LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY ART DEPARTMENT

 

 

Three-Ring Circus: Highlights from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection
Media Document Center

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Virginia, is pleased to announce its fall exhibition, Three-Ring Circus: Highlights from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection. This nationally known collection features some of America's -- and Virginia's -- best known folk artists.

Attached please find links to a variety of related documents, including a press release, a story about and interview with the Oppenhimers, and a fact sheet about the exhibition.

A sampling of lo-res images has also been placed on this page. If you are interested in receiving a high-res version of any of these files -- or of other works in the exhibition -- please contact Beth Cheuk at 434-395-2207 or cheukbl@longwood.edu.

In addition, we invite you to learn more about the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Longwood University.

If you have any other questions, please contact Beth Cheuk, Program Manager at the LCVA, at 434-395-2207 or cheukbl at longwood.edu. Thank you for your interest!


Images:

Shown above (1):
Donald Paterson (b. 1944)
b. Silver Springs, California; active Oakland, California
The Lion Tamer, 1990
crayon, ink, and marker
Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection
Gift of William and Ann Oppenhimer 2008.15.83
Photo by Taylor Dabney

Shown above (2):

Anderson Johnson (1915-1998)
b. Lunenburg County, Virginia; active Newport News, Virginia
Abraham Lincoln, 1989
house paint on wood
34 x 24.5 inches
Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer
Photo by Taylor Dabney

At right:

Minnie Adkins (b. 1934)
born and active Isonville, Kentucky

Black Bear, 1997
polychromed wood
12 x 31 x 7 inches
Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer

Photo by Taylor Dabney

 



At right:
Howard Finster
(1916-2001)
b. Valley Head, Alabama; active Summerville, Georgia

The Angel’s Playground #3159, 1983
beads, Plexiglas, fabric, and polychromed wood
27.5 x 20 x 4 inches
Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer

Photo by Taylor Dabney



At right:
Martín Ramírez (1885-1960)
b. Jalisco, Mexico; active Auburn, California

Horse and Rider, c. 1950
crayon and graphite
18 x 23 inches
Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection
Gift of William and Ann Oppenhimer
2009.15.39

Photo by Taylor Dabney

At right:
Jon Serl
(1894-1993)
b. Olean, New York; active Lake Elsinore, California

Untitled (Mime), 1992
oil on canvas
30 x 20 inches
Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer

Photo by Taylor Dabney

 



At right:  

Robert Sholties (b. 1952)
b. Jeanette, Pennsylvania; active Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Nature Lovers, 1991
acrylic on canvas
44 x 60 inches
Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer

Photo by Taylor Dabney


 

 

 


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