Gallery presents group show, Cloudy & Cool

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC, is presenting Cloudy & Cool, a group show that opened on Sept. 19 and runs through Nov. 9. It features works by R. L. Thomas, acrylics; Carol Iglesias, pastel; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil; Mark Hilliard, photography; Janet B. Sessoms, oil; William West, watercolor; Phil Meade, oil; Richard Tardell, oil; Dianne Hutchinson, acrylic; Jeanie Plyler, oil; Tina Lepsig, acrylic; Doug Kazantzis, photography; Diane Larson, oil; Robin Smith, photography; Joyce Vollmer, oil; Erna Tunno, watercolor; and Rachel Sunnell, acrylic.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “I’ve been so impressed by the stunning landscapes and seascapes our artists have created, I wanted to present them in a different way. The cloud theme came together naturally. I invite everyone to come by and enjoy it!”

About Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry.

There are two onsite kilns and five wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors. Through August and September, the gallery will also be hosting a number of  “demo days,” during which artists will demonstrate how they work and answer questions. They will be posted on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467.  Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Upcoming Events

Exhibition: It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere

August 21 – Sept. 28

A light-hearted collection of wine- and bottle-themed acrylic abstracts by Ginny Lassiter. Many are unframed and specially priced for this show.

Coffee With the Authors

Oct. 10, 10 – 11 a.m.

Dana Ridenour

Below the Radar

The author, a retired FBI agent and author of Beyond the Cabin and Behind the Mask, has recently completed her third book in the Lexie Montgomery series. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed.

PopUp Artist Demo

Beryl Kirkpatrick

Oct. 10

Alcohol Painting on Tile

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Watch the artist as she works on a range of tiles.

One-Day Batik Workshops

Nov 1, 2 & 3

Instructor Pat Smelkoff

Choose from these designs: pelicans, egrets, or Venice canal. Finished piece by end of class. $95 each

Exhibition: Sunset River Holiday

Nov. 13 – Dec. 31

This is the annual presentation of rustic Holiday décor, Christmas ornaments and Holiday-themed pottery. Come early for the largest selection of ornaments, cards and gifts.

Coffee With the Authors

Nov. 14, 10 – 11 a.m.

Thomas Kelso

Hyperion’s Fracture

In this thriller, Mark Thurman struggles to escape the tentacles of a cartel drug lord and a rogue pharmaceutical CEO when he’s called upon to recover a stolen cancer cure, save an injured Kentucky Derby contender, and find two missing scientists. Free but limited seating. RSVP.

Holiday Art Market

Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 – 5 p.m.

In time for Holiday shopping, gallery artists offer paintings, pottery, jewelry, turned and carved wood, pillows, fine art glass, garden pieces, Christmas ornaments and more. Holiday refreshments and treats, gift certificate drawings throughout the day.

Author Open House

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 – 3 p.m.

Come by to meet your local authors and pick up a signed copy of your favorite books in time for the Holidays!