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Mystery author Steve McMillen to speak at gallery Thursday, Nov. 2

Steve McMillen, author of “Murder On the Front Nine” will be featured at the gallery’s Coffee With the Authors event on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2015, from 10 – 11 a.m. If you enjoy a good mystery/thriller adventure and a travel story, Steve McMillen’s first novel, “Murder on the Front Nine,” set in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina, offers […]

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Stroke victim, subject of “Can I Paint In Heaven?” to speak at gallery

On Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 from 10 – 11 a.m., stroke survivor Linda Weatherspoon will speak as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. “Can I Paint In Heaven?” is her family’s story of her near death experience and the long road to recovery.  In 2007, Linda, who lives in the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach, […]

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Framing a fragile antique magazine

This month I was presented with the challenge of framing an antique magazine of 1914 vintage.  The Modern Priscilla magazine was one of two that I framed, which had been collected by the customer’s father – as this was the name of his daughter. She then wished to display and preserve them without altering the integrity of the magazine. I began by placing […]

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Lawyer/author to speak at Sunset River Marketplace on Sept. 10

Otis L. Lee, Jr.. is scheduled to present a program at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served. Lee’s memoir, “From South Boston to Cambridge: the Making […]

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How important is texture?

I love texture! Texture is the icing on the cake! It’s what finishes a room, especially if you’re working with a monochromatic space or, as in this case, a very limited palette – red and shades of taupe and cream. With textures in general, I like to limit the colors I’m using. Usually neutrals work well as a base color […]

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Ginny On Mixing Art Styles

One of the things I have the most fun doing (in terms of design and helping clients) is combining the traditional and abstract or contemporary. This combination adds an upscale “today” vibe to any room. Many of us have family treasures or other art that we don’t want to part with. The challenge is making it fit your “now” lifestyle. […]

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Gallery features Wes Wagner’s artisan-crafted wood in Sept.

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature Raw Grace, Warm Beauty, works by innovative wood furniture maker Wesley L. Wagner from Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Oct. 17, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced.  Wagner has been creating from wood since the age of 12. He was born in Concord, NC and raised in the nearby town of […]

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The Look of a Custom Frame: Ed Fitzgerald Painting

The frame we’re showing you here is a very refined and elegant custom finished corner frame originally made in New York by the AMPF Frame Company. Its beautiful varying blue color and segments of gold banding seemed perfect for this wonderful  oil on wood by the late Edward Fitzgerald.  Ed was one our fine artists here at the gallery and has been […]

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