Martin Gallery strives to bring some of the finest artists in their fields together under one roof. Upon entering the historic Grand Salon of Martin Gallery, one experiences a soaring space filled with the exquisite color and texture of oils, acrylics, bronzes, marbles, terra-cottas and richly hued glass. The gallery features contemporary art, representing more than thirty nationally and internationally renowned artists. The gallery’s goal is to provide works of thoughtful beauty to enhance residential and commercial surroundings. Martin Gallery is located at 18 Broad Street on the corner of State and Broad Streets, in the Grand Salon of the historic People’s Building.
In celebration of the Palette and Palate Stroll, Martin Gallery will once again partner with Fat Hen Restaurant. For the 2009 event, Chef Fred Neuville, the owner of Fat Hen, will also feature his newest restaurant venture, Wild Olive. While Fat Hen restaurant pays homage to the Huguenot culture in Charleston, serving Lowcountry food with French flair, Wild Olive’s menu spotlights the finest ingredients sourced from as nearby as the local John’s Island farms and far away as the hill markets of Italy. Wild Olive combines traditional Italian design paired with unique one of a kind elements creating a cozy yet sleek 135-seat dining room and bar.
As Founding Chef, Partner and Executive Chef at 39 Rue de Jean, COAST Bar & Grill, and Good Food Catering, Chef Neuville spent his days in the restaurant fast lane making an indelible mark on the Charleston food scene. In 2007 ready to fuse his passion for food and family, Neuville opened his first hugely successful restaurant on John’s Island, shortly to be followed by Wild Olive one year later. Fat Hen and Wild Olive are outposts for culinary delights and domestic enjoyment.
Executive Chef Todd Mazurek is Chef Neuville’s right hand in the kitchen. When Chef Neuville first met Mazurek he was impressed with his enthusiasm and talent and offered Mazurek a full time position at trendy seafood inspired COAST Bar and Grill where he quickly moved up the ranks to become chef de cuisine. In 2007, Mazurek was thrilled for the opportunity to work beside his principal culinary mentor once again when Neuville announced his new culinary venture – Fat Hen. After successfully conducting the kitchen of Fat Hen, Mazurek opened the kitchen at Wild Olive as executive chef.