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Sister Girl Friends (and Brothers, too) Exhibit


Ron Daise Auditorium

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Organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, curated by Torreah “Cookie” Washington, the annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition offers African American fiber artists from throughout the US a showcase to exhibit their original and innovative designs around a changing theme each year. Notably, this year's theme draws inspiration from the powerful Isadora James quote, "A sister friend is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life."


With a profound focus on celebrating the bonds between sister girlfriends, both familial and those chosen along life's journey, the 16th annual exhibit challenges artists to convey the special essence of these cherished relationships through their fiber art pieces. The exhibition highlights the remarkable strength that can be derived from sister girlfriend connections, emphasizing the qualities of support, defense, encouragement, trust, and advocacy that define these invaluable bonds. This year's traveling exhibition boasts an impressive collection of 24 fiber art pieces by 22 exceptional artists hailing from 14 states. Their artistic expressions beautifully capture the essence of sister girlfriend relationships, each offering a unique and insightful perspective on the theme.


*Cookie Washington will be holding a curator talk in conjunction with our Junkanoo event on September 9th at 1:30pm.