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September Exhibits Opening Reception

Flora, Fauna, Flesh and Blood: Photographs by Lauren Doran

Lauren Doran's series explores the all-encompassing task of raising children.  This undertaking requires all aspects of a parent’s being: emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical.  Being a part of her children’s lives has led Lauren to examine her own life and values.  She has always held nature and spirituality in high regard but having children has strengthened and deepened this appreciation and connection.


Central Virginia Watercolor Guild
26th Annual Exhibition

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Virginia residents submitted images for the show which have been juried by Steve Fleming, artist from Arlington, VA. 

“Good art is the result of hard work and dedication. It only happens when the artist finds his or her own story to tell and then learns to do so with his or her own unique language.  I am an artist who works in watercolor oil and acrylic.  For 20 years, I taught at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia; now I teach private classes and workshops across the country and abroad”.  – Steve Fleming, Juror CVWG

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Transmutations by Scott Smith at Staunton Augusta Art Center

McGuffey Art Center member Scott Smith's exhibition opens in Staunton on Friday,  in concurrence with Jon Parks' exhibit Southern Exposure.  

While both are masters of photography with many years of professional work, these two artists have composed bodies of work that are completely different from one another.

Scott Smith pushes his craft to the limit by "transforming simple materials - paper, ice, and stone - into free compositions that are more suggestive than descriptive." He uses light and texture in the most unique ways to create "images that allude to something organic... rather that ethereal or purely abstract."

Jon Parks' body of work, on the other hand, is grounded in his ability to capture the essence of the rural folk he photographs on film which he prints from his own black and white negatives. He does not crop or manipulate his photographs for any reason. He has learned that "the magic truly only happens once."

The exhibit will run through September 16. Routine gallery hours are 10-5 M-F and 10-4 Sa. There is no charge to attend the opening reception or to visit the galleries.  For more information, visit https://saartcenter. org

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July First Friday Opening Reception

Visions of Woven Color

Klaus Anselm, Meredith Bennett, Joan Griffin, Jean Jones, Cameron Kashani, Jan Russell, Ann Vonnegut

Seven artists who relish color and diversity in their weaving are presenting their work in a show at McGuffey Art Center. This festive presentation showcases brilliant color, diversity of materials, variety of weave structures, ethnic and original techniques and complex images as well as simple designs.


McGuffey Artists Summer Group Show

A McGuffey Members show with 50+ artists in a variety of media. A fun, colorful and refreshing summer exhibit! 




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June Exhibits Opening Reception

MARYANNA WILLIAMS  Pattern: Recent Linocuts

“My linocuts come from an interest in patterns and the energy generated by them, and about the beautiful surfaces created by overlaying translucent and opaque colors.”



Candice Agnello, Sam Gray, Paul Hostetler, Phuong Duyen Nguyen, Madeline Rhondeau, Jesse Timmons


Drawings by 33 refugees of all ages from eight countries.

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Open House Saturday April 15th


Groove and Flow Yoga 10:00 - 11:15 on the front lawn!  Bring your mat and start the day with Liz Gregory and live music with Clarence Green.  In case of rain, yoga will take place in Studio 20.  Donations accepted for SHE, Shelter for Help in Emergency.


Demos and Workshops 12-4pm FREE and Open to the Public!  Artists will be busy creating with a variety of techniques and practices such as printmaking, collage, mixed media, painting, clay, jewelry, fibers, photography, music, dance, and more.  


Plein Air Painting Group Session!  Free - registration 8:30 - 9:00 am.  Become part of the Cville arts community in a large plein air painting session and show your work at McGuffey in June!  For more information or to register, contact us at 434-295-7973.


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