Sew What? Textile Art Exhibit

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.

 

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Exhibit title on interior wall

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.

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Art Abandonment

I become rather fond of my art.  This fondness reminds me of the film, Miss Potter, about Beatrix Potter’s life.  Her illustrations were like her children.  Now, she talked with her wee little animals in coats, apparently.  I don’t really do that, but I do feel like my girls are a part of me, like they are my little sisters or some such.

So, it feels awkward and weird to throw them away.  But I also can’t keep all of them, as they are a lot in number.  I do illustrate with intentions to sell my work.  But, I’m never to the point of pricing things so high because I just love them so much.  However, when they don’t sell, I don’t have the room to keep them, so I abandon them to good homes.

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