Charleston native and long time local chef John Ondo and his wife, Angela Hall, are bringing a new kind of flavor to their flagship establishment, Lana Restaurant & Bar, in the form of a vividly colored palette on linen canvas. They hope the newly crafted oil paintings by local and prolific artist Rick Reinert will welcome their patrons with a certain ease as they enter the dining room.
World renowned, Reinert has been commissioned to capture the very essence of Lana’s Charleston neighborhood, Cannonborough, through his large, expressionistic style. As Lana is half surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, Reinert’s artwork will feel much at home as each piece resonates a luminous quality, capturing the natural sun or moonlight peering in through the glass panes. Through color-swathed brushstrokes that take cues from his serene hometown, his subjects of ordinary streets and buildings coupled with his beautiful, impressionistic interpretations depict places one might visit in a dream.