April 20, 2016: Library Dinner Honoring Ann Fensterstock

SCNY'16-Library Dinner - 23(By Anthony Almeida)

This year’s Library Dinner, chaired by Barbara Genko, proved to be another “not to be forgotten event!” The dining room, filled to capacity, brought Salmagundians and guests together for a memorable evening of food and camaraderie.

After dinner, attendees adjourned to the main gallery where author Ann Fensterstock gave a highly informative talk on her book, “Art on the Block,” which tracks the New York art world’s migration during the last fifty years.  Books were available for purchase and autograph by the author.

Here are some images of the event.

April 2016: Monotypes at SCNY & MOMA

SCNY'16-Monotypes SCNY & MOMA - 08(By Anthony Almeida)

April showered Salmagundians with diverse monotype experiences, which fostered creativity and the inspiration which only comes from viewing works by monotype masters. Our April 12th Monotype Party was followed on April 14th, by a guided tour of “Edgar Degas: A New Strange Beauty” at the Museum of Modern Art.

This event, chaired by Annie Shaver Crandell, allowed viewers to see how Degas handled the Monotype medium. Many of Degas’ beautiful pastels actually started out as monotypes, and were embellished with pastel. Some of his famous oil paintings were later made from his monotype studies.

Below are photos from both events.