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The Shrimp, Collards & Grits Art Exhibit debuts at J Banks Retail starting today!

Internationally renowned artists from historic Charleston’s most prestigious galleries have created new works of art for Pat Branning’s art collection. The J Banks Retail Store has been separated into individual vignettes that showcase an individual artist and J Banks interior designer. This unique exhibit showcases the amazing interaction between Lowcountry art and design.

The event features the following artists:

  • From the Horton Hayes Gallery: Mark Kelvin Horton, Christopher Groves, Shannon Runquist and Nancy Hoerter
  • From Smith Killian Fine Arts: Betty Anglin Smith, Jennifer Smith Rogers, and Shannon Smith
  • Linda Hartough, internationally recognized as one of golf’s leading artists
  • Michael Karas
  • Ray Ellis and Peggy Ellis of Savannah and Charleston
  • John Carroll Doyle of the John Carroll Doyle Gallery in Charleston

The Shrimp, Collards & Grits Art Collection is on display and available for purchase at the J Banks Design Retail Store now through November 14.

Here is a small sampling of the art and design vignettes currently on display at J Banks.

Artist: Shannon Runquist | Designer: Sharon Cleland

Artist: Nancy Hoerter | Designer: Cindy Munn

Artist: Mark Horton | Designer: Shelley Wilkins

Artist: Chris Groves | Designer: Adrienne Warner

Artist: Betty Anglin Smith | Designer: Deborah Van Plew

Artist: Shannon Smith | Designer: Lisa Whitley

Artist: Jennifer Smith Rogers | Designer: Hannah Fulton

Artist: Kathy Crowther | Designer: Janet Perry

Artist: Linda Hartough | Designer: Patche Pratt

Artist & Designer: Sarah Vanderslice

Also featuring select artwork by Peggy Ellis,

Ray Ellis,

Michael Karas

and John Carroll Doyle

A  “Time with the Artist” series is also planned for the fall and will include four separate events.

  • September 26 | Lunch with the Artists of Charleston’s Horton Hayes Gallery
  • October 10 | Lunch with the Artists of Charleston’s Smith Killian Fine Arts
  • November 1 | Lunch with Peggy Ellis and Kathy Crowther
  • November 8 | J Banks Design’s Holiday Open House and visit from the world’s most famous painter of golf, Linda Hartough

For more information or to purchase tickets and make reservations for one of the luncheons please call 843-682-1745. Samples of the artwork may also be previewed at the online gallery, www.shrimpcollardsgrits.com .

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The White Sofa Project: Cindy Munn

In case you have missed our previous posts on the white sofa project, here is a quick update.  We have taken one sofa in our retail store and have asked each of the J Banks Designers to style the sofa and surrounding space utilizing pillows, lamps and accessories.  Each designer has the ability to create a space that shows off their “of-the-moment” loves from our retail store as well as how a design client can easily change a space by adding a few new elements.  Enjoy our most recent transformation!

Cindy Munn designed the latest vignette.  Here is what Cindy had to say about her choices:

JB: How would you describe the mood of your vignette?

Cindy: This space has a casual sophistication. It is comfortable yet eclectic with found collectibles.

(This antique oyster planter is AMAZING!)

JB: What can you tell us about your accessory choices?

Cindy: As far as accessories go, I believe that less is more.  I think that one or two really unique pieces will go far.  I love this antique oyster planter.  It is a conversation piece.  I like to mix the old with the new and bring the outdoor elements inside.

JB: What about your color choices?

Cindy: I wanted natural tones and colors.  The natural linen on the chairs and the driftwood finish on the coffee table are nicely contrasted against the blues and are indicative of the sky and water surrounding our area.

JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette?

Cindy: My favorite items would have to be the chairs and the rug.  The rug is an over dyed Peshawar made to resemble an antique.  The scale, the fabric and washed linen slipcovers of the chairs really exhibit casual sophistication.

We love Cindy’s comfortably elegant vignette. Keep following our blog to see more designer interpretations and check out our previous white sofa designs by Deb Van Plew and Hannah Fulton.

If you’d like to purchase or receive additional information on any of these featured products, please feel free to stop by or contact our retail store at 843.682.1745.



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