Gallery to present two author events in May

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC has scheduled two Coffee With the Authors events for May 2022. The first on May 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon features Dobie McArthur, author of Full Circle, Questionable Intent, and Total Victory, all novels that explore America’s changing political and ethical landscape. The second will take place on Thursday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon with presenters, Michael and Shelly Warner, who will speak about Holy Cow, their personal story about Mike’s struggle with illness, a devastating automobile accident, and their remarkable commitment to a healthy active lifestyle.

Coffee With the Authors events at Sunset River Marketplace are free to the public, but seating is limited so reservations are requested. Call 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

May 12, 11 a.m – 12 noon, Dobie McArthur (Full Circle, Questionable Intent, Total Victory)

Full Circle is the first novel in McArthur’s Civil War series, which explores the ongoing struggle to reshape the American value system. Set in the mid-2020s, it tells the story of Guy Pearle, the CEO of a small East Coast company on the verge of an IPO. He is hounded by an editor who believes that publicly traded companies have an inherent responsibility to lead on social justice and climate change. Questionable Intent follow Guy as he takes an advisory role in the 2028 presidential campaign, despite his ardent desire to steer clear of politics. In a third novel, Total Victory, Guy battles enemies, both foreign and domestic, to tell the truth about a dirty bomb explosion in Mecca.

May 26, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, Michael & Shelly Warner (Holy Cow)

Authentic, inspiring and infused with raw vulnerability, Holy Cow is the deeply moving story of one man’s incredible struggles through illness and injury and the deep love story that transpires after he meets his wife, Shelly. The couple talks candidly about the many struggles they have endured with Michael offering details he has never shared publicly about his epilepsy, the car accident that very nearly took his life, his challenges, and his fears. With an emphasis on the exceptional needs community, their mission is to help others believe in the impossible, to lead by being active, healthy and sharing lessons learned along the way. After being told that Mike would in all possibility never walk again, the Warners have run marathons, completed centurion bike rides, and shared countless other finish line experiences. Together they illustrate that no obstacle is too large. Both are originally from Michigan and currently reside in South Carolina with their dog and two cats.

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.