Topographies: whole cloth quilts by Julia E. Pfaff and Clear Cut and New Growth, fiber art by Mary Beth Bellah

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is hosting concurrent exhibitions of fiber art, May 22-June 27.in the galleries located in the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art, 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton.

Julia E. Pfaff of Richmond who holds an MFA from VCU where she currently teaches, states that this new body of work titledTopographies: Whole Cloth Quilts explores the textures and forms of woven fabric and the stitched line. “My goal is the creation of a contemplative object, both beautiful and evocative, both well-crafted and spontaneous in design.”

Mary Beth Bellah of Charlottesville  is an artist whose work continues to challenge the traditional understanding of what constitutes a quilt and crosses over into mixed media.  She has titled her new exhibition Clear Cut and New Growth which includes art quilts, fiber installations,

Routine gallery hours are 10am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday. There is no admission charge to visit the galleries; works are for sale.  The exhibit is made possible, in part, by the sponsorship of Sue and Herb Godschalk and by grant funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.