Summer Wine and Brew with Alex Grabiec

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Summer Wine & Brew at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

LCVA’s galleries will be open late each Friday evening this summer from May 20 through September 23. Unwind with friends and neighbors at a café table while enjoying complimentary appetizers and camaraderie. A cash bar is available for those who wish to enjoy a glass of wine or beer selected by a guest curator from our community. Select nights will feature live music.

Our inaugural Summer Wine & Brew will take place on Friday, May 20. Guest curator Alex Grabiec will be discussing India Pale Ales (IPAs).

"In recent years the India Pale Ale has become one of the most popular beer styles in America, and is almost synonymous with the craft beer revolution," said Grabiec. "The high levels of hops within the style lend themselves to a certain kind of bitterness that is complimented by flavors that can range from grapefruit, pine, mango, and even pipe tobacco. Such flavors have been centuries in the making and have made countless journeys across oceans. Tracking this history, alongside improvements in brewing techniques, we will be able to taste how different countries and regions have embraced the style, and have made it their own."

Beers range from $4 to $6. Wine will be priced at $7 a glass and $25 a bottle.

Although we are unable to accept credit cards at this time, we anticipate this will change later in the summer.


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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.