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
Miller, Bishop, and Sully Galleries
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - September 2014
Create features works by artists from organizations that were founded with the belief that exceptional creativity can emerge in anyone and they support the work of artists with developmental disabilities. An opening reception was held on Friday, October 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The collection consists of the most important works created over the past twenty years by artists involved with the three pioneering non-profit organizations: Creativity Explored, Creative Growth Art Center, and the National Institute for Art and Disabilities Art Center (NIAD). “The artists featured in this exhibition- all of whom have some form of developmental disability- possess the talent, independence, and depth of feeling that makes the most powerful art possible,” says Rinder.
Featured artists include: Mary Belknap, Jeremy Burleson, Attilio Crescenti, Daniel Green, Willie Harris, Carl Hendrickson, Michael Bernard Loggins, Dwight Mackintosh, John Patrick McKenzie, James Miles, Dan Miller, James Montgomery, Marlon Mullen, Bertha Otoya, Aurie Ramirez, Evelyn Reyes, Lance Rivers, Judith Scott, William Scott, and William Tyler.
Create is a traveling exhibition curated by Lawrence Rinder, with Matthew Higgs, and organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and ICI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying catalog were made possible, in part, by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Additional support for the tour is made possible in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the ICI Board of Trustees.
The Special Exhibitions Gallery features Creative Communities: Selected Works from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection. The LCVA would like to thank William and Ann Oppenhimer for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition.
Memories from Camp Unity
Main Street Window Gallery
October 13, 2013 - September 2014
For the sixth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities at Camp Unity. The LCVA held an opening reception for Memories from Camp Unity on Sunday, October 13, 2013.
Each summer, Crossroads Community Services holds a summer camp program for adults with disabilities. This year the camp was held at Burkeville Lodge for the Blind and offered traditional summer camp activities like swimming, volleyball, and archery. In addition, the LCVA’s Curator of Education Emily Grabiec, School Programs Educator Amanda Haymans, and Assistant Educator Grace Pilk provided unique art activities.
This year’s art theme was “memories”. “First we asked everyone to define a memory; noting that it could be from earlier today, a year ago, or part of their childhood” explained Grabiec. “The next step was for the campers to picture their memory like a movie scene; thinking about sounds, smells, and colors. The last step was to create a painting inspired by their memory.”
Featured artists include:
Week 1: Anthony B., Daniel P., Eddie M., Herman S., James J., Marquis H., Nic L., Robert W., Ronnie A., Scott R., Stefan D., Troy D., Alice G., Bonnie B., Carol R., Gabby L., Katrina H., Keyonna C., Linda F., Tiffany F.
Week 2: Andrew M., Buck H., Clyde N., Darnell E., Derrick B., James J., James S., Leon B., Michael D., Scott C., Thomas B., Tom S., Winfred L., Clarence O., Annie G., Barbara W., Christina C., Johanna S., Kem R., Mattie H. Week 3: Antoinne D., Blake S., Danny W., Dennis O., Doug G., George M., James T., Jerry K., Joe C., Kenny A., Kerry B., Ronnie C., Sylvester J., Jennette R., Jessica W., Priscilla S., Thelma S. Week 4: Calvin D., Chris W., Corey B., Dennis O., Dexter S., James M., Jason W., Jermaine T., Jonathan S., Lough S., Nelson S., Rodney C., Sonny W., Daisy S., Delma F., Hazel S., Pam C., Sheree B., Christy S. Week 5: Alex W., Andy J., Charlie J., Eugene W., Gary G., Howard M., Jerry R., Joe R., Linwood B., Preston M., Ricky R., Ronald D., Tewaren C., Wilford V., Arlene Tl, Jennifer G., Lenora J., Martha P., Rosa S., Shirley A.
The paintings will appear in the LCVA’s Main Street Window Gallery through January 3. Please note, the galleries will be closed on October 14, November 9, 27-30, December 24-25, 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014.
Highlights from The 2013 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
Hull Education Center
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - September 2014
Each spring, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosts the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, which showcases around 1,500 artworks created by students from public, private, and home schools in the nine surrounding counties. At the close of the exhibition, one work from each school is selected for a yearlong 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 27, 2013, 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. The event was free and open to the public.
Students whose work were selected for the exhibition are listed by county, with school and art teacher.
From Amelia County: Courtney Viglino of Amelia County Middle School (Carla Terry, Longwood University ’09); Pimtong Udomkijkosol of Amelia County High School (Deborah Wilkinson Ford ’76); Bethany Hertzler of Five-County Home School (Betsy Skelton). From Appomattox: Justin Jones-Schladweiler of Appomattox Primary School (Valerie York); Cameron Chambers of Appomattox Middle School (Monica Evans); Catherine Baldwinof Appomattox County High School (Faith A. Jones). From Buckingham: Elizabeth Tomlin of Central Virginia Christian School (Jennifer Logan); Cadence Campbell of Buckingham County Elementary School (Laura Dedmond); Shakyla Brooks of Buckingham Primary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Kiana Shaw of Buckingham County Middle School (Gayle Bromer); Teresa Nicholson of Buckingham County High School (Jennifer Abruzzo). From Charlotte County: Rebekah Sanderson of Eureka Elementary School (Lindsay Wheeler); Yasmin Watkins of Thomas Jefferson Center (Lindsay Wheeler); Zoey Walker of Phenix Elementary School (Kathryn Clarke); Ricajah Bolden of Bacon District Elementary School (Kathryn Clarke); Emily Decamp of Central Middle School (Connie Queensberry). From Cumberland County: Austin Gills of Cumberland Elementary School (Emily Overstreet ’06); Alexa Massey of Cumberland High School (Janice Stanley ’90); Holley Tillet of Cumberland Middle School (Ronda Jones ’78). From Lunenburg County: Heather Seitzinger of Lunenburg Middle School (Jessi Fleisher ’04); Jenni Green of Central High School (Jean Kunath). From Nottoway County: Jabari Washington of Blackstone Primary School (Debbie Quinn); Austin Higgins of Nottoway Middle School (Patricia Herring ’80); Abbey Stutzman of Nottoway Intermediate School (Marley Midkiff); Katherine Garcia of Nottoway High School (Alyson Napier); Gabriella Vines of Crew Primary School (Kristin Jackson); Zyniera Scott of Burkeville Elementary School (Kristin Jackson). From Powhatan: Ava Holt of Pocahontas Elementary School (Lisa Conner); Angeline Lopez of Powhatan Elementary School (Mary Webster); Corey Palmore of Pocahontas Middle School (Kim Dalton); Amber Redd of Powhatan Junior High School (Jennifer Ashby); Patrick Martin of Powhatan High School). From Prince Edward: Robin Terry of New Life Learning Center (Vicki Fulcher); Harley Edwards of New Life Christian Academy (Vicki Fulcher); Emily Erickson of Fuqua Lower School (Denise Penick ’73); Antonio Gonzalez of Fuqua Upper School (Denise Penick ’73); Shane Garrision of Prince Edward County Elementary School (Carol Edmonson); Sarah Edwareds of Prince Edward County Middle School (David Hennessey ’12); George Turner of Prince Edward County High School (Loretta Cencia).
The exhibition and opening reception were co-sponsored by the LCVA and the College of Education and Human Services. For more information on Highlights from the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, contact the LCVA at 395-2206.
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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.
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.