more than 40 of the most skilled creators in the industry.

Guests have gathered at the intimate setting for a dinner and cocktails, as well as to admire the innovative jewelry compositions, made from a wide range of materials including silver, pearls, and semiprecious stones, as well as more unconventional materials like glass, wood, hand-painted canvas, porcelain, papier-mâché , concrete, zinc, sequins, and feathers.

Among the guests were Jeffrey Banks, Martha Bograd, Michela Bondardo, Joanne Brecker, Stacey Creamer, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Tiffany Dubin, Patti and Michael Dweck, John Eason, Patricia Falkenberg, Julie Fowler, Stephanie French, Suzanne Golden, Boo Grace, Elysze Held, Sharon King Hoge, Joan and George Hornig, Beverly Schreiber Jacoby, Elizabeth Jacoby, Michèle Gerber Klein, Karen Klopp, Luisa LaViola, Lauren Lawrence, Mercedes Levin, Nancy Jane Loewy, Marjorie Mayrock, Stacey Mayrock, Alison Minton, Victoria Morris, Linda Plattus, Arlene Richman, Jill Ryan, Holly Dale Shapiro, Sara Tayeb-Khalifa, Patricia Underwood, and Janet Winter.

Arlene Richman, Alison Minton