Restaurant commissions artist for community-specific works | Arts & Culture
CAYCE, SC (WIS) - Diners at a local restaurant will see the art of local talent hanging on the walls.
Lizard’s Thicket has added custom metal sculpture art by Lana Garner to each of its 15 restaurants in the Midlands.
Lizard’s Thicket commissioned Garner to sculpt 15 unique pieces relevant to each Lizard’s Thicket location. For example, the Lizard’s Thicket Knox Abbott (501 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce) location’s sculpture depicts Brookland-Cayce High School, and the Airport Lizard’s Thicket (2240 Airport Blvd., West Columbia) has a sculpture with an airplane symbolizing the restaurant’s proximity to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Garner worked with the Williams family to represent the surrounding community for every Lizard’s Thicket location to commemorate the family-owned restaurant’s 35th anniversary.
“These sculptures really represent what’s important to the Lizard’s Thicket community,” said Bobby Williams, Chairman of Lizard’s Thicket. “Though customers can always count on a great meal no matter which Lizard’s Thicket they stop into, each restaurant has its unique customers and identity. We’re proud that these pieces reflect that sense of community.”
In addition to these new pieces by Garner, Lizard’s Thicket also features original artwork by Jamie Blackburn, Ernest Lee, Harold Branham, Erica Hoyt, Jane Jackson and Jim Harrison, to name a few. Stained glass artist Bill Roberson also designed custom glass pieces with the Lizard’s Thicket logo for many of the restaurants.
The company also purchases products from local producers and businesses such as Adluh Flour, WP Rawls collard greens, Senn Brothers Produce, The Butcher Shop and Taylor’s Poultry.
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