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For the Palette and Palate Stroll, the Corrigan Gallery LLC is pleased to welcome once again Barsa Tapas, a Spanish tapas restaurant located on trendy upper King Street.

The Sea by Gaston Locklear

The Sea by Gaston Locklear

For the art and food event, the Corrigan Gallery will present a show titled “Atmosphere” with works by Gaston Locklear and other gallery artists. The gallery opened its doors on September 1, 2005 at 62 Queen Street, Charleston, South Carolina, just off the corner of Meeting and Queen streets in the historic downtown Charleston. The gallery exhibits works of art both representational and abstract possessing the charm of old Charleston with a contemporary edge. Representing artists whose work is beyond the traditional approach to the southern landscape of marshes, the gallery consistently provides new works to see on a regular basis. Artistic vision partnered with an intellectual strength and astute handling of the materials describes the work on display.

The gallery is showing art that is just for that – art! Not following this year’s fashions but reaching towards the future and showing respect for the past, the presented artwork fulfills the beholder’s need for beauty and the collector’s wish for strong investments. This is art for the soul; art that lets the eyes breathe fresh air. Visitors may watch paintings in process on location and view works that have been done en plein air as well asin situ studio pieces.

Barsa’s proprietor, Drazen Romic, is always working hard to think of innovative ways to bring people to the popular revitalized upper King Street area and is a pioneer when it comes to unchartered territories and the potential they can offer to business owners and the community. Romic opened the very successful Lana restaurant 8 years ago on Rutledge and Cannon long before that area was on the map as a culinary hotspot and it is at Lana where he discovered Barsa’s Executive Chef Cole Poolaw.

Chef Cole Coolaw

Chef Cole Coolaw

Originally of McColl, South Carolina, Poolaw moved to Charleston seven years ago to ultimately pursue a career in culinary arts. He attended Trident Technical College’s Culinary Institute while working full time at Lana Restaurant honing his skills and training under Chef John Ondo. At the young age of twenty-three Cole took the helm as executive chef of Barsa tapas, lounge, and bar. There he has ventured into Spanish cuisine and traditional tapas while staying true to his roots and integrating his own Southern charm. Having a deep commitment to local sustainability, he strives to use only the freshest ingredients sourced from nearby farms. Always a purist in the kitchen, his food profiles are simple and clean yet comforting and satisfying. Whether on the line or visiting with guests in the dining room, you’ll find him with a smile and a true enthusiasm to evolve and expand his culinary palate.


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Cherry by Wanda Steppe

Martin Gallery gathers some of the finest contemporary 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. Martin Gallery features contemporary art, representing about forty nationally and internationally renowned artists. The array of different styles and works of art at the gallery keeps visitors engaged and contemplative. The gallery provides works of thoughtful beauty to enhance residential and commercial surroundings.

For the Palette & Palate Stroll, Martin Gallery is pleased to be paired with Oak Steakhouse, a true Charleston favorite. Touted as “one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America,” Oak Steakhouse, owned and operated by The Indigo Road restaurant group, showcases world-class American cuisine in an elegant setting that captures the essence of fine dining in Charleston, S.C. Located on downtown’s historical Broad Street, Oak presents an inspired selection of Certified Angus Beef steaks, seafood specialties and vegetarian dishes featuring regional ingredients from Lowcountry farmers and fishermen from executive chef Jeremiah Bacon.

Set in the restored 150-year-old South Carolina Loan & Trust bank building, the elegant ambiance at Oak Steakhouse artfully blends the old and new. The restaurant’s 18-foot ceilings, arched windows and 150-year-old heart of pine floors complement custom chandeliers and locally commissioned artwork. With three floors and five distinct dining rooms, the multi-dimensional space offers a variety of dining options ranging from private group dining rooms to an intimate table for two.

Chef Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse

Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon’s menu highlights include succulent steaks such as the marinated 28 oz. Certified Angus Beef Prime bone-in ribeye, as well as seafood favorites like the pan-seared sea scallops served with roasted exotic mushrooms and a foie gras au poivre sauce. A Charleston native and College of Charleston alumnus, Bacon attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, N.Y. After graduating from the CIA in 1999, Bacon moved to New York City where he spent 10 years working for legendary restaurants such as River Café, an award-winning riverfront restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., and ILO in midtown. Bacon left ILO to join the staff at Le Bernardin, the famed seafood restaurant of celebrity chef Eric Ripert. In 2004, Bacon was part of the opening crew of Per Se, which along with Le Bernadin, earned Four Stars from the New York Times and Three Michelin Stars.

When Bacon returned to the Lowcountry in 2007, he passionately incorporated a local-first philosophy into his culinary practices by building strong relationships with local farmers and fisheries. Bacon joined Oak Steakhouse as executive chef and partner in November 2010 and brought this philosophy with him to add his personal touch to the menu, taking it in a progressive, yet local direction.

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Adrift in Red by June Stratton

Adrift in Red by June Stratton

Robert Lange Studios represents artists and photographers who demonstrate the finest of contemporary American Realism and Abstraction. The gallery is working as a catalyst in the city, representing some of the city’s finest, most innovative artists who are changing the art scene in Charleston. For the Palette & Palate Stroll, the gallery will present June Stratton  in her show titled “Flutter.”

“As a diversion from my usual figurative art works, I decided to create drawings that were intended as dreamscape studies for larger figurative paintings these combine a cast of inhabitants from  my nocturnal wanderings. These smaller drawings have become alluring similes of dream portraits all on their own. These new art works are Pastel and Silver Leaf on Canson paper. The silver leaf within these pieces is both a metaphor of reflective meaning and an intentional nod to aesthetic appearance of iconic drawings of centuries past,” says Stratton.

At this year’s art and culinary affair, Robert Lange Studios will collaborate with McCrady’s.

Since arriving in Charleston and joining McCrady’s in 2006, Chef Sean Brock  has taken Charleston’s culinary scene by storm; just recently opening yet another amazing culinary destination, Husk. One of Charleston’s youngest and most celebrated chefs, chef Brock stands as a front runner of the modern cuisine that infuses fresh, locally grown ingredients with an unexpected flair.

As the winner of the Food Network challenge “The Next Great Chef, a two time nominee for the 2008 and 2009 James Beard Award for “Rising Star Chef”, and 2010 James Beard Award “Best Chef Southeast” Winner, Brock captures a field-to-table experience that brings familiarity to the palate but is presented in an innovative way. Bringing a new style to Charleston’s dining scene and Charleston cuisine to new heights, McCrady’s has been ranked as one of the top 10 restaurants of 2008 in North America.

Shortly after accepting his position with McCrady’s, chef Brock began the development of a 2.5 acre farm on Wadmalaw Island which would later serve fulfill the voluminous needs of the kitchen and the demands of an increasingly high end food community, chef Brock wanted to create a true field-to-table experience, not only for his guests, but for his staff.  “Food should be a treat for the emotions as well as the palate,” says Brock, “at once comforting, exciting, and entertaining.  We like to surprise and delight our guests with familiar flavors presented in unexpected ways.” Brock’s talent in the kitchen is unsurpassed and has contributed to the growing sophistication of Charleston as a whole.

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We are very excited to announce the 2013 Palette & Palate Stroll gallery and restaurant pairings. The event is taking place on Friday, July 19th from 5:30-7:30pm. Tickets are $45 per person will go on sale soon!

2013 Pairings are:

Anglin Smith Fine Art – Circa 1886

Corrigan Gallery – Barsa Tapas 

Dog & Horse Fine Art – Lucca

Ella W. Richardson Fine Art – Social

Helena Fox Fine Art – Anson

Horton Hayes Fine Art – Oak

The Sylvan Gallery – Halls Chophouse

Martin Gallery – Tristan 

Robert Lange Studios – Cypress 

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In conjunction with the Palette and Palate Stroll, Fulton Lane Inn is offering a special art package for two people (July 13-15, 2012). The package is $599.00 plus tax and includes daily continental breakfast, wireless internet access, afternoon wine and cheese reception, evening sherry, three course dinner for two at Circa 1886 Restaurant (Forbes 4 star, AAA Four Diamond restaurant located in sister property, Wentworth Mansion) with rickshaw rides to and from restaurant; tickets for two to Charleston’s most celebrated summer event, the Seventh Annual Palette and Palate Stroll. To book the Palette and Palate hotel package, please visit www.fultonlaneinn.com or call 800-720-2688.

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In conjunction with the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s Fifth Annual Palette and Palate Stroll that will take place on Friday, July 16, 2010, Fulton Lane Inn in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, is offering a special art package for two people (July 16-18, 2010). The package is $589.00 plus tax and includes daily continental breakfast, wireless internet access, afternoon wine and cheese reception, evening sherry & brandy, dinner for two at Circa 1886 Restaurant (Forbes 4 star, AAA Four Diamond restaurant located in sister property, Wentworth Mansion) with rickshaw rides to and from restaurant; tickets for two to Charleston’s most celebrated summer art and food event, the Palette and Palate Stroll.

To book the Palette and Palate hotel package, please visit http://www.fultonlaneinn.com or call 800-720-2688.

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