Rowe Collection of Chinese Art Virtual Gallery

For generations Chinese historiography has relied on the study of artifacts collected during archaeological digs. Antiquarians and historians in China have revealed aspects of the culture and life of ancient societies by interpreting designs and determining the uses of these objects. Through the study of the Rowe Collection, which includes archaic pottery, rare ritual bronzes, remarkable jade carving, fine porcelain and menacing ceramic tomb figures, the complicated history of China begins to unfold.

Mayo Collection of American Art Virtual Gallery

Oppenhimer Collection of Folk Art Virtual Gallery

This collection comprises masterful works made after 1950 by untrained artists who present wholly authentic and original images of their worlds. Their works—often made out of materials at hand, such as dirt, house paint, leftover linoleum and plywood—are expressive, imaginative and powerful. The collection transcends traditional notions of the “fine arts” to exemplify beauty, hope and the power of the human imagination.

Click here to visit the Oppenhimer Collection of Folk Art

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Kristin and Trey Gee

LCVA is so delighted to have the continued support of Kristin and Trey Gee! 

Kristin expressed that, "The LCVA has been a wonderful way for our family to engage with others in the community, as well as to bring art into our lives."

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia

LCVA is so thankful for the support of Classic Party Rentals of Virginia

Patrick Hagerich, Director of Bridal Services, shared that Classic Party Rentals gives back to the community as often as they can and in the best way they can.

Patrick mentioned, "We are a family owned party rentals company here in Central Virginia that has been in business for over 20 years.  We specialize in tents, dance floors, china, stemware, flatware, catering equipment, tables and chairs and the absolute largest linen inventory in the state." 

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Southside Electric Cooperative

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Southside Electric Cooperative

LCVA is so thankful for the support of Southside Electric Cooperative!

Southside supports the LCVA because they appreciate "the [LCVA's] commitment to improving the quality of life in the area by providing access to the arts."

The SEC provides helps support the LCVA's outreach to 60+ schools in our 14 county area, along with many free family programs, including the Start with Art, Learn for Life Annual Area Youth Art Month Exhibition.

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Joe Hines + Timmons Group

LCVA is so delighted to have the support of Joe Hines + Timmons Group!

Joe noted, "LCVA is an incredible asset that helps gel Farmville and the entire region!  From the Biennial Winter Gala, the MLK Day Free Family Workshop, art exhibition openings, community Wine & Brews to various children’s events held throughout the year, LCVA plays an important role in expanding the minds and opportunities for all ages that you could only get in major cities throughout the US."

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Bobby and Dawn Williams + Third Street Wrecker, Inc.

LCVA is so grateful for the support of Bobby and Dawn Williams + Third Street Wrecker, Inc.!

Bobby And Dawn Williams shared that they "love having a place for our family to enjoy and engage in the experience of art."

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Liz Manners Keogh

LCVA is thankful for the support of Liz Manners Keogh!

Liz noted, "For over thirty years, I have supported the arts through various philanthropic organizations in San Francisco. Through my small private ladies club, I have had the pleasure to participate in the many wonderful art related programs, lectures and private tours of our museums, and private collections."

Gala Sponsor Spotlight: Shirley Blackwell

LCVA is so grateful for the support of Shirley Blackwell! 

"The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is a treasure, a treasure that I have been privileged to watch evolve from a dream into reality--the nationally accredited college art museum it is today.  Sponsoring and participating in the gala is one small way to support the continuation of the important work of LCVA as it continues to enrich the lives of the people of Farmville, our surrounding communities, and the state of Virginia."