Orange Olive was established in 2008 with a love of design and creativity in the foreground. Being in a 100+ year old mill house lends itself naturally to charm, and we wanted to honor the history of the space we are in by complementing it with antique and modern design.Being a part of the arts district of Charlotte, we have continued to take pride in the culture surrounding this city through display of its talented local artists.
Four times a year, Orange Olive looks forward to opening its doors to the public, serving the community beverages, snacks, and a night of art. Currently, we are hosting and selling pieces by five local artists: Missy Mace, Cat Babbie, Katie Watson, Sarah Doedtman, and Brandon David Henrie. Each artist on display has something unique to their process and concept:
Katie is an English teacher in Charlotte and gets her inspiration from her religious beliefs, family, surroundings, and explorations of her feelings. She uses paint on canvas to display streaks, dashes, dots, and blends of different pigments which give representation of her inner self. Her palette ranges from deep strokes to pastel wisps and splashes of exploratory movement. Her paintings look fabulous on our walls, and would work well in any space, for anyone with an eye for a good piece of art!
Sarah’s scarves are made uniquely—she doesn’t even use tools. There’s no need for needles or crochet hooks with this gal; Sarah uses her arms and hands to knit these beautiful neck decorations, each one different than the last. Her business is called Knotted and can be found online as well, showing her talent through all her unique, fashionable statement scarves. No two are alike, but they are all wonderful.
We love our current artists and are excited to see more of their work and meet new artists in the area! Everyone is invited to recommend local talent to our salon—we would love to see your work!