Send-Off For Babs
Jan. 18 – 26
Reception Jan. 18, 5 – 7 p.m

Babs works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. She is known for her highly creative vision and an innovative approach to her colorful and thought-provoking art. Her motto is “Do what makes your heart beat.”
About her work, she says, “The creative process is as mysterious as the unfolding of life – the revealing of an emotion, passion or a surprise. When I first began painting, I pretended I was five years old (because five-year-olds don’t now what they can’t do).”

In addition to her art, Babs has been involved in the local Beach Music and Shag community since moving here in 1990 with singer/songwriter husband Calabash Flash, who became something of a local legend before sadly passing away in 2017. His tune and tribute to Babs, “One Track Mind,” was nominated for a Carolina Beach Music Award. During his career, he also opened for singers from the Beach Boys at North Myrtle Beach’s MayFest event and performed at the Carolina Beach Music Awards at the Alabama Theater, also in North Myrtle Beach.

Included in the show will be Babs’ original Fat Harold’s watercolor painting, along with several more watercolors, acrylic abstracts, mixed media pieces, original one-of-a-kind notecards and prints. In addition, there are mementos from Flash’s career and she is re-releasing his last CD, One Day At a Time, which will also be available. Read the full press release here.


Elemental Visions:
Feb. 1 – Mar. 9
Reception Feb. 1

The Elemental Visions exhibition features abstracts, wearable art, macramé, tapestries and more created by Sandy Adair, Susan Sharpe and Vasanto. The Blue Ridge Mountains with their ever-changing moods provide inspiration for these three western North Carolina artists. Color, texture and textile artifacts are combined expertly by the hands and hearts of these award-winning women. They make their own paper, create and dye their own fabric and then create their art with it. Read the full press release here.


A one-day fiber art workshop with Susan Sharpe and Vasanto is being offered on March 10. Click here for more information.