On Tuesday, June 19, artists and their friends and followers packed the Salmagundi Club in Union Square for the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates art show opening. Around 60 artists showcased 90 pieces, mostly paintings and photos, at the venue, where art could be viewed from Monday to Friday last week.
Later, the GNA announced that it was one of the most heavily attended events ever at Salmagundi.
The art show is an annual event though this year it returned after a two-year hiatus and this was the first time it was held at the Salmagundi Club. Most of the artists were residents of Gramercy or Stuyvesant town, though the exhibit was open to others as well.
Stuyvesant Town photographer Kayla Rochelle won an audience choice award for a photo of a baby in a sink. Other awards were given to Cindy Zaglin and Rahan Pradhan. Among the guests was Council Member Carlina Rivera, who was there to support a couple of artists she knew.
“It’s a really fun thing to do,” said Rivera. “I’m happy to support Alan (Krevis, GNA president) and of course the people who support it with their time.”