Baskets, quilts, fences, and dolls are all sculpture to Marita Dingus, whether they’re displayed on the wall, used for storage, or enclosing her pet goats. Objects from Dingus’s home, including her collection of African and Caribbean figures, are the basis of this intimate and revealing exhibition. In contrast with the gallery setting, a series of photographs taken by Spike Mafford will show how the artist actually lives with her art.
Join Marita Dingus for a personal tour of her new exhibition Marita Dingus: At Home on view in the PACCAR Gallery through April 27th.
Following the tour, Marita will conduct a quilt patch project for visitors to record a memorable event in African American history while learning about how the artists was taught traditional quilt-making skills by her mother and conveying the history and influences of traditional African textiles on her artwork.