E. Hampton gallery owner arrested for serving alcohol

An East Hampton art gallery owner was led away in handcuffsSaturday after she refused to stop serving drinks at an openingbash for a celebrity photo exhibit. As about 200 startled guestslooked on, Ruth

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2008, 10:33 PM

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An East Hampton art gallery owner was led away in handcuffsSaturday after she refused to stop serving drinks at an openingbash for a celebrity photo exhibit. As about 200 startled guestslooked on, Ruth Kalb - generally known as Ruth Vered, after hergallery's name - was arrested on a charge of selling alcoholwithout a liquor license. "I told them I've been doing this since before they wereborn," said Vered, 67, whose gallery has been a fixture of theHamptons art scene for more than 30 years. "They have somenerve." She said the wine and Champagne were free. Mayor Paul Rickenbach said police were just doing their job. "It's not something that's new and out of the blue at all," hesaid. Vered was throwing the party - during the traditional MemorialDay weekend start of the resort's summer season - to celebrate anexhibit of photographs of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, AngelinaJolie and other stars. Vered is due to be arraigned June 25 in East Hampton TownCourt.


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