The photography series “Life at Sea” by Matt Raynor will be on view from Friday, August 16, through Monday, August 19, at the Southampton Cultural Center. A reception will be held on Friday, August 16, from 6 to 9 PM. Raynor’s evocative photos captured during his time as a commercial fisherman exude the raw power and simultaneous peace of the natural world. On April 18, Raynor suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him with permanent paralysis from the upper chest down. Faced with this new challenge, Raynor hopes to continue to share his artistic vision with the world while finding new ways to make art. For more info, visit www.matthewraynor.com.
Iconic fashion designer Dennis Basso presented an exclusive fashion show to a sold-out crowd at the sixth annual Collaborating for a Cure Ladies Luncheon that raised $40,000 to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. For the second consecutive year, Susan Gutfreund hosted the event at her Fifth Avenue home on Tuesday, May 14.
Before the fashion show commenced, master of ceremonies Don Lemon of “CNN Tonight” introduced both Basso and Dr. Samuel Waxman, founder and CEO of the SWCRF. The foundation will host its annual Hamptons Happening event on Saturday, July 13, in Bridgehampton.