Chaos to Quilts: Artist Talk with Jean-Marcel St. Jacques

Monday October 25

5:30 PM  –  6:30 PM

Presented via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event.

if Self-taught artist Jean-Marcel St. Jacques has spent the past 15 years making wooden quilts inspired by the destructive forces of Hurricane Katrina. Drawing inspiration from patchwork quilts and the ancestral spirit of his great-grandmother who made such quilts, the artist gather wood and objects salvaged from his hurricane damaged home and remakes these items into wooden quilts. From the devastation of natural forces comes forth an artistic creation. Jean-Marcel St. Jacques discusses his artistic practice and artworks, including Mother, Sister May Have Sat Here Before Me, on view in the exhibition American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection.