Tenth Anniversary Events Continue

Potter Joe Jeffcoat during his wheel demonstration

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C., is noting its ten years of operation with a month-long anniversary celebration, which incudes artist demonstrations, special classes, daily drawings, art exhibition, live music and other events that which began June 1 and run through the end of the month.

Demonstrations thus far have been presented by potter Joe Jeffcoat, jewelry designer Janette Montgomery, pastel artist Jane Staszak, multi-media artist Babs Ludwick (collage),Sue Coley (acrylics), Elaine Bigelow (oil), and gallery owner/acrylics painter Ginny Lassiter.

On Saturday, June 9, singer/songwriter Calabash Flash entertained gallery patrons with his original tunes and line dancing.

There have been daily prize drawings, which will continue through June 30. Visitors to the gallery are invited to enter up to once daily, by joining the gallery’s email list, for a chance to win an original oil, gallery gift certificates, limited edition prints, artisan-crafted jewelry, gift certificates from local Calabash merchants The Yardbird Emporium and All About the Carolinas, hand-blown glass and other items. The gallery will also hold a special giveaway on its Facebook page.

Upcoming events include:

Through June 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Anniversary Art Show –
Featuring artists who have exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace since the gallery opened in 2002: Ramona B. Bendin, Elaine Bigelow, Ortrud Tyler, Sue Marion, Sue Coley, Brian Evans, Jill Hope, Ardie Praetorius, Susan Dade, Scott Summerfield, Two Visions Pottery, Mark HIlliard, Betty Bee, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Judy O'Brien, and the late Victor Gerloven.

Tuesday, June 12
12 noon – 3 p.m. Artist Demo – Marie Kasper, Acrylics

Wednesday, June 13
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Artist Demo – Ardie Praetorius, Carving & Hand-building Pottery
6 – 8 p.m. Creative After Hours – Beth Wicker Jewelry-making (Ring) $35.

Thursday, June 14
12 noon – 3 p.m. Artist Demo – Pat Smelkoff, Zhostovo (Russian Stroke Painting)

Friday, June 15,
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo – Jamie Futero, Pottery

Saturday, June 16
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo – Ortrud Tyler, Oil

Tuesday, June 19
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo – Melanie Walter, Clay & Pine Needle Basket
1-4 p.m. Artist Demo – Janette Montgomery, Block Print

Wednesday, June 20
11 a.m. - 2 p.m Artist Demo - Jim Downey, Flamework (Glass blowing)

Thursday, June 21
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo – Liz Roberts, Acrylics
6 - 8 p.m. Creative After Hours Janette Montgomery, Block Print. $35 fee.

Friday, June 22
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo - Susan Dade, Watercolor

Saturday, June 23
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo - Betsy Parker, Hand-Building Clay Animal Figurines

Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29,
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sterling Edwards Abstract Acrylics Workshop (Class is full. Call for waiting list.)

Tuesday, June 26
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo - Ruth Cox, Oil

Wednesday, June 27
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Artist Demo - Linda Young, Pastel
(Note: Linda Young has replaced Jane Staszak for this demo.)

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179) in Calabash, N.C. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, visit the website (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com) or call 910-575-5999.


Potter Joe Jeffcoat during his wheel demonstration at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C.

Singer/songwriter Calabash Flash entertaining gallery visitors on Saturday, June 9.

Acrylic artist Liz Roberts is scheduled to present a demonstration on Thursday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Photo Louis Aliotta)