Art Behind the Scenes
See where local artists work at Sunset River Marketplace’s group show My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk.
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present a group exhibition, My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk, from May 5 through June 5.
“Art studios can be chaotic, energetic, emotional places!” says Ginny Lassiter, gallery owner. “We’ve invited several of our own artists to share their working studios with us in oil, acrylic, collage and other media. This is going to be a fun and insightful look into the life of an artist! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we are!”
Participating artists include Ortrud Tyler, acrylics; Sherry Godfrey, pottery and acrylics; Vicki Neilon, acrylics; Ruth Cox, oils; Roseann Bellinger, acrylics; Ginny Lassiter, acrylics; Adrienne Watts, watercolor monoprint and acrylics; Diane Larson, oils; Carol Iglesias, oils; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oils; Rachel Sunnell, acrylics; and Linda Young, mixed media.
“I’ve always been curious about how other artists work, whether it’s in a dedicated studio or in a corner of the kitchen,” Lassiter says. “Some, like our oil instructor, Ruth Cox, work in a studio overflowing with memories, materials and inspiration. Others, like Roseann Bellinger, prefer a simpler atmosphere with everything in its place. I’m somewhere in the middle!”
Throughout the month-long show there will be pop-up painting demos and short gallery talks by some of the artists. They will be announced on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
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 eclectic 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.
The FrameCenter, located within the gallery, is open Wednesday through Friday noon to 5 pm and by appointment. Call framer Louis Aliotta directly at (910) 368-7351.
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.
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Sunset River Marketplace
10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash
Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm
Events at Sunset River Marketplace
*Through May 1
Eric McRay: Contemporary Modernist
*April 26 – May 1
Waterway Art Association
*May 5 – June 5
My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk
Pop Up Demos TBA
Paint & Party: Stylized Floral
*June 5, 6 & 7
Three one-day Batik workshops
Instructor Pat Smelkoff
*June 9 – 26
The Boating Life
*July 1 – 31
Works by Ophelia Staton
Demo/Artist talk TBA