Quilts by Pat Batiste-Brown to be displayed at Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Thursday, 17 February 2011

MONTGOMERY—The work of renowned quilter and Montgomery native Pat Batiste-Brown will be featured in an exhibit at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum starting in March.

Batiste-Brown worked as an administrator and educator in the Seattle (Wash.) School District before retiring in 1999. She got her start in quilting with the Pacific Northwest African American Quilters group, and her work has been featured in exhibits at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle.

“Quilts by Pat Batiste-Brown” will be on display at the Rosa Parks Museum from March 1 through May 27.

Her vibrant quilts, which incorporate bold fabrics and the transfer of photos to cloth, tell stories of people and events significant to African-American history and culture.

Batiste-Brown will take part in several events coinciding with the exhibit, including:

A gallery talk at the museum on March 12 from 11 a.m. to noon, in which the artist will discuss her work. Admission is free and open to the public.
Also on March 12, Batiste-Brown will lead a quilt workshop for children from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free but space is limited; call 334-241-8701 to reserve a space.
Batiste-Brown will lead quilting workshops at the Goode Street Community Center on March 22 at 10 a.m. and on March 23 at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about the exhibit or upcoming events, contact museum curator Viola Moten at 334-241-8701.

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.