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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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Join Carolina Galleries on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 5 to 8 pm for the opening of Craig Crawford: New Landscapes.  This newest body of work of 10 oil paintings, will feature Coastal scenes as well as the landscape of the Sandhills of South Carolina.  

 

Crawford and his wife Carol recently relocated their home and studio to 26 acres of the rural area between Columbia and Swansea, South Carolina.  Their new environment, chosen so that Craig could be immersed in nature, features sandy soil, Reindeer moss on the ground, prickly pear cactus and long leaf pine.  The Sandhills is actually a strip of ancient beach dunes that run North and South Carolina, dividing the Piedmont (or Pee Dee of South Carolina) from the Coastal Plain (or Lowcountry).  Their new home and its surroundings have given Crawford new inspiration, immersing him in what “feels like a Inness or Daingerfield landscape.”

 

Craig Crawford first became interested in painting through his grandfather, himself a painter and an architect. He attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts at Furman University and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He then trained in the field of Painting Conservation with Charles Olin, former head of Painting Conservation at the Smithsonian Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. During his eight year apprenticeship, Crawford spent endless hours studying paintings, particularly American Landscape Paintings and the French Barbizon School, and learning how they were made. He generally works from oil sketches done on location as well as digital images. Crawford paints in a straightforward traditional manner, and his paintings are infused with the light and shadows of the South. His paintings are often mistaken for 19th Century works, a strong tribute to his study and mastery of the craft.

 

The work will hang for the remainder of the month of April at Carolina Galleries, accompanied by the work of John Andrew Burmeister, Stephen Chesley, Julyan Davis, Gary Grier, Johnson Hagood, Chestee Harrington, Tom McNickle, Margaret M Peery, Mickey Williams, Evan Wilson, Stephen Scott Young and 19th and 20th Century Southern artwork, particularly the Charleston Renaissance.  Please visit us at www.carolinagalleries.com or email info@carolinagalleries for more information.

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