The City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that a group exhibition of works by Art Quilters of the Lowcountry will be on display at the North Charleston City Gallery from February 6-March 1, 2019. A free reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, February 7, from 5:00-7:00pm. The exhibiting artists will be present and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.
The Art Quilters of the Lowcountry is a group of five quilters based in Hilton Head who use fabric, thread, and quilting to create the illusion of 3-dimensional art. Their work ranges from large to small and from abstract to realistic. This group of artists exhibits monthly at the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery at Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island. The artists have been selected individually for many juried quilt and art shows.
Lowcountry Magic! features 40 fiber pieces that showcase the individual interests and talents of the Art Quilters of the Lowcountry. Ron Hodge creates his art using various fabrics, but there is always one constant – his precision piecing and bead work. Donna Stankiewicz paints her fabric with various dyes and then embellishes with applique and thread painting. Shaaron Thomas paints on silk, and then thread paints and quilts her work. Peg Weschke creates fiber collages to realistically portray lowcountry scenes, and Jody Wigton uses color and improvisational piecing to create beautiful abstract art. The artists’ five unique styles together create an interesting and eclectic fiber art show. To learn more about the Quilters, visit their website at www.artquiltersofthelowcountry.com.
The North Charleston City Gallery is situated in two corridors of the northwest corner of the Charleston Area Convention Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Parking and admission are free. Gallery hours are Tuesdays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 11am-5pm, Thursdays 11am-7:30pm, and Fridays 11am-5pm. Inquiries regarding the artists or purchase information may be directed to the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843)740-5854. For information on additional exhibits, programs, and events, visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website.