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Jamie Gibbs, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Jamie Gibbs

Jamie is a photography major at Longwood. His pieces in Point of Departure focus on people's perception of him and Cerebral Palsy and his effort to change that perception.

"The first impression I give people is I am my scooter, walker, orthotics, and not a capable person. All my life, I have been mistaken for a person with an intellectual disability and defined by the medical objects around me, because I look, walk, and talk differently.

Amelia McConnell, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Amelia McConnell

Amelia is a graphic design major at Longwood. Her work in Point of Departure seeks to engage Longwood and Farmville communities through the common goal of supporting the area's youth.

Emma Beckett, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Emma Beckett

Emma is a graphic design major at Longwood. Her work in Point of Departure helps educate college students how best to colalborate and work in groups.

Laura Kahler, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Laura Kahler

Laura is a printmaking & book arts major at Longwood. Her work in Point of Departure uses copper plates to create prints of environmental bodies.

Dallas Price, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Dallas Price

Dallas is a crafts major at Longwood. Her work in Point of Departure deals with immigration and the pursuit of the "American dream."

Justin Johnson, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Justin Johnson

Justin is a graphic design major at Longwood. His piece in Point of Departure discusses the intelligence required of NFL players.

"An infographic meant to inform the viewer how much of a role strength and intellect play in the success of an NFL player."

Point of Departure is on display until May 11.

Amanda Herring, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Amanda Herring

Amanda is an art education major at Longwood. Her pieces in Point of Departure display how her passion for teaching impacts her artwork.

Hope Morgan, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Hope Morgan

Hope is a painting major at Longwood. Her series in Point of Departure is meant to transport the viewer through a dream-like world of nostalgia and wanderlust.

"Explaining my body of work is like trying to explain a strange, recurring dream…one that seems so real and familiar but that is often hard to grasp. This is mainly because, when I am painting, I become nostalgic about places I have never been to, but with which I have an emotional connection.

Rachel Joyce, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: Rachel Joyce

Rachel is a crafts major at Longwood. Her work in Point of Departure discusses life on reservations and the struggles facing Native American communities.

"I am part of a dying nation. The future of my Native American culture is being threatened by the loss of native lives in the form of youth suicide.

James Laycock, 2016 "Point of Departure" exhibition at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, LCVA

2016 Senior Spotlight: James Laycock

James is a graphic design major at Longwood. His pieces in Point of Departure explores brand development through a skateboad organization.