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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The frame we’re showing you here is a very refined and elegant custom finished corner frame originally made in New York by the AMPF Frame Company.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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Exhibition of instructors’ work at gallery Aug 5 – Sept 12; Meet & Greet Aug 15

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC will present The Awakeners: Teachers, Mentors, Friends, an exhibition of the gallery’s art class and workshop instructors, which runs from Wednesday, August 5 through Saturday, Sept. 12. A Meet & Greet for the exhibition, which will provide the opportunity to meet several of the instructors, is set for Saturday, August 15 from 1 – 5 p.m. […]

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Ginny goes shopping in her garage

A year ago I acquired the house my grandparents built in 1946. Originally it was built with three small apartments and I actually lived there the first two years of my life. The house has always been in my family and over the past few years my cousin had redesigned it into a single family home. One of the first things […]

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Coffee With the Authors Schedule

Our ongoing lecture series, Coffee With the Authors, will be back starting Thursday, Sept. 10 with author Otis Lee talking about his very personal novel “From South Boston to Cambridge: the Making of One Philadelphia Attorney.” Click here to download the Fall/Winter 2015 schedule. Don’t forget, these are all free events, but seating is limited so you need a reservation. […]

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