Our Fall Dinner was sponsored by Brown-Forman at The Union League Club on October 26th, located at 38 East 37th Street.
Steve and Laura Lee opened the first 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville with hopes of revitalizing the cities art scene, which it did, and more. It created a national spotlight and now there are seven hotels across America and three more under development. When he’s not meticulously overseeing each hotel or next potential location, he’s flying around the world in search of the next piece of art to display in them. The 21c Hotels are public institutions that showcase work from today’s emerging artists. Each hotel has its own unique focal point and collection of contemporary works of art that Steve selects personally. Aside from being a successful entrepreneur and legendary art collector, he’s a very passionate philanthropist and we were delighted to have him as our honorary speaker.
Erin Hill, harpist and singer from Louisville was our special musical guest. She was #1 on the Billboard World music chart in 2009 and winner of the Vox Pop Award in 2013. Erin has performed for US Open Tennis Championships and with various artists such as Kanye West, Enya, Cyndi Lauper, Jewel, etc. She was featured in an HBO promo, playing the “Game of Thrones” theme and also known as The Pretty White Girl on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show.”