Swifty’s Restaurant on the Upper East Side celebrated the start of the fall season with an Art Show, titled Color Through My Lens by renowned photographer Marge Neu Tuesday, October 6, 2015.
Guests joined Swifty’s owners Robert Caravaggi and Chef Stephen Attoe along with the exhibit’s artist Marge Neu for wine and hors d’oeuvres while viewing her latest collection, Color Through My Lens. Notable attendees included Marge Neu (Photographer), Robert Caravaggi (Co-owner, Swifty’s), Stephen and Patricia Attoe (Chef & Co-Owner, Swifty’s), Cricket Burns, Sally Tycher, Blair Husain, Barbara Macklowe and Lauren Ezersky and Joy and Alan Marks.
Each exhibition at the restaurant is curated by Chef Stephen Attoe’s wife Patricia Attoe and her business partner Rebecca Silver who draw upon on their extensive art backgrounds when selecting the art for the restaurant.
Neu’s Color Through My Lens exhibition is a curated collection of photographs, which celebrate her travels and experiences all over the world, with a primary focus on color. Her passion for travel and photography grew from her father, who had a dark room and a spirit for adventure. For the past 10 years, she has documented her travels including hiking a volcano in Iceland, traveling via hot air balloon in Namibia and photographing the landscapes of Botswana inside of a helicopter.
Patrons at Swifty’s are always delighted to see the exquisite selection of paintings and photos displayed on the walls of the restaurant whilst enjoying the menu and its ambiance. New York artist Mary Lou Schempf’s stunning work is currently exhibited in the front room on an ongoing basis. Her work complements the restaurant’s style and décor which was originally brought to life by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.
ABOUT SWIFTY’S RESTAURANT:
Swifty’s has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite the chic neighborhood’s ever-changing dining scene. A sophisticated yet low-key restaurant, Swifty’s attracts a devoted clientele. Owners Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively, of legendary Upper East Side boîte Mortimer’s combine classic, straight-forward American and European cuisine with friendly and impeccable service. The ambient dining room, reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house, was created by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower.
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ABOUT MARGE NEU
Marge Neu has combined her passion for travel and photography by documenting her travels for the past 10 years. She developed her passion for photography through her father who owned a darkroom, which influenced her her greatly. Throughout her career she has studied and traveled with award winning photographers such as Jay Maisel, Vincent Versace, Arthur Meyerson, Dana Allen, John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick, which has deepened her appreciation and skill in photography. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been exhibited in juried shows and various locations such as ABC Home.
For more information, please visit www.margeneuphotography.com