The LCVA has three gallery spaces for rotating art exhibitions and one gallery for display of its permanent collection of African art. In addition, the Kids' Activity Room, adjacent to the Bishop Gallery, features family-friendly activities that correlate to the main exhibition. A lower level gallery an also be used for exhibitions.
Recent LCVA exhibitions include Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, which garnered regional and national awards; the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art; and Virginia's first solo show of the internationally acclaimed Kojo Griffin, a native of Farmville.
The galleries are free and open to the public, including evening opening receptions.
Art on Campus
Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program
Archive of Previous LCVA Exhibitions
Senior Art Exhibition
Bishop & Sully Galleries
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25th
5 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25-
September 21, 2013
To kick off the summer with a little rock and a little roll, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is excited to open its newest exhibition It’s Always Rock & Roll: The Work of Photojournalist Janet Macoska. This exhibition was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio and will be on display at the LCVA through September 21, 2013.
This body of artwork is comprised of over 40 photographs of rock and roll performers captured through the lens of photojournalist Janet Macoska. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presented the exhibition of her photography in 2003 and the collection has since traveled to museums in Dallas, Toronto, Orlando, and Indiana.
Macoska, who fell in love with rock and roll at an early age, had her first published image printed in Teen Screen magazine when she was just 13 years old. She refers to the 1970s as “the golden age for a rock and roll photographer” and has spent her career photographing artists around the globe. Her work features many rock legends, including Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, and Michael Jackson but also includes more current artists such as Rihanna and The Black Keys.
Continuing the theme of rock and roll, the LCVA will also be hosting a Summer Solstice Concert & Membership Drive featuring local musician Tray Eppes and friends at Charley’s Waterfront Café & Wine Bar on Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. An artist talk will be held in the lower level of the LCVA on Saturday, September 14 at 4 p.m. with a concert by Los Carleenos following at 7:30 p.m.
Information courtesy of Janet Macoska and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.
Highlights from The 2012 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
Hull Education Center
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - September 2013
Each spring, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosts the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, which showcases around 500 artworks created by students from public, private, and home schools in the ten surrounding counties. At the close of the exhibition, one work from each school is selected for a year-long highlights exhibition. The chosen artworks are matted, framed, and hung in the hallways of Longwood’s Hull Education Center, where they serve as an inspiration to tomorrow’s teachers.
On Sunday, October 28 these student-artists were honored by Longwood University at a ceremony and opening reception. The event was held in the Hull Education Center (on the corner of Brock Commons and Franklin Street) at Longwood University.
Students whose work was selected for the exhibition are listed by county, with school and art teacher.
From Albermarle County: Memphis Seay of Scottsville Elementary School (Liz Jones). From Amelia County: Jesse Fulghum of Amelia County Elementary School (Bettye Pope); Selena Yonaska of Amelia County Middle School (Carla Terry, Longwood University ’09); Paxton Rankin of Amelia County High School (Deborah Wilkinson Ford ’76). From Appomattox: Summer O'Brien of Appomattox Primary School (Valerie York); Cortney Rawes of Appomattox Elementary School (Lauren Scott); Zippy Johnson of Appomattox Middle School (Monica Evans); Hannah Harris of Appomattox County High School (Lauren Scott). From Buckingham: Abigail Dowdy of Buckingham Primary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Zoee Stinson of Dillwyn Primary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Jordan Murphy of Dillwyn Elementary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Alana Ballowe of Gold Hill Elementary School (Laura Dedmond ’08); Terrance Tyree of Buckingham County Middle School (Gayle E. Bromer); Brittney Wittington of Buckingham County High School (Jennifer Abruzzo); Wyatt Cotner of Central Virginia Christian School (Jennifer Logan). From Charlotte County: Savannah Cloutier of Eureka Elementary School (Lindsay Hosmer); Will Nichols of Phenix Elementary School (Kathryn Clarke); CJ Hailey and Alan Berkeley of Randolph-Henry High School (Frank Hailey III). From Cumberland County: Raheema Fulani of Cumberland County Elementary School (Emily Overstreet ’06); Dakoda Boyles of Cumberland County Middle School (Ronda Jones ’78); Dakota Blanton of Cumberland High School (Janice Stanley ’90); Jalen Knight and Marlee Moore of New Life Christian Academy (Vicki Fulcher). From Lunenberg County: Shay’von Ragsdale of Lunenburg Middle School (Jessie Fleisher ’04). From Nottoway County: Hannah Doyle of Crewe Primary School (Keri Lindsey ’05); Lequan Hurt of Blackstone Primary School (Debbie Quinn); Diamond Jones of Burkeville Elementary School (Keri Lindsey ’05); Hailey Wade of Nottoway Intermediate School (Marley Midkiff); Madison Gilmore of Nottoway Middle School (Patricia Herring ’80); Courtney Worsham of Nottoway High School (Alyson G. Napier). From Powhatan: Hannah Ownby of Pocahontas Middle School (Kim Dalton). From Prince Edward: Rebecca Skelton of Five-County Home School (Betsy Skelton); Aubrie Jefferson of Fuqua Lower School (Denise Penick ’73); Abby Morrow of Fuqua Middle School (Denise Penick ’73); Jewel Moore of Fuqua Upper School (Denise Penick ’73); Julianna Swanson of Prince Edward County Elementary School (Joy Utzinger, Carol Edmonson, and Annaleah Chantry ’12); Gwendolyn Lawrence of Prince Edward County High School (Loretta Cencia).
Power & Beauty: New in the African Art Collection
What do a jewelry designer, a CEO of a top advertising agency, and a former US ambassador have in common? They and their families have recently given spectacular pieces of African art to the LCVA. Gifts from Barbara Boggess Watson, I.B. Dent, Mike & Ginny Hughes, and Allen & Barbara Davis have more than doubled the size of the LCVA's African Art Collection. Featuring highlights from these recent gifts, Power and Beauty will open in the Miller Gallery of the LCVA on Friday, March 9, with a free, public reception from 5 -7 p.m.
The exhibition is generously cosponsored by Lonnie Calhoun & Marian Hahesy-Calhoun, I. B. Dent, Dr. & Mrs. Christopher B. Howard, Bert Johnson, The Martin Agency, and Paris Ceramics.
If you are interested in learning about future exhibitions, please contact Alex Grabiec, Exhibitions Manager, at 395-2206 or grabiecam at longwood.edu.