Reflections from Life as an Artist with Joe Diggs

Program for Sunday, April 11, 2021

Joe Diggs will talk about his life as an artist in Osterville. He will share pictures of some of his work and tell us a little about them, what inspires him to do a piece, his process and materials. At times he has worked up a series of paintings on one topic. One particularly arousing series is dedicated to the late James Byrd Jr. who was dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. Another addresses the legacy of African-American players in Major League Baseball. More recently his work reflects more romantic aspects of what it means to be an African-American man in his 50’s on Cape Cod pursuing his dream as a painter.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. The program will begin promptly at 10:00.

Joseph Diggs, Jr., is an artist and multigenerational Cape Codder from Osterville. His work has always assisted him with life on Micah’s Pond, a beautiful property once owned by his grandfather, then father, now him. Diggs has enjoyed solo and group exhibits on the Cape and beyond, including shows at Cape Cod Museum of Art, Zion Union Heritage Museum, Cotuit Center for the Arts, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and PAAM. This spring Joe Diggs is Artist in Residence at Cape Cod Community College. Since 2017 Diggs has maintained a gallery affiliation with Berta Walker Galleries (Provincetown and Wellfleet).