Work from local artist Lisa Abernathy was showcased in several ways at TEDxCharleston, including an exquisite poplin print of her cut-paper art depicting scenes from the Charleston area draped behind the stage.
Organizer Edith Howle was inspired to transform Abernathy’s art into a stage backdrop after viewing the stage of another event. “We thought it would be cool to capture our theme of Ripple Effect through art reminiscent of the Lowcountry,” she said. “We wanted to feature an artist … and what better way than to have art as a part of the stage.”
“Our featured artist, our brand designer and our production team worked together to pick a color palette and approach of how we would show [Abernathy’s] art on stage that would also best highlight the speakers and performers,” Howle says. “It was a great collaboration between the different disciplines.”
To create the backdrop, Abernathy’s work was photographed, enlarged and printed on gray poplin fabric. More photos can be seen below: