“The Three Flamingos” by Donna Stankiewicz

“Art + Quilt = Art,” an exhibit opening March 7 at Art League Gallery, showcases the work of the five award-winning members of Art Quilters of the Lowcountry. 

The show will be on exhibit through April 8. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 8. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. RSVP to gallery@artleaguehhi.org.

The five artists are Ron Hodge, Ro Morrissey, Donna Stankiewicz, Peg Weschke and Jody Wigton.

Art Quilters of the Lowcountry was formed as the fiber artists got to know one another and recognized their shared love for textures and colors. They are inspired by their surroundings in the Lowcountry and create with textiles and thread to share their art with others.

The five members are also part of a larger group called the Outside the Block bee and meet monthly.

Each artist has his or her own individual style and signature technique, making for an eclectic and inspiring show. From realistic to abstract, whimsical to majestic, and large to small, these quilts show textile art’s creativity and versatility. 

Techniques used include beading, improvisational piecing, and thread and fabric painting.

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

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance.

Art League is located at 14 Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island, inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly. 

For more information, visit artleaguehhi.org or call 843-681-5060.