Artist CuCu Diamantes asked friends Ray Smith to do an artist invention and Jessica Sophia Mitrani to do the artistic details, which complimented Jerónimo Gaxiola Balsa’s events décor. Gala Chair Cucu Diamantes put a spin on the night by bringing original art and sounds to the evening. Ray Smith’s series of wooden candelabras titled “Candelaria” was produced in his studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. This was the finished first project for his studio since superstorm Sandy after the studio was destroyed in October 2012. This series of 50 unique sculptures was available at auction at the event.
The menu included: Roasted tri-color beets with haricot verts and crumbled goat cheese, wahyu strip loin steak with fresh herb mélange sauce, ricotta cheese cake with fresh strawberry sauce, miniature éclairs, strawberries dipped in bittersweet chocolate, assorted cookies, biscotti, miniature fruit tarts, Zonin Pinot Grigo and Zonin Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
Notable guests who attended include: Susan Sarandon, Gabriela Isler Miss Universe®, Jeisa Chiminazzo, Kiara Kabukurub, Grace Mahary, Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Francois Payard, Jessica Joffe, Amy Astley, Carlos Campos, Ray Smith & Mark Seliger.
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