The Festival was proud to unveil the artwork of local artist Robert Lange as the Official Poster for the 2013 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival®. Members of the Friends of the Festival program were invited to a private reception at Stars Rooftop & Grill Room for the unveiling last week. Lange’s artwork features a goose swimming in a wine glass, which he hoped would “combine wine and food in a not-so-obvious way.”

Friends of the Festival sampled various wines from Route Des Vines Imports as well as hors d’oeuvres from the restaurant’s new menu while enjoying the city view from Stars Rooftop.

Executive Chef Nathan Thurston spoke to the group about his vision for Stars Rooftop & Grill.

Lange unveils his artwork with the help of a representative from Charleston GI, the Official Poster Sponsor.

Artist Robert Lange of Robert Lange Studios has done a series of works in which he shrinks down people or animals and places them in unexpected situations. Lange chose an equally unique idea for the Official Poster. “I wanted the piece to embody the feeling of Charleston’s culinary scene: This city oozes charm and has a world-class culinary scene, yet it doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

Be sure to be on the lookout for the Official Poster, sponsored by Charleston GI, displayed in local restaurants and retailers, for sale on the Festival website and at the Grand Ideas Retail Tent during the Festival, as well as in the Festival’s Ticket Brochure, Program, and other marketing materials.