Staunton Augusta Art Center exhibit features work of artist Robert Stuart

saaclogoThe Staunton Augusta Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for artist Robert Stuart and his new body of work, titled Light Coming Through, on Friday, August 15, 5-7pm.

Stuart’s exhibition of paintings and works on paper will run throughSeptember 20 in the art galleries of the RR Smith Center for History and Art at 20 S. New Street in historic downtown Staunton.  Routine gallery hours are 10-5 MondayFriday and 10-4 Saturday.  There is no charge to visit the galleries; artwork is available for sale.

Stuart has had over thirty solo exhibits in the United States including in New York City, Washington, DC, Richmond, and Charlotte.  His work has been exhibited in a number of museums including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Chrysler Museum, and the Taubman Museum.  He is represented by the Reynolds Gallery, Richmond; the Long View Gallery, Washington, DC; and Hodges Taylor Art Consultants, Charlotte.  In 2004, he received an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.

Stuart received a B.F.A. degree from Boston University’s School for the Arts where he was influenced by artists Phillip Guston and James Weeks.  He received an MFA degree from James Madison University in 1984.  As a child and teenager he spent seven years living overseas in Libya, Nigeria, Liberia, The Philippines, and Samoa. He now lives and works in Staunton, VA, where he has kept a studio since 1990.

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