Guild Hall in East Hampton presents its annual Visionaries Luncheon, returning on Thursday, November 15, at Tom Colicchio’s culinary destination, Riverpark NYC. The panel includes creative visionaries Zoë Buckman, Jayma Cardoso, and Marcela Sapone. The event will feature compelling stories from these three artistic innovators who are at the forefront of ideas in art, lifestyle, business, and design. The panel will be moderated by Guild Hall’s Executive Director Andrea Grover.
Sapone is the co-founder and CEO of Hello Alfred. Through Alfred — a digital in-home concierge service that helps you manage daily tasks like dry cleaning, grocery shopping, and cleaning — she has worked to redefine urban living.
“Visual design and aesthetics play a big part in how I approach building a hospitality and technology company focused on evolving our homes and other built spaces we inhabit,” said Sapone. “I’m excited to talk about how we can redesign the home and the urban living experience to be more human-centric, more hospitable, and more sustainable,” she continued.
Sapone explained that through Hello Alfred, she is “helping people find more time and space in their lives to do great things.” She is also an advocate for pro-human, pro-labor policies. As a thought leader, Sapone has worked with the Brookings Institute, the Secretary of Labor, and the White House under the Obama Administration.
Cardoso is the owner of the Surf Lodge in Montauk. She has also been a partner in New York City venues like Cain, Gold Bar, and Lavo. Cardoso, a native of Brazil, came to New York 23 years ago to study at Rutgers University. According to a press release, she talked her way into her first nightclub job at Boom in Bridgehampton by saying she was an expert bartender and had a place to stay in the Hamptons for the summer — neither was true. She then worked her way up the nightclub chain to become the successful club owner she is today.
Buckman is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, and photography. She explores the themes of feminism, mortality, and equality. Her work has been shown across the globe and she has had solo exhibits including “Heavy Rag,” at Albertz Benda in New York and “Let Her Rave” at Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles. In February, Buckman unveiled her first public sculpture presented by Art Production Fund on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The large-scale outdoor version of her neon sculpture Champ will rotate on the strip for a year.
The event begins at 11:30 AM. Patron tickets are $275 and $250 for Members. Sponsor tickets are $500. For tickets and more information, contact Guild Hall special events at 631-324-0806 or visit www.guildhall.org.