Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Textiles Exhibit {Greenville Center for Creative Arts}

Today I am wrapping up my recap of my time in Greenville, South Carolina. Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs), Cindy (Hyacinth Quilt Designs), and I met for lunch at Handi Indian Restaurant in downtown Greenville on Monday. I am spoiled to have an amazing Japanese, Thai, Mediterranean, and local German bakery in my home town, so the chance to have Indian was a real treat!*

After lunch, we visited the Greenville Center for Creative Arts to view their exhibit ‘Textiles – A History of Expression’.

Textiles - A History of Expression Exhibit

Textiles – A History of Expression Exhibit

I did very well making sure I photographed the details of the exhibited textile art and artist… except for the piece that greeted us upon entry. I think the information about the artist was on the other side of the wall and I failed to photograph it when I realized it as we were wrapping up seeing the exhibit. So my apologies for not having more information to share about this first piece and artist. I do know that she worked with reclaimed wood.

Phases I, by Beth Andrews, 2016, 25.5" x 26"

Phases I, by Beth Andrews, 2016, 25.5″ x 26″

Thankfully I did a better job on the other art I photographed through the exhibit. The piece above, Phases I, by Beth Andrews really spoke to me with the overlapping rusty colored arcs. Beth explores her concepts in series, which is something I did not think I have done much myself, but I am sure you could put all of my Transparency work together into a series. Food for thought!

Tall Girl with Ripples, by Alice Schlein, 2017, 30" x 14"

Tall Girl with Ripples, by Alice Schlein, 2017, 30″ x 14″

I was quite taken in by Alice Schlein‘s weaving.

Tall Girl, by Alice Schlein, 2017, 37" x 13.5"

Tall Girl, by Alice Schlein, 2017, 37″ x 13.5″

At first I thought that Tall Girl with Ripples and Tall Girl must be two sides of the same weaving, just hung showing the opposite side. But they are in fact different. I liked the way they were hung to create a mirror image balance with one another.

Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Greenville Center for Creative Arts – Gray Loft

After viewing the exhibit downstairs, we went upstairs to see the Artist in Residence spaces and to look at the Gray Loft, which is available for rental. I loved all the natural light that the room had; just look at the photograph I took walking out of the room! The Greenville Center for Creative Arts was free to visit and explore. If you are in the area, I hope you visit and explore what they have to offer.

The highlight of my time in South Carolina was definitely with the wonderful people. Many thanks to the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild for inviting me to their guild and to Cheryl for being such a gracious host and good friend.

*Babsy was famous for her recitations of meals while on vacation. Writing this blog post made me chuckle and fondly remember her.

9 thoughts on “Textiles Exhibit {Greenville Center for Creative Arts}

  1. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts says:

    Those woven pieces are fantastic, I could spend a lot of time just looking at them. It must have been great to see them in person. I’m happy you had such a wonderful time on your trip and was able to spend quality time with your friends.

  2. I love seeing different mediums used in a way that quilts could be done too! Wow that loft is amazing, so bright. Indian food, yum; which reminds me I have to try the Ethiopian restaurant in Windsor… 🙂

  3. Patty says:

    I love the Phases quilt – wow!

  4. Looks like a really lovely art center and what a gift that the fiber exhibit coincided with your visit. Your food itinerary sounds delicious (I’m sure Babsy is smiling).

  5. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    It sounds like you had a great trip. So nice that you were able to spend time with friends.

  6. Elizabeth E. says:

    I smiled at that last reference to Babsy. 🙂

    I’d watched a show about all the creative folk in that area of the world in one of PBS series, but it’s fun to see it through your eyes. I’m glad you had such a nice getaway, with time spent at a guild, with friends and now at the Grenville Center. Thanks for taking us along!

  7. Kate says:

    How fun to get to teach, visit a friend, and check out such a fun exhibit. Sounds like a perfect trip.

  8. Kaja says:

    What a beautiful, light-filled space. Meeting friends and eating Indian food sounds perfect – I could eat Indian for days at a time (and have been know to do just that).

  9. That loft is an amazing space. It would be so wonderful to spend time stitching there 🙂 I smiled about Babsy’s recitations of meals on vacation…my boys still reminisce about the meal we ate the The Three Broomsticks restaurant in the Harry Potter section of Orlando’s Universal Studios in 2013, lol.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)