Gallery presents Moments of Serenity

Sunset River Gallery to present Moments of Serenity: Works by Connie Winters (oil), Cristiana Rioli (acrylic collage) and Bob Moffett (turned wood)

Extended through Oct. 21st

 

Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC will present Moments of Serenity, an exhibition featuring works in oil by Connie Winters, acrylic collages by Cristiana Rioli and turned wood vessels, bowls and platters by Bob Moffett. The show opens Wednesday, Sept. 7 and runs through Friday, Oct. 21.

Connie Winters is a dedicated advocate of impressionist art. Her style closely resembles the original impressionists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is known her bucolic landscapes, reflective water views and florals. Her paintings hang in many notable private and corporate collections, including John Randolph Hearst, Jr., the Coca-Cola collection, the Duke Mansion in Charlotte and the permanent collections of Erskine College, Presbyterian College and Wingate College.

Originally from Italy, Cristiana Rioli has found her voice in non-objective painting inspired by urban landscapes, marine scenes, and piles of objects. Her style consists of combining mixed media techniques in acrylic, soft and oil pastel, and collage bits on texturized surfaces.

Bob Moffett is a professional woodturner who specializes in turning offset platters, bowls, boxes and miniature ornaments. He often incorporates surface treatments such as texturing, spiraling, chatter, beading and woodburning. He teaches classes in woodturning at the John C. Campbell Folk School in the mountains of North Carolina as well as at the Center for Creative Woodworking in Reidsville, NC.

The gallery’s new artistic director, Samantha Spalti said, “These three artists complement each other beautifully, and I love how the show is coming together. I’m excited to see how our gallery visitors enjoy it.”

About Sunset River Gallery

Located in coastal Brunswick County, Sunset River Gallery caters to both area visitors and a growing local community of full-time residents seeking fine art for their homes and businesses. Featuring work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, the gallery is well known in the area for its collection of oil paintings, watermedia, pastels, photography, hand-blown glass, fused glass, pottery and clay sculptures, turned and carved wood, unique home décor items and artisan jewelry.

There are two onsite kilns and five wheels used by the gallery’s pottery students. Art classes and workshops are currently being offered on a limited basis. Call the gallery for details.

A new 20th Century Art installation features rare and valuable fine and modern art, primarily impressionist and abstract.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467.  Hours are Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The FrameCenter, located within the gallery, is open Wednesday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call framer Louis Aliotta directly at 910.368.7351.

 

Upcoming Events

Exhibition:

Moments of Serenity: Works by Connie Winters, Cristiana Rioli & Bob Moffett           

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

This stunning exhibit combines representational oil paintings with acrylic collages and mixed media pieces and turned wood sculptures, bowls and platters . . . for a delightfully eclectic result.

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Caleb Wygal

Death On the Golden Mile

Caleb will be talking about his third novel in his Myrtle Beach Mystery Series. When a woman Clark Thomas has never seen before sits down across from him at his bookstore, she gives him an invitation to dinner. . . and murder. No charge but seating is limited so call the gallery to hold your spot.

 Paint & Party

Beach Path at Sunset

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 5:30 – 7:30

 Join the group for a fun night. Come with your besties or fly solo and make new friends while you paint this charming acrylic on canvas. Bring snacks and your favorite beverage. Gallery supplies everything else!

 

Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

Sept. 15, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Visit the gallery for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience at Sunset River. After Hours is a local band of seasoned musicians you may have seen performing at local restaurants here in Brunswick County. The popular ensemble brings their musical stylings to the gallery on the third Thursday of each month for two hours of standards and audience favorites.  The group often features a nationally known guest performer.

 

Collage Workshop

Instructor Ginny Lassiter

Mon., Oct. 10, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Create your own collage from paint, twine, specialty papers, swatches, old & new photos, magazine pages, sheet music and more. Bring your own or choose from ours. Gallery will supply paint and canvases. No experience necessary. Call to register. $45

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Brent Hensley

Womack Undisclosed

Brent is once again featuring the tough as nails wheelchair bound detective, Connie Womack, in his newest mystery. No charge but seating is limited so call the gallery to hold your spot.

 

Circle of Life Abstract Workshop

Instructor Cristiana Riolo

Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To create interest and variety, you’ll start your creative journey by texturizing a 20- x 20-inch canvas with acrylic pastes. Next you’ll collage cardboard pieces and build layers with different mark-making tools and acrylic glazes. Final accents will be with soft and oil pastels. No previous experience needed. Call for details.

 

Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

Oct 20, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Join the gallery for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River. After Hours is a local band of seasoned musicians you may have seen performing at local restaurants here in Brunswick County. The popular ensemble brings their musical stylings to the gallery on the third Thursday of each month for two hours of standards and audience favorites.  The group often features a nationally known guest performer.

 

Holiday Art Market

Friday, Nov 11 – Sunday, Nov 13

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Three days of shopping fun! Featured art includes Holiday pottery, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, oil paintings, acrylics, home décor items, photography, glass, wood & more. There will be plenty of Holiday refreshments, goodies and drawings for free gift certificates.

 

Paint & Party

Champagne Glasses

Wed., Nov. 16, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come with your besties or fly solo and make new friends. Join instructor Ginny Lassiter for a fun night of painting festive champagne flutes on canvas. Bring snacks and your favorite beverage. Gallery supplies everything else!

 

Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

November 17, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Join the gallery for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River. After Hours is a local band of seasoned musicians. The popular ensemble brings their musical stylings to the gallery on the third Thursday of each month for two hours of standards and audience favorites.  The group often features a nationally known guest performer.

 

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Nov 25 & 26, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop Thanksgiving weekend creatively and locally. Gallery staff are here to help you find that perfect gift or art piece for your own home. The tree will be up, full of finely crafted artisan-made ornaments – as well as plenty of pottery, art glass, fiber art and wall art for you. Also enjoy hot mulled cider and Holiday treats while you’re here.

 

Author Open House

Saturday, Dec 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop by to meet some of the local and regional authors featured in the gallery’s book section. They’ll be happy to sign books (and we know books make wonderful Holiday gifts!).

 

Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

Dec. 15, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Always a fun evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River Gallery. After Hours is a local band of seasoned musicians you may have seen performing at local restaurants here in Brunswick County. The popular ensemble brings their musical stylings to the gallery on the third Thursday of each month for two hours of standards and audience favorites.

 

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