It was a great night for seeing and making friends. My old friend Jean Baptiste made the opening a homecoming
It’s been a great year with a lot of my fabric art pieces being seen, featured, awarded and traveling the Globe. AND I get to do it one last time in 2018 with the 15th annual juried exhibition,
“Hecho en Dallas”!
Come see about ya boy and this very provocative Iron Tapestry, “Cruelty: Stories We Still Tell”.
The Latino Cultural Center, Nov 16-Jan 5th
Día de los Muertos: Memories Written in Verse–at The Bath House Cultural Center 521 E. Lawther Dr. Dallas, Texas 75218 • White Rock Lake October 13-November 10, 2018
This is my first Day of the Dead exhibition and my first time at the legendary Bath House Cultural Center!
At Swarthmore with The Response To Gees Bend and the main exhibition of Mary Lee Bendolph’s quilts. This is certainly a day that The LORD meant to be! There’s no way that I belong with these folks and certainly no way I deserve to be “cuttin’ up” with Mrs. Bendolph and her sons!
I’m honored to be chosen as 1 of the 12 Quilters for this exhibition. YES, we sang hymns up in here. The Bendolph folks carry The Lord with them! Somehow, these Gees Bend, Alabama folks have it in their minds to call me “Rev. Maadus….🤨
“Front Porch Windows” by Jas. Mardis 2018
Responses to Gee’s Bend
Public Reception and Curators’ Talk
McCabe Library Atrium
Sept. 6 – Oct. 28
Installed concurrently with Piece Together: The Quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph, Responses to Gee’s Bend features works by 17 artists who were inspired by the aesthetic legacy of Gee’s Bend and created works specifically for McCabe Library’s space. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Packard, List Gallery director; Alicia Ruley-Nock, independent quilt maker; and Susan Dreher, Visual and Digital Initiatives Librarian. Selected from numerous applicants from across the United States, the artists featured in Responses to Gee’s Bend demonstrate a wide range of approaches, techniques, and thematic concerns.