All things creative, sensual and beguiling seemed to have coalesced at our Annual fund raising Library Dinner, hosted by Barbara Genco, on April 29, 2015. The evening began with a viewing of the Salmagundi Club’s Annual Members show in the main gallery and the annual Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Exhibition. A Parisian inspired buffet followed, and the evening culminated with a talk by Maureen Gibbon, author of the critically acclaimed “Paris Red,” her most recent novel, published in the U.S. by W.W. Norton. Maureen guided us on a mesmerizing erotic odyssey through the world of Edouard Manet, wherein history excitingly commingled with life, love and imagination.
The New York Mandolin Orchestra, beautifully and dramatically conducted by Jefferey Ellenberger at the Salmagundi Club on April 23rd, was a not to be forgotten event. The wonderfully executed classical and popular musical selections, against the background of the dancing colors and shapes of the American Watercolor Societies show, made for a spellbinding experience–another memorable artistic event in Salmagundi’s cultural treasure trove..(many thanks to Annie Shaver-Crandell for making it happen).