The Left Bank Bistro Celebrates New Lance Rodgers Art Acquisition with Unveiling Event
"This collaboration and project with Lance Rodgers has been an incredible learning experience about this important place and time where artists, writers and creatives gathered together before they were famous and shared ideas, '' said Susanne Byram, proprietor of The Left Bank Bistro. "Never before or since has there been a time where all these incredible individuals gathered together in the 1920s and now here we are 100 years later. The conversations, mutual appreciation for the arts and camaraderie were the inspiration for my restaurant. I believe it was an important moment in time that we need to honor and continue with today," she continued.
"When Susanne Byram approached me about her vision, I was intrigued and loved the challenge of learning more about these significant individuals who have inspired and continue to impact the arts over 100 years later," said Lance Rodgers. "I learned so much more once we started researching the various people who frequented the Left Bank in 1920s Paris. It was interesting and rewarding to collaborate with Susanne on this project and I hope this piece continues to inform and educate people about her vision and inspiration for The Left Bank Bistro in St. Petersburg, FL.
About The Left Bank Bistro
The Left Bank Bistro is located in the Crescent Lake area at 1225 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., St Petersburg, FL 33701 The elegant decor and setting takes you back to 1920's Paris – where artists and poets lived during that time period. The restaurant is housed in a meticulously restored 1922 bungalow that features French cuisine along with signature top-shelf cocktails named after the artists of the day. There is inside as well as outside seating for patrons. For reservations call 727-256-1691 or visit the website at http://www.theleftbankbistro.com
About the Artist, Lance Rodgers
Lance Rodgers is an award winning contemporary artist. Rodgers is known for creating visual narratives through his use of contemporary realism. Since 1980, Rodgers has displayed his art in numerous galleries, museums and collections in the United States and abroad. His work is on permanent display at The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Arts & Sciences Museum of Ormond Beach, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, the American Embassy in Madrid, Spain as well as numerous private and corporate collections. For more information visit http://www.lancerodgersart.com