The Art Quilters of the Lowcountry will display their fiber arts in the form of quilts at their exhibit, “Heart and Soul of the South,” Sept. 10 through Oct. 23 in the Main Gallery at Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The event is free and open to the public, as is the gallery.
Artist walks will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on select Thursdays, Sept. 22 to Oct. 13. Various group members will on hand to discuss their work with visitors.
Art Quilters of the Lowcountry is a group of five dedicated artists who use fiber and thread to create detailed portraits of the world around them.
In this, the group’s latest exhibition, they explore themes related to the people and places of the Southeastern United States.
Using Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer’s book “South: What it means to be here in heart or in spirit” as inspiration for considering the region, the Art Quilters will present more than 50 works, representing a range of subjects from landscape to portraits.
While Ron Hodge, Ro Morrissey, Donna Stankiewicz, Peg Weschke, and Jody Wigton each approach their work with a unique vision and varied techniques, these five award-winning artists share a commitment to their craft and to presenting fiber art as fine art.
The quality of the work leaves no doubt that they have achieved their goal.
In addition to the opening reception and artist walks, member Ro Morrissey will host a Fiber Art Seascape Workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Cost is $30 per person and reservations are required. Participants will learn how to compose an art quilt and use a fusing technique to construct it, finishing with some simple hand stitching.
Coastal Discovery Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive. Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit coastaldiscovery.org or call 843-689-6767.