We celebrated the first weekend of the official Summer season with unique eyewear and local art. We are hosted a trunk show for cutting-edge and fashionable eyewear brands – Anne et Valentin and theo – the weekend of June 23, with special guest, Ron Olson, showcasing his artwork at our Midtown store.
Missed the event? We have a variety of frames in store and Ron’s art will be available to browse and for purchase at our Midtown store until July 26, so come see us!
A brand representative was on-site at our Collierville store on June 23 and our Midtown store on June 24 with one-of-a-kind frames from these European lines.
In addition to the trunk show, Ron Olson was at our Midtown store on June 24 for a meet and greet. Ron is a self-taught folk artist who is also known for his day job as a radio personality on WMC-FM100.
Friday, June 23
Eclectic Eye Collierville
3670 Houston Levee Road, #102
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 24
Eclectic Eye Midtown
242 S. Cooper Street
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with Ron Olson from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Click here to let us know if you’re coming!
About Anne et Valentin
Anne et Valentin is a new age designer that combines geometric cuts, brilliant colors and a variety of materials to create noble and radical eyewear. Found across Europe, the United States, and many other parts of the world, Anne et Valentin listens to its customers’ insights and creates beautiful and unique eyewear for the crafty, the serious, the self-confident and the free-spirited.
About theo eyewear
theo eyewear is a family company with international flair. They use innovative design by applying new techniques to hold true to the founders’ motto – “do not just see better – also look better.” theo eyewear can be seen at the most trendy and stylish shops across the world, helping customers decorate their whole face and not just emphasize the eyes.
About Ron Olson
Ron Olson is an artist who lives and works in Memphis. Ron is a self-taught folk artist whose work is characterized by many layers, textures and words. His most recent series, “Destination Memphis,” will be on display at our Midtown location until July 26, and provides a visual journey of Memphis music. The inspiration for this collection stems from his passion for the South, the Blues and the iconic places that lead so many musicians to Memphis. All works are acrylic and mixed media on canvas, metal and/or wood.
He’s also known for his day job as a morning radio personality on WMC-FM100. He has held this position for over 30 years, and therefore, his love for music and Memphis runs deep. Ron was the featured artist for “Million Dollar Quartet” at Playhouse on the Square, and just completed his second commissioned piece for “Live at the Garden” for the Memphis Botanic Garden concert series. His work has also been featured in RSVP Magazine, Downtowner Magazine and CLICK Magazine.
View more of Ron Olson’s artwork here.