Please join us at the LCVA on August 30th from 5:30 to 8:00pm for an opening reception for Present Continuous: Longwood University Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic & Animation Design Faculty Exhibition.
Like their colleagues in other academic disciplines at Longwood University, art department faculty members teach full loads throughout the academic year and conduct research in their areas of specialty. For the art department, that means delving into the process of creating works of art aesthetically and technically. As they instill in (and insist from) their own students, their work is grounded in exceptional craftsmanship and use of materials which support the meaning and intent of their work. The range of service to Longwood and experience in the field of art is great; all have a deeply felt commitment to their professions as educators and artists. This year’s participants include Mark Baldridge, Brian Barr, Angela Bubash, Kathleen Calhoun, Andy Campbell, Leslie Cook-Day, Keith Cummings, Kerri Cushman, Randy Edmonson, Alex Grabiec, Lisa Johnson, Wade Lough, Michael Mergen, Kelly Nelson, Adam Paulek, Chris Register, Lauren Rice, Homer Springer, and Jay Simple.
This exhibition highlights the innovation found in Longwood University’s Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic & Animation Design faculty. In addition to teaching, all of the faculty engage in the contemporary discourse within their respective fields. The collective connection to craft, rigor, and material reflects the wide range of practices and inquiry found within graphic and animation design, visual, and the performing arts.
Present Continuous is on view August 31 – October 20, with an opening reception on August 30 from 5:30-8p.m.
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts presents a rotating program of inspiring and conversation-starting exhibitions. Admission to LCVA and its programs is—and always has been—free for all. It is located at the intersection of Main and Third Streets (129 North Main Street) in Farmville, Virginia. For additional information on these exhibitions or other programs and events, contact LCVA at email@example.com or 434.395.2206.
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, and Longwood University Office of Alumni and Career Services.
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.