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Tina Williams Brewer: Stories of Grace
On view through September 3, 2023
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina

For over 40 years, Tina Williams Brewer has created quilts that tell stories of vision and grace. A native of West Virginia, she draws on the rich Southern tradition of quilting, synthesizing her personal experiences with historical realities. Her work incorporates unique fabrics and inspirations drawn from her travels, including time spent at St. Helena Island in South Carolina. The resulting vibrant, hand-stitched quilts explore themes relating to African diasporic history, spirituality, migration, and shared heritage.

[Image: Tina Williams Brewer, Whirling Dance and the Unconscious Rhythm, 2007. Discharged batik fabric, silk, taffeta, tulle, organza, domestic cotton, cotton embroidery floss, silk thread, invisible thread, metallic thread, hand embroidered, hand, and machine quilted, 33 x 43 in. Courtesy the artist]