Michael Jurick in collaboration with Harriette Rose Katz's elite event collective, The Chosen Few presented Infrared at The Glasshouses on Monday, May 16th. Over 200 stylish guests, including Bravo's Real Housewives of New York star Aviva Drescher and Secrets and Wives' Liza Sandler and Gail Greenberg were on hand to admire Jurick's photographs and the multimedia pieces, which were complimented by the perfect glow created by Chosen Few's Frost Lighting.
Guests, who received beautiful invitations from Chosen Few's Fancy That, enjoyed music by another member Total Entertainment, as they nibbled on light bites from Matt Miller Events all while taking in the breathtaking views of the New York City.
The exhibition showcased 12 photographs by Michael Jurick along with seven collaborative experiential artworks created by a selection of The Chosen Few members including Frank Alexander, Jennifer Gould of Diana Gould, Ltd., Pat James & Glenn Jacinto, Jen Stone & Marco Olmi, DeJuan Stroud, Anthony Taccetta, and designer Beth Banker.
In the piece Morning Ride, Anthony Taccetta presented guests with the illusion of a bicycle speeding off into the photograph. In "Reflection" Excelsior Geyser, Frank Alexander, translated an image of a geyser at Yellowstone National Park into a geometric form echoing the rock structures in the photograph. The evening saw strong sales of Michael Jurick’s photographs and the collaborative art pieces with a number of works being placed in important art collections including two pieces acquired by Manhattan art adviser Sandy Heller of the Heller Group LLC.
Towards the end of the night, Harriette Rose Katz, President & Founder of The Chosen Few and Gourmet Advisory Services, thanked everyone for coming including her daughter Melissa Rosenbloom, nieces Claudia Warner and Trisha Stern and the entire Gourmet Advisory and Chosen Few teams. She stated, "This is a room filled with people from the most creative corners of New York City and how did we all end up here…The Chosen Few. I created this highly selective organization in order to recognize the best of the best in each category in the events world." She continued, "Michael Jurick, one of the most talented and lovely photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working within my career, came to my house last summer to show me his infrared photography and I was totally blown away."
Michael then took to the floor to say, "Infrared is invisible, radiant energy. Radiant is the key word in that definition. To radiate joy, to radiate love and to radiate creativity permeates all that I do." He continued, "At the second annual induction to The Chosen Few I had a vision to collaborate with the most talented designers in New York, so we could interpret these never before seen photographs with a touch of color and concept."
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