Photography by Ken Kicklighter
Judge Realty agents recently had the pleasure of visiting local artist Cedric Smith in his Savannah studio. Cedric is well known for his photography skills and many of you may recognize his name from photo credits in Savannah Magazine, Garden and Gun, and other high profile publications. However, Cedric is also internationally known for his painting skills. In Cedric’s thoughtfully curated studio, Judge agents were able to view completed works as well as works in progress. It was an enlightening morning learning more of what inspires Cedric and his artistic process.
A biography of Cedric posted on his Facebook page states:
“Cedric Smith is a self-taught artist and photographer who while eschewing the “so-called rules of art”, has created a personal genre of work. He draws on a wide range of influences and sources, both traditional and contemporary, and which include landscape art, pop art, brand advertising and photography to express his poignant observations of life in the rural south. A prolific artist, Smith works with a honed discipline on his compositions, seamlessly morphing photographic images into his richly textured pieces, applying and removing layers and lettering.”
Anyone interested in seeing more of Cedric’s exceptional work, please follow his Instagram account @cedricsmithstudio, his Facebook posts, and his website cedricsmithphotography.com.
Ken Kicklighter was born in Savannah but has lived in “every corner of Georgia” and beyond developing a two-decade-old career in the housing industry. After obtaining his BBA degree from the University of Georgia with majors in both Real Estate and Location Analysis, Ken has held positions within a variety of organizations working in property management, residential construction management, green building, and construction material sales. This experience was gained in several dynamic markets including Jackson, Wyoming, Atlanta, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina before he returned home to Savannah eight years ago. Ken’s reliability, commitment to his craft and dedication to client satisfaction have remained the common thread throughout the course of his career. His affection for Savannah is evident and presenting the variety of opportunities available to buyers and sellers of properties in the area brings him as much enjoyment as his other pursuits which include exploring the region’s many coastal rivers by boat, photography, and his love of live music.
The Big Bon family is expanding with Big Bon Bodega, a wood-fired bagel shop, and market. Big Bon’s version of a bodega incorporates a wood-fired oven and Korean family recipes. The menu will include bagels, shmears, and fresh on-the-go items, conveniently located on the corner of Bull and 37th Street.Photo by Mike Schalk
Big Bon Bodega will open this Winter at 2011 Bull Street, in the heart of Savannah’s historic Starland District. Bodega’s location came out of thoughtful guidance from Lori Judge and the Judge Realty team. In a statement from Judge Realty about the newly restored space, “This investor waited patiently for just the right commercial tenant, which also contributed to a positive outcome for the surrounding neighborhood. Both the renovation and the commercial enterprise compliment the other renovation projects and new businesses in this corridor.”Photo by Mike Schalk
The intention of Big Bon Bodega is to be a “home away from home” for the Big Bon family and the Savannah community.
Stay tuned for the soft launch date on Instagram at @bigbonbodega and bigbonbodega.com
Congratulations to the Judge Realty August Top Producer David D’Arcy. With over a million in closed sales volume, David had a busy, productive month. As a testimony to David’s experience and professionalism, the majority of his buyers and sellers are repeat clients. Here’s what a few of his clients have to say about the million dollar service they received from David.
David was very professional in his approach to selling our property. He was able to find a buyer in a very slow market and work the deal to completion.
David is a class act. He is dedicated to his work and has great experience and knowledge of Savannah and all of the low country. Licensed in both SC and GA he can work both side of the state line and you can be assured that you will get the best service and the best buy for your needs. If you are listing your property you could not ask for a better agent that is courteous and respectful of your time and needs.
David helped me find my first rental homes in the Savannah area. The homes were priced to sell and David ensured that we were in an excellent position to secure a deal in a multiple offer situation. His local area knowledge and experience gave me the edge I needed.
David is very diligent and works hard for his clients. Very prompt with information and appointments.
We’ve worked with David a couple of times to try to sell our unit. He always gave it his best even though we had to deal with a couple of “challenging” buyers. This time we finally got a solid buyer and the deal closed today. We really appreciate David’s perseverance and loyalty. He always kept a positive view and helped us negotiate a solid contract that worked for us and should work for our buyer.
Contact David D’Arcy at 843-338-9087