2018 Summer Art Studio

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:00am to Friday, August 3, 2018 - 2:00am

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts(LCVA) invites you to join us this summer to explore and create beautiful works of art inspired by some of your favorite children’s literature, both old and new! Open weekdays from June 11 through August  (closed July 4), the Summer Art Studio program is bringing popular children’s books to life through art.

This program features kid-friendly art activities for children of all ages. Drop in any time between 11:00am–2:00pm at the LCVA, on the corner of 3rd Street and Main Street in historic downtown Farmville. This program is completely free! No registration is required; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Summer Art Studio also features little artists areas for children ages 4 and younger.
This program is made possible through the generous support of Walmart. 
This year’s program dates and themes are:

You Wear it Well! | June 11–June 22
Why do we wear what we wear? No matter the weather, our daily dress is a choice! Let
your fashion sense take over as you create your own new threads!

Featured Books: The Emperor’s New Clothes, Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau, Extra Yarn,
I Like Old Clothes

Taking it to the Beach! | June 25–July 6
(LCVA closed Wednesday July 4)
Wide and deep, oceans and beaches call us to dive into the worlds of seashore and sealife!
Tie Dye (Please bring one laundered t-shirt to tie-dye. Shoe strings will be available.)

Featured Books: Hello Lighthouse, Flotsam, The Antlered Ship, This is Not My Hat, Vampirina
Ballerina at the Beach

Mission POSSIBLE! | July 9–July 20
What lies beyond our planet? Space exploration ignites our imagination. Let’s venture into the
creative atmosphere of galactic proportions by peering into outer space!

Featured Books: A Poem for Peter, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, We All Sing
with the Same Voice, Firebird, The Name Jar

Up! Up! And Away! | July 23–August 3
Is it a bird? A jet? A Plane? Come soar withus as we consider the mysteries and wonder of flight: Winged creatures that delight and entertain us and human engineered machines that defy logic!

Featured Books: Feathers are not Just for Flying, Stellaluna, Hot Air, Butterfly Time, Flight



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.