Art Quilters of the Lowcountry at Coastal Discovery Museum

Doodle Doo by Donna Stankiewicz

Heart and Soul of the South features work by the Art Quilters of the Lowcountry, a group of five dedicated artists who use fiber and thread to create detailed portraits of the world around them. The Coastal Discovery Museum is pleased to host the group’s latest exhibition, in which 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

Child of the Creek by Ron Hodge

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 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.

By Ro Morrisey

In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum will host an opening reception with the artists on September 14 from 5-7pm. Each artist will also be in the gallery to discuss their work on select Thursdays from 1-3pm in September and October. The reception and artist walks are free and open to the public. In addition, Ro Morrissey will host a Fiber Art Seascape Workshop on October 20 from 5-7pm ($30, reservations 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,  Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 689-6767.