Fiber Art: Move on Up & Reach The Higher Ground

Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, and curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, this unique opportunity offers African American fiber artists a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs around a changing theme each year.

The South Carolina State Museum's fiber art exhibit will be at the Hartsville Museum in January, 2019.

This annual juried exhibit showcases works in fiber created by African American artists from throughout the US. The 11th installment features pieces by 31 artists inspired by the music of the 1970’s that sought to unify and lift the spirit of our nation, specifically songs such as Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground and Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield. The challenge for this special exhibit was for artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, or wearable art piece, that explores the ideas of creating a better world, journeying toward self-awareness, and ascending to a position of loving acceptance of all people. 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 

Exhibiting artists include Yvonne F. Anderson, Carolyn Brackat, Shirley Cox, Joyce Daniels, Ife Felix, Arianne King Comer, Catherine Lamkin, Kimberly Love-Radcliff, Aisha Lumumba, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, among others.

Casey Hancock

Bear Squared, PO Box 2901, Hartsville, SC, 29550, USA

Nerd by birth; chemist by training. Self-employed IT Consultant by trade. So, yeah, nerd.

Other interests include food, wine, technology, animals, design, and wine. I grew up in Hartsville, SC, and went to Clemson University for college. Eventually, I returned to Hartsville to work and live.