Information about some of the LCVA's previous exhibitions may be found here:
Seeds of the Past:
The Keith Kissee
American Art from the 1930s and 1940s
Bishop and Sully Galleries
August 20, 2010 – January 8, 2011
Works that both document the challenges of the Depression and yet still speak of hope, community, and a national identity came to Farmville in an exhibition at the LCVA. Some sixty works – taken directly from the walls of Keith Kissee’s home in Richmond – showcased paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures made by Depression- and New Deal-era artists. The LCVA celebrated the exhibition with an opening reception on Friday, August 20, from 6-8 p.m.
The LCVA would like to thank Keith Kissee for sharing his art, his expertise, and his resources, all of which turned this exhibition into a reality. In addition, the LCVA gratefully acknowledges generous support from Altria Group, The Jack Blanton Fund, M. Jane Brooke (Longwood 1963), Dr. Helen P. Warriner-Burke (Longwood 1956) and Mr. Thomas P. Burke, Davenport & Company LLC, Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Ellen and Terry Wayne Hudgins (Longwood 1984), j fergeson gallery (Farmville, Virginia), Longwood University's Office of Public Relations, Longwood University’s Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Robert B. and Margaret Thomas Mayo (Longwood 1952), Dr. and Mrs. Wayne McWee, Mr. and Mrs. Neilson J. November, Hunter R. and Patsy Kimbrough Pettus (Longwood 1950), Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Reynolds III, United States Steel Corporation, Michael David Whaley, and Anne R. Worrell.
The Green Room:
Earth-Friendly Art Activities for the Family
June 18 – Nov. 19, 2010
Kids’ Activity Room
During the summer and fall of 2010, the LCVA turned trash to treasure, literally. With a Kids’ Activity Room focusing on eco-friendly activities, children recycled crayons, water bottles, magazines, and more to make drawings, sculptures, collages, and jewelry. The space itself was equally eco-friendly, colorfully decorated with an American landscape crafted from recycled cardboard, bags, bottles, and more. This Kids’ Activity Room was made possible by generous support from Guy and Julie Kline Dixon.
Letters from Camp:
Artwork Made at Camp Unity
Lower Level, LCVA
August 20 – September 17, 2010
For the third year, the LCVA partnered with Crossroads Community Services during their summer camps for adults with intellectual disabilities. Curator of Education Emily Gresham offered art activities for 83 participants, who created paintings, crafted sculptures, and wrote accompanying letters from camp. The 2010 exhibition was made possible by a contribution from Crossroads Community Services.
Caring for Courage
Oct. 1, 2010 – Jan. 5, 2011
Main Street Gallery
"With a commitment to understand and acknowledge the experiences of those living before and among us, I believe we teach future generations the meaning of civility, of compassion and of the value of free expression. When every voice is heard, we embrace uncertainty with open hearts, envision change and address the complexity that is our human condition." -Ann Bradshaw
Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
27 March – 30 April
Each year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is proud to present Start with Art, Learn for Life, the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. This year’s youth art events were made possible by generous support from the Walter Payne Foundation.
The Main Street Gallery displayed Up Close with Chuck Close, an exhibit inspired by the works of artist Chuck Close. Students from both Prince Edward County Elementary collaborated to fill the LCVA’s front window with faces. The installation will include portraits in the style of Chuck Close of famous artists and icons as well as recreations of some of Chuck Close’s famous works.
This is the eleventh year LCVA has sponsored the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. The following teachers have assisted by preparing and submitting their students’ work for the 2011 exhibition: Jennifer Abruzzo (Buckingham County High School), Jennifer Baker (Five-County Home School), Gayle E. Bromer (Buckingham County Middle School), Loretta Cencia (Prince Edward County High School), Kathryn Clarke (Bacon-District Elementary School, J. Murray Jeffress Elementary School, & Phenix Elementary School), Kim Dalton (Pocahontas Middle School), Laura Dedmond, Longwood ’08 (Dillwyn Elementary School & Gold Hill Elementary School), Jane Dougherty (Amelia County Middle School), Carol Edmonson ’82 (Prince Edward County Elementary School), Jessi Fleisher ’04 (Lunenburg Middle School), Deborah Wilkinson Ford ’76 (Amelia County High School), Vicki Fulcher (New Life Christian Academy), Frank Hailey III (Randolph-Henry High School), Patricia Herring ’80 (Nottoway County Middle School), Renee Hounsell (Appomattox Middle School), Allison Jones (Kenston Forest School), Ronda Jones ’78 (Cumberland County Middle School), Keri Lindsey ’05 (Burkeville Elementary School & Crewe Primary School), Rose Mezzatesta (Buckingham Primary School & Dillwyn Primary School), Marley Midkiff (Nottoway Intermediate School), Alyson G. Napier (Nottoway County High School), Kathryn Orth (Prince Edward County High School), Emily Overstreet ’06 (Cumberland County Elementary School), Denise Penick ’73 (Fuqua Lower School, Fuqua Middle School, & Fuqua Upper School), Bettye Pope (Amelia County Elementary School), Connie Queensberry ’90 (Central Middle School), Debbie Quinn ’92 (Blackstone Primary School), Beth Reynolds ’94 (Appomattox Middle School & Appomattox County High School), Betsy Skelton (Five-County Home School), Janice Stanley ’92 (Cumberland County High School), Carla Terry ’09 (Amelia County Middle School), Joy Utzinger (Prince Edward County Elementary School), Lindsay Wheeler ’08 (Eureka Elementary School), Maggie Whorley ’73 (Appomattox Elementary School), and Valerie York (Appomattox Primary School & Appomattox Middle School).
Featured Artwork: Kadijah Hite (8th grade), The Eye, detail. Elmer’s Glue, watercolor and Sharpie on paper, 12 x 16 inches. Lunenburg Middle School, art teacher: Jessi Fleisher, Longwood University ’04
Art Department Senior Exhibition
9 April –14 May 2011
Four years of hard work, sustained dedication, and boundless creativity were on display at the Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition from April 9 – May 14. The exhibition featured varied works by young artists who graduated from Longwood University with an art degree in 2011.
Participating artists included Rebekah Bliss, Alison Davis, Lindsay Decker, Courtney Dyer, Amy S. Eason, Jessica Giffon, Ani Hilditch, Ashley Hirst, Morgan L. Howard, Amy Jackson, Camille Ketsdever, Marley Kimmel, Sarah Lambert, Alexander Leonhart, Erica May, Matthew Orben, Katherine Petrock, Anna Rizzo, Betty Lynn Rowe, Meg Spencer, Francesca Starr, and Jessica Yoakam.
It’s Not Just a. . .
Works from the LCVA Permanent Collection
Barbara L. Bishop Gallery and Thomas Sully Gallery
10 June – 19 August 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, 10 June 2011, 5-7 p.m.
This exhibition explored objects seen in everyday life such as teapots, vases, and jewelry to prove how artists can take a simple, often functional concept and create something fascinating, beautiful, and wholly individualistic.
Highlights from New in the LCVA Permanent Collection 2009-10
April 9 - August 19, 2011
The LCVA is fortunate to receive gifts of art that enhance the breadth and depth of the university’s holdings. Each year, the LCVA is honored to be given works that are intended to be shared with its constituents, both at the University and the community at large. The 2009-10 academic year proved to be another wonderful year where collectors and artists alike generously provided inspirational and beautiful works. Additionally, some works were purchased the benefice of contributions made solely for that purpose.
Contributions of art in 2009-10 were made by Richard Altice, M. Jane Brooke (1963), Donna and Thomas L. Brumfield Jr., Louise Cochrane, Kenneth M. Coleman, Martha Cook, Drs. Raymond and Patricia Cormier, I. B. Dent, Wally DuChateau, The Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation, Phil Grimes, Heyn and Sandy Kjerulf, Karen Kunc, Elizabeth LeSueur, Longwood University Alumni Association, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayo (Margaret Thomas Mayo 1952), Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Rowe (Bernice Beazley Rowe 1970), Donna Taylor, Angus Wall, Geoffrey Wall, Marcie Wall, Jane Ware, the Estate of Barbara Watson, Michael David Whaley, and Helen Whitehead.