Pinkalicious: The Exhibition — The Colorlicious World of Victoria Kann is a rainbowtastic exhibition of color, adventure, and discovery. Victoria Kann, an award-winning illustrator and author, created the Pinkalicious character and illustrated Goldilicious, Silverlicious, Emeraldalicious, Aqualicious, and Peterriﬁc. She is also the co-executive producer of Pinkalicious and Peterriﬁc on PBS Kids. Victoria Kann started her art career as an editorial illustrator for several publications, including Businessweek, Harper’s Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time. Once Kann became a mother, and as she watched her daughters learn and grow, her art moved into making children’s books about magic, wonder, and courage. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Virginia Children’s Book Festival.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Virginia Children’s Book Festival and made possible in part by Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 and Charles H. Dowdy III + Northwestern Mutual. All 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., and Longwood University Office of Alumni and Career Services.
Pinkalicious and Goldilicious illustrations ©2006, 2009 Victoria Kann trademark used with permission from Victoria Kann. Based on the Harper Collins book, Pinkalicious written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, illustrated by Victoria Kann
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.