Attracting a good turnout for any event at Salmagundi during the summer off season is a daunting task indeed. When Mitch Kahn approached Chris Nunnally about picking a date for a reception to dedicate the new piano he was donating to the club for the gallery, Chris came up with the only logical suggestion: piggyback the event with the Nocturne Exhibition Awards Reception and Anne Kullaf’s demonstration, already on the calendar for Friday, July 18th and likely to draw a good crowd.
The combination of the three events did indeed result in a truly warm, artistic, innovative and vibrant evening, with an excellent turnout to match. Many past and present club officers, members and their guests, including Salmagundi’s first woman president (1983-87), piano enthusiast Ruth Reininghaus, were in attendance. Keeping the music flowing were SCNY regulars Kevin Olson, Michael Pilofian, Bob Trien and Mitch Kahn, plus Raul Santiago, David Winkler and Ted Silver. “Baby” was the belle of the ball.
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