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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Nature in Wonderous Forms

My sister, while also being an artist, does other things on the side.  She’s a certified Reiki Master and Aromatherapist.  She also works at a local yoga studio, taking classes, subbing as instructor to some classes… then she has classes of her own, two of those I’ll be talk about in this post.

I’m talking about these because I’ve been working for her in artistic manners; photography, illustrations, & sewing.  Plus, I’m just really enjoying the classes.

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This Girl’s Gone Crafty

Besides illustrations, I do like to get crafty with art projects.  I have absolutely no training in anything, except the piano and a bit in classical guitar.  However I can not read music and I detested my guitar teacher, so I’m not really good with either.

Everything else is mainly self-taught.  My parents are both artists, my mother was a painter with education and my father was a craftsman of fine jewelry and also had education.  However they did not teach me either of their skills, though I could pick up a bit by simply watching them, when they weren’t shooing me away.

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