“Fibers of the Soul,” an exhibition of the work of West Chester artist Carole Gary Staples, opens with a free public reception from 2 to 5 p.m. this Sunday at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester.
Staples, a native of Pittsburgh, has been designing with fabric and creating art for over thirty years. The exhibition, which will be on display at the Learning Center through Jan. 30, 2013, is from her collection of art quilts and fiber arts.
Her works are part of several touring exhibitions, including “In Celebration of Faith Ringgold” from the City College of New York, and “Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Traditions,” from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
Regionally, Staples’ creations have been part of exhibitions at the Middletown Art Center, Kennedy Heights Art Center, and Northern Kentucky University. She has also been featured in the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts “Migrations of the African Diaspora” exhibition, as well as “Quilts for Change” at the Cintas Center at Xavier University.
Her training began at a very early age when she was selected to attend the prestigious Tam O’ Shanter art program at Carnegie Mellon University. She continued her artistic training at the University of Pittsburgh, and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hill University.
The exhibition will be on display can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.
Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center is located at 7847 VOA Park Drive, at the corner of Cox Road and VOA Park Drive in West Chester. More information is available by visiting the Learning Center’s web site, MiamiOH.edu/VOALC, or by calling 513-895-8862.