Past Exhibitions

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022

 

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is thrilled to welcome back Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, one of the largest celebrations of youth art in the United States. All in the community are invited to join the artists and their families for a special kid friendly opening reception on Saturday, June 11,, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022

“She is known for her life-long friendships, her love of arts and crafts including sewing, knitting, crocheting, drawing and painting, and her love of books and reading. She was an enduring student of all things Black History and Brown v. Board of Education. Her infectious laughter, sense of humor, enthusiasm, selflessness, and generosity will be missed by all who knew and loved her.”
— Edwilda Allen’s Obituary

Edwilda’s Dreams highlights and honors the art and life of Edwilda Allen.

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022

Longwood Life highlights works of art created as part of the Longwood Life program, a two-year non-degree post-secondary certificate day program for individuals with disabilities. Students enrolled gain skills for work and independent living, opportunities to socialize, and are exposed to new ideas in a classroom setting – all within a community of their peers.

June 3, 2022 to August 21, 2022

At the outbreak of the current war in Ukraine Luther and Anastasiia Cifers traveled to the country to help aid their fellow citizens escape to Poland with their families. Once in Warsaw, where housing and care was provided, the couple would give art supplies to children.

January 22, 2022 to April 10, 2022
“Our lives—our real lives—are made almost wholly of attempts at tenderness. We work hard on behalf of those we love, daydream about their future happiness, go out of our way to save them even the slightest pain, comfort them when the pain arrives just the same.” -George Saunders*
October 8, 2021 to January 24, 2022

Spanning decades of artistic development, People of the Tides: The Art of Michaela Goade is a testament to the artist’s commitment to her heritage, craft, and the subjects she illustrates. Her art work preserves stories and traditions of contemporary Indigenous nations as well as highlights the themes and lessons learned from the land, in particular Southeast Alaska, her ancestral Tlingit home. Time — both human and natural — are central in her art as well.