Art After Dark: "Sticks and Stones: A Colorful Conversation with Nature"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Art After Dark, Sticks and Stones: A Colorful Conversation with Nature

On Wednesday, April 22, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts will present the third installment of Art After Dark Creative Gatherings. Art therapist Todd Stonnell, MA will lead an interactive workshop on how art and creativity promote self-expression and can even relieve stress. Using artists such as Andy Goldsworthy as inspiration, all participants will have a chance to create their own unique and self-reflective work of art informed by nature. Doors open at 5:30 for refreshments and the program will begin at 6:00. All supplies and materials will be provided.

Art After Dark replaces the formal “lecture” format normally associated with museums with interdisciplinary activities such as this art workshop. The evening gatherings have a relaxed atmosphere that encourages engaging conversation. All activities are completely free of charge, and are made possible in part through the very generous support of the Longwood Parent’s Council.

Todd Stonnell holds a MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University and a BS in Psychology from Longwood University. Throughout his career, Todd has worked with a range of clients from adolescents to adults and is currently practicing at Williamsville Wellness Center in Hanover, VA.

When and Where:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doors open at 5:30 for refreshments and the program begins at 6:00

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

At the intersection of Third and Main streets in historic downtown Farmville, VA

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

About LCVA:

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts presents a rotating program of inspiring and conversation-starting exhibitions. Admission to LCVA and its programs is—and always has been—free for all. It is located at the intersection of Main and Third Streets (129 North Main Street) in Farmville, Virginia. For additional information on these exhibitions or other programs and events, contact LCVA at or 434.395.2206.


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.