Fall into Folk: A Two-Day Celebration of Folk Art & Music

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Fall into Folk Logo

LCVA is delighted to present Fall into Folk, two days of thoughtfully curated arts programs that celebrate the unbridled creative spirit and collective identity at the core of folk art and music. It includes musical performances, exhibitions of folk & self-taught art, and hands-on workshops. The event will also include open house hours and behind the scenes tours at both LCVA and the Folk Art Society of America, a national organization that champions the collecting of folk art and advocates for its scholarly treatment, which recently merged with LCVA.

Please note that no backpacks, food, or beverages are allowed in Jarman Auditorium. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Town of Farmville has generously offered a shuttle to transport attendees from the opening reception of "FIRE! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination" at LCVA to Jarman Auditorium, where The Whitetop Mountain Band and Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder will be performing.

The shuttle will run from 7:00pm-7:30pm leaving from the Farmer's Market parking lot to Jarman Auditorium.

Many thanks to Gerald J. Spates, Town Manager of Farmville, and David E. Whitus, Mayor of Farmville, for offering this shuttle!

Thursday, October 8th

Opening reception at LCVA for Fire! The Resurrection of Mr. Imagination. Join exhibition organizer Ramona Austin, Curator for the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries of Old Dominion University, for a gallery talk.

[shuttle running between LCVA and Jarman Hall from 7:00pm to 7:30pm]

Join Master of Ceremonies Jack Hinshelwood in Jarman Auditorium for The Crooked Road Music Tour, a concert featuring The Whitetop Mountain Band and Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder.

Friday, October 9th

9:30am & 3:30pm
LCVA open house with refreshments.

10:00am & 2:00pm
Bluegrass, Old Time, and Flatfoot Dance workshop
with Whitetop Mountain Band.

Panel discussion at LCVA Preserving the Self-Taught: A Conversation between Collector, Curator, Archivist, and Historian, a guided discussion about the importance of collecting, creating, and preserving archival materials related to self-taught artists.

Ramona Austin: Curator, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries of Old Dominion University
Elizabeth Thompson Colleary: Independent art historian and consulting archivist, Hopper Research Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
Dr. Larissa Fergeson: University Liaison for The Moton Museum, Acting Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs & Professor of History, Longwood University
Ann Oppenhimer: Interim Director, Folk Art Society of America

Rachel Talent Ivers: Executive Director, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

Cocktail reception following panel discussion at LCVA.