African American Fiber Art Exhibition

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12th Annual Exhibition (2018)
I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!


Her Evening Rhythms by Jan Hollins

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

Related Events

Lecture & Exhibition Tour: Thursday, May 3, 2018; Noon-2:00pm
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 2018; 6:00-8:00pm


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.

Participating Artists