Stop by Reinert Fine Art for Mother's Day flowers that will last for generations! Pictured here is Nancy Franke's painting "Remember Me!" oil 14 x 11.
Nancy is one of gallery's fastest selling artists. A longtime Atlanta resident, Nancy began painting as a child in Pennsylvania, studying with Glenn Brougher, a noted watercolorist. She went on to major in Fine Arts at Wilson College, and received her Masters Degree in Art History at UNC Chapel Hill. Primarily self-taught as an adult, she has also benefited from workshop study with some of the finest painters today. She works mainly in oils and prefers to paint "alla prima," or in one session if possible. Spontaneous brushwork and lively color are goals: she admires past masters such as Sargent, Sorolla, Potthast, and Bongart for their painterly and bravura styles.
On Saturday, May 7th, ibu is offering Mother's Day Portraits by the amazing Daniel Velasco. Honor the woman in your life with a mother, child portrait and go home with a treasured possession. Sign up now for a 10-20 minute sitting - reservations will fill up quickly! Choose between a Large Portrait (18x24) for $150 or a Small Portrait (9x12) for $60.
You can have your illustrated portrait made into stationary for use during the holiday season and throughout the year. For additional cost, ibu will even do all the work and mail it to you when printed!
To make an appointment, e-mail Venita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 2nd Sunday, The Crescent Olive will be featuring two of their delicious ginger infused balsamic vinegars: Blackberry Ginger and Honey Ginger. Also, visit the store to experience their newest Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy that joins their other Northern Hemisphere oils from Spain, Portugal, Greece, and California!
Joint Venture Estate Jewelers will again be hosting a day with the beautiful fragrances by Jo Malone London. Join them on Saturday, April 9th from 11am to 4pm to experience amazing scents and custom blends with Jo Malone London representatives and light refreshments.
Chamber Music Charleston returns to the Charleston Library Society on 2nd Sunday, April 10 at 3pm. Enjoy an afternoon program of music for winds and piano. Flutist Regina Helcher Yost, clarinetist Charles Messersmith, bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs and pianist Ghadi Shayban will be performing a program of music including music of Piazzolla, Bizet and Mozart.
Tickets are $20 for Charleston Library Society members and $30 for nonmembers. They can be purchased over the phone at 1.800.838.3006 or online at www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org. Additional tickets will be available at the door beginning at 2:30pm on April 10. The hour long performance begins at 3pm and is followed by a light reception.
The Charleston Library Society is located at 164 King Street in Downtown Charleston.
Vieuxtemps is doing some Spring Cleaning and cleaning out discontinued fine and everyday china pieces, linens, accessories, and much more! Prices start at $1. Bring cash to get the best deal. Everything will be marked and grouped on tables on the street during Second Sunday on King Street.
Last Friday, Reinert Fine Art has a very special guest, Christopher Zhang, during their Friday Night Art Walk. Zhang led a maximum attendance, portraiture workshop in Charleston the prior week. During his visit, he painted several small works for the gallery. Swing by the gallery at 179 King Street to see works by this Oil Painters of America Master Painter.
Have you ever tasted Mead? The Savannah Bee Company is open in their new location at Wentworth & King with a Mead Bar open for tastings and purchase. To celebrate this 2nd Sunday:
* Get $2 off a mead glass, with the purchase of a tasting * Buy three meads and get a free mead glass * Spend $100 or more and you can a free catch the buzz tank while supplies last * Buy 4 acacia honeycomb squares and get one free while supplies last.
As Charleston's most complete gift registry, Vieuxtempsoffers the largest selection of china and crystal in the Lowcountry.
Located at 180 King Street in the historic shopping district of Lower King, Vieuxtemps is Charleston's premiere and most complete bridal registry. Formerly Brittain's of Charleston, a downtown establishment for over 29 years, Vieuxtemps continues the tradition of offering the largest selection of china, crystal and silver in the Lowcountry.
We are the exclusive local resource for Herend, Royal Crown Derby, Richard Ginori, William Yeoward, Pickard, Bernaudaud, Simon Pearce and other fine china and crystal lines.
Our Bridal Registry makes shopping easy for all your wedding guests. We also offer a "wish list" everyone can use for perfect gift giving ideas, so your friends and loved ones will know exactly what to present to you.
Vieuxtemps 180 King Street Charleston, SC 29401 843-577-6811 vieuxtemps.net
Visit Reinert Fine Art and see new works by Rick Reinert. Owned by contemporary impressionist painter Rick Reinert, and his wife Ann, Reinert Fine Art showcases many classical painters as well as several well known sculptors in its new outdoor sculpture garden gallery.
Reinert himself is renowned for his bold, emotionally charged paintings using thick brushstrokes and confident use of color. Lately, Reinert is enjoying the inspiration found in the surroundings of his second gallery in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, which had its official Grand Opening - December, 2015. The artist continues to paint eight to 10 hours a day, 7 days each week; now sharing the colors and landscape of the mountains in addition to his widely popular lowcountry scenes of South Carolina.
Pictured here is his painting, "Afternoon Sun, Kiawah" , oil on linen 48"H x 36"W.
Charleston is blessed with a significant number of artists, musicians, chefs and creatives that shape the culture and experience our city and make it like no other. I’ve always felt that artists create because they must. More than a choice, it’s a drive and the obedience of it. Rick Reinert paints every single day from dawn to dusk and has a significant following to collect what he is compelled to create. He also vets and invites other artists to share his space at 179 King Street. Sharing is another element of the creative process.
Goldsmith Michael Corneau is driven by colored stones. He has been fascinated with them since his work with Richard W. Wise, renowned goldsmith and gemologist, author of The French Blue and Secrets Of The Gem Trade, The Connoisseur's Guide To Precious Gemstones. When Corneau speaks of primary hue, secondary hue, tone, saturation etc. it is with respect. “What is the potential for the best color for this breed of gemstone? Why is this better than that?” He loves the science of it. “Why is most of your jewelry diamonds? Diamonds are a safe bet. Without having someone to guide and educate about other options, they’re a safe bet. But women are more adventurous, and they love the colored stones.”
Have you tried Savannah Bee Company's Rosemary Honey? Savannah Bee Rosemary Honey is one of their most intricate and complex honey varieties. With native origins in Spain, Rosmarinus officinalis grows freely and blooms for an unusually long period of time. Its fresh, woodsy aroma and surprisingly herbaceous taste gives way to a delicately soft sweetness. Pair this premium honey with robust dishes like chicken, shrimp, pork and lamb for a noticeably herbal flavor and distinct sweetness. Try it this winter drizzled over warm sweet potatoes.
The Mira Winery Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Judgement of Paris with the 2016 Judgement of Charleston!
Napa Valley’s Mira Winery is holding a blind tasting to celebrate the May 24, 1976 Paris tasting that catapulted Napa Valley wines to the top of the wine world. To both honor the historical significance of that event and present a forum for a fresh analysis of today’s wines, on May 24, 2016 Mira will conduct a blind tasting at its Charleston, South Carolina, Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room.
The wine world has seen tremendous growth and change since 1976, and the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris presents an ideal opportunity to assemble members of the wine industry to once again evaluate the current wines of the powerhouse regions of Bordeaux and Napa Valley in a blind, head-to-head tasting.
In the mountains of China, 38 tribal groups still carry on ancient traditions including making exquisite textiles, elaborate silver jewelry, and head wraps that rival the mountains themselves. Peak into this world at ibu'sWow of Yao Grand Opening Reception on Wednesday, February 24 from 6:00-8:00pm.
This special exhibit features vintage treasures from experts in the field such as jackets, mounted children's hats, crowns, jewelry, bed covers, dresses and flirty skirts. Come see these amazing pieces, available for a short time only and hear a brief talk about the global glamour still alive in the villages of Yao, Miao, and Dong. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Chinese treats and a rooftop wine bar. Be the first to see this unveiling - unlike anything ibu has done
Calling all young artists! Registration is now open for the the Gibbes Museum of Art's Summer Art Camp for Children Ages 4-7 and 8-12. Kids will enjoy a summer of creative fun and work with practicing artists and museum teachers on their own fantastic artwork. Classes will be held at the newly renovated Gibbes, where campers can explore the reopening exhibitions as well as the museum's permanent collection.
Café Framboise will be open on Sunday, February 14th for Valentine's Day. Treat your loved one to delicious breakfast sandwiches, crepes, and french toast. They will be serving brunch from 9:00am - 2:00pm.
These merchants participate in the Parking with Purchase Program. They want to treat you like the VIP you are, and will validate an hour or more of parking at any City of Charleston parking garage when you shop or dine with them.