Cre­ative af­fairs


Last Oc­to­ber, af­ter cu­rat­ing pri­vate art projects all over the world, Blair Voltz Clarke fi­nally opened her first brickand-mor­tar—and epony­mous—gallery in the heart of New York City’s Up­per East Side. To com­mem­o­rate a suc­cess­ful first year of show­ings and col­lab­o­ra­tions, she brought to­gether some of its choice artists and supporters for a stylish af­ter­noon soiree in­side the space. Guests such as Moskov fash­ion de­signer Khris­tine Me­jia Cat­a­cu­tan and in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor Anna Burke noshed on home­grown dishes from neigh­bor­hood fa­vorite Au­gust while ad­mir­ing color­ful art­works from Hol­land Cun­ning­ham, Sara Genn, and Natasha Law. The sim­ple ta­blescapes in­cluded paint­brush place set­tings, ab­stract paint­ings by Cun­ning­ham, and white amaryl­lis flo­ral bou­quets from L’olivier—al­low­ing the cock­tails and cui­sine to take cen­ter stage. “The artists we rep­re­sent here are more like fam­ily,” Clarke ex­plains. “So it was a no-brainer to host a cel­e­bra­tion here to wrap up a re­mark­able first year.”

chif­fon, and silk crepe DRESS chan­tilly lace,

Set $3,975 ART “Dou­ble Stripe

Laura Mos­quera Clipped” paint­ing by Minia­ture art­works by artist Hol­land Cun­ning­ham adorned each guest’s place set­ting.

CEN­TER­PIECES white amaryl­lis ac­cented with var­ie­gated lily grass, lo­ FLAT­WARE Fair­fax by Gorham, an­tique LINENS ma­touk. com ART (place set­tings) paint­ings by Hol­land Cun­ning­ham


the shows and par­ties in Clarke hosts hip pop-up

gallery’s airy space.

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