Upcoming 2012 Events
Current exhibition through May 31: Feed Your Eclectic Soul: A showing of custom design, fine crafts and gently loved pieces from the past. April 2 - May 31, 2012. Includes charming table runners, pillows and other home decor from designer Beth Pethtal and gallery owner Ginny Lassiter. The duo has created a series of truly eclectic "vignettes" by combining their work with antiques, vintage accessories and art pieces specially chosen from the gallery. Gallery talk: May 23, 11 a.m. - 12 noon.

April 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carnival for the Cure Fashion Show & Box Lunch. The gallery is hosting this Relay for Life event organized by the Rivers Edge Sundowners group. The fashion show will feature styles from Victoria's Ragpatch clothing boutique (in Calabash and Ocean Isle Beach). An elegant box lunch will be provided by the Calabash Garden Tea Room and Turtle Crossing Cupcakes. Expect plenty of door prizes and there will also be a 50/50 drawing. For more info, contact Diane Quackenbush: 910.754.7824 or diquack@atmc.net or Sandy Forde: sandy613@atmc.net. Donation $45.

Monday, April 23, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Creative Exchange presentation: Singer/songwriter/vocalist Bo Schronce talks about life, music and fishin'. The talented performer from Lincolnton, N.C. organized the band The Fantastic Shakers back in the 70s and they’re still going strong. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a N.C. state legend. He is a Fantastic speaker!

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.Wine Fest. Help us celebrate 20 years of natural science and environmental education. Enjoy fine wines from three vineyards in North Carolina's own Yadkin Valley, fine foods from local restaurants (such as Sharky's, Sunset Beach Deli and Causeway Gourmet), silent auction items throughout the museum, and an informative talk about the art of fine wines in the Hayden O'Neil Learning Center followed by a live auction. Plan on a great evening while supporting the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation($50 or $125) is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Note: Sunset River Marketplace is a sponsor, but the event takes place at the Museum.)

Thursday, May 3, 10 - 11 a.m. Coffee With the Authors: Johnny McCarty, author of "My Name Is Still Maysel," the sequel to "My Name Is Maysel," the stunning account of his mother's kidnapping by her father, as a child in the early 1920s.

Wednesday, May 9, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Creative Exchange presentation: Motivational speaker and author Muriel O'Tuel: Creating Lasting Legacies - Heartprints. Her second book, "Heartprints Are Forever," deals with aging, generational differences and leaving a positive legacy that lives forever.

June 1 - 30. 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Month. We opened our doors June 1, 2002 and we'll be celebrating our 10-Year Anniversary all month long with artist demonstrations, special drawings, door prizes, Facebook promotions, giveaways, and more! Artist demos include: Joe Jeffcoat, pottery wheel; Ardie Praetorius, pottery, hand building; Jim Downey, glass blowing; Marie Kasper, painting; and Liz Roberts, painting. More events and demos will be added.

Monday June 25 - Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Abstract Acrylics Workshop with Sterling Edwards. Spend five days with internationally renowned artist Sterling Edwards as he shares his techniques for painting acrylic media abstract paintings on paper and on canvas. Even those new to painting will find this workshop informative, inspiring, and fun.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 - 11 a.m.- Coffee With the Authors: “Commando’s Heart” by Stan Atamanchuk. This acclaimed storyteller weaves a tale of love and war set in Plymouth, N.C. as the Civil War explodes and the sleepy river town becomes the scene of the second largest battle in the state. The spirited Belle is torn between three dashing military men who court her. The author will also talk about his “Blackbeard’s Fun Pirate Talk and “Tao Te Ching: English Version,” his study of Chinese Zen Master Lao-tzu’s only book, “Tao Te Ching.”

Thursday, Oct. 4. Coffee With the Authors: “Damn Yankee” by Troy D. Nooe AND “Doo-Dah Day” by Jane Woodard. Troy is back with his newest novel and the second in the Frankie McKeller series. See what trouble the inexperienced detective finds himself in this time. Jane Woodard’s historial fiction novel is the story of friendship between two 12-year-olds, a white boy and a black girl, set in the midst of racial turmoil in 1898 in Wilmington, N.C.

Monday, Oct. 8 - Saturday, Oct. 13. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Awards reception Thursday, Oct. 11, 5 - 7 p.m. Brunswick Arts Council Annual Fall Show & Sale featuring works by residents of Brunswick County, N.C.; members of Brunswick Arts Council; and members of Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild and Waterway Art Association. Public is invited to reception. No admission charge.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012- Coffee With the Authors: “G.I. (Guvmint Issue)” written by U.S. Army retired Lieutenant Colonel George Massey AND “Devil’s Parody” by Tom Rieber. In Massey’s book, hero J. Lamar isn’t the sharpest bear in the woods, but he did learn a few things in the Army, such as how to speak Vietnamese with a Tennessee twang. This entertaining collection of short, true sketches of military life will keep you chuckling.

Nov. 21 - Jan. 5, 2013. N.C. Wildlife Artist Society Exhibition. Photography and paintings by members of the juried N.C. Wildlife Artist Society.