March / April 2012: Fine Art Connoisseur

“Refreshing a Key Manhattan Art Venue”, by Peter Trippi.

Salmagundi Main Gallery

The Main Gallery skylight pre-1950s

The March / April edition of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine features an article about the exciting renovation of the Salmagundi Club’s Main Gallery space thanks to a grant from the Manton Foundation.In Refreshing a Key Manhattan Art Venue, Trippi writes:

Under the guidance of local architect Lisa Easton, the project team will soon install a new floor, walls, lighting, and climate controls, as well as a state-of-the-art hanging system donated by its manufacturer, Takiya. Most exciting for historic preservationists, Easton has designed a skylight to replace the one lost during a blizzard in the 1950s. Most easel-size artworks look best in natural daylight, and seeing them here will surely be a revelation.

Trippi concludes on a tantalizing note:

Every movement needs showcases, and clearly the Salmagundi Club is poised to become Manhattan’s key showcase for contemporary American realism. Let’s see what happens next.

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On the Trail: April 2012

April 3 – 29: Christine Ivers – Hartford, Connecticut

Fluid Stepping Stones” • Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 30″
Chris Ivers: Solo exhibition of oils and pastels
Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT
Artist’s reception: Wednesday, April 11 • 5:30-7:00 PM