Monday, April 25, 2016

A Piece of Peace Exhibit in North Charleston

World Peace (detail) by Sandra Johnson
Sandra Johnson's quilt World Peace was juried into the exhibition A Piece of Peace, in North Charleston, SC.  The exhibition website states that this “exhibit showcases works in fiber created by African American artists from the US and Canada.  The 10th installment features pieces by 37 artists inspired by the concept of peace.  This year's theme challenged artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that expresses their personal vision of peace.  In today’s world, many are feeling lost, frightened, or overwhelmed. Life can often feel tumultuous and fractured.  Where can one go to find a “piece of peace?” For some, it’s through a long meditation, a walk in the woods, or a good book.  Others find it through action – caring for a beloved child or an aging parent, spending time with an animal friend, worshipping in a sacred space, or working towards social justice to help change the world in both small and large ways. 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."

The artwork will be on display at North Charleston City Hall from April 29 - June 20. 
If you are in the area, stop by and visit with Sandra during the reception on May 5, 2016.

North Charleston City Hall,   1st & 2nd floors
2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406

Reception: Thursday, May 5, 2016; 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Viewing Times: April 29-June 20, 2016; 8:00 a.m.-8 p.m. daily
Free admission & parking

Lecture & Exhibition Tour:  Friday, May 6, 2016; Noon-2:00 p.m.

Not able to make it to North Charleston to meet Sandra and see her work?  How about Atlanta? Sandra will be the guest speaker at the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild meeting May 1 at 10:00 a.m. where she will be sharing her journey as a modern quilter.
Location: 2518 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA.

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