An Artsy Night in Southend

April 4th, 2014

Every 1st Friday of the month, there is an art crawl in Southend. We’d gone a year or so ago, and had been looking forward to going again. Last night we did.

Our favorite of the Southend Art Galleries is Lark & Key located on East Park Avenue right across from the Carrabbas Italian Grill. We’ve been to the gallery multiple times since we first discovered it, but each time we make new discoveries with each and every collection. Our favorite artists on display are Duy Huynh and Vicki Sawyer. They’re full of whimsy and fun, as is the gallery itself.  So, when we found out about the new collection titled ‘interwoven’ with new works of art by both artists, as well as Judy Klich and Jennifer Mecca, we had to go.

 

Now onto the Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio… I think the mosaic art on the wall outside was my most favorite. So full of color and detail. I don’t know if it’s going to be up for awhile or not, but I would definitely recommend seeing it up close and personal.

Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio
Ciel Gallery + Mosaic Studio

It was very busy in this gallery, so I only got a few pictures… but here they are.

By the time we’d finished at these two galleries it was time to head over to McCormick and Schmick’s over on South Tryon Street right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. We’d been there once while on a food tour last year, but this time we were there to dine in one of their ‘snugs.’ You feel like you’re own little world, which is a really nice experience.

Note: I apologize for the pics of the inside. Dim lighting does not always get along with iPhones.

I was in the mood for Fish and Chips. I haven’t had them in forever, so I had to try them out here. My mum went with the Lump Crab Tower with Avocado, Mango, Crab and Orange Vinaigrette. For dessert… Raspberry Sorbet for me, and Creme Brûlée for mum.

While we waited for our car (Complimentary Valet!) we listened to a trumpet player up the street who serenades us as we breathed in the sights, smells and perfect weather in the city.

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~theavidpen

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