Shag Lessons at the LCVA

The LCVA is excited to announce it will be offering a five-part Shag Lesson opportunity. Shag is partner style of dance, known for being practiced to beach music. It's accessible to dancers of all ages, including children.

The lessons will be taught by Brenda Franklin and Partners during Friday evenings, including August 4, 11, and 18, and September 1, and 8. The class will not only be great for beginners, but also a good refresher for those who have taken lessons in the past.

LCVA receives prestigious grant from National Endowment for the Arts

A $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) award will aid the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) as it exhibits and publishes the story of a collaborative art series that unfolded over four decades.  The exhibition and accompanying book- published by Longwood University in association with the University of Virginia Press-will provide an important record of the Mountain Lake Workshops within the context of contemporary creative practice.

LCVA presents Collectors' Circle Programming

What is the Collectors' Circle? 

The LCVA's Collectors' Circle is our newest membership group for those who are passionate about art, preservation, and collecting. Funds raised by Collectors' Circle Members provide critical support for the acquisition, care, and interpretation of the museum's permanent collection. We will also host several Collectors' Circle events throughout the year, including intimate, art-fueled gallery talks as well as trips that connect LCVA's collections to those in other museums. 

How can you get involved?

LCVA is seeking Interns!

The LCVA is looking to hire interns for the 2017-2018 school year. Internships at the LCVA are an ideal opportunity for students to hone their skills while obtaining “real life,” on-the-job experiences. The LCVA encourages college students from any discipline to apply for an internship.

Internships are available both with and without stipends in a variety of areas, including administration, marketing, public relations, development, collections management, exhibitions management, and education.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.

Community Achievement in the Arts Award Winners

On April 29, 2017, LCVA honored the awardees of this year's Community Achievment in the Arts Awards. 

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.

Mainly Clay, Mary Jo Stockton and The Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) received the Business, Individual and Organization Awards respectively.

Beaux-Arts Bash Sponsor Spotlight- Sandy River Outdoor Adventure + Candice and

The LCVA is delighted to have Sandy River Outdoor Adventures and Candice and Mark Smith as sponsors for our Beaux-Arts Bash! 

Beaux-Arts Bash Sponsor Spotlight-Reed and Harlan Horton

LCVA is proud to have Reed and Harlan Horton as sponsors of our Beaux-Arts Bash! 

They commented, "There are some in south central Virginia who, but for the programs the LCVA provides, would have no access to the beauty of art in their everyday lives. If one child in Southside Virginia feels empowered to be more and to engage more in the life of his or her community through access to art and culture, we have succeeded in our mission at the LCVA. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of making that investment.”

Beaux-Arts Bash Sponsor Spotlight- J.R. Tharpe Trucking + Lisa and Tim Tharpe

The LCVA is delighted to have J.R. Tharpe Trucking and Lisa and Tim Tharpe as sponsors for our Beaux-Arts Bash!

Beaux-Arts Bash Sponsor Spotlight- Power Secure

The LCVA is grateful for Power Secure's support as sponsors for our Beaux-Arts Bash taking place on Saturday. 

Beaux-Arts Bash Sponsor Spotlight-Edward Jones investment and Janet and Kerby Moore

LCVA is delighted to have-Edward Jones Investment and Janet and Kerby Moore as sponsors for our Beaux-Arts Bash this weekend. 

Kerby commented, "At Edward Jones Investments, we want to understand what's important to you.  We use an established process to help you build personalized strategies to achieve your goals.  We will partner together throughout your life to keep you on track."