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PREVIOUS 2012-2013 EXHIBITIONS
2013 Longwood University Senior Art Department Show
Bishop & Sully Galleries
April 13 – May 11, 2013
In honor of the students who graduated in the Class of 2013 from Longwood University’s Department of Theatre, Art and Graphic Design, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosted the 2013 Longwood University Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition included works by more than twenty young artists who studyied Art Education, Art History, Book Arts/Printmaking, Crafts, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, and Photography. An opening reception was held on Saturday, April 13th.
From going green to extreme phobias, students drew their inspiration from a wide range of sources. Participating artists included: Carmen Balogh, Perry Bason, Kyra Byron, Jessica Clemmons, Michael Dennett, Danielle Dmuchowski, Matt Ebert, Ashley Fuller, Kathryn Grayson, Katherine Gulick, Heather Gwaltney, Kaitlynn Holland, Angii Holloway, Hannah Hopper, Jeanne Howe, Heather Lancaster, Kristin MacQuarrie, Katie Miller, Allison Pawlowski, Bethany Rowe, Holden Taylor, Annaliese Troxell, Kaylee Wallace, and Robert Winters.
2013 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
24 March – 20 April
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is proud to present Start with Art, Learn for Life, the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. On Sunday, March 24, the LCVA hosted an opening reception from 2 - 4 p.m. This year’s youth art events are made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
The Main Street Window Gallery featured "Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflower Days & Starry Nights," an installation by Pre-K through Fourth grade students from Prince Edward County Elementary School. The installation was coordinated by art teachers Carol Edmonson and Joy Utzinger.
This is the thirteenth year LCVA has sponsored the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. The following schools will participate in the 2013 exhibition: Amelia County High School, Amelia County Middle School, Appomattox County High School, Appomattox Middle School, Appomattox Primary School, Bacon District Elementary School, Blackstone Primary School, Buckingham County High School, Buckingham County Middle School, Buckingham Primary School, Burkeville Elementary School, Central High School, Central Middle School, Crewe Primary School, Cumberland Elementary School, Cumberland High School , Cumberland Middle School, Eureka Elementary School, Five-County Home School, Fuqua Lower School, Fuqua Middle School, Fuqua Upper School, Lunenburg Middle School, New Life Christian Academy, Nottoway County High School, Nottoway County Intermediate School, Nottoway County Middle School, Phenix Elementary School,
Pocahontas Elementary School, Powhatan Elementary School, Pocahontas Middle School, Powhatan Junior High School, Powhatan High School, Prince Edward County Elementary School, Prince Edward County Middle School, Prince Edward County High School, and Thomas Jefferson Center.
Featured Artwork: Julie Hackman (grade 12), Animals, color pencil, 12 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, Powhatan High School, art teacher: Jill Ward.
Across Boundaries: The Art of Thornton Dial
Bishop and Sully Galleries
December 1, 2012- March 23, 2013
Across Boundaries: The Art of Thornton Dial includes nineteen works on paper and three mixed-media paintings, part of a recent gift to the LCVA from Barbara and James Sellman. Six additional mixed-media paintings and a sculpture assemblage are on loan to the show from Culture & Beyond, LLC, a Sellman Family Collection. Created from the early 1990s to 2004, the works allow viewers the opportunity to experience the full range of the artist’s impressive body of work.
Born in 1928, Dial worked in and around Bessemer, Alabama, as a bricklayer and carpenter and later as a welder at the Pullman Company, a railway-carriage factory located in Bessemer. He also made steel furniture in a family-owned business in the Southern, African American tradition of homemade yard art. In 1981, Dial began to dedicate himself full-time to his art. Today, he is internationally known for his highly charged and complex mixed-media constructions.
Pictures of Me: Portraits from Camp Unity
Main Street Window Gallery
December 9, 2012 - March 23, 2013
For the fifth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities for adults with disabilities. The resulting paintings are on exhibition at the LCVA, which will hold a free, public reception on Sunday, December 9, from 2-4 p.m.
Throughout the summer, Crossroads Community Services sponsored Camp Unity at Holliday Lake State Park and James River State Park, offering recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities. To round out the traditional camp activities such as swimming, volleyball, and archery, the LCVA’s Curator of Education Emily Gresham and School Program’s Educator Amanda Haymans, offered art activities for the participants.
Gresham and Haymans guided campers to create a painting and write about themselves. “We discussed how a self portrait can have multiple meanings,” explained Gresham. “A self portrait does not always mean a picture of one’s self; it could also portray an individual’s hobbies or interests. The paintings the campers created are touching, personal, and beautiful.”
Vote: Photographs by Michael Mergen &
More Than Meets the Eye: Photographs from the LCVA's Permanent Collection
Bishop & Sully Galleries
September 28 - November 24, 2012
Vote is a collection of photographs that documents the quirky, fascinating variety of voting locales across the country, including election booths set up in shopping malls, diners, auto shops, and even homes. Raising nonpartisan questions about democracy and citizenship, the collection appeared as a photo essay in the February 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Michael Mergen is assistant professor of art and photography at Longwood.
More than Meets the Eye features more than twenty photographs from the LCVA’s permanent collection, ranging in style and era from a 19th-century tintype through works by recent Longwood graduates and art department faculty members.
A free reception, open to the public will be held at the LCVA on Friday, September 28, from 5 -7 p.m.
These exhibitions are made possible through the generous support of Scott & Susan Harwood and the j fergeson gallery (Jarrod & Larissa Fergeson).
Longwood University Alumni Art Exhibition &
Longwood University: A Picturesque Campus
Bishop, Main Street & Sully Galleries
June 8 - September 8, 2012
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is hosting a Longwood University Alumni Exhibition celebrating the talents of its graduates. Running concurrently will be Longwood University: A Picturesque Campus, featuring artworks that celebrate the university’s people, places, and spirit. An opening reception in honor of both exhibitions will be held on Friday, June 8, from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Participating artists include: Avis Addleman ’80, Linda Jones Arthur ’71, Kathy Barclay ’72, Sharon Bass, Shirley Blackwell, Bruce Bogese, Ann Bradshaw ’07, Keith Brydie ’01, Ursula Burgess, John Burke, Brian Cagle ’04, Mary Alice Carmody-Diana ’71, William Clarke, Frances Coates ’69, Jo Ann Courter, Wygant Courter, Sara Layman Cubberley ’05, Kerri Cushman, Lou Ann Kemp Daniel ’75, Lindsay Decker ’10, Marianne Dennison, Amy Eason ’10, Jeremy Elder ’99, Tray Eppes, Rick Erickson, C. Maurice Franck ’84, Deborah Carrington Frazier ’75, Michael French ’98, Garth Fry ’02, Alex Grabiec ’07, Shawn Grove ’93, Elizabeth Hadfield ’68, Charles Hartwill, Amanda Haymans ’12, Kay Hofler ’69, Milly Youngblood Horner ’78, Joanna Huff ’05, Sara Hutchinson ’97, Elizabeth Jones ’82, Ronda Lamb Jones ’88, Matt Keener, Jeanie Collin Keys ’73, Nancy Lockwood ’78, Christian Lombardini, Martha Pennington Louis, Margaret Manuel ’83, Anne Charlton Miller ’47, Monty Montgomery ’98, Keith Moore ’81, Susan Davenport Ober ’70, Brandon Ortwein ’98, Emily Overstreet ’06, Chris Parks ’92, Patricia Peregoy ’67, Mary Phillips ’00, Ashley Phipps ’10, Julie Hamlett Poole ’05, Linda Putney ’08, E. Harrison Smith Ravn ’99, Ophelia Ellen Redmond ’02, AE Reed III ’95, J.M. Reed ’05, Katie Rhine ’08, Ashley Dueñez Riemann ’05, Linda Rorer ’72, Linda Sauvé ’85, Melinda Schissler ’07, Nicole Scott ’07, Julie Shield, Penny Shumaker ’92, Sarah Spangenberg ’10, Jessica Spence ’05, Jason St. Peter ’03, Donna Stables ’76, Margaret Stombock ’68, Tori Batalo Swartz ’05, Heather Swenson ’10, Kathy Sykes ’91, Bonnie Thomas Trent ’80, Claire Utzinger, Eve Utzinger, Joy Utzinger, Dawn Vass ’81, John Walrath ’02, Ashley Webb ’07, Marianne Wells ’72, Margaret Whorley ’73, Pam Wilkinson, Stephanie Wirt ’97, and Carley York ’10.
The exhibitions are made possible thanks to the following sponsors:
Grant & Terry Avent, Dr. & Mrs. Paul T. Barrett, Bob Blackman & Kelly Nelson, Diane Bottoms Boxley ’72, Dr. & Mrs. Walter R. & Tamara Chitwood ’68, Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences, William F. & Martha J. Dorrill, Dr. Chapman H. Frazier ’86 & Dr. Deborah C. Frazier ’75, James C. & Ann Harris Gussett ’80, Mrs. Mary Jo Dollins Hendricks ’73, Felix A. & Rita Berryman Hughes ’74, Mrs. Rebecca Kelso Jessee ’71, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Knox, Drs. Michael & Anne Lund ’67, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald & Abbey O’Connor, Ken and Marie Perkins, Hunter R. & Patsy Kimbrough Pettus ’50, Rochette's Florist and Elizabeth A. Stokes ’42.
Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition
Bishop & Sully Galleries
April 14 - May 12, 2012
A compilation of four years of hard work, individual commitment, and endless creativity will be on display at the Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition from April 14 – May 12 at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. The exhibition will feature photography, graphic design, and ceramics by more than twenty young artists who will graduate from Longwood University with an art degree in May.
Participating artists include David Abbott, Brittany Claud, Jessica Cox, Sarah Croughwell, Andrea Damiano, Alan Dunaway, Colleen Festa, Kyle Fowlkes, Irene Girgente, Amanda Haymans, Taryn Langmead, Colleen MacRae, Michelle Maddox, Nancy McDonald, Stefanie Pishock, Kristen Rawls, Darlene Rogers, Alan Satkowski, Kaitlyn Smith, Meg Spencer, Emily Staskiel, Alyssa Strackbein, and Beth Thompson.
Seeing Spots: An Interactive Installation
Kids' Activity Room
April 14 - November 10, 2012
This room is inspired by the work of internationally known artist Yayoi Kusama, whose trademark is working with polka dots. Born in Japan, Kusama’s paintings, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited around the world. Specifically, this room is based on the obliteration room, a popular interactive children’s project Kusama developed for the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia
Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
March 25 - April 21, 2012
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 display consists of 523 works of art by students in grades K-12 from public and private schools within a ten-county region. Art teachers contributed their students’ works from public, private, and home schools in the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward. The exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.
Works on Handmade Paper by Amy Jacobs
Main Street Gallery
February 3 - March 10, 2012
Amy Jacobs is currently Studio Manager, Artist Collaborator, and an Instructor at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City. She attended the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina in the two-year Core Fellowship Program before attending Columbia College Chicago, where she received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts. She has assisted well-known paper, book, and print artists at workshops such as Haystack, Ox-Bow, Penland, and Chateau du Pin in Angers, France, and has taught at schools including the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Columbia College Chicago, East Carolina University, Asheville BookWorks, the Center for Book & Paper Arts in Chicago, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and was featured in the 2010 edition of Hand Papermaking magazine’s “Handmade Paper in Motion” juried portfolio and the summer 2011 issue of Surface Design Journal.
Art Made at Camp Unity
January 29 - February 24, 2012
For the fourth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities for adults with intellectual disabilities. The resulting paintings are on exhibition at the LCVA, which will hold a free, public reception on Sunday, January 29, from 2-3 p.m.
Throughout the summer and early fall, Crossroads Community Services sponsored Camp Unity at Holliday Lake State Park and James River State Park. The LCVA’s Curator of Education Emily Gresham offered art activities for the participants. Gresham guided campers to make a painting and write about special people in their families. “We talked about family in a very broad way,” explained Gresham. “Family might be your mother or brother, but a helpful nurse or an encouraging friend can be like family, also. The paintings they created in response are touching, personal, and beautiful.”
The exhibition is generously cosponsored by Ellery & Robin Sedgwick and Walter & Joan Witschey. The featured painting was made by Andy J.