Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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"Like our namesake, our philosophy is driven by creating culinary artistry," says Chris Shatto, director of outlets at The Ballantyne. "At Gallery, we want the experience to reflect the destination. As we serve locally sourced cuisine, it was essential to us for the art to follow suit. We want to be a part of the community, and the regionality of the artists is important to us." Charlotte's Arts & Science Council (ASC) played matchmaker in connecting Andress with The Ballantyne after the hotel reached out to the nonprofit arts organization in late spring of 2017, looking to collaborate with a local artist and curator. Andress is well known in arts circles both for her work and the promotion of other artists. As a longtime partner in the now-closed Charlotte artist cooperative Ciel Gallery, Andress has worked with dozens of area creatives. Her new gallery, Awaken, is opening in Mount Holly March 23. In her work, Andress illuminates WATCH ART IN THE MAKING Interactive events will be held at The Ballantyne this spring and summer to provide guests an opportunity to meet Em- ily T. Andress and the artists whose work is featured in Gallery Restaurant. For more informa- tion, call 704-248-4058 or go to www.gallery-restaurant.com. THE ART OF TEA Artists will be painting live in the main lobby at The Ballan- tyne on the dates listed below, in conjunction with Afternoon Tea from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will begin their work on the first date and finish on the second date. March 10 and 21 April 21 and 25 May 12 and 23 June 9 and 20 July 14 and 25 ART LIVE Artists will paint live in their respective styles on select Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Events will include Model as Subject Matter on March 18 and Plein Air at South Lawn on May 27. Attendees can enjoy cocktails from Gallery Bar while observing the artists at work. Above: "Fading Light" by Diane Pike Far Left: "Blue and Orange Griffin" by Luis Ardila Left: "Fall In The Air" by Diane Pike Artist Teresa Rench participated in a live art event. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2018 65 Feature

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