A cross section of Marilyn Briggs' fiber art, 'Strata.' A retrospectove pf Briggs' work from 1960 to 2010 will be displayed at the Rogue Gallery & Art Center.

Marilyn Briggs' 'Earthly Delights'

At the end of each Oregon Shakespeare Festival season, Ashland artist Marilyn Briggs gleans leftover fabric scraps from the costume shop. She folds, rolls and manipulates the colorful, textured material and — tah dah — creates exquisite fiber art.

In honor of Briggs' 75th birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 25, Rogue Gallery & Art Center will feature a retrospective of her work, titled "Earthly Delights."

The exhibit will be displayed through Sept. 11 at the gallery, 40 N. Bartlett St., Medford.

The exhibit, spanning 1960 to 2010, features Briggs' oil paintings and fabric sculptures. Since moving to Ashland in 1961, Briggs has immersed herself in the Rogue Valley's art scene. She owned Ashland's Stump Art Gallery for eight years in the '60s, taught in the art department at Southern Oregon College (now Southern Oregon University), was involved in the artist-in-residence program offered at local public schools and served as art coordinator for the Ashland School District.

For more information, see www.roguegallery.org or call 541-772-8118.

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