Works by Patricia A. Montgomery–Honoring the Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
Fiber artist Patricia A. Montgomery presents a series of swing coats constructed from story quilts using traditional African American quilting design and construction techniques to honor unsung heroines of the Civil Rights Movement. Using vivid color palettes, asymmetrical and strip piecing, hidden protective charm symbols, appliqued figurative images and interpretations of Anglo-American traditional patterns, each coat represents one unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. The coats will be displayed on walls and mannequins, allowing viewers to stand next to or walk among these representations of Civil Rights heroines. The exhibition is on view May 1 – June 21 at North Charleston City Hall.