Crossing The Bridge

Catalogs on sale at The Bridge opening in Paris
Catalogs on sale at The Bridge opening in Paris

At about 4 PM on Sunday, February 8th, people began to fill the chapel of Saint Germain des Pres for the official VIP opening and reception for The Bridge/Le Pont exhibition. The challenges of installing the show (as I mentioned in my previous blog) were behind us and the Big Reveal was upon us.

There was a buzz of excitement in the air along with a tantalizing mix of languages as the guest list reflected the multi-cultural nature of the exhibition itself. It was a very successful evening – lots of great feedback, stimulating conversation, press interest and most importantly, general support for the mission of fostering communication and respect between different cultures, faiths and creeds. 

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Paul-Gordon Chandler, founder of CARAVAN with the artists present at the opening
Paul-Gordon Chandler, founder of CARAVAN with the artists present at the opening (myself included, on right)

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The Deputy Director of UNICEF opened the program and once my part of the official ceremony was behind me (the speech I gave in French went off as smoothly as can be expected) I was able to relax and enjoy the canapes and drinks provided by ‘Madame Chef’ catering. This was a wonderful start to the long journey ahead for the 47 paintings – Cairo, London, Barcelona, Rome and the United States have yet to host this traveling show. Bon voyage!

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Karel Steiner

Alan Merbaum

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3 thoughts on “Crossing The Bridge

  1. Lenore Walsh February 11, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    PROUD of you!

  2. Ruth Jacoby February 12, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Looks fantastic, Lil…well done!! xxxxx

  3. Irene Gavin February 12, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Looks wonderful. Wish I could be there, so where in the US will they show it?

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