Gallery showcases local, regional and whimsical birds in Wings, Jan. 10 – Feb. 10

Sunset River Marketplace showcases local, regional and whimsical birds in Wings exhibition

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC is featuring Wings, an exhibition of feathered creatures in different media. The show runs from Jan. 10 through Feb. 10. Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “Both our local and out-of-town visitors often come in looking for artwork of the local seabirds and raptors, so we decided to curate an exhibition of art depicting our feathered friends. You’ll find a little bit of whimsy mixed in with the realistic pieces.  It’s been a lot of fun putting it together. I think folks are going to enjoy it!”

Artists include Jim Comer (carved wood), Ruth Cox (oil), Raine Middleton (clay), Jill Leach (oil), Beth Hill (acrylic), Keith White (scratch board), Brooks Pearce (oil),  Connie Parker (clay), Fred Schwartz (stained glass), Kathy Turnauer (fused glass), Ron Gold (intarsia), Freeman Beard (watercolor), Gary Halberstadt (oil) and the late Ramona Bendin (oil).

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 four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. A custom framing department is available. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179), Calabash, N.C.  Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.