From short, sharp bobs to platinum curls to choppy and feathered, hairstyles through the ages will be all the rage at upcoming events at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County.

hairSTORY will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center gallery, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

The history of hair fashion will include a luncheon, a hairSTORY fashion show, where models will show-off iconic hairstyles beginning from 1890 through present day, beauty vendors and raffle prizes.

hairSTORY models will be styled by The VAULT, and each model will be displayed as a live model for the remainder of the event. 

Krista Stoltzfus’ photography will be featured in “hairSTORY Exhibition” that will be on display in July at the arts center.

“This is an event I have wanted to do for a few years now, and with the great partnership of The VAULT, the Community Arts Center is finally able to make this amazing live hair fashion show a reality,” said Angela R. Godin, executive director of the arts center.

“Showcasing the models as a live exhibition during the event will create a living, breathing showcase. It will definitely be a do-not-miss event.”

The event will feature a catered luncheon by Chad Lamb, of Lambcakes. 

The menu will feature chicken, ham and tuna salads; cranberry pecan pasta salad; desserts; and iced tea, water and coffee. 

Proceeds will benefit the arts center programming.

Preregistration is required by Wednesday.

Tickets are $24 for members and $29 for nonmembers.

Table sponsorships are available.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 814-255-6515.

In conjunction with hairSTORY will be “hairSTORY Exhibition” by Stoltzfus that will be on display July 6 through July 26 in the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center gallery.

The display will feature a collection of vintage hair photographs, as well as a variety of Stoltzfus’ work. 

Godin said Stoltzfus is a talented photographer, and she is the perfect partner to create this exhibit.

“Through the transformation of a live exhibition at the hairSTORY event to a displayed version of the history of hair, Stoltzfus will capture the true essence of this history of hair fashion, along with featuring her own work,” she said. 

Stoltzfus is co-owner and lead photographer at Higher Focus Studios in Garrett, Somerset County. 

Over the past 10 years, she has photographed more than 100 weddings, as well as family and senior portraits.

“I feel very excited and blessed to have this opportunity to participate in the hairSTORY exhibition and the timing of this opportunity couldn’t be more perfect,” Stoltzfus said.

“Over the past six months, I have been seeking ways to expand my photography business into Johnstown.”

Earlier in the year, she said she organized and photographed a styled session at the Masonic Temple, along with other local wedding vendors.

“It was a great way for me to connect with other businesses to help show Cambria County the local talent we have right at our finger tips,” Stoltzfus said.

She said she describes her style as timeless and authentic.

With a love for nature and sunsets, she began photographing landscapes when she was in high school as a way to remember the brilliant colors and textures.

Even after taking several college level photography courses and earning a bachelor’s degree in art, Stoltzfus’ passion for photography has grown.

A dream that had its roots in nature photography has now blossomed into a wedding and portrait photography business.

To celebrate the exhibition, an opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. July 6.

A gallery talk with Stoltzfus will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.

There is no fee to attend.

Kelly Urban is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at (814) 532-5073. Follow her on Twitter @KellyUrban25.

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