Exhibit from story-quilt artist Faith Ringgold on display at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—A collection of work from artist Faith Ringgold, renowned for her painted story quilts, is currently on display at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The exhibit will continue through June 10. It features a selection of Ringgold’s quilts, prints and soft sculptures as well as original art from Ringgold’s children’s book “If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks.”

Ringgold’s artistic career has spanned more than 35 years and her work has been displayed in galleries around the world. She is best known for her story quilts, which combine painting, quilted fabric and storytelling. She is the author and illustrator of 11 children’s books, including the Caldecot Honor Book “Tar Beach.”

She is a professor of art at the University of California in San Diego.

The Ringgold exhibit is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information about the exhibit, call the museum at 334-241-8708.