For the past thirteen years, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts has partnered with Crossroads Community Services on their annual summer camp, Camp Unity. Each year Camp Unity serves over 90 adults with a range of abilities and provides them with an opportunity to enjoy all the traditional summer camp activities while promoting a sense of community and camaraderie among the participants. And, in recent years, the LCVA and Helton House have united to bring similar opportunities to their community of artists. The LCVA staff, in collaboration with these communities, offers art making opportunities that promote self-exploration and expression. The works in this exhibition attest both to the individuality of each artist and to the commonalities that link all people. "Creating Community: Camp Unity & Helton House" will be on view August 20 – December 31, 2020.
The LCVA is grateful to our presenting sponsor, Helton House; without them Creating Community: Camp Unity & Helton House would not be possible. LCVA exhibitions and programs are made possible through the generous support of the Wells Fargo Foundation, the Walter J. Payne Foundation, Anne Carter & Walter R. Robbins, Jr. Foundation, the E.B. Duff Charitable Lead Annuity Trust, Southside Electric Cooperative, Walmart, Julie Kline Dixon and Guy Dixon, Navona & David Hart, Real Living Cornerstone, Helton House, Haley Auto Mall, The Woodland, Inc., Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 and Charles H. Dowdy III + Northwestern Mutual, Foster Fuels, Linda Arthur, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, Hotel Weyanoke, Karol and Philip Hull, Lisa & Tim Tharpe, and Longwood University Office of Alumni and Career Services.