The applique art quilts of Portland fiber artist Jo Diggs will be the feature exhibition at Marking Gallery for the month of October.
Jo focuses exclusively on art quilts. Her style incorporates fractured and multiple images, manufactured and hand dyed fabrics. They capture the essence of the New England landscape, including gardens. Her style is visually elegant and contemporary. She may start with a specific landscape, but it quickly morphs with the layering and assembling of her fabrics. “I am working from imagination, but they’re pure New England.”
She was educated at Wellesley and Harvard (earning a Master in education). After forays out west, she settled in Portland in the 80’s.
It is a joy to listen when Jo speaks about her life’s journey in the creative and very unique art of applique quilts. Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5-7 p.m. for a gallery talk with Jo Diggs . Refreshments will be provided by Bath restaurant No Coward Soul.
For more information on this fiber artist and teacher, visit http://jodiggs.com/newsite
Markings Gallery is at 50 Front St. in Bath.