Virginia  McCrory was born on April 9, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York. She moved in 1971 to Stone Mountain, where she spent her spare time painting and exhibiting at Soapstone Center for the Arts as well as at other venues. She also volunteered at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.

Onion Basket
Onion Basket

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts.

McCrory died on December 9, 2013. Her fiber work Onion Basket is part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Onion Basket

Onion Basket

Onion Basket by Virginia McCrory is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. According to McCrory,"I wanted to create a woven container for onions that was aesthetically enjoyable as well as utilitarian. The shape should embody the spirit of 'onion.' The use of honeysuckle in the finishing lends variety in texture and color, as well as a natural touch." Fiber (honeysuckle), 22 x 8 x 8 inches

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.