Young Friends Winter Gala: A Royal Affair – Happy Hour at Gaslight – PLUS INFO on the Gala This Saturday

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art held a series of happy hours leading up to the black tie affair in honor of Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 Saturday night. 

 Christine Kennedy, Winter Gala co-Chair and Ernie Poon, Winter Gala co-Chair,

The last happy hour was held 2 weeks ago at Gaslight in Old City. It was a cold night, but the place was hot and happening a few days before the official opening of Jason Cichonski new eatery.
Gabrielle Frederico and Jeff Devine
 Maria Molina and Arturo Munoz
 Christina Iliadis and Faith Aquino
 Jhanna WHite and Jenna Williams
 James Hagar, Erin Eddy, David Pinski and Liz Brown
Young Friends are a vibrant group of young adults committed to
promoting the arts in the greater Philadelphia area. Through a broad
range of special events and educational activities organized around the
Museum’s world-famous collections, the Young Friends
provide a forum for increased appreciation of the arts. The evening
will include music by K-Pop DJ, DJ Sanchez, dancing, a raffle, and
silent auction.  One of the highlights of the silent auction is
“Hollywood Getaway” package which includes round trip airfare and tickets to Season 13 of American Idol.
raised through the efforts of this dynamic and committed group are used
to support art acquisitions, as well as conservation and preservation
of works in the collections, and educational and outreach programming.

 Treasures from Korea marks an unprecedented cross-cultural exchange and the first
comprehensive survey in the United States devoted to the art of the
celebrated Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), an era that profoundly shaped
the culture of Korea in ways that continue to resonate today. Included
are more than 150 works among them national treasures displayed for the
first time in the United States.  Philadelphia is the only east coast

 The exhibition will travel to the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art (June 29–September 28, 2014) and  The
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (November 2, 2014–January 11, 2015).

 Kharisma McIlwaine and Alloyius McIlwaine
Ernie Poon, Winter Gala Chair, Liz Lanpen, Winter Gala Publicity Chair, man about town- Alexander Hankin and Emily Gerstell 

  Zeynep Goral and Deirdre Sawinski
 Johanna Morales, Chris Borden, Tom Horton and Molly Horton
John and Jhanna White told me that I photographed them on their fisrt date, May 8th 2009 at the Magee Rehab Night of Starts. And as many of you know, I can’t remember names but I was able to tell them exactly where I photographed them that night. It was out in the parking lot, I was leaving to go to another event and they were just arriving. So I’m not always good with names, but if you tell me where I photographed you I usually remember.
 There’s a baby in a bar..says Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama.
 Dan Loew, Rachel Loew, Christine Bugg and Dana Kessler
Which reminds me:  The AfterParty is at the Loews on the 33rd Floor
Stephen Welsh, Laila Reilly, Kathrin Rieger and Nathen Maggee want you to know you can still buy tickets to the gala on Saturday night. INFO HERE!!