2018 Community Achievement in the Arts Awards

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is delighted to resume its annual Community Achievement in the Arts Awards in the spring of 2018. The awards, established more

than 20 years ago, recognize the individuals, volunteers, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have enriched lives in Southside Virginia through their contributions

to the arts. The 2018 awards will be held Friday, April 27 from 5-8pm.

Location

North Main Street

The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.