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January 2011

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Offers Works by Steve Jameson

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC, is displaying a collection of paintings by Steve Jameson through Jan. 28, 2012. The show, entitled, Myrtle Beach Remembers, includes images of the Pavilion, Mammy’s Kitchen and other favorite landmarks.

Jameson, who paints under the name Cedar, says he finds a special charm in the many confetti-colored beachwear stores and the fairy-tale world of miniature golf courses. Even the back door of a shabby seafood restaurant with stacks of discarded fix boxes stirs his heart and elicits a feeling of nostalgia.

The artist frequently uses his camera to capture the scene, often loading up his 1954 Chevy pickup before sunrise with a picnic lunch and his three cocker spaniels in tow. This is an hour, he says, when these scenes are flooded with golden sunlight at a long, low and artistic angle.

Jameson has also published his work in a number of books. In 2006, he designed and illustrated the children’s book, Just Imagine. For Dreaming of the Beloved, he illustrated 25 full-color pages of dreams by Mani S. Irani, sister of Indian spiritual master Avatar Meher Baba.

The Kentucky-born artist has been the recipient of many national awards and honors. Notable collectors of his work include musician Jimmy Buffet and Murshid James Mackie of the faith community, Sufism Reoriented.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says, “Steve’s pieces are a wonderful look backwards to when the Myrtle Beach Pavilion was thriving and full of children. Our customers and visitors are just mesmerized by the scale and colors of the paintings.”

Lassiter invites the public to visit the Jameson show and enjoy complementary gourmet coffee and tea as you stroll through the 10,000 square-foot space. Over 200 local and regional artists are represented at Sunset River in virtually all art media.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call 910/575-5999 or visit (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com). For daily updates, visit the gallery on Facebook.

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