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