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Young Patrons of AFTAM Rooftop Soirée
07/15/2010 - By New York, NY

Young Patrons of AFTAM Rooftop Soirée

On Thursday evening, July 15, the Young Patrons of AFTAM (American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art) hosted a "Rooftop Soirée" at Haunch of Venison contemporary art gallery in Rockefeller Center.

A sold-out crowd of more than 300 young professionals came to support
the cause and enjoy a private viewing of the gallery's current
exhibition, "Four Projects: Doug Argue, Bill Fontana, Alexandra Grant,
and Les Rogers."

AFTAM Young Patrons were particularly pleased to welcome artist David
LaChapelle, whose show, "Postmodern Pop Photography," is opening at
the Tel Aviv Museum on July 23.

The evening was co-chaired by Julie Brener and Andrew Waranch. Host
committee members were Adrienne Bavar, Tara Benet, Elizabeth Burrows,
Allison Chiaramonte, Michael Cohn, Tali Farahi, Eytan Gelley, Andrea
Halpern, Alon Hoshmand, Tania Idjadi, Ray Javdan, Tal Kohen, Dean
Matus, Kerry Miller, Ron Perry, Gary Rabkin, Hilary Reich, Elana
Rubinfeld, John A. Robbins II, Yoni Schwartz, Steven Shalowitz, Leily
Soleimani, Peter Stern, Schuster Tanger, Leah Trabich, Adam Verner,
Anne Volk, Nicole Waranch

AFTAM, founded in 1974 to raise funds for the Museum and seek gifts of
notable works of art for its collections, began the Young Patrons
group five years ago. The Young Patrons‚ executive board members are
chairperson Rebecca Alvandi, Matan Ben-Aviv, Nadav Besner, Julie
Brener and Emeline Salama-Caro.

Board members are Mimi Banks, Marc Chodock, Matt Cohen, Micaela Ezra,
Leeor Farhadian, Adrienne Fields, Valerie Fields, Seth Ginsberg, Sarah
Gleit, Ilya Katsman, Alexis Klein, Marlin Nowbakht, Stacy Rotner, Jon
Schmerin, Maytal Sharifi, Jessica Steinhagen, Andrew Waranch and David

Also helping make the event a success were its sponsors: Christie's,
Skyview Wine & Spirits, Glenrothes and Baked by Melissa.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Joseph and Rebecca
Meyerhoff Art Education Center at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Photos by Jason Groob

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