Jessica Hagen Opening for Kahane Photos an “After Party”— Of Sorts

Jessica Hagen with photographer Elizabeth Kahane


Hard on the heels of the Newport Art Museum's Artist Ball, “From a Private Collection”, a collection of photographic images by Elizabeth Ann Kahane (who served as Co-Chair of the fabulous Artists Ball) drew many of the same attendees to Jessica Hagen Fine Arts  Gallery on Bridge Street, Newport.

Jessica Hagen, Elizabeth Kaham & Norah Diedrich, Executive Director of the Newport Art Museum

Dodie Kajanjian, art world powerhouse and an honoree at the Artists Ball talked with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson and his wife Ingeborg Sigurjonsdottir, was stylishly attired, Also Seen were artist James Steele, photographer for Vogue Nick Mele, Marta Del Pozo, artist Kevin Gilmore, Sandra Craig, Roseanne and Dennis Williams, Bernard and Sarah Gewirz, and many others.

Ms.  Kahane’s photos are beautifully evocative and  attain the status of Fine Art. She is instinctively aware of the light and takes full advantage of life’s magical moments, framing her view of the world one image at a time, the guests studied the works closely, and several were sold during the event.


Bernard & Sarah Gewirz

 Outside, the bustling bar was serving delicious beverages, and the crowd was so large that it required valet parking on the historic street.

                                                                         —    L.P.

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Discussing the artwork



Ingebjorg Sigurjonsdottir, Daisy  & Ragner Kjartansson


Sculptor Anne Mimi Sammis & Melanie Preston


Marta Del Pozo, James Steele, Bob & Susan Kieronski


The very crowded gallery


Ingebjorg Sigurjonsdottir & Ragner Kjartansson with Elizabeth Kahane


Andrea van Beuren, of newportFILM


Garry Fischer and young appreciators


Ken Savinski & Claude Barilleaux


Andrea van Beuren speaking with Dodie Kazanjian


Garry Fischer & Sandra Craig


Artist Kevin Gilmore


Unique jewelry


Sandra Craig with Brooke & Steve Richter



John Estes, Judith Davis & Daisy D'Isernia


Roseanne & Dennis Williams


The busy pourers


Elizabeth & Bill Kahane, Rosemarie Padovano & Marcello Marvelli


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