Gallery to feature Lassiter’s whimsical ‘It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere’

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature works by gallery owner Ginny Lassiter in a show titled It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere from Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, September 28. There will be a reception on Saturday afternoon, August 24 from 2 – 5 p.m. in the exhibition room turned wine bistro for the day. The public is invited and there is no charge. Wine will be served.

Lassiter is the full time gallery director, but also finds time to paint and teach abstract painting at her own gallery and for Wilson Community College. Asked about this show, she said, “We do a lot with space and shapes in my classes, and I often use wine bottles and glasses in my demonstration paintings. I had quite an unfinished collection and decided it would be fun to complete them for a wine-themed exhibit.”

The Ocean Isle Beach resident has always been a creative soul. She’s a potter, she paints, she sketches, she designs fabrics. She graduated from East Carolina with a major in art and an emphasis in Interior Design. Whenever she gets the chance, Ginny loves working as a style consultant, helping her friends and clients solve design challenges and create the home of their dreams.

Many of the pieces in the show have been left unframed and are specially priced for this show. The works are acrylic and mixed media in a range of sizes.

About Sunset River Marketplace
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 students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors. Through August and September, the gallery will also be hosting a number of “demo days,” during which artists will demonstrate how they work and answer questions. They will be posted on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Upcoming Events
Exhibition: Red Hot Summer

Now through August 14
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Red is the color of passion, adventure, heat and sunsets. Often an artist will use it for a spontaneous pop of color and sometimes a painting simply radiates red. This group show in the gallery’s front salon features work in acrylic, oil, pastel, and other media. Exhibition is free to the public.

2019 NC Watercolor Society Traveling Show
June 14 – August 14

Show features 33 works in watercolor chosen to travel throughout the state. Exhibition is free to the public

Exhibition: It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere
August 21 – Sept. 28
Reception Saturday, August 24, 2 – 5 p.m.

A light-hearted collection of wine- and bottle-themed acrylic abstracts by Ginny Lassiter. Many are unframed and specially priced for this show. Join the artist for wine and refreshments at the gallery reception on the 24th.

Coffee With the Authors
Sept. 12, 10 – 11 a.m.
Steve McMillen
Terror Grips the Beach

The author of Murder On the Front Nine, Cougars At the Beach, and Death On Mt. Pleasant will discuss his latest Mickke D Grand Strand murder mystery. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed.

Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop
Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor Vasanto

Students will create their own felted wool and silk scarves by the end of the one-day class. Info on website. $95 per student. Sign up on the website or call the gallery.

Coffee With the Authors
Oct. 10, 10 – 11 a.m.
Dana Ridenour
Below the Radar

The author, a retired FBI agent and author of Beyond the Cabin and Behind the Mask, has recently completed her third book in the Lexie Montgomery series. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed.

One-Day Batik Workshops
Nov 1, 2 & 3
Instructor Pat Smelkoff

Choose from these designs: pelicans, egrets, or Venice canal. Finished piece by end of class. $95 each

Exhibition: Sunset River Holiday
Nov. 13 – Dec. 31

This is the annual presentation of rustic Holiday décor, Christmas ornaments and Holiday-themed pottery. Come early for the largest selection of ornaments, cards and gifts.

Coffee With the Authors
Nov. 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
Thomas Kelso
Hyperion’s Fracture

In this thriller, Mark Thurman struggles to escape the tentacles of a cartel drug lord and a rogue pharmaceutical CEO when he’s called upon to recover a stolen cancer cure, save an injured Kentucky Derby contender, and find two missing scientists. Free but limited seating. RSVP.

Holiday Art Market
Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 – 5 p.m.

In time for Holiday shopping, gallery artists offer paintings, pottery, jewelry, turned and carved wood, pillows, fine art glass, garden pieces, Christmas ornaments and more. Holiday refreshments and treats, gift certificate drawings throughout the day.

Author Open House
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 – 3 p.m.

Come by to meet your local authors and pick up a signed copy of your favorite books in time for the Holidays!