MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The LoDa Art Walk celebrates local artists every second Friday of the month.
This month — the Mobile Arts Council is highlighting the works of the Azalea City Art Quilters.
The walls of their downtown gallery are lined with quilt art — everything from the somewhat traditional to the fun and whimsical — including insects.
The show-stopper is a collaborative work showcasing historic buildings in Downtown Mobile.
This very talented group tells us that creativity knows no bounds.
“Okay, these are our awesome selfies and people love these. So this is mine – my hair was a bit longer and I always have my glasses on while I watch. But each person did a portrait, which was kind of their alter-ego — maybe what they picture themselves in a fun way,” explained Susan Mogan, Azalea City Art Quilters. “I love quilting. I love the nature of touch. hands-on fabric handling, but we also design all of our quilts — so it’s a real creative outlet. We come up with an idea and then determine how we’re going to interpret it. And people within the group are free to do it in any style they want — so we have many different techniques used within each exhibit.
“It’s all art… And that’s the fun! Our only rule is no rules. And then we have perimeters on some of them, but then we break them up — like in this one — we were supposed to put quarter-inch straight lines — I went diagonally — I couldn’t do it (laughs),” said Anne Godwin, Azalea City Art Quilters.
“Art is about connection… It’s all about expression. Builds empathy with each other. It’s so important to have it available — to have all the different varieties of the arts available to everyone. So it’s extremely important and that’s what we do here at the Arts Council,” explained Lucy Gafford, Executive Director of the Mobile Arts Council.
The Mobile Arts Council will be having its biggest fundraiser of the year – The 10th Annual Throwdown this coming Friday, September 16th. Click here for more information on tickets and the silent auction.
For more information on Azalea City Art Quilters – click here.
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