Laurel Posey

Quilt Turning at the Horry County Museum

Join us on March 12th & 26th for a program on antique quilts from Horry County as staff shares examples of historic quilts from the Horry County Museum’s textile collection. Admission is free. The program will begin at 1 p.m. in the McCown Auditorium, located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC. This event is free.

Laurel Posey

Featured Quilter Maxi Lardiere at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum will host a free trunk show by quilter Maxi Lardiere on March 23rd at 1 p.m. Lardiere was born in Austria and immigrated to the US in 1961. She always dreamed of going into art and fashion design but life, family, and making a living got in the way. Retirement at age 63 gave her the freedom that she now treasures. She learned about quilting from her daughter and it immediately changed her life. She has since created an immense body of work. Her quilts have sold all over the USA as well as Canada, Austria, Germany, and Italy. Many more were given as gifts and made for different charity organizations. Her work has been in Quilt and Art Shows in Lancaster, PA; New Jersey; and now in South Carolina where she currently resides.

Laurel Posey

Discussion on Wholecloth Quilts at the Horry County Museum

The Horry County Museum will host a free program by quilter Kathleen Stuart on Wholecloth Quilts. When it comes to “traditional” quilts, Kathy prefers to make wholecloth quilts using the traditional medallion style. However, she likes to use luxe fabrics such as silk dupioni or sateen and often incorporates machine embroidery. Kathy also likes to use fabric paints and Swarovski crystals on her wholecloth quilts. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Kathy now lives in North Carolina so that she can enjoy the warmer weather. She has been interested in every aspect of fiber since the age of four, having tried almost every technique including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, tatting, macramé and quilting, although she didn’t begin to quilt until 2001. Her discussion at the museum starts at 10 a.m. March 10th.

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Mini Trunk Show & “Quilts with a Sense of Humor” by Jerre Reese

The Horry County Museum will host a "Mini Trunk Show" by local quilter Jerre Reese, Thursday, March 25th at 1 p.m. View just a few of her miniature quilts and learn how she makes them. She will also give a program on "Quilts with a Sense of Humor" March 18th at 1 p.m. This light-hearted trunk show of amusing quilts features subjects from holidays to animals. Reese grew up in Detroit, MI and began sewing at around 10 years old. She began quilting about 42 years ago and has been doing it ever since. At first she did everything by hand, but she switched to machine work as it became more acceptable... and, because she wanted to finish more than two quilts per year!    

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March Quilting Programs Continue With Lecture on Feed Sack Fabrics

“Repair, reuse, make do, and don’t throw anything away” was a common motto during the Great Depression. This way of thinking applied to many aspects of life, including the creation and use of textiles. Join us on Tuesday, March 16th at 1 p.m. as we discuss how feed and flour sacks were reused to make a variety of items around the house, including quilts and clothing. The program will be held at the Horry County Museum located at 805 Main Street, Conway SC and is free; seating will be available.

Laurel Posey

Featured Quilter Barbara Jones

The Horry County Museum is celebrating textiles throughout March. Friday, March 19th, local quilter and textile artist Barbara Jones shares a trunk show with some of her unique creations. Topics will include being bold with prints and color, what to do with tiny scraps, and how to have fun with yarn. Barbara Jones’ studio was once the master bedroom of her home, but is now filled with fabrics and yarns from around the world. She also has a variety of books, beads, a gigantic cutting table on wheels, sewing machine and "way too many accessories" for anything that might be needed! The program will begin at 1 p.m.

Laurel Posey

NC Writers’ Network Online Spring Conference 2021

The North Carolina Writers' Network, the UNC-Greensboro MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County bring you two evenings and one full day of classes, workshops, and conversations on the craft and business of writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction—entirely online. The conference features classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as sessions on the craft and business of writing, faculty readings, an an open mic. The faculty includes memoirst James Tate Hill; poet Terry L. Kennedy; fiction writer Zelda Lockhart; poet Ashley Lumpkin; fiction writer Valerie Nieman; poet Joseph Mills; poet Emilia Phillips; poet Ross White; and essayist Eric G. Wilson.

Laurel Posey

Escher and the Virtual Realm

What does "The Imaginative Worlds of M.C. Escher" look like when you have the power to shift perspective at will? How does agency shape the impossible? Join the CMA for a conversation with William Chyr, artist and game designer of Manifold Garden, an award-winning, hypnotic exploration game with mind-bending physics. Hosted by Amber Brown, producer and writer formerly of Gamology, published in Geeks of Color. Q&A with the artist to follow. Program planning support provided by Indie Bits. Free. This program will only be available for live viewing, on Vimeo March 11 at 7 p.m

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CDL presents a Virtual Film Screening: The Ice Storm

Join CMA affinity group the Columbia Design League for a screening of The Ice Storm, Ang Lee’s 1997 drama based on Rick Moody’s 1994 novel of the same name. Following the screening, Dr. Susan Felleman, professor of art history & film and media studies at UofSC, and Mark Friedberg, the film’s production designer, discuss elements of design and art beautifully highlighted in the film. Rated R; includes adult themes and language. The stream is hosted on Kast, a free watch party service available for Google Chrome browsers or via a free desktop application for Mac and PC computers.

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Going…going…gone Wildlife Artist Talks

In conjunction with the wildlife exhibition “going…going…gone,” the Aiken Center for the Arts hosts two Artist Talks offered in person and via Zoom. Exhibiting artists Robert Campbell, Camryn Finnan and Whitney Kurlan will be presenting with guest speakers from conservation organizations. February 18th at 6 p.m., the guest speaker will be Paul Swart from Rhino Conservation Botswana. February 25th at 12 p.m. features guest speaker Peter Blinston from Painted Dog Conservation. In-person seating is limited; call to reserve.