“Underwater Beauty” by Jody Wigton

“A Thread Runs Through It,” the latest exhibit at Art League Gallery, showcases the work of the five award-winning members of the Art Quilters of the Lowcountry.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the gallery. It is free and open to the public.

Each artist has his or her own style and signature technique, making for an eclectic and inspiring show. From beading and improvisational piecing to thread and fabric painting, the techniques used create pieces that range from realistic to abstract, whimsical to majestic.

“The exhibit displays the incredible color, creativity and craftsmanship of the quilters’ unique art form,” said Kristen McIntosh, Art League gallery manager. “These aren’t traditional bed quilts. They’re art quilts that are just as emotionally powerful as any painting or sculpture.”

The artists will be demonstrating their signature techniques from 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday during the show. The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1: Peg Weschke, Collage from Photographs

Sept. 8: Donna Stankiewicz, Painting on Fabric; and Jody Wigton, Monoprinting on a Gel Plate

Sept. 15: Ron Hodge, Embellishing with Beads

Sept. 22: Ro Morrissey, Seascapes and Marshscapes

The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 25. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance.

Attendees for the reception and art demos should RSVP at gallery@artleaguehhi.org to prevent over-crowding.

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843-681-5060.