Open to the Public: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to Ticketholders: 1 hour before and during all performances
521 West Main Street
Waynesboro VA 22980
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Entwined…Stories in Woven Color
Runs: November 29, 2019 – February 23, 2020
Meet The Artists (Reception): December 5, 5-7 pm
Central Virginia Textile Artists is a small group of textile artists that have met as a group for about 6 years. The artists meet monthly to share ideas and goals, update progress on current work and discuss designs for future projects. The group works in a variety of weaving structures such as tapestry and various multiple harness loom techniques using various mixed media in combination with the weaving in wool, cotton, tercel and silk.
The history of their weaving origins and inspirations are quite diverse. The shared common goal is to continue the exploration of textiles, study designs and techniques that keep the group energized and challenged.
Exhibiting artists: Klaus Anselm, Meredith Bennett, Laurie Duxbury, Joan Griffin, Jan Russell, and Ann Vonnegut.
My Color Filled World
Runs: February 25 - May 24, 2020
Reception: March 7, 5-7pm
Painting, printmaking and drawing have been cornerstones of Jill Jensen’s work. She has used them separately to create finished works of art and since 1998 and has combined them in her fiber based work. Beginning in June 2001, Jensen started a weekly practice of making small art quilts and journaling on the back side of the quilt. One shape is chosen for the entire year. In 2017 she decided to create her weekly quilts as a single time line to mark the passage of the year. Excited with how this timeline worked, she is continuing to use this method to carry on with her journaling and maintaining a regular studio practice.
Jensen’s work has been included in regional, national and international exhibitions and twenty one-person shows. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in both their
locations (Virginia and France), and has had eighteen artist-in-
The Exhibit to Follow:
Painters & Printers
Runs: May 28, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Meet The Artists: June 4, 5-7pm
Although neither Charles Smith nor his student George Speck were born in Waynesboro, the nurturing environment of the industrial boom town of early 20th-century Waynesboro shaped the personalities and the art of both men. Each man dabbled in a variety of media, but both won lasting fame for their sophisticated and intricate block printing, a skill that has its roots in the factories and foundries along the South River. The lives of the two men traveled in intersecting circles with Smith becoming Speck’s art teacher and mentor. Both had connections to Fairfax Hall, the girls’ school in Waynesboro and the University of Virginia.
In early 2020, The Augusta County Historical Society will be presenting an extensive exhibit featuring the lives and art of artists Smith and Speck in its History Gallery at the R.R. Smith Center in downtown Staunton. In late May, select art pieces and exhibit panels from that exhibit will move to the gallery at the Wayne Theatre.
And Coming late summer/autumn 2020:
For the Love of Trees: A Contemporary Fusion of Art and Poetry
Runs: August 27, 2020 – November 22, 2020
Meet The Artists (Reception): September 3, 2020, 5-7 pm
The exhibition will feature artists and poets working in a thought provoking and sensitive way. The show encourages the viewer to expand their perception of how we interact with nature’s gentle giants. From the smallest acorn to towering redwoods, trees have a profound effect on our lives and the environment.
The exhibition is invitational and includes work from the following artists: Michele Fletcher-photography, Rebecca Grace Jones-painting, Jennifer Cox-painting, Karen Rosasco-painting, Gerald Boggs-metal, John Bell-painting, Mary Beth Bellah-fiber. Complimentary poetry will be paired with the visual pieces in the gallery to create an interesting “fusion” of both art-forms.