Past Exhibitions

April 17, 2021 to May 12, 2021

Each year, all senior Longwood University visual arts majors create a capstone professional project that often forms the core of what will become their professional portfolio. 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 & Animation Design 2021 Senior Exhibition celebrates the beginning of the next stage of their life journey, the time they have spent at Longwood, and their growth as individuals, artists, and citizen leaders.

April 17, 2021 to May 12, 2021

2021 Working Artist Exhibition, which highlights work created by Alejandra Gonzalez, Rachel Pearlman, and Jennifer Raven, complements the Point of Departure exhibition. The Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic & Animation Design post baccalaureate program (the “Working Artist 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.

January 15, 2021 to April 4, 2021

Asterisks in the Grand Narrative of History gathers together not just artists, but also curators and institutions in the creative process. The exhibition features nine artists, spans galleries at Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College, and is curated by Jay Simple (Visiting Assistant Professor in Photography at Longwood University) and Emma Steinkraus (Assistant Professor of Fine Art at Hampden-Sydney College).

January 15, 2021 to April 4, 2021

At once sculpture, collage, and painting, Lauren Rice’s newest work is a playful experiment in materials, process, and making marks. The leading character, the scrap - which on its surface doesn’t seem to hold much merit - is invited and repurposed to find new meanings and values. This gathering of seemingly inconsequential bits and pieces is of critical importance to Rice; in bringing disparate pieces together, she forms a new, unified whole. Each part speaks of the individual and the community, order and chaos, control and chance, and elegance and awkwardness.

January 15, 2021 to April 4, 2021

David Billet and Ian Kline’s Rabbit/Hare invites us to sustain our looking, sustain our thinking, trust our intuition, and, just as equally important, to feel through these pictures.

August 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Thornton Dial (1928-2016) was a prolific artist whose work is deeply personal and heavily laden with symbols of power, family, and struggle. Attentive observation of his work will lead the viewer through the artist’s representations, thoughts, and experiences of growing up, and living in, the American south. 

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