Each year, all Longwood visual arts majors create a senior professional project that often forms the core of what will become their professional portfolio. Each year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts has the privilege of presenting these culminating works. Point of Departure: Longwood University Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic and Animation Design 2015 Senior Exhibition celebrates the beginning of the next stage of their life journey, and the time they have spent at Longwood and their growth as individuals, artists, and citizen leaders.
Participating artists include: Kayla Anzur, Holly Backer, Ashley Beerbroer, Krystal E. Boelter, Justin Owen Brady, Caleb A. Briggs, Meagan M. Britt, Eamon Brockenbrough, Kyle Butto, Sunni Cahoon, Jillian Ruth Ewell, Caitlin Foster, Lucas Goss, Lindsay Graybill, Zelda Halterman, Samantha Hedger, Amber Huckaby, Gabrielle Klenzmann, Shannon Lindemann, Christine Nowicki, August Osterhout, Austin Polasky, Brendan Pritchett, Dylan Roach, Alexa Sears, A. Jade Smitherman
Point of Departure is on view April 11–May 6, 2015, with an opening reception with the artists on April 11th from 5–8 p.m.
Point of Departure is made possible in part by Longwood University’s Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences.
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Point of Departure is complemented by Frame of Reference, an exhibition of ceramics created by visiting artist Daniel Molyneux over the course of the past academic year. Molyneux joined the Longwood Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic and Animation Design as part of its 2015-2016 post baccalaureate program (the “Working Artist Program”). This program is designed to provide studio artists a facility, mentoring, and additional support as they develop a new body of work at Longwood University, while also increasing Longwood University students’ access and exposure to working artists. Frame of Reference is on view April 11–May 6, 2015, with an opening reception with the artist on April 11th from 5–8 p.m.
A limited number of works will be available for purchase through the Self-Serve Art Kiosk at the LCVA. The kiosk, which is managed by the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, features artwork created by Longwood students. 10% of all sales is donated to FACES, Farmville’s area food bank, and an additional10% is donated to Kappa Pi.
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.