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.