FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 13, 2016
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums
New quilt exhibitions at the Museum of York County showcase nature-themed stitched creations
ROCK HILL, SC- Two new exhibitions celebrating nature through the artistry of quilts come to the Museum of York County. Textile artists from across the globe and Rock Hill’s award-winning quilt artist Dottie Moore bring thread and fabric together in “Wild Fabrications” and “Nature’s Tapestries” - exhibitions that piece together art and the natural world around us.
“Wild Fabrications,” organized and toured by Studio Art Quilt Associates, features the stitched creations of textile artists from around the world. Stunningly vivid and masterfully crafted, the quilts showcase nature themes in a patchwork of colors, patterns and textures. Displayed in the Museum of York County’s auditorium, “Wild Fabrications” portrays fauna and flora, both realistically and imaginatively, stitched in intricate detail and dimensionality.
“Nature’s Tapestries,” the quilted masterpieces of Rock Hill’s own Dottie Moore, will be on exhibit in the museum’s Vernon Grant Gallery. For over 40 years, Moore has stitched together her love of nature into uniquely crafted and richly textured tapestries that reflect the beauty and mysteries of earth and sky.
“Wild Fabrications” and “Nature’s Tapestries” will be on exhibit from Oct. 12, 2016 – Feb. 26, 2017 and are free with museum admission. The exhibits are sponsored locally by Coats & Clark, the Museum Guild, and the YLI Corporation.
An opening reception, free with museum admission, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6-8 p.m. Receive a complimentary gift courtesy of Springs Creative, enjoy light refreshments and explore the quilt exhibitions, the Naturalist Center and the Museum Store.
The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732
For more information, go to http://www.chmuseums.org/myco/