Written by Laura Ricciardi
On September 13, New York area Minted Artists met at an exclusive NYC penthouse for an evening of bubbly cocktails, lively conversation, and a twinkling view. Eunice Kindred, who organized the meetup, invited Minted Artists to redesign the labels of their BYOB wine bottles. Stephanie Goos Johnson created a soothing landscape to complement the bottle of rosé she brought. Jackie Sherman of JaxRobyn designed a playful pink pineapple with hearts. Katalin Klecz illustrated a geometric, dream-like garden of flowers on a Pinot Grigio background. Belia Simm covered an entire bottle of champagne in a gorgeous cobalt and white brushstroke swirl — it was too beautiful to open!
Top row from left: Lauren Packard, Eunice Kindred, Petra Santaharju, and Laura Ricciardi.
Bottom row from left: Meggy Masters, Belia Simm, Jackie Sherman, Katalin Klecz, Stephanie Goos Johnson, and Dawn Jasper.
The conversation moved from art to travel to career choices to parenting to the quintessential NYC question of how to live in tiny spaces. Perhaps that last topic was sparked by the venue: a gorgeous two-story penthouse that The Prince Team of Town Residential generously provided. We spent most of the night milling around the apartment, but at one point, we realized that we had been so caught up talking that we hadn’t even gone out on the terrace. The sun was going down as the city lights were going up, and it was so beautiful.
A private rooftop penthouse residence located at The Hit Factory, a recording studio turned condominium complex, where notable hits by John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and Beyonce have been recorded. (Photo courtesy of The Prince Team at Town Residential)
From left: Melina Martinez and Belia Simm. “I was so excited to attend my very first Minted meetup and even more excited to meet amazing artists like Lauren Packard, who was featured in the August 2016 West Elm catalog,” Belia said. “I’m still starstruck!”
All in all, it was a great night, so great that plans for another Minted meetup is in the works; Dawn Jasper is organizing a letterpress night in fall 2016. If you’re a Minted Artist who’s interested in organizing a Minted Artist Meetup in your area, please fill out this form. Learn about upcoming Minted community events on the Community Connections page.
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