House Tour: Home Is Where the Art Is
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21, 2007
Transportation and refreshments provided
$55 non-members (includes one-year membership)
Organized by the LCVA Membership Council
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts Membership Council invites members and contributors to the fourth annual Home Is Where the Art Is, on Saturday, September 29, from 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The tour will feature two Richmond homes where art is a vital part of everyday life, in the residences of William and Ann Oppenhimer, and Read and Eleanor McGehee.
The Oppenhimer collection is a treasure trove of folk art created since 1950. Their collection has been widely exhibited and is considered one of the very best in the country. Highlights from the Oppenhimer collection include beautiful examples of some of the most important self-taught artists of the twentieth century such as Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, S. L. Jones, Minnie Adkins, and Martin Ramirez.
At Read and Eleanor McGehee’s lovely home, an astonishing collection of Haitian art fills each room. Their collection was developed over many years and countless trips to Haiti when Dr. McGehee volunteered his medical services to the underserved.
Participants will depart from the bank parking lot behind the LCVA at 1 p.m. and then will travel via chartered bus to the two locations, where participants will enjoy the houses, partake of plentiful refreshments, and meet several of the homeowners. Guests might also wish to drive separately, following the afternoon's schedule. Advance registration is required by Friday, September 21. To cover the cost of transportation and refreshments, a fee of $20.00 per member is required. Non-members may purchase tickets for $55.00 per person, which includes a one-year LCVA membership.