Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will once again feature works by the Art
Matters painting group in an eclectic exhibition titled Out of the Box from Wednesday,
Nov. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 30. A reception, which is open to the public at no charge,
will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Last year’s Out of the Box show was so popular, the gallery decided to present a similarly
innovative exhibition with brand new works for 2017. The Art Matters group began in
2006 as a pastel class, which was taught by noted North Myrtle Beach, SC artist Jane
Staszak. The lively and talented group dubbed themselves the Pastel Sisters and had their
first group show at Sunset River Marketplace in 2010. Since then the class has evolved
into an open studio where they often explore media other than pastel. In 2012, in order to
cover a broader range of style and work, they changed their name to Art Matters.
Participating in the show will be Jane Staszak, Nancy Guiry, Linda Young, Beryl
Kirkpatrick, Susan Nern, Tina Lepsig, Sue Ruopp, Joanne Bendy, and Adrienne Johnston.
Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “This group of artists loves to experiment, love to
create, so this show includes a range of unexpected pieces from quilt work to felting to
hand-painted tiles and more. They also have some one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments,
which will be especially fun because the gallery Christmas tree will be up, too. Be sure to
join us for the reception!”
Sunset River Marketplace will be kicking off the Holiday season with the Out of the Box
reception, so there will be plenty of holiday treats, spirits, free gift certificate drawings,
Holiday pottery, gifts and more

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