Baird’s Birds opens July 3; meet the artist 4 – 7 p.m.

From Friday, July 3 through Saturday, August 1, Sunset River Marketplace will present Baird’s Birds, an exhibition of wildlife photography by Carolina Shores, NC artist Gary W. Baird. The public is invited on opening day from 4 to 7 p.m. to meet the artist and view the exhibition for the first time.

Baird, an avid backpacker, first became interested in photography during his teenage years in California and Colorado. He carried his first camera through the Sierras and the Rocky Mountains. Baird’s work has been featured in assorted publications and books. He was honored in the Audubon Society Photo contest where his work earned a spot in the Top 100 out of more than 8,000 entries. Locally, his photographs have earned a Grand Prize, Photography Division at Sunset Visions and Best Wildlife in Coastal Carolina Exhibit and Fort Fisher Aquarium

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry.
There are two onsite kilns and five wheels used by the gallery’s pottery students. Art classes are currently being offered on a limit basis. Call the gallery for details.

Special Covid 19 Notice: To meet North Carolina State mandates, Sunset River Marketplace requests that patrons 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 complementary hand sanitizer throughout the gallery for visitor use.