Archive for June, 2014

Robert Palevitz | Melon and Grapes II

Robert Palevitz | Melon and Grapes II

Located on King Street in Charleston’s art and antique district,The Sylvan Gallery has established a reputation of bringing some of the finest international work to the Charleston forefront. Representing more than 25 artists globally, the gallery focuses on 20th and 21st century representational art. Owned and operated by Joe and Janie Sylvan, the gallery is helping to bring diversity to Charleston’s art scene.

For the Palette & Palate Stroll, the gallery in association with Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC, will feature a special preview of original small works by many of America’s leading contemporary artists. Buyers can acquire these works in a unique auction on Saturday, July 19th at 1:00 p.m. at The Sylvan Gallery, 171 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina. While all paintings will be estimated at current market value, reserves will be set significantly lower and many of the paintings will be offered at no reserve to afford both young and experienced collectors an opportunity to add to their collections. Some works will be sold framed and others will be sold unframed. Seating will be limited and there will be no telephone bid service. Absentee Bid Forms are available. Please see the works and download the from at http://morriswhiteside.com/small-works-fine-art-auction/category/77.

HallsThe Sylvan Gallery is pleased to welcome their partner restaurant, Halls Chophouse for an unforgettable evening of fine art and exquisite food. Located at 434 King Street, the restaurant is a family inspiration that has taken shape over many years. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, the Hall family values the importance of true hospitality and comfort. Halls Chophouse presents delicious cuisine in an energetic, visually striking environment. The restaurant features exposed brick walls, leather banquettes and warm lighting true to old-world traditional steakhouses. The 160-seat chophouse is situated on two rustic floors with tables and banquettes available for general dining. Complemented by superior service and a knowledgeable staff, Halls Chophouse offers the community of Charleston, South Carolina a sophisticated, quality cuisine. Halls Chophouse is a “Classic American Steakhouse” located in historic downtown Charleston.

Halls Chophouse upstairsJeanne and Bill Hall, Sr. has spent over forty years operating hotels and restaurants in Pinehurst, NC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Napa Valley and Pebble Beach, CA. Bill also managed outposts of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Cloister Resort & Beach Club in Sea Island, GA. Tommy Hall who has spent over ten years in the restaurant business joins the team after 6 years as General Manager with Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Dallas, TX. Billy Hall has worked around hotels and restaurants throughout his life. He joins the family after working in sports for the last 12 years in Major League Baseball, Major College Football and the NFL. Definitely check out the restaurant for a Gospel Sunday brunch & live music! One of the best in Charleston!


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Shrimp Cocktail by Shannon Smith Hughes

The gallery known for contemporary realism and color, Anglin Smith Fine Art (formally Smith Killian Fine Art) is located in the heart of downtown Charleston’s French Quarter District at 9 Queen Street. The gallery has been featured in national publications, including AmericanStyleCoastal Living and Southern Living, and features works by Charleston artist Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets — painters Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith, and photographer Tripp Smith. In addition to these artists, the gallery represents sculptor Darrell Davis; works in oil by Kim English and Colin Page are also available.  Subject matter ranges from local and European landscapes to architectural works and still life, figurative and abstract.

At this year’s art and culinary affair, Anglin Smith Fine Art collaborates once again with Circa 1886A long-time supporter of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association, Circa 1886 is one of the restaurants that come back on board each year supporting us in our efforts to raise funds for art education in Charleston.

Chef Marc Collins

Chef Marc Collins

To complement the gallery’s new works, Executive Chef Marc Collins will present a tasting that reflects his modern and innovative approach to traditional Southern cuisine. At this year’s event, he will be serving Shredded Lamb Osso Bucco and Cous Cous salad with yogurt dressing in small servings. Chef Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to Charleston’s fine dining restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically found on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local fresh seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, Circa 1886 promises one of the best restaurant experiences in Charleston, the region we call home.

Chef Collins earned his formal culinary training at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh from where he moved to San Antonio, Texas. Here he worked at La Mansion Del Rio under French Chef Guy Collinet; he then continued to hone his skills at La Louisiane and the Fairmount Hotel, perfecting his talent in the French culinary technique.

Circa foodIn 2001, Chef Collins moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he was given the prestigious title of executive chef of Circa 1886. A true hidden gem, Circa 1886 is nestled in the gardens behind the Wentworth Mansion downtown.  Thanks to Chef Collins’ dedication to excellence, the restaurant has earned many accolades and awards, including the AAA Four Diamond Award, the Mobil Four Star Award, the DiRoNA Award for Fine Dining, as well as the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Chef Collins has also received numerous personal honors that include being named a “Chef to Watch” by Esquire magazine in 2001. The son of an artist himself, Chef Collins brings an affinity for creativity and innovation to the preparation and presentation of every dish he serves.

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In its ninth year, the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Palette and Palate Stroll will present some of the most exciting restaurant and gallery pairings yet. The popular summer event will take place on Friday, July 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Attendees will once again stroll through the streets of the historic city, making stops at local fine art galleries for an evening dedicated to fine art, unique cuisine and wine.

This year’s gallery and restaurant partners are:

Anglin Smith Fine Art & Circa 1886

Corrigan Gallery & Barsa

Dog & Horse Fine Art & Zero Café + Bar

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art & Langdon’s

Helena Fox Fine Art & Cypress

Martin Gallery & Oak Steakhouse

Robert Lange Studios & McCrady’s

The Sylvan Gallery & Halls Chophouse

The ticketed event is presented as part of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Studio Series, benefiting local arts programs. Cost is $45 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.cfada.com. Participants can check in and start the stroll at any of the participating galleries.


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