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A very festive Christmas party was given at The Little Nell by Janet O’Grady, editor in chief of Aspen Magazine, and her staff. Nell chef Ryan Hardy created all the fabulous hors d’oeuvres for the crowd, which was mostly made up of young Aspen professionals. It is so great to talk to them all and hear their enthusiasm.
A retrospective of paintings by longtime Aspen resident Varouj Hairabedian will run Feb. 1-15 at 521 E. Hyman Ave., next to Little Annie’s restaurant. The theme for the exhibit is “From Jerusalem to Aspen.” Hairabedian was born in the Old City of Jerusalem and has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and the Soviet Union. He has had three one-man shows and is a lifetime member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London. His mentors and teachers include John Heliker and Stephen Greene in New York and Frankoulides and Siegfried Hahn, German plein-air painters in Cyprus.
Aspenites know Hairabedian as an architect for 40 years who has simultaneously maintained a painting studio. Paintings are oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. The public is invited to a celebration of his work at a wine and hors d’oeuvres opening Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.
Evelyn Lauder, of Aspen and New York, founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 1993, and every year a gala “Hot Pink Party” is held as a fundraiser. This year Sir Elton John, with his band, will dedicate the party to the memory of his dear friend and longtime advisory board member Linda Stein. The gala is April 8 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City beginning at 7 p.m. For reservations call the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at 1-646-497-2600.
Undercurrent … The Christmas holidays were no sooner over than the mailboxes filled up with gardening catalogs.
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