Uptown Winter

Scene: Texture, suede, and very tall boots. Grey flatters, black, and white too. Black on black. Color blocking, patterns, and stripes. Quilted coats and fur. Classics and out of bounds. Pink and blue. Tones of browns, military greens, and pops of color. Rich maroon, deep red, and touches of brights. Slim, leggings, and tights. Warm volume. Hats, caps, bags, and kicks.





Matter In Movement

Scene: Rodrigo and Gigi Salomon at their Salomon Art Gallery. The recent opening of “Matter In Motion” was the launch of a series of four events orchestrated by Debbie Dickinson, international supermodel and actress, who now is a marketing and public relations professional. The show featured photographer Mitchel Gray’s “Bodies in Action”, and painter Evan Sebastian Lagache’s Abstract Expressionist Paintings. The hosts and curators of the show were Rodrigo Salomon and Debbie Dickinson. They set the scene in motion for movement. Two different artists from two different mediums, and two different generations came together, walls to walls. The contrast was apparent, and the similarity was the energy that each artist manifested in their art.

Mitchel Gray and Debbie Dickinson worked together on ads, editorial and personal projects earlier in their careers. I too, work with both of them during my Bloomingdale’s years as art director and graphic designer.

Scene: Photographer Mitchel Gray with his wife Katie.

Scene: Painter Evan Sebastian Lagache with his most recent works, Neptune and Ocean.

Scene: Evan Sebastian Lagache, Andrew Mccoy from Blick Art Materials one of the sponsors for the event, Mitchel Gray, and Debbie Dickinson.

Scene: Zinnia Park and Seolbin Park.

Scene: Kendal Khanna.

Scene: Rafael Van Steepen.

Scene: Kristi Nickerson and Rixa Kleymann.

Scene: Evelin Bello.

Scene: Michael Lee.

Scene: Pamela Healey and Nina Yankonitz.

Scene: Anthony Gerard, Debbie Dickinson, and Carl Kelsch.

Scene: Mitchel Gray and Gabrielle Meyrowitz.

Scene: Megan Lee Farrell and Isaac Kashanian.

Scene: Gigi Salomon and Paul Robinson.

Scene: Will, Chazz, and Miles Menendez.

Scene: Patricia Bonis and Mitchell Adelstein.

Scene: Debbie Dickinson and Kurt McVey (Pegasus J. Fitzgerald IV).

Scene: Katie Gray and Nick Daddazio.

Scene: Mari O’Connor and Ken Williams.

Scene: Rodrigo Salomon, Debbie Dickinson, and Sebastian Piras.

Scene: Kelby Brown, dancer, with his photo by Mitchell Gray.

Scene: Guests reviewing the art and in conversation.

Scene: Jose Obando.

Scene: Evan Sebastian Lagache and Delfina Roybal.

Scene: Jennifer Hu, Alex Bandy, and Craig L. Davidowitz.

Scene: Reed Baylis and Juan Lucas Pediernas.

Scene: Angel Orensanz.

Scene: Sandra Ospina and Jose Maria Garcia. It was a pleasure meeting and photographing several artists from the original 70’s Tribeca art scene.

Scene: Bernd Aber.

Scene: Gigi Salomon and David Glackin.

Scene: Terri Gold and Joanne Roberts.

Scene: Lothar Troller, Barbara Fusilli, and Mitchel Gray.

Scene: Guests in conversation.

Scene: Evan Sebastian Lagache with his mother, Debbie Dickinson.

Scene: Zinnia Park and Seolbin Park waving from the elevator as they leave Salomon Art Gallery. A portion of the proceeds benefit Children’s Museum of the Arts’ from “The Have a Heart for Art at Matter in Movement Exhibition”.




Downtown Winter

Scene: Shades of browns, greens, and blues. Always a mix of black, white, and grey. Touches of primary colors, pink, magenta mauve, and orange. Vintage pieces mixed with new. Tartan, plaid, and leopard print too. Conventional and fresh assymetical patterns. Updated camo, and florals. Faux fur, sherling, and fur. Extra long sleeves, puff jackets, and black leather. Hoods and hoodies.





Scene: New horizons in time, from one to another. Waterfall of Light. Happy and Healthy New Year!




Model as Medium

Scene: Linda Mason, Carole Radziwill, Guests, and Bravo TV filming The Real Housewives of New York City at Linda’s solo exhibition, Sensory Abstraction: Model as Medium. Linda Mason is a New York based artist. The exhibit includes a selection of mixed-media works alongside two short films which premiered at the opening. The mixed-media art is a series of wooden panels. Carole Radziwill is an American journalist, author, and reality television personality from The Real Housewives of New York City.

Scene: Guest and Ramona Singer from The Real Housewives of New York City.

Scene: Guests.

Scene: Smiling beauty, keeper of the door, as quests check in.

Scene: Sarah Reinsch and Linda Mason’s portrait of Carol Alt, left.

Scene: Kim Alexis, Margret Avery, Carol Alt, and Linda Mason’s portrait of Kim Alexis.

Scene: Linda Mason and Daisy Mason.

Scene: Coco Mitchell by her portrait by Linda Mason.

Scene: Alejandra Pena and Gabriela.

Scene: Nancy Donahue and Sacha Cohen.

Scene: Guests with Linda Mason’s portraits of Carole Radziwill.

Scene: Loren Price and Shera Nuss.

Scene: Kim Alexis, Linda Mason, Guess Who, Carol Alt, and Linda’s grandson, Siraj, in the gingham shirt.

Scene: Nancy Donahue and Harry King in front of the projection screen. 

Scene: Composer Milica Paranosic and guest.

Scene: Tyrome Tripoli with his daughter, Matta.

Scene: Musician and producer Jason Scott Henderson.

Scene: Debbie Dickinson with Linda Mason’s portrait of Coco Mitchell.

Scene: Simon de Beaupre and Christian Mitchell.

Scene: Nancy Donahue, Shanti Patty Owen, Coco Mitchell, and Shanti’s daughter, Savannah Juhi Kopel.

Scene: Alva Chinn and her portrait by Linda Mason.

Scene: Linda Mason and Daisy Mason with Lily Cummings and Heather Hazzan, both models, photographers, and creators of The Virago Journal. Daisy sang at an event of theirs just that afternoon.

Scene: Guests.

Scene: Sisters Dahlia and Regina Izatullaeva.

Scene: Ronald Brancaccio.

Scene: Al Noor Mughal.

Scene: The Real Housewives of New York City on set with Sonja Mogan.

Scene: Dorinda Medley from The Real Housewives of New York City, and Antonio Vendome owner of Studio Vendome gallery.

Scene: Davin Che, Daisy Mason, and Sylvia Holden.

Scene: Nina Allen with her daughter, Tania Haselwander.

Scene: Linda Mason and Giamo.

Scene: Curator of Linda Mason Sensory Abstraction: Model as Medium, Suzanne Brancaccio with Ian Gittler.

Scene: Natalie Peyton and guest.

Scene: The lovely coat check girl.

Scene: Guest.

Scene: Best friends, Giamo and Siraj.

Scene: Guests.

Scene: Guests.

Scene: Kim Alexis and Carol Alt admiring Linda’s work.

Scene: Studio Vendome located at 330 Spring Street. Linda Mason’s solo exhibition is on view from December 15 – January 15, 2017.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all!

For additional information on some of the attendees and others you can check out these other stories Thursday NightNancy & Harry’s ReunionNancy & Harry’s PartyModel Behavior, and The Art of Beauty.