Harriette Rose Katz, President & Founder of The Chosen Few Presented Michael Jurick’s INFRARED One Night Only Exhibition at The Glasshouses
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 enjoyed music by Chosen Few 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.
Michael Jurick and Aviva Drescher
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.
Jackie Beltzer and Frank Alexander
Jennifer Gould and Lisa Rosenberg
Beth Banker, guest and Meg Roth
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.”
Harriette Rose Katz and Michael Jurick
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.”
Additional guests that evening included: Celebrity Chef Josh Capon, Marc Banker, Gal Jurick, Howard Glynn, America’s Next Top Model veteran Xiomi Frans-Cuber, Gourmet Advisory Service team members, Amy and Tom Feinblatt, Stephanie Checton, Laura Morton, Tal Erez, Barbara Reich, David and Megan Roth and ARISOHN + MURPHY’s Jessica Arisohn and Rysia Murphy. For more information, please visit The Chosen Few www.HRKChosenFew.com and http://michaeljurick.com.
Xiomi Frans-Cuber and Lisa Sandler
About Michael Jurick
Michael Jurick’s interest in photography began while studying art history at Tulane University in New Orleans. The vibrant and visually rich city became the backdrop for his first images and from there he embarked on a lifelong passion with the camera. Jurick translated this into a successful career in commercial photography and is known as New York City’s finest event and family photographer.
Michael Jurick is an inaugural member of the exclusive group The Chosen Few, a luxury services referral collective, founded by the legendary Harriette Rose Katz, that delivers creative excellence to the event world.
In 2014, Michael Jurick’s photographs of rock and roll star Jack White were included in the exhibition Jack White: American Roots, at the Ono Arte Contemporanea in Bologna, Italy. A selection of works from Infrared is also currently on view at Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana and will be on view at the Southampton Arts Center from May 7th –June 12th.