African American Fiber Art Exhibition
12th Annual Exhibition (2018)
I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!
Where & When
North Charleston City Hall, 1st & 2nd floors
2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406
Free admission & parking
Viewing times: May 1-June 22, 2018; 8:00am-8:00pm daily
This annual juried exhibit showcases works in fiber created by African American artists from throughout the US. The 12th installment challenged artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that pays tribute to an extraordinary African American woman – past or present, real or fictional, a public figure or an unsung heroine. Curated by award-winning and nationally exhibiting textile artist, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs executed in a variety of traditional and non-traditional fiber techniques.
This year’s exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook (1933-2017), internationally exhibiting fiber artist, educator, lecturer, community advocate, and dear friend. Marlene touched so many lives through her actions and art. She was a loving mother and grandmother, an educator for all of her life, and a “Jane of All Trades.” Marlene was also someone with a large and loving humanitarian spirit. She always had time to speak to and encourage a new quilter and would happily stop to give a suggestion, take a few minutes to share a technique, and always offered words of encouragement. She was beloved and deeply respected by all who knew her and will be missed by so many in many walks of life.