Just up the road in the north end of the Grand Strand is a mecca of art by local and regional artists in virtually all genres. Sunset River Marketplace features a 10,000-square-foot gallery, as well as ongoing art classes, workshops, creative exchange sessions and more.
Through September 6, the gallery will feature a Jeffcoat Pottery exhibit celebrating the pottery work of Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat. The Jeffcoats have always worked collaboratively, with Joe throwing forms on the wheel and Tonda finishing them by carving, piercing or adding handles. The pair glaze and fire together. The Jeffcoats, now retired, have a studio in Calabash.
Starting September 9, the exhibit will be Red Times Twelve, a group show featuring the work of Studio 12, a set of artists who meet at Sunset River Marketplace each week to paint, critique each other’s work and explore different concepts. In Red Times Twelve, the viewer can witness how different artists utilize the color red. A reception for this exhibition will be held September 13 from 2–5 p.m.
September 11 will feature a special event, Coffee With the Author with Ann Ratliff Russell. Russell will be discussing her work Legacy of a Southern Lady, which is about Anna Calhoun Clemson, the favorite child of John C. Calhoun. Anna, the product of a famous family, was an exceptional woman and Southern lady. She and her husband co-founded Clemson University, so there is a lot of great history to discuss at this event.
Sunset River Marketplace features an impressive schedule of arts and cultural events. For a full calendar, visit www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.
Sunset River Marketplace
10283 Beach Drive SW
Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Gallery is free.
Visit website for class/workshop pricing