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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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Robert Lange and Nathan Durfee

Opening on Friday, December 4 from 5 – 8 pm at Robert Lange Studios located at 2 Queen Street in downtown Charleston, SC is a wonderful collaborative show entitled “Different Strokes.”
This show will consist of 10 works, each 16″ x 20,” five started by Robert Lange and finished by Nathan Durfee and five started by Nathan and finished by Robert. The show is both an investigation into the collision of two unique styles, and an exercise in relinquishing control over the finished piece. The show is anchored by a black walnut console table built by woodworker Michael Moran; mounted to the table is a tiny door that opens to the painted worlds of Lange and Durfee.

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Corrigan Gallery is presenting a variety of pieces and media from gallery artists such as Duke Hagerty, Manning Williams, Kristi Ryba, Mary Walker, Candace Flewharty, Lynne Riding, Paul Mardikian, John Moore, Richard Hartnett in a show titled “x rated?” for five days only beginning Tuesday, September 1, 2009 from 5-8pm.

What makes artwork be labeled as x rated?  Is there little xrated versus big Xrated? Where and who draws the line (no pun intended)?

This is a simple show of pieces that some may find objectionable.  We are here to present art and stir the pot! In the backroom – behind a curtain – guests will be carded at the front door.  A sexy drink will be served.  Please come visit for a libation and eye full!

This is also the four year anniversary of the gallery.

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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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This June, the Sylvan Gallery presents “Local Creative Energy” exhibiting works by Jim Calk, Betsy Havens, Rhett Thurman, Guido Petruzzi and Trey Finney.  These five artists live in the South Carolina area including Charleston.  With broad travel experience, their time in the south informs their paintings and adds a spark of energy to the works.  The gallery is located at 171 King Street, in downtown Charleston’s historic district and antique row.  The gallery is a member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association (CFADA) and a founding partner of the Charleston Art Auction.

The Sylvan Gallery specializes in 20th and 21st century representational art and carries a large selection of sculpture.  They are pleased to represent the work of thirty or so artists of world renown including Rhett Thurman, Glenna Goodacre, Guido Petruzzi, Scott Burdick, Shirley Novak, Ted Ellis, Susan Lyon and Nancy Bush.  The Sylvan Gallery can be reached at 843-722-2172, j_sylvan@msn.com or http://thesylvangallery.com.  Gallery hours are 9:00-5:00 Monday thru Friday, 10:00-5:00 Saturday.

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Betty Anglin Smith will present her new works in a show titled “A Series of Square Paintings.” The art show is opening on May 1 with an artist reception from 5-8pm at Smith Killian Fine Art located at 9 Queen Street in Charleston.

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Carolina Galleries is pleased to present new work by Mickey Williams featuring his recent exploration of the Carolina nighttime landscapes. Opening with a reception on Friday, May 1 from 5-8pm, Williams’ work examines the mysterious and exotic world of the South Carolina nightscape.

Mickey Williams grew up on Isle of Palms, a barrier island just north of downtown Charleston, where he fell in love with the pristine environment of his childhood. The landscapes of the Lowcountry continue to inspire Mickey’s work as he explores the Ace Basin and undulating, ever changing surrounding barrier islands. The Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto rivers provide stunning natural beauty as they weave through the South Carolina Lowcountry that occupies the realm of Mickey’s compelling paintings. Mickey’s oil paintings depict the landscape of the eye and heart—pristine landscapes with an emotional quality achieved through a lifetime of studying the Lowcountry. His work has won many acclamations and is highly collected, hanging in private and corporate collections across the southeast. Mickey was selected as the featured artist for the Lowcountry American Heart Association’s 2008 Heart Ball.

Williams’ work will be joining Carolina Galleries’ strong tradition of art of the Charleston Renaissance and contemporary Southern artwork featuring artists such as John Andrew Burmeister, Stephen Chesley, Craig Crawford, Julyan Davis, Gary Grier, Johnson Hagood, Chestee Harrington, Alfred Hutty, Tom McNickle, Margaret M. Peery, Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Evan Wilson and Stephen Scott Young.

For more information please call (843) 720-8622 or email info@carolinagalleries.com.

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