Summer Art Studio 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00am to Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

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 old and new! 

Drop in any time between 11:00am–2:00pm, from June 5-August 4,  at the LCVA, on the corner of 3rd Street and Main Street in historic downtown Farmville.

We will be closed Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th.

This year’s program dates and themes are:

What’s Growing on?! | June 5–June 16

It’s a Garden Party of crafting and creativity when you delve into the botanical world of plants! Food, beauty, shade and clean air – celebrate the green life!

Featured Books: Planting a Rainbow, The Curious Garden, If you Hold A Seed, The Earth and I


Tales with Tails!  | June 19–June 30

Tall tales and small tails – we will toad-ally have fun with animals wild and mild!

Featured Books: The Very Busy Spider, Bee & Me, They All Saw a Cat, What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?


Uniquely Me! | July 5–July 14

(LCVA closed Monday July 3 and Tuesday, July 4)

Are you especially special? YES! Let’s celebrate you and what makes you…YOU! * Tie dye (Please bring one laundered t-shirt to tie dye. Shoestrings will be available.)

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


Are We There Yet? | July 17–July 28

Get lost or find yourself along the creative journey!

Featured Books: Oh the Places You’ll Go, The Twenty One Balloons, There’s No Place Like Space: All About our Solar System, Time Flies


From my head to-ma-toes! | July 31–August 4

Bring a healthy appetite for food inspired art! 

Featured Books: A Crazy Day at Critter Café, How are you Peeling?  How to Save your Tail,  Dinosaurs Alive and Well: A Guide to Good Health, My Daddy is a Pretzel



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.