NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Storm King Art Center celebrated its largest annual Summer Solstice Celebration to date, welcoming over 300 guests to celebrate the Solstice for an al fresco benefit dinner on June 18, 2016. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on Storm King's grounds while viewing the exhibitions Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio and Outlooks: Josephine Halvorson. Following the reception, guests dined under the stars, enjoying a farm-to-table Southwestern-themed dinner designed by Food Network chef Amanda Freitag and Shelley Boris of Fresh Company and inspired by the vibrant colors of the Dennis Oppenheim exhibition.

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Storm King's Summer Solstice dinner. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Storm King's Summer Solstice dinner. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Storm King's President John Stern and Director and Chief Curator David Collens, along with Storm King Curator Nora Lawrence, welcomed notable artists, curators, dealers, and art world luminaries including Amy Plumb Oppenheim, Agnes Gund, Klaus Beisenbach, Helen W. Drutt English, Chakaia Booker, Josephine Halvorson, Doug and Mike Starn, Doreen and Gilbert Bassin, and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, among many others. 

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David Collens, Nora Lawrence, John Stern. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

David Collens, Nora Lawrence, John Stern. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Chakaia Booker. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Chakaia Booker. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Spencer Hewett, Afrodet Zuri, Allison Del Papa, Alexandra Malkin, Marina Dobreva, Molly Krause, Stacey Alvarez, Raj Prakash, Douglas Benowitz, Andrea Fiona Pagliai Londoño, Léonie Giselle. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Spencer Hewett, Afrodet Zuri, Allison Del Papa, Alexandra Malkin, Marina Dobreva, Molly Krause, Stacey Alvarez, Raj Prakash, Douglas Benowitz, Andrea Fiona Pagliai Londoño, Léonie Giselle. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Melissa Chaney, Anne Umland, Andrianna Campbell. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Melissa Chaney, Anne Umland, Andrianna Campbell. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Victoria Lichtendorf, Em Rooney, Nicholas Weist. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Victoria Lichtendorf, Em Rooney, Nicholas Weist. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Gilbert Bassin, Agnes Gund, Klaus Biesenbach. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Gilbert Bassin, Agnes Gund, Klaus Biesenbach. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Storm King’s Summer Solstice dinner. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Storm King’s Summer Solstice dinner. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Mike Starn, Doug Starn. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Mike Starn, Doug Starn. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Andy Praschak. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Andy Praschak. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Helen Drutt English. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Helen Drutt English. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Storm King’s Summer Solstice dinner. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Storm King’s Summer Solstice dinner. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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David Collens, John Stern. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

David Collens, John Stern. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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Mike Tavss, Mona Tavss, Pete Heimbold, Steven Cornwell, Katie Glantz, Katie Heimbold, Geoff Lazlo, Mia Gyesky, Grant Gyesky, Jodi Lazlo, Fred Hahn, Lindsey Worster. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

Mike Tavss, Mona Tavss, Pete Heimbold, Steven Cornwell, Katie Glantz, Katie Heimbold, Geoff Lazlo, Mia Gyesky, Grant Gyesky, Jodi Lazlo, Fred Hahn, Lindsey Worster. Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com.

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BASIC FACTS: Storm King Art Center is located at 1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553. www.stormking.org.

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