- Published on Sunday, 08 April 2012 22:14
- Written by Super User
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s newest installation in the Spadefish Gallery combines aquatic life with the time-honored tradition of quilting in “Quilters by the Sea”, which opened March 1.
The new exhibit, which runs through the end of May, features 29 unique and colorful quilts handmade by the local Quilters by the Sea Guild. These stunning displays of art are all aquatic-themed and incorporate both traditional and modern quilt designs. Quilts represent a wide range of subjects from tropical sea life to fly fishing. Since 1996, Quilters by the Sea Guild has donated over 1,000 quilts to the neonatal unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity homeowners, the Wounded Warrior program and local domestic violence shelters. For more information visit the website quiltersbytheseaguild.org
The Spadefish Gallery at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher showcases local artists throughout the year. Artwork that coincides with the Aquarium’s mission of “inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environment” is located on the second floor of the Marine Building.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Admission: $8 adults ages 13-61; $7 seniors ages 62+; $6 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children ages 2 and younger; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com