Snapshot: Carney hosts ‘colorful voyage’ dinner

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    Joan Carney, former owner of Lilly’s Boutique Gallery in Zionsville, stands in her drawing room waiting for guests to arrive for her dinner party benefiting the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. The room was decorated with authentic Turkish art to provide a setting reminiscent of Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Prella McBride, Sandy Bodenmiller and Ruth Shook arrive from Lafayette with their husbands (not pictured) and prepare to enjoy a dining experience provided by Carney. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    From left, Jim Shook, Prella McBride, John McBride, Ruth Shook, Sandy Bodenmiller and Jim Bodenmiller snack on hors d'oeuvres in the Istanbul-themed drawing room of Carney’s home. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    In between hors d’oeuvres and dinner, traditional Japanese dancers from The Minyo Club of Indianapolis performed four different traditional Japanese dances. The dancers, from left, are Yoko Mahone, Reiko Levy, Yaeko Gieseking, Tokiko Gilson and Yoko Hassing. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Yoko Mahone, Tokiko Gilson and Reiko Levy perform a traditional Japanese dance as dinner party guests John McBride, Jim Shook, Ruth Shook and Steve Psikula watch. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Carney’s dining room was decorated with art from her world travels and presented to the guests as Santorini, Greece. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    In the Santorini-themed dining room, from left, Jim Bodenmiller, Prella McBride, Jim Shook, Ruth Shook, Steve Psikula, Joan Carney, John McBride and Sandy Bodenmiller dined on traditional Greek food. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    The food, hors d’oeuvres and dessert was prepared by Alma Sandlin, owner of Alma’s Kitchen and former owner of George’s International Greek Restaurant in Carmel. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    After entering Carney’s Moroccan-themed garage, guests were surprised by belly dancer Judy Hanna, who emerged from a tent in the corner of the room. John McBride watches the dancing. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Professional belly dancer Judy Hanna dances with dinner guests Steve Psikula. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Judy Hanna engaged the room in a group dance to Moroccan music. From front to back, Judy Hanna, Joan Carney, Ruth Shook, Steve Psikula, Jim Bodenmiller, Prella McBride, John McBride, Jim Shook and Sandy Bodenmiller. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    The group of dinner guests dances to Moroccan music. From left, Judy Hanna, John McBride, Sandy Bodenmiller, Jim Shook, Joan Carney, Ruth Shook, Steve Psikula, Jim Bodenmiller and Prella McBride. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    After dancing, a dessert of baklava and galaktoboureko was served with Turkish coffee. John McBride, Jim Shook and Sandy Bodenmiller. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Joan Carney with Alma Sandlin, owner of Alma’s Kitchen and former owner of George’s International Greek Restaurant in Carmel. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)
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    Joan Carney in her garage, where she hosts events and private shopping parties for her former Lilly’s Boutique Gallery clientele. Behind her is a mural painted on her garage doors by artist Lynn Ohlson. (Photo by Sara Baldwin)

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