Gallery presents Primarily Primary

 

Gallery to feature Primarily Primary group show March 4 – April 2

 

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC is set to present Primarily Primary a group show featuring artists in a range of media and style with a focus on the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. The show runs from Friday, March 4 through April 2, 2022. Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says, “Some are abstract pieces that are inherently bright in color and others may be landscapes that use a pop of red, for example. It’s a lot of fun and includes some beautiful work! I hope you enjoy it!”

 Participating artists include Yuriy Petrov (acrylics), Vicki Neilon (acrylics), Richard Staat (watercolor), Jenny McKinnon Wright (oil), Connie Winters (oil), Louis Aliotta (photography), Gary Baird (photography), Pat Smelkoff (acrylics), Ginny Lassiter (acrylics), Sharon DiGiulio (acrylics), Jim Comer (carved wood), and Leo Dwyer (gourd art).

The Primarily Primary exhibit reflects the gallery’s eclectic appeal to a wide audience of art lovers and collectors. Visitors also appreciate the comfortable atmosphere of the 10,000 square-foot space.

About Sunset River Marketplace

Located in coastal Brunswick County, Sunset River Marketplace caters to both tourists 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.

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.(This number for framing only)

Special Covid 19 Notice: To meet North Carolina State guidelines, Sunset River Marketplace still requests that patrons who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings and advises the use of hand sanitizer plus six-foot social distancing between gallery visitors and at the cash register.  The gallery staff conducts thorough cleaning of surfaces upon opening and closing and during the day and has placed complimentary hand sanitizer throughout the gallery for visitor use. Depending on alerts from the Governor’s Office, this advisory may change.

Images:Top banner, detail of Cool Jazz, acrylic by Yuriy Petrov, 36×24; Sunny Day at the Beach, oil by Connie Winters, 24×30; Dramamine Sail, acrylic by Vicki Neilon.

Events at Sunset River Marketplace

 

20th Anniversary

Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2022

Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has evolved into Coastal Carolina’s go-to place for the hottest new contemporary art, exquisite artisan-designed jewelry, innovative pottery and more. Showcasing only artists from the two Carolinas, this eclectic spot boasts an amazing offering of a broad range of fine art and crafts. The welcoming gallery has become a destination for locals and visitors alike. To celebrate its 20 years in business, Sunset River Marketplace is planning a full year of special events.

 

Exhibition: Cape Fear Perspective

Works by Janet B. Sessoms, Sandy Nelson, Sharon Jones and David Starbuck

Jan. 12 – Feb. 26, 2022, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday

Last day of show, Saturday, Feb. 26.

 

Exhibition: Primarily Primary

Group Show

March 4 – April 2, 2022, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday

Includes work by Yuriy Petrov (acrylics), Vicki Neilon (acrylics), Richard Staat (watercolor), Jenny McKinnon Wright (oil), Connie Winters (oil), Louis Aliotta (photography), Gary Baird (photography), Pat Smelkoff (acrylics), Ginny Lassiter (acrylics), Sharon DiGiulio (acrylics), Jim Comer (carved wood), Leo Dwyer (gourd art)

 

Collage Workshop w/Instructor Ginny Lassiter

Monday, March 7, 2022, 10 a.m. – 2 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. We will supply paint and canvases. No experience necessary. Call to register. $45

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, March 10, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Tom Rieber

Join us as Tom discusses his latest thriller Backfire. Free, but seating is limited, so call to hold your spot.

 

Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

March 17, 2022

5 – 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River Marketplace. 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.

Updates on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Collage Workshop w/Instructor Ginny Lassiter

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10 a.m. – 2 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. We will supply paint and canvases. No experience necessary. Call to register. $45

 

Baird’s Birds w/Gary & Sue Baird

Monday, March 21 2022, 2-3 p.m.

Wildlife photographer Gary Baird and wife, better known as Spotter Sue, give a presentation on local seabirds and backyard species that can be found here in coastal Carolina. Free event, but seating is limited so the gallery asks that you call ahead to hold your spot.

 

Paint & Party

Wednesday, April 13, 5:30 – 7:30

Summer Sail

Ginny Lassiter will lead the group in this 16×20-inch acrylic painting with a sailboat created from tissue paper for a unique three-dimensional effect. As always, gallery supplies all materials. You bring snacks and beverage of your choice. Call to register. $35

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Pete Hoyer

Pete speaks about his books Characters On the Green and Teed Off. Free event, but call to hold your spot.

 

Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

April 21, 2022

5 – 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River Marketplace. 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. Updates on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

Exhibition: Waterway Art Association Show

April 25 – 30, 2022

Reception Thursday, April 28, 4 – 6 p.m.

For details about this show, visit www.waterwayart.org.

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 11 am. – 12 noon

Holly Merker

Holly has a background in art therapy, but today employs birds and nature toward the same goals of wellbeing in her work as an environmental educator and birding guide. Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered as Holly discusses her book Ornitherapy For Your Mind, Body, Soul (co-written with Richard Crossley and Sophie Crossley). Free, but seating is limited, so call the gallery to reserve your spot.

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Dobie McArthur

The author is a prior-enlisted Marine who later attended the Naval Academy and was commissioned in the Marine Corps. He attended Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship, obtaining a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies. After his active duty, he served on the staff of two senators and as a political appointee at the Pentagon in the George W. Bush administration. He will be discussing his two Civil War novels, Full Circle and Questionable Intent. Free, but call to hold your spot.

 

Appetizers w/Philip Laura

Simple Staging & Creation

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 2 – 3 p.m.

Join us as local pastry chef Philip Laura whips up some simple appetizers and demonstrates how to stage and serve them beautifully and efficiently. Free, but please call ahead. Seating is limited.

 

 Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

May 19, 2022

5 – 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River Marketplace. 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. Updates on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

Sketching Workshop w/Mike Rooney

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

One of North Carolina’s best known plein air painters, Mike will be here to share some of his quick sketch and composition techniques with us in this hands-on one-day session. Call to register. $95.

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Vanessa Gardner

A Killing On Hardee Street

No charge but seating is limited so call the gallery to hold your spot.

 

One-Day Batik Workshops June 11 – 13 w/Instructor Pat Smelkoff, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call to register. Descriptions on gallery website. $95.

Bird Watcher (cat), Saturday, June 11, 2022

Poppies, Sunday, June 12, 2022, Class is full

The Gathering (pelicans), June 13, 2022, Class is full

 

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Teri M. Brown

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

No charge but seating is limited so call the gallery to hold your spot.