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"Fancy Collar" by Nancy Van Meter

“Fancy Collar” by Nancy Van Meter


Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture, established in 2001 by Jaynie Milligan Spector and located on Church street, is a source for dog and horse paintings and sculptures by top quality nationally and internationally known artists in the United States and Europe who create 21st century works of art, as well as portraits of animals and their human counterparts. Ms. Spector studied with Sothebys Auction House in London, England, and worked as an art advisor in New York City, North Carolina and Florida. She is able to find the best quality artists who reflect 21st century art while also masterfully depicting dogs and horses. A former director of 19th century art at Christies also assists Ms. Spector with earlier period paintings.

Dog & Horse offers top quality artists who work in styles from traditional to contemporary.  Clients are able to find the right artist to suit their taste and budget, whether they want the number one painter of dogs in the world or affordable top quality artists. Many of the gallery’s artists also masterfully paint men, women and children. For this year’s Palette and Palate Stroll, the gallery will feature “Miniatures” an art form since the 15th century including works by Nancy Van Meter, Beth de Loiselle, Paul Eaton and small watercolors by Nancy Pellatt.

ZeroGeorge_CannonGreen-514x516For the event, the fine art gallery is paired with a very exciting new restaurant, Zero Café + Bar. A casual bistro style café located on the ground floor of Zero George Street Hotel, features al fresco dining options and covered piazza seating. Distinguished as a 2014 Best New Food Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler and a 2014 Best New Cooking Class by FOOD + WINE, the team behind Zero George is passionate about food and places a great emphasis on creating a unique in-house culinary program. They source herbs, vegetables, rice and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. Our chef’s kitchen garden provides ingredients Zero Cafe and cooking classes.

Chef Vinson Petrillo

Chef Vinson Petrillo

Lead by Chef Vinson Petrillo and his culinary team, cafe’s  fare features locally grown and season ingredients which have been thoughtfully paired with a curated list of small production, boutique wines and craft cocktails. The culinary team is as passionate about food as they are about service and hospitality. Their dedication to the culinary arts has earned them recognition as a Top 5 Foodie Hotel in the World by Condé Nast Traveler.

Chef Petrillo has a passion and appreciation for natural, local ingredients infused with his contemporary American Style.  All of his dishes are elegantly prepared in the Zero George professional display kitchen, located in the property’s original circa 1804 carriage house.  The seasonal menu features a variety of small plates, compelling dinner specials and wine parings. The a-la-carte menu is approachable, hyper-seasonal, and features the freshest herbs and vegetables from the on-site kitchen garden.  Furthermore, the Zero George team is proud to support local farmers and fishermen by utilizing top quality products available in Charleston.

ZeroGeorge_CannonGreenChef Vinson Petrillo’s culinary career began at the age of 15 at the Parsippany Hilton in New Jersey. After graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, Petrillo worked in some of the nation’s best restaurants, including New York City’s Caviar Russe and Abe & Arthur’s. He comes to Zero Café + Bar after his role as Chef de Cuisine at Prospect in Brooklyn, New York – a modern new American restaurant focused on sustainability and local, fresh ingredients. Petrillo is a two-time winner of Food Network’s Chopped and Chopped Champions and was named to the 2013 Zagat New York City’s “30 Under 30” list.


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