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Videos of Mendez SoHo Salons have been  generously underwritten

by the  Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation.

Paul Kowalchuk (center)
Louis Mendez & Mikhail Zakin

Jane Freeman: Van Gogh's Room in Arles (Miniature)

Stanley Bulbach: Yule Fire  - A Prayer Carpet (Wool)

Anne Elliott: Mogao Caves  (Rice Paper Relief) 

Victoria Alfiero: Blue Masked Madam (Glass Mosaic)

Mendez SoHo Salon Series

Louis Mendez and his wife, Dianne, shared 45 eventful years together, showcasing not only Louis' work, but also the work of many talented artists working in a wide variety of media.  Initially sponsoring shows and receptions at their Pot-Pourrri Gallery in upstate NY, they later began hosting charitable events and exhibitions in their artist's loft in SoHo.  To honor this shared legacy, Dianne launched the Mendez SoHo Salon Series in 2015 to create an intimate, informal and engaging environment featuring "guests of honor" who present their work and are then available for Q&A with Salon patrons.  The Salons are scheduled at 3:00 PM on selected Sunday afternoons.  
We are delighted to announce the Fourth Season of our well-received SoHo Salon Series: occasional Sunday afternoon gatherings of collectors, curators, artists, writers and art enthusiasts who meet and mingle in an informal setting to show their works of art, discuss their sources of inspiration, and share their perspectives on the development of their artistic endeavors, as well as their choice of subject matter and medium.  After giving a short talk about their lives, work and inspiration, each featured artist will be available for one-on-one interaction with Salon attendees. 
Scroll down to view videos of these enlightening and enjoyable events.
RSVP Required for Each Salon                                                                                                                                                     Donations Welcome 
2018-2019 Salon Season
Save the Dates!
Sunday, September 30, 2018 @ 3PM
Paul Kowalchuk: Curator, Collector, Author
Discussing his collection of work by Louis Mendez and sharing insights gleaned from hours of interviews with the artist.
Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 3PM
Jane Freeman: The Art of the Miniature
Discussing her three dimensional miniature recreations of scenes from the worlds of fine art, opera and literature.
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 3PM
Stanley Bulbach: Master Spinner, Dyer and Weaver
Showing examples of his flat weave carpets and discussing the ancient art of Near Eastern textile production and its importance to us today.
Sunday, April 28, 2019 @ 3PM
Anne Elliott: Fine Artist and Creator of "Emotional Landscapes"
Discussing the intense feeling, revelation and sense of transformation embodied in her intense, yet enigmatic paper constructions and paintings.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 3PM
Victoria Alfiero: The Art of Glass Mosaic
In addition to showing some of her finished pieces, Vicky will also demonstrate creating a design and color palate, selecting different types of glass to achieve various effects, cutting and mounting the glass.