Phillips Gala Fetes Founder, ‘Made in the USA’ The Phillips Collection held its classy and splashy gala May 16 at the Dupont Circle landmark for its show, “Made in the USA: American Masters from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970,” and to recall the vision of its founder, Duncan Phillips. After dinner amid the artwork and a slew of art lovers, influencers, politicians and business persons, the after party moved to Anderson House for all to let their hair down. The gala raised more than $750,000 for the art gallery.
Senior Center Revels in Spring at Historic Home The Georgetown Senior Center -- which meets three times a week at St. John’s for lunch as well as social and educational programs -- held its spring fundraiser May 1 at the 35th Street home of Penny Farthing and Andrew Miller. Attendees enjoyed food and drinks in the elegant, historic house and talked of Georgetown history and the house itself being used in films, such as “The Pelican Brief.” Old- and new-comers are always welcome at the center.★ PHOTOS BY ROBERT DEVANEY
Sally and Mark Ein. (Sally is also wearing a Reed Krakoff design.) Photo by Robert Devaney
Kristin Cecchi, Connie Roberts and Jane Markovic.
Gala chairs Mariella Trager and Michael Trager. (Mariella outfitted by Reed Krakoff, one of the gala honorees.) Photo by Erin Schaff
Gala co-chairs Janelle and Larry Duncan. Photo by Erin Schaff
Maroon Exhibit at Artist’s Proof
Photographer Fred Maroon was -- and remains -- well known throughout Washington and was a friend of The Georgetowner. He allowed the newspaper to use his spectacular images from time to time. The newspaper ran his photos, did features on him, especially a 1999 cover story. Maroon’s widow Suzy Maroon and sons Paul and Marc were at a May 15 reception for the Artists’ Proof exhibit, “Far Out Fashions: An Exhibition of Fashion Photography by the Late Fred J. Maroon,” which runs through June 1. ★ PHOTO BY ROBERT DEVANEY
Jeff Jones and Jayne Plank.
At the opening reception for the Fred Maroon show: Paul, Suzy and Marc Maroon.
★ Check out more social scene photos at www.georgetowner.com ★ ★ Embassy Chef Challenge ★ Tickled Pink: Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic ★ Washington Animal Rescue League Gala ★ GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Night of the Stars ★ Partners for the Arts’s First Anniversary
Wendy Erlanger, Robin Jones and Jorge Bernardo.
GMG, INC. May 21, 2014
This issue features our annual swimsuit, Halcyon House Unveiling, and returning to Rehoboth Beach