Website Redesign: Sozo Gallery

I am so proud of the good work that friend and client Hannah Blanton has done at Sozo Gallery. We created a brand and small website when Hannah opened Sozo in 2013, and after much growth, it was time to refresh the website with a new, mobile-friendly design that made room for additional image galleries.

Sozo Gallery's homepage features a slideshow of their new, favorite works.

Sozo Gallery's homepage features a slideshow of their new, favorite works.

Hannah is a consummate philanthropist and community organizer, and we share some of those projects on a "Community" page, as well as a gallery of press clippings.

Hannah is a consummate philanthropist and community organizer, and we share some of those projects on a "Community" page, as well as a gallery of press clippings.

A new Artists page provides an intuitive way to browse the gallery's twenty artists.

A new Artists page provides an intuitive way to browse the gallery's twenty artists.

Artist detail page: Curt Butler, Superman

Artist detail page: Curt Butler, Superman

A lot of the work in putting together a new website is in the tedious organization of images and content details. Many thanks to new Gallery Manager Sara Frances Koontz for her diligent and precise management of the site's implementation.

Congrats, Sozo!

We celebrated the grand opening of Sozo Gallery tonight with a reception featuring the work of Robert Langford. Congratulations are in order for gallery owner/director Hannah Blanton, artist Robert Langford, and Visual Display Artist Kathryn Godwin who created a stunning window design.

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Thanks are in order to Fred Hutchinson of Artistic Images for the swift printing and installation of our window signage!

Art Show Marketing: Robert Langford at Sozo Gallery

Congratulations to Hannah Blanton on the opening of Sozo Gallery, which will open tomorrow with a reception for Robert Langford, one of my favorite artists.  We created this 4x6 invitation card to supplement Hannah's social media and email marketing efforts. 

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Event Press: Carolina Art Soiree

Thank you Charlotte Observer photographer Daniel Coston for these terrific photos of the 4th Annual Carolina Art Soiree. The photos are featured in the Observer website's Scene & Heard photo galleries today.

Organizer Hannah Blanton, Guest Sherrard Georgious, and Marketing Manager Christine Dryden at Carolina Art Soiree; Photo by Daniel Coston, Charlotte Observer 5/16/2013

Press: Myers Park Life Magazine

Thank you to Cindy Markey and Myers Park Life Magazine (and new sister publication Foxcroft Life Magazine) for publishing this contribution about client Hannah Blanton and the Carolina Art Soiree.  I wrote this with the help of a great revison to "Our Story" that 7G Communications prepared last year.

Southpark Life, April 2013 (click for full article)

Video: GBS-CIDP Awareness

In an effort to create awareness for a little-known disorder, Guillain-Barré (Ghee-yan Bah-ray) Syndrome, client Hannah Blanton of GBS-CIDP Foundation International has created this great video to help she and other brave survivors tell thier stories.  Hannah will host two events next month to benefit the foundation, Carolina Art Soiree on May 10 and the GBS-CIDP 5K on May 12.  Thanks to Daniel DeWit for his work filming and producing this video.

3rd Annual Carolina Art Soiree

Planning and promotion is in high gear for the 3rd Annual Carolina Art Soiree, a big, fun, lucrative fundraiser that I am helping to plan for GBS/CIPD Foundation International. We're spreading the word via printed invites, email, an event website, and facebook... but this superstar event and its charismatic hostess, Hannah Blanton, need little help from me to make this year's event another success. They have 35+ talented artists contributing, lots of great sponsors, a beautiful venue overlooking the Charlotte skyline, and an art-buying, party-ready crowd of supporters that will snap up great art and will have a great time. I am happy to be along for the ride.