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Wilma and Marc Sharp 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is so excited to have Wilma Register and Marc Boyd Sharp as sponsors of our 2018 Winter Gala! 

Wilma is a Longwood Alum, 1966. She became an active supporter when her daughter, Jennie, class of ‘98, attended Longwood. She was introduced to the LCVA in 2003 by Johnson Bowles, the director at the time. Wilma and Marc believe in the philosophy of the center— providing art education for Farmville and surrounding communities, offering  museum exhibits for the public, as well as interacting with the university arts departments.

Shirley Blackwell 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is so delighted to have Shirley Blackwell as a sponsor of our 2018 Winter Gala! 

Shirley is a strong supporter of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts.  She said, "At LCVA, the staff, under the leadership of Executive Director Rachel Ivers, enriches my life and the lives of my neighbors in the heart of Virginia.  With vigor and ingenuity they continually look for clever and colorful ways to educate and entertain." Shirley said LCVA's programs and exhibtions  present provide excellent information to enhance her life. 

Farmville Lions Club 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

The LCVA is pleased to have the Farmville Lions Club as a 2018 Winter Galal Sponsor.

Greg Cole, Lions Club President said, "The Farmville Lions Club is very thankful to the LCVA for partnering with us in our mission to improve vision in our community." He said the Lions Club's outreach into the community for eyesight screening with the Lion’s high tech Pedia-Vision machine, has "hugely increased since aligning with the LCVA."  They screen over 75 children at each one of LCVA's three Free Family Workshops annually, and in only 2 hours time. 

Lisa and Tim Tharpe 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is thrilled to have Lisa and Tim Tharpe as sponsors of the 2018 Winter Gala. 

The Woodland 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is delighted to have the support of The Woodland as a sponsor of our 2018 Winter Gala. 

The Woodland is the region’s premier healthcare and retirement community. It's motto is "Your neighborhood for Life." Woodland Director of Administration, Marketing & Development David Whitus said this sponsorship is "a great partnership for our residents at The Woodland. It allows them to be involved in the arts community."

David and Patricia Crute 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

 LCVA is delighted to have David and Patricia Crute ’81 and ‘80 as 2018 Winter Gala Sponsors. 

Fran Willis Photography and Fine Art Portraits 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is delighted to have Fran Willis Photography and Fine Art Portraits as a sponsor of our 2018 Winter Gala. 

Fran Willis Photography and Fine Art Portraits is a Farmville-based photography studio specializing in bridal children senior and family portraits. Fran said she sponsors because "I’m supporting what I love!" She added, "I want to see more people explore their creative side and LCVA supports this as well."

Aaron and Amorette Barber 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is happy to have Aaron and Amorette Barber as sponsors of its Winter Gala this year! 

"We support the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts because it is an integral part of the community,"Amorrette and Aaron said. "It is a place for people to meet up with friends, enjoy beautiful art, exchange ideas, and build a community."

The pair said they appreciate "the multitude of educational programs the LCVA provides for the children of Prince Edward and surrounding counties."

They are looking forward to a fun night of music, dancing, food, and friends on March 3. 

Juanita Giles and Mathew McWilliams 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is delighed to have Juanita Giles and Mathew McWilliams as sponsors of its 2018 Winter Gala.

Juanita said she and Matt support the LCVA because, "The LCVA has long been an arts and culture center for Famville and a broad rural community." Without it, they said, "children and families would have to travel hours to view, appreciate,and participate in world-class exhibitions and programs, but the LCVA brings it right to our door."

 Haley Auto Mall + Christopher and Melissa Call 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is thrilled that Haley Auto Mall + Christopher and Melissa Call are sponsoring our 2018 Wiinter Gala! 

Chris said Haley Auto Mall supports the LCVA "Because of the wide range of reach that LCVA services." 

He and Melissa are looking forward to "having fun with everyone in a relaxed environment," during this year's gala!