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Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center’s 9th Annual Get Wild Gala Is Saturday

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center will hold its ninth annual Get Wild Summer Gala this coming Saturday, August 8, in celebration of the center’s successful rehabilitation and release of animals back into the Long Island wild.

The Get Wild Summer Gala will be hosted by the Marder family at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton (120 Snake Hollow Road). Guests will be treated to live music, cocktails and light fare.

During the gala, several individuals will be honored. This includes three artists, April Gornik, Eric Fischl and Amy Sullivan, and real estate broker Susan Pezner.

April Gornik.
April Gornik
Photo credit: Daniel Gonzalez

A silent art auction will close during the event. Bidding has begun online at paddle8.com/auction/evelynalexanderwildliferescuecenter. Items available in the auction include Ross Bleckner’s “Untitled,” an oil painting on canvas which is valued at $10,000, and Gornik’s “Reflected Sunset,” valued at $7,000.

Also up for auction is Fischl’s drawing “Untitled (Showering Girl From Behind)”, valued at $8,000, and Adam Stennett’s Aurora Borealis, an oil and spray paint on canvas, among others.

The evening will begin at 6 and end at 8 p.m.

The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to rehabilitate animals injured through human encroachment on their habitats. The center began with a group of concerned friends and, since, has expanded to over 1,000 members and supporters. The rescue center gets more than 10,000 calls annually from the public seeking information on or assistance with wild animal encounters or injured animals.

Honorary co-chairs of the event include Hilaria and Alec Baldwin, Cornelia Guest, Carey Lowell, Jill Rapport and Beth Ostrosky Stern.

The Benefit Committee is made up of Ingrid Arneberg, Ingrid Edelman, Jess Frost, Jane Grill, Missy Hargraves, Linda Lambert, Maryann Marston, Ellen Scarboroughm and Will Marin.

For more information visit wildliferescuecenter.com.

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