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Gala Sponsor Highlight: Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 and Charles H. Dowdy III, Northwestern Mutual

The LCVA is so grateful for our gala sponsors, Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 and Charles H. Dowdy III, Northwestern Mutual! 

"We love the LCVA because it is a remarkable center that touches so many people. The in-school programs are amazing and support school systems who struggle with keeping the arts in their education program. The LCVA welcomes all ages, multiple communities, and those who are talented, and/or simply curious about art. We are lucky to have this resource in the community."

Jackie and Chris Sadler

Gala Chair Spotlight: Jackie and Chris Sadler

The LCVA is so grateful for our gala chairs, Jackie and Chris Sadler! 

"[We] support the LCVA because it is community focused and brings together a rich and diverse group of people.  The LCVA is a place where all are welcome. The LCVA provides great art and education to all and provides our town and South Central Virginia with exhibits and programs one would not expect to be available in a town of this size."

Lonnie Calhoun teaches Tai Chi After Dark

Lonnie Calhoun teaches Tai Chi After Dark

by Jamie Ruff

 

During a recent Tai Chi [workshop] at the Longwood Visual Arts Center, Lonnie Calhoun looked like he was training the forces that would be called on to repel the slow-motion attack of the giant sloths.

His steps were gentle, precise, and so slow, with hand movements that were the same – and the 16 participants in the workshop surrounding him did the same.

University Internships

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) is a teaching museum dedicated to educating students about how their skills can be applied to the betterment of their community. Internships at the LCVA are an ideal opportunity for students to hone their skills while obtaining “real life,” on-the-job experiences. The LCVA encourages college students from any discipline to apply for an internship.

LCVA Gallery Attendants Needed

The LCVA is looking for Gallery Attendants for the fall and spring semester. This position is available to current Longwood students who will remain Longwood students within the next academic year and are eligible for federal work-study. 

If you are interested, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Kristen Mosley at: mosleykl@longwood.edu

Job Title:
Gallery Attendant (Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 | Monday through Sunday Shifts available)

LCVA Fall/Spring Gallery Attendants Needed

The LCVA is looking for Gallery Attendants for the fall and spring semester. This position is available to current Longwood students who will remain Longwood students within the next academic year and are eligible for federal work-study. 

If you are interested, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Kristen Mosley at: mosleykl@longwood.edu

Job Title:
Gallery Attendant (Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 | Monday through Sunday Shifts available)

2019 Senior Spotlight: Jeremiah Gilmer

Jeremiah Gilmer is a senior graphic design major at Longwood. His digital pigment prints are meant to persuade people that fish to practice catch and release.  

"This concept map was created to hang in bait shops or marinas. The goal of the info graphic is to persuade people that fish to practice catch and release. The info graphic gives detailed information about gear and techniques that fishermen can use to fish in an eco-friendlier way."

Point of Departure is on view until May 15th. 

2019 Working Artist Spotlight: Lisa Kraushaar

Lisa Kraushaar is in the Working Artist Program here at Longwood. Her brooches intend to represent the nuanced subjectivity of women in the US and reflect on the current state of our democracy.

2019 Working Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth McAdams

Elizabeth McAdams is in the Working Artist Program here at Longwood. Her woodfired porcelain and gas fired stoneware pieces are meant to create a moment of beauty with elements from nature.

"I hope to create a moment of beauty with the unity of clay and natural elements.  My recent series is an exploration of sculptural vessels to be used for the ancient Japanese style of flower arranging known as Ikebana.  The Ikebana style of arranging strives for an integral harmony between the vessel and the flowers used together to create a perfectly balanced piece of art."

2019 Working Artist Spotlight: Ben Durham

Ben Durham is in the Working Artist Program here at Longwood. Graffiti Monochrome 4 explores mark-making as a physical act in which imagery is not drawn but sculpted into the surface of dyed handmade paper. 

Collected graffiti is transcribed and formed into dimensional ridges built and manipulated by hand to catch the light and cast shadows, creating scar-like graphic formations across the black monochromatic surface.

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