Gallery to present Hello Doli: Works by Doli Biondillo. Reception Aug. 6

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature works by North Myrtle Beach, SC artist Doli Biondillo from August 6 through September 6. An opening reception for the exhibition titled Hello Doli: Works by Doli Biondillo will be held Friday, August 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited and there is no charge. Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (NC 179), one-eighth mile from the NC-SC border.

Primarily a self-taught artist, DBio–as she often signs herself– began by watching artist programs on PBS. However, she enjoyed a fulfilling career in medicine before she began painting in earnest. Now, working in oil, she creates detailed coastal scenes in saturated colors and precise brushstrokes that bring ocean and marsh scenes to life.

A native of New Orleans, LA, Doli lived most of her life in the Midwest relocating eventually to take a position in South Carolina. Today, she is a full-time professional artist. She says, “I pour my heart and a little bit of my soul into my paintings. The beauty of nature is truly humbling. Beautifully dramatic skylines inspire me. They transport me to another place in time. Light against dark, chiaroscuro, carries such an impact. Reflections in wet sand are ethereal. I love to study cloud formations and how the hues and values change moment to moment as the sun rises and sets. I’m truly moved by the beauty and purity of it all.”

According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, the show at Sunset River Marketplace will include coastal scenes, seascapes and familiar local landscapes. “Doli’s work is so detailed,” Lassiter says, “and her brushwork is phenomenal. Her paintings are going to be a hit with our local collectors.”

About Sunset River Marketplace

Located in coastal Brunswick County, Sunset River Marketplace caters to both tourists and a growing local community of fulltime 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.

Special Covid 19 Notice: To meet North Carolina State guidelines, Sunset River Marketplace requests that patrons who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings and requires 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.

 

Events at Sunset River Marketplace

 

Ophelia Staton Makes Her Mark(s)

July 1 – 31, 2021

Free

 

Paint & Party

Sunset Walkway

July 28, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

$35 (Call 910.575.5999 to register)

 

Hello Doli: Works by Doli Biondillo

August 6 – Sept. 6, 2021

Reception Friday, August 6, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m.

Free

 

Coffee With the Authors

Dennis Hetzel Book Launch

August 12, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Free, reservation required

 

Paint & Party

August 18, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Seaside Margarita

$35 (Call 910.575.5999 to register)

 

Paint & Party

Sept 8, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30

Palmetto Moon

$35 (Call 910.575.5999 to register)

 

Coffee With the Authors

Jacqueline “Jack” DeGroot w/the Cookes

Sept. 9, 2021

Free, reservation required

 

Coffee With the Authors

Thomas Kelso

Oct. 14, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Free, reservation required

 

Coffee With the Authors

Nov. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Caleb Wygal

Free, reservation required

 

Holiday Art Market

Nov. 12 – 14, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Various Artists

Free

 

Author Open House

Various Authors

Dec. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free