Present Continuous: Longwood University Department of Theatre, Art, and Graphic & Animation Design Faculty Exhibition highlights the innovation and creativity found in the diverse group of artists, designers, illustrators, and performers who guide their students along paths of artistic discovery during their time at Longwood. 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.
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, Angela Bubash, Kathy Calhoun, Keith Cummings with Ren Barnes, Kerri Cushman, Donovan Douglas, Randy Edmonson, Trish J Gibson, Alex Grabiec, Matt Keener, Wade Lough, Kelly Nelson, Adam Paulek, Christopher M. Register, Lauren Rice, and Ronda Scarrow.
Present Continuous is on view through November 20.
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.
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
129 North Main Street
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.
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. Robins, Jr. Foundation,
Walmart, Navona & David Hart, Real Living Cornerstone, Helton House, Haley Auto Mall, Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 & Charles H. Dowdy III + Northwestern Mutual, Hotel Weyanoke, Lisa & Tim Tharpe, Rock Foundation, Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, Harriet Butterworth
Miller ’51, Joni Beachly + Ironworks Financial, Yak Attack, Peachtree House Foundation, and Wilma
Register Sharp ’66 & Marc B. Sharp.