Making their triumphant return to the Kortman Gallery outside bar, the Sock Monkey Martini™ and the now classic Love Lemon Martini™ will once again be the featured cocktails as this year’s On The Waterfront’s favorite martini. The Love Lemon Martini™ was inspired by a festival kids’ treat that was served years ago at “Beattie Is...” (back in the ’70’s) and Rockford Art Museum’s “Greenwich Village Art Fairs”. The idea was to suck the juice from the lemon through the peppermint stick. The stick not only sweetened the juice but added a cooling sensation.
Traditional Chinese Hats on Exhibit at Kortman Gallery
An opening reception for “Mao Zi: an exhibition of traditional Chinese hats” will be Friday, August 3rd from 5:30 to 9pm which coincides with First Friday Downtown. The hats will be on display through September 8th, 2012. The gallery is located upstairs at J. R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 North Main Street. For further information call 815/968-0123 or visit www.jrkortman.com.
Yes, It's a steel! For a limited time, selected hand-polished stainless steel pieces from the beautiful designs of Alessi are available at 20% off at J. R. Kortman Center for Design. Perfect time to add to your collection or find something of quality and elegance for a wedding, anniversary, or personal gift. A cool deal for these hot summer days.
Hope your enjoying this hot 4th of July holiday week. And this year, First Friday downtown (July 6th) is right in the middle of all the celebrating. We will be open in the store until at least 9pm and, of course, the Kortman Gallery Bar will be open even later with Dennis Horton serving up some refreshing beverages along with Summer fun.
You listen to her fantastic music as one of Rockford's hottest performers...now you can listen to what Holland listens to on her iPod. Yes, Holland Zander's unedited iPod playlist will be the featured music upstairs in the Gallery Bar played through the coolest sound system from hear.more.music.
Plus, you won't want to miss "always hungry"...an exhibition of new works by John Bell.
So, stop by before or after the City Market or enjoying dinner in one downtown's great restaurants. We're right on the trolley route, so we're easy to get to no matter where you begin your First Friday evening. Have a cool & refreshing holiday week with J. R. Kortman Center for Design.
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