Posted in art, tagged art walk, charleston art, charleston art collectors, charleston cuisine, charleston fine art dealers association, charleston fine art events, charleston july events, charleston restaurants, chef fred neuville, chef todd mazurek, fat hen restaurant, john's island restaurants, july 17 events, july 17 food and art events, palette and palate stroll charleston sc, wild olive restaurant on May 18, 2009 |
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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.
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Posted in art, publicity, tagged cfada, charleston art, charleston art collectors, charleston art dealers, charleston artist, fine art, john doyle gallery, margaret petterson on February 12, 2009 |
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Long time Margaret Petterson collectors, Gene and Lea Glowney of Augusta, Georgia recently donated one of their many Petterson paintings ‘Down the Way’ to the permanent collection of the famous Morris Museum of Art. The Morris Museum of Art is the first museum dedicated solely to the art and artists of the American South. On September 26, 1992, the Morris Museum opened its doors to the public and attracted more than ten thousand visitors in its first three months of operation. This museum also houses the Center for the Study of Southern Art, an important reference resource. Petterson’s work fits perfectly, as she is best known for capturing Lowcountry scenes in a uniquely colorful way. ‘Down the Way’ depicts a light filled country road framed by beautiful oak trees using vivid and eye catching colors.
Margaret Petterson moved to beautiful Charleston, SC at the young age of eight years old. Inspired by the warmth and charm of this visually rich historic city, she began painting more seriously in her twenties. Petterson has become one of Charleston’s most popular and respected artists, making a name for herself as a water colorist and oil painter, as well as mastering her unique style with mixed media monotypes. She opened her exclusive self titled Margaret Petterson Gallery at 125 Church Street in 1994, and remained the beloved owner and artist at this famous French Quarter corner for 15 years. Petterson has only retired from gallery ownership but continues to paint passionately in her country studio. Today, the John Carroll Doyle Gallery features Margaret Petterson’s work in the same location.
For more information on the work of Margaret Petterson, please visit or call the John Carroll Doyle Gallery (843) 577-7344 or visit http://johncdoyle.com.
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