Established in 2004, Longwood University’s Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program has prominently placed on campus a variety of sculpture by nationally known artists. Each piece is selected by a committee of graduating art students. The sculptures come to campus for a two-year period, assuring that a variety of form, style, and content will be represented over the course of several years.
Featured artists have included Carl Billingsley (Greenville, NC), Kendall Buster (Richmond, VA), Kathleen Driscoll (Medford, MA), Be Gardiner (West Jefferson, NC), Brece Honeycutt (Washington, DC), Tripp Jarvis (Greenville, NC), Hanna Jubran (Greenville, NC), Rob Neilson (Appleton, WI), Foon Sham (Springfield, VA), Lucy Slivinski (Chicago, IL), Sandy Willcox (Farmville, VA), and Joyce Zarins (Amesbury, MA).
The sculpture program’s purpose is to bring to campus contemporary art and artists to foster intellectual discourse and illuminate the creative process, and to provide an aesthetic environment in which the visual arts can be appreciated on a daily basis. Each semester two artists complete a residency during which they install their work with students and present collateral lectures and workshops for Longwood classes and student groups.
The Brock Commons Sculpture Program is made possible by the Longwood University Art Department, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Office of Facilities Management.