2022 Benefit gala Save the Date, light blue with animated frosted scrolling diamonds shapes

Thursday, September 22, 2022
6:30 – 9:30 PM

Dinner & Cocktails

Co-Emcee’s:
Deidrea Miller, Christie’s North America
Myles Miller, NBC 4 New York

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Honoring

  

STUART MATCH SUNA

Co-Founder, Silvercup Studios

Stuart Match Suna co-founded Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, Queens with his brother, Alan Suna. Well known for its iconic sign visible from the East River, Silvercup Studios has been home to famed television productions, dozens of major motion pictures, and hundreds of commercials. Trained as an architect and experienced as a real estate developer, Suna is also a founding board member and Chair Emeritus of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He also serves on the boards of Museum of the Moving Image, the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and Socrates Sculpture Park, where he served as President of the Board from 2004-2022.

PAUL RAMIREZ JONAS

Artist

Paul Ramírez Jonas was born in Pomona, California in 1965 and raised in Honduras. Over the last twenty-five years Ramírez Jonas has created works that range from large-scale public installations and monumental sculptures to intimate drawings, performances and videos. Through his practice he seeks to challenge definitions of art and the public, engineering active audience participation and exchange.

His selected solo exhibitions include Museo Jumex, Mexico City; The New Museum, NYC; Pinacoteca do Estado, Sao Paulo; The Aldrich Contemporary Museum, Connecticut; The Blanton Museum, Texas; a survey at Ikon Gallery (UK) and Cornerhouse (UK) in 2004, and a 25 year survey at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston in 2017. Selected group exhibitions at P.S.1; the Brooklyn Museum; The Whitechapel (UK); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Ireland); and Kunsthaus Zurich. He participated in the 1st Johannesburg Biennale; 1st Seoul Biennial; 6th Shanghai Biennial; 28th Sao Paulo Biennial; 53rd Venice Biennial and 7th and 10th Bienal do Mercosul. In 2010 his Key to the City project was presented by Creative Time in cooperation with the City of New York and in 2022 with Fierce and Birmingham 2022 Festival in Birmingham, UK. In 2016 his Public Trust project was presented by Now & There in Boston.

He is a Professor and Art Department Chair, at the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University and is represented by the Galeria Nara Roesler in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and New York.

BALLET FOLKLORICO MEXICANO DE NUEVA YORK

Community Organization

Founded in 1983, Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY) is dedicated to preserving and encouraging Mexican folkloric dance through performance and education. Based in Elmhurst and led by Esmeralda Hidalgo, they have performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, Madison Square Garden, and Manhattan’s Town Hall. The group performs folkloric dances from different regions of Mexico wearing colorful traditional costumes. They also seek to educate the public about these dances and the cultural customs of Mexico.

About our Co-Emcee’s

DEIDREA MILLER

Head of Communications
Christie’s Americas

Deidrea Miller was appointed Head of Communications for Christie’s in October 2021. She most recently served as director at Brunswick Arts, where she advised clients including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Before that, she was deputy communications director to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, overseeing external relations for 24 city agencies, including cultural affairs, economic development, and media and entertainment.

MYLES MILLER

Journalist
NBC 4 New York

Myles Miller is a duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow and Emmy® Award-winning journalist who covers crime, the courts and general assignment news for WNBC-TV. He joined NBC’s flagship station in October 2019.

Miller was a key component of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage, honored in January, 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for “creat(ing) a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City.” The duPont has long been recognized as the broadcast, documentary and on-line equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University.

Prior to joining NBC 4 New York, Miller served as deputy press secretary at the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and as a senior advisor to the Fire Commissioner.

Miller started his career at the New York Daily News, in middle school, where as a part of a summer program and later as an intern, he covered city politics and government for their suburban newspapers, Bronx Boro, Queens and Brooklyn News. Throughout his career in journalism, his writing has also been featured in the New York Post, FOXNews.com, The Daily Caller and Women’s Wear Daily. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists, the New York Press Club and the National Forensics League.