This past Saturday the local Daylily Society had their Daylily Festival, which happens to be part of Festival South. I’d never been to a Daylily show, so I figured why not. I’m not particularly partial to daylilies, per se, but I do enjoy flowers and always catch the flower displays at the local fair when we go. Plus, I’d not once stepped foot into our Convention Center which has been here almost 20 years.
Back in March our childhood church was having their annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which includes an art show, and The Sister and I were asked to enter. While the pieces that I entered did not sell, it was still a fun experience, as well as being my first time exhibiting. Plus, there was some nice art to take in.
So, in true fashion, The Sister and I always seem to catch exhibits on the very last day, and the Sew What? Textile Art Exhibit hosted by The Hattiesburg Arts Council was not exception. We made it there with forty-five minutes to spare. However, it was plenty of time to see and fully appreciate the exhibit, luckily enough.
The exhibit touted works from The Pine Belt Quilters, which was founded in 1984. “These dedicated quilters, some 150 strong, meet monthly and hold biennial Fiber Art and Quilt show.” – as lifted from the HAC email.
There were also a few African Story Quilts from Atlanta resident, Janice Hunter. “As a professional fabric artist, Janice Hunter has been sewing since childhood. In recent years, however, her work has evolved from traditional bed covers to art quilts which have been exhibited in many different venues.” – also lifted from the HAC email.
So, let’s get to it. I didn’t take pictures of every piece, but it’s nearly everything that awas there. Lots of phenomenal work under the cut. Also, I snapped a few of the building since the HAC is now housed in our former library.
I like to participate in photography challenges, as well as drawing challenges. I did once attempt a writing challenge, but that’s sort of a long, ongoing thing. Anywho, the point is photography challenges. In particular one that I was creating with a friend of mine.
Our March theme last year was Pet Rock, so you were to create your very own pet rock and use the prompts to photograph him… or her, in various wacky scenarios. It was the most fun I’ve had with a photography challenge. I felt that it was very creative, which is why I’ve decided to make a post about it.