Patricia Montgomery Exhibit (through 3/18) & Talk (2/11) Honor Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
Ten works from Patricia A. Montgomery’s collection of quilted coats honoring heroines of the civil rights movement are on exhibit through March 18 in the San Marco Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library, at Dominican University in San Rafael. On Saturday, February 11 at 1:30 pm, Montgomery is presenting an artist’s talk in the university’s Guzman Hall. Also scheduled is a closing reception on Sunday March 5, 2-5 pm.
The exhibit and talk are the latest in a string of solo exhibits and juried group shows to feature Montgomery’s work, which she developed through a collaboration with the African American Museum and Library at Oakland and first exhibited there. Montgomery researched stories of women who played pivotal roles in the civil rights movement but who often were overlooked. She then embodied their stories in her innovative coats that draw upon the African American story quilt tradition.
At 6 pm. on Thursday, February 9, at the Roxie Theater, SF Indie Fest is hosting a reception to celebrate the life of filmmaker Lise Swenson. Swenson will be honored posthumously with the SF IndieFest Vanguard Award. At 7:15 the festival is presenting the premiere screening of Swenson’s new film Saltwater. Saltwater also is being shown on February 11 at 2:45 pm following a free 12:30 pm retrospective showing of Swenson’s 2004 Mission Movie, which was developed in collaboration with Southern Exposure and supported by the Creative Work Fund.
SF IndieFest writes of Lise, “As both a filmmaker and professor she pushed artistic boundaries and inspired legions of aspiring and accomplished filmmakers in the Bay Area film community. Sadly, after many years of creating and inspiring others, Lise passed away last year.”
Tickets are available ($12 in advance and $14 at the door).