SOMETHING TO CH E E R A B O UT
LCVA ANNUAL REPORT 2008.2009
Cover: Audrey Gee helps to prepare the decorations for the 2009 gala art auction Ultraluxe.
LONGWOOD CENTER for the V I S UA L A RTS A N N U A L R E P O R T 2 0 0 8 . 2 0 0 9
CONTENTS Mission & Values Statements...........................1 Message from the President ............................3
Message from the Director...............................5
Exhibitions........................................................6 Special Exhibitions .........................................17
Collections......................................................53 Financial Contributions...................................70
Financial Summary.........................................74 Advisory Board...............................................75
Administration & Staff.....................................76
MI S SION STATEMENT The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is a collaborative forum for students and faculty of Longwood University
and the people of South Central Virginia to explore visual art and its relevance to everyday life. The LCVA fosters creativity, intellectual curiosity, and involvement in the visual arts through its exhibitions, educational programs, permanent collection, and volunteer and internship programs. The LCVA is committed to improving the quality of life in the region by providing
full access to the visual arts and to the ways art exemplifies beauty, hope, and the power of human imagination.
VALUES STATEMENT The Centrality of Art to Individual and Community Life
Works of art are essential records of human history and can influence and enrich every aspect of living. Art can inspire people to lead more hopeful, creative, and participatory lives within the community for the greater good. With these
convictions in mind, the LCVA treats all visitors in a welcoming and inclusive manner while fostering an aesthetic
appreciation of diverse experiences, forms, media, and content. The LCVA encourages participation in the creative process regardless of age, training, or ability. The LCVA designs exhibitions, educational and volunteer programs, and internships to spark community interaction and development.
The LCVA serves as an advocate for artists by insisting on fair, respectful, and professional treatment of artists within our institution as well as in the community at large. The LCVA fully accepts the role of steward for art in its possession and
commits itself to preserving the original intent of the artist. The LCVA dedicates itself to presenting compelling examples
of exemplary artistic vision and craftsmanship.
In the conduct of its business and in the exhibition, collection, preservation, and maintenance of works of art, the LCVA adheres to the highest professional standards and ethical considerations as outlined by the American Association of Museums, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Longwood University.
Christopher Jackson ’99 and Santana Crump admire an untitled work by William Fletcher Jones, exhibited as part of
Extreme Personalities, Elegant Paintings: Works from the Lester Blackiston Collection. This work’s conservation was made possible by Hunter R. and Patsy Kimbrough Pettus ’50.
FROM THE PRESIDENT As the events of the 2008-09 year concluded at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the world was looking ahead to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
We were captivated by records – could Apolo Ohno possibly win his eighth, unprecedented winter medal? Would any records be broken along the way? I think that part of the appeal of the Olympics is that it allows us to quantify accomplishments – how fast, how many, how high.
Quantifying accomplishments is harder in the art world. It makes no sense to ask an artist how fast, how many, or how high. Like any other organization, however, the LCVA does have measurable markers of its progress. And looking over the year 2008-2009, I’m surprised by how many records were broken. Here’s a quick list of the LCVA’s Olympic feats:
The Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition would have earned a gold medal for broadening the LCVA’s audience to the community and to Longwood University alumni, parents, and students by attracting a record crowd of nearly 400 to its opening reception.
The LCVA broke new ground by adding a host of new events – including a summer sewing camp, a family art night,
They may not be medals, but a national award is pretty close! The LCVA won two from the American Association
an art workshop at Nottoway County High School, and an open-air studio session for area artists.
of Museums for its innovative labels and invitations. The LCVA also received two awards from the Public Relations
Society of America, for its newsletter and an exhibition catalog.
The LCVA’s gala in February 2008 set a very important record – highest grossing charitable function in the area, netting
$87,000 for the LCVA’s educational programs.
The record for records broken goes to the 2009 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, which set new highs for attendance (844), counties represented (10), and number of student works submitted (552).
Of course, numbers and figures are meaningful only to the degree that they illustrate that the LCVA is fulfilling its mission.
Can there be any doubt that through its expanding programs and growing circle of supporters, the LCVA is improving the
quality of life in the region by providing access to the arts? Can anyone fail to see how these programs exemplify beauty, hope, and the power of the imagination?
I am thrilled to see the LCVA set so many records in participation, support, and new programs. I will be even more excited
in the months and years to come to see the LCVA break its own records, accomplishing new heights year by year. Sincerely,
President, LCVA Advisory Board
Many of the artists whose works were featured in Extreme Personalities, Elegant Paintings: Works from the Lester Blackiston Collection attended the opening reception. Shown here are William S. Amlong, Richard Lee Bland, LCVA Director K. Johnson Bowles,
William Kendrick, and Eddie Peters. The late Lester Blackiston himself looks on from within the frame of a 1961 portrait by Kendrick.
FROM THE DIRECTOR In last year’s letter for the annual report, I explained that the LCVA had recently submitted a twelve-inch-high stack
of materials to the American Association of Museum’s (AAM) accreditation program.
Nothing but good has come out of this so far: we have received positive follow-up inquiries from AAM staff, and in April 2010, a team of site visitors will come to the LCVA for a face-to-face meeting.
Plenty of other good things have already happened, as well. As a result of our submitting the application, we have developed, revised, or approved our Advisory Board By-Laws, its Code of Ethics, the LCVA’s Collections Policies,
its Program Policies, a Strategic Plan, and an Emergency Plan. Many of these documents have been vetted and approved
by the University’s Board of Visitors and the Longwood Foundation, including a Resolution of Permanence (committing the
University to long-term support of the art center) and a Memorandum of Understanding that spells out how the the university and the Longwood University Foundation will support the LCVA.
Is this thrilling stuff? Not so much. But it is important – and in its own way, it’s even exciting to know that we have laid
the legal and intellectual foundations that will guide the LCVA to becoming a better organization and a stronger steward of its collection. Sincerely,
K. Johnson Bowles Director
2 0 08.2009 EXHIBITIONS
A partial view of the installation Riveting Inferences, featuring photographs of specimens of extinct or endangered birds taken
by Longwood students under the direction of Longwood Biologist Alix Fink and conceived as an installation by Kerri Cushman
of Longwood’s Art Department.
Riveting Inferences: An Art + Science Collaboration 1 July – 6 September 2008 Main Street Gallery
Previously shown at the Vespine Gallery in Chicago, this summer installation raised questions about our environment,
revisiting a comparison made decades ago by scientists Paul and Anne Ehrlich, which begins: “If you were sitting on a plane
and noticed rivets being removed from the wing, would you be alarmed?” Presenting images of birds whose species status is extinct or endangered, the exhibition further explored the analogy: Should we be alarmed when elements of our
ecosystem are threatened? The installation was a cross-disciplinary collaboration by artist Kerri Cushman and biologist
Alix Fink (both on the Longwood University faculty), completed with the assistance of LU students Alex Grabiec ’07,
Kristen Herndon ’08, Michael McAteer ’08, Laura Nodtvedt ’07, and Kari Wilson ’09. The multi-faceted exhibition included
an oversized artist book, photography, handmade papers, plenty of rivets – and riveting ideas.
Viewing the It’s Giving Me the Creeps exhibition, Donna Taylor examines Icarus – Pre Volantum by Dean J. Meeker. The show featured works from the LCVA’s permanent collection that, while artistically sound, are also disturbing.
The unconventional show won an award for its labels from the American Association of Museums.
It’s Giving Me the Creeps! Art from the LCVA Permanent Collection that Scares the Staff
5 September – 1 November 2008 Bishop and Sully Galleries
Good art should evoke a response from the viewer, whether a smile, a sigh – or a scream? That was the assumption
underlying the LCVA’s fall exhibition. The works ranged in subject matter from a Frankenstein-like figure to challenging questions about social justice to plain-old eerie representations of the world around us. Works shown were created by an
equally wide range of artists, from living artists in our own community to past masters such as American painter Thomas Sully. The exhibition won top recognition in the 2009 Excellence in Exhibition Label-Writing Competition organized by the Curators Committee of the American Association of Museums. Each label in the exhibition not only featured traditional identifiers
about a work’s artist, title, and medium, but also displayed the opinions of the LCVA staff members who found the work
to be disturbing. Each label concluded with material about the artist and the work, placing the challenging piece within the broader art context. Jurors for the competition described the exhibition and labels as “engaging” and “compelling.”
Marlene Chambers, editor emerita of the Denver Art Museum, noted, “The idea that even the museum staff might find some art off-putting or ‘creepy’ audaciously validates the visitor’s own gut-level responses and opens the door to
Detail of Self-portrait (Charlie) by Charlie Jeffress, one of 80 adults with disabilities who attended Camp Unity, sponsored by Crossroads Community Services during the summer of 2008. The LCVA offered art activities
for the camp participants, who created the interior portraits shown in a fall exhibition on the lower level of the art center.
A Few of My Favorite Things: Portraits Made at Camp Unity
14 September – 10 October 2008 Lower Level Gallery
From June 2 through June 27, 2008, Crossroads Community Services sponsored Camp Unity at Twin Lakes State Park to offer recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities. Working with four sessions of campers, the LCVA’s Curator
of Education Emily Gresham guided them through the process of creating self-portraits decorated with words and symbols of their favorite things. “I knew I was going to like the art because it was an interior portrait of some special people,”
commented Gresham. “But as it turns out, I liked the art on its own merits, too. That’s one of the amazing things about art –
even people with so-called ‘disabilities’ can find expression and can find ‘abilities’ they might not have previously
experienced.” Camp director Jerry Brickeen was so pleased with the project that he proposed an exhibition of the
artworks, an idea that the LCVA embraced enthusiastically, including an opening reception for the 80-some artists, their friends and families, and the community at large.
Made possible by assistance from ARAMARK, No Free Lunch in the Main Street Gallery drew attention to the high rates of poverty and hunger in Southside Virginia.
No Free Lunch
20 September â€“ 8 November 2008
Main Street Gallery
While many Americans worried about the war in Iraq, the economy, and who would be the next president, others in our
community struggled with day-to-day needs. At Prince Edward County Public Schools, 59 percent of the children receive free
or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program. Installed in the Main Street Gallery, No Free Lunch was created to illustrate the needs of such children. Glinting silverware dangled and twirled on fishing line hung from the ceiling
in front of paper-doll children, numbered for every child in the county who lives on the poverty level. This exhibition was
made possible with the assistance of ARAMARK Corporation, which provides dining services for Longwood University.
Will Semonco ’09 examines photographs by assistant professor of art Anna Cox. Her work was a part of the Longwood University Faculty Exhibition.
Longwood University Art Department Faculty Exhibition
21 November 2008 – 31 January 2009
Thomas Sully Gallery
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. Their 2009 exhibition of works at the LCVA showcased
such skills, including bookmaking, collage, printmaking, sculpture, performance art, and more. This year’s participants fea-
tured Mark Baldridge, K. Johnson Bowles, Jessica Broad, John S.J. Burke, Anna Cox, Kerri Cushman, Erin Devine, Randy
Edmonson, Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman, Amos Kennedy, Wade Lough, Kelly Nelson, Denise Penick ’73, Christopher M.
Register, and Homer Springer.
Professor Ramesh Rao and Sujaya Rao along with their son Sudhanva admire an intricate drawing in The Inner Eye: Folk Art of India from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Collection.
The Inner Eye: Folk Art of India from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Collection 21 November 2008 â€“ 31 January 2009
Barbara L. Bishop Gallery
The Inner Eye featured drawings of daily life in rural India by the family of Ganesh Jogi and Teju Ben as well as traditional
painted scrolls by Montu and Joba Chitrakar. In addition, it included other works collected by William and Ann Oppenhimer
during their travels to India, including the works of Pradyumna Kumar, Sona Chitrakar, Govind Jogi, Prakash Jogi, Somi Jogi,
and the renowned folk artist Nek Chand. Organized by the University of Richmond Museums, the original version of this
exhibition was co-curated by Richard Waller, Executive Director, University Museums, and Kristen Malanoski, a graduate
of the University of Richmond. This exhibition was co-sponsored by the Longwood University Office of Multicultural Affairs
and International Student Services, along with Dr. Shashi Ayer and Saraswati Ayer â€™02, Mr. Dilip Jain and Hemlata Jain, and
Professor Ramesh Rao and Sujaya Rao.
Eve Jones and Toshiana Bland point to their artworks selected for the 2009 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. The exhibition broke records for the number of submissions (552), the number of counties participating (10), and the attendance at the opening reception (844 people).
Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
29 March – 9 May 2009 Lower Level Gallery
The 2009 area youth art exhibition consisted of 552 works of art by students in grades preK-12 from public and private
schools within a 10-county region. The opening reception on March 29 attracted a record attendance of 844. The exhibition
was as diverse as the artists involved, featuring paintings, drawings, photographs, weavings, ceramics, mixed media,
fiber art, sculpture and collage. Art teachers contributed their students’ works from the counties of Amelia, Appomattox,
Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward.
Participating art teachers included: Jennifer Abruzzo (Buckingham County High School); Gayle Bromer (Buckingham County
Middle School); Kim Dalton (Pocahontas Middle School); Laura Dedmond ’08 (Cumberland County Elementary School);
Marley Dickinson (Nottoway Intermediate School); Jane Dougherty (Amelia County Middle School); Cassie Duarte (Central High School); Carol Edmonson ’82 (Prince Edward County Elementary School); S. J. Fleisher ’04 (Lunenburg Middle
School); Deborah Ford ’76 (Amelia County High School); Vicki Fulcher (New Life Christian Academy); Frank Hailey
(Randolph-Henry High School); Patricia Herring ’80 (Nottoway County Middle School); Mrs. Hertzler (Five-County Home School); Allison Jones (Kenston Forest); Ronda L. Jones ’78 (Cumberland Middle School); Jean Kunath (Central High
School); Keri Lindsey ’05 (Burkeville Elementary School and Crewe Primary School); Megan McConnell ’06 (Nottoway
County High School); Rose Mezzatesta (Buckingham Primary School and Dillwyn Primary School); Kathryn Orth (Prince Edward County High School); Denise Penick ’73 (Fuqua School); Bettye Pope (Amelia County Elementary School);
Connie Queensberry ’90 (Central Middle School); Debbie Quinn ’92 (Blackstone Primary School); Beth Reynolds ’94
(Appomattox Middle School); Wendy Richardson ’72 (Appomattox County High School); Kathryn Sheldon (Bacon District
Elementary, James Murray Jeffress Elementary, and Phenix Elementary); Betsy Skelton (Five-County Home School); Krista Skelton ’00 (Scottsburg Elementary School); Pat Smith (New Life Christian Academy); Janice Stanley ’92 (Cumberland
County High School); Tiffany Thomas (Dillwyn Elementary School and Gold Hill Elementary School); Joy Utzinger (Prince Edward County Elementary School); Lindsay Wheeler ’08 (Eureka Elementary School); Maggie Whorley ’73 (Appomattox Elementary School); and Valerie York (Appomattox Primary School).
Africa: Art and Animals appeared in the Main Street Gallery from March 29 through May 18, 2009. Under the leadership of art teachers Carol Edmonson ’82 and Joy Boettcher Utzinger, each of the 1,100 students at Prince Edward County Elementary School made a contribution to the display.
Africa: Art and Animals
29 March – 18 May 2009 Main Street Gallery
Africa: Art and Animals was an exhibit created with the combined talents of approximately 1,100 Prince Edward County
Elementary School students under the leadership of art teachers Carol Edmonson ’82 and Joy Boettcher Utzinger.
Featuring masks and mudcloths and more, this installation featured the colors, sights, and vitality of Africa.
In addition to exploring African art generally, the exhibition also mimicked some of the highlights of the
African art permanently exhibited in the LCVA’s Miller Gallery.
A crowd of nearly 400 attended the opening reception for the 2009 Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition. Organized in cooperation with the LU Art Department, the exhibition featured the work of more than thirty soon-to-be graduates.
Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition 18 April â€“ 9 May 2009 LCVA Lower Level
Combining youthful energy and trained craftsmanship, the Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition attracted nearly 400 people to its opening reception. The exhibition featured diverse works by more than thirty young artists who graduated in May 2009. Artworks represented varied media, including ceramics, graphic design, jewelry, photography, and a mixed media installation. The studentsâ€™ sources of inspiration were just as diverse, such as nature, geometry,
fitness, and a concern for the environment.
Participating artists were Jake Ambrose, Jennifer Bapties, Andrea Bryant, Brian Carley, Chris Day, Melissa A. Dorton,
Kelly Fitzgerald, Katherine Flickinger, Ingrid S. Hale, Liz Hale, Adrienne Heinbaugh, Ryan Higginbotham, MacNeill James,
Amanda King, Ashlee L. McConnell, Janice Omadeke, Michelle Owen, Jennifer A. Planchak, Megan Quick, Cory Schaeffer, Kristin C. Schiller, Alex Schladt, Will Semonco, Daniel Singleton, Kara Spence, Heather Sutherland, Allison M. Webber,
Amy Williams, Kari Wilson, Rachel Wolfe, and Carley York.
The late Lester Blackiston donated his impressive collection of Richmond-based artworks from the 1960s, 70s and 80s to the LCVA. With the exhibition of the works from May 29 through October 24, the LCVA fulfilled Blackiston’s wish to see the works cared for and shared with the public.
Extreme Personalities, Elegant Paintings: Works from the Lester Blackiston Collection 29 May – 24 October 2009 Bishop and Sully Galleries
Richmond citiscapes, Virginia landscapes, and captivating still life paintings were among the works by Virginia artists on
display as part of Extreme Personalities, Elegant Paintings: Works from the Lester Blackiston Collection. The works in the
exhibition were created in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s by some of the best and most interesting painters working in Virginia at
the time: William S. Amlong, Phyllis Biddle, Richard Lee Bland, William Fletcher Jones, William Kendrick, Eddie Peters, and
Art Wimberly. The paintings entered the collection of the late Lester Blackiston, who held them privately for decades before
giving them to the LCVA in late 2006.
The artists in this exhibition, along with Blackiston, their patron, were known for their spirited lifestyle as they questioned
conformity in a manner in keeping with the Beat movement’s counterculture. In Richmond, the Bohemian scene centered around the Village Café and the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood where theories of painting, poetry, and politics were
stridently espoused and simultaneously challenged. For all, life and art were commingled. The art these artists produced was as visually intense as their lives in color, composition, and execution.
This exhibition was cosponsored by Corporate and Museum Frame, Inc., Dominion Virginia Power, Alan I. Kirshner and
Deborah Mihaloff, and Hunter R. and Patsy Kimbrough Pettus ’50, as well as the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the
National Endowment for the Arts. See related article about the restoration of the artworks on page 53.
S PE CIAL EXHIBITIONS
After completing the daunting task of selecting thirty-three highlights from the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition comes the fun part: framing and hanging the works, and then honoring the selected artists. Shown are some of the students from Buckingham, Cumberland,
and Prince Edward Counties whose works were featured in the year-long exhibition at the Hull Education Center: Garrett Jensen,
Holly Herndon, Nathaniel Glover, Summer Woodard, and Jennifer Overstreet.
Highlights from the 2008 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition October 2008 – June 2009
Hull Education Center, Longwood University The good news was that the spring 2008 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition held at the LCVA featured a record-breaking 500
submissions from public, private, and home schools in nine counties. The bad news came when the LCVA’s Curator of
Education Emily Gresham had to choose a mere thirty-three pieces from that exhibition to appear in the Highlights show, hung for a year-long display at the Hull Education Center on the Longwood University campus. There, the young artists’
works serve as an inspiration for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The LCVA and Longwood University’s College of
Education and Human Services cosponsored the exhibition.
Students whose work was selected for the exhibition are listed by county, with art teacher and school. From Amelia: Ramey Castle of Amelia County High School (art teacher, Jane U. Dougherty);
Casey Overbey of Amelia County Elementary School (Bettye Pope); Jonathan Skelton of Five-County Home School (Betsy Skelton). From Appomattox: Mackenzie Bennett of Appomattox Primary School
(Valerie York); Mallory Hatcher of Appomattox County High School (Wendy Richardson ’72); Rachel Ingle of Appomattox Elementary School (Maggie Whorley ’73); Kaylynn Penson of Appomattox Middle
School (Beth Reynolds ’94). From Buckingham: Lewis Glover of Buckingham County High School (Kim Powers); Nathaniel Glover of Buckingham Primary School (Jennifer Abruzzo); Trequan Glover of Dillwyn
Primary School (Jennifer Abruzzo); Alyssa Goodwin of Dillwyn Elementary School (Matilde Herrero); Holly Herndon of Gold Hill Elementary School (Matilde Herrero); Hailey Waybright of Buckingham Middle School (Gayle E. Bromer). From Charlotte: Dominique Dews of J. Murray Jeffress Elementary (Kathryn Sheldon Jones); Madeline Ferguson of Eureka Elementary (Kristi Martin); Joslynn Pleasant of Bacon
District Elementary (Kathryn Sheldon Jones); Bryan Williams of Phenix Elementary (Kathryn Sheldon Jones). From Cumberland: Garrett Jensen of Cumberland County Elementary School (Jocelyn Sandberg);
Kaitlin O’Brien of New Life Christian Academy (Vicki Fulcher); Glenn Patterson of Cumberland County Middle School (Ronda L. Jones ’78); Calvin Whitehead of Cumberland County High School
(Janice Stanley ’92). From Lunenburg: Brittini Jones of Central High School (Jean J. Kunath); Stephanie Neal of Lunenburg Middle School (S. J. Fleisher ’04). From Nottoway: Blaize Adderly of Nottoway
County Middle School (Patricia Herring ’80); Nick Brown of Nottoway County High School (Megan McConnell ’06); Molly Childress of Blackstone Primary School (Debbie Quinn ’92); Toni Knight of Crewe Primary School (Keri Lindsey ’05); Sha’Kara Robertson of Burkeville Elementary School (Keri Lindsey ’05); Summer Sutton of Nottoway County Intermediate School (Wanda L. Cary). From Powhatan: Heather Wilkerson of Pocahontas Middle School (Kim Dalton). From Prince Edward: Jennifer Overstreet of Prince Edward County High School (Kathryn Orth); Caleb Rogers of Fuqua School
(Denise Penick ’73); Summer Woodard of Prince Edward County Elementary School (Joy Utzinger).
Select fourth-graders at Prince Edward County Elementary School participated in ART Kids, a program offered
by the LCVA to teach both photography and communication skills. Each student’s best image was framed and exhibited, first in the students’ cafeteria and then in the LCVA’s Main Street Gallery. Here, students show one of the photographs to Cafeteria Manager Jo Ann Oliver-Owens.
ART Kids Exhibition: A World of Photographs 12 – 25 May 2009
Prince Edward County Elementary School Cafeteria
29 May – 24 October 2009 Main Street Gallery
Select fourth-graders at Prince Edward County Elementary School participated in ART Kids, a photography class led by the
LCVA’s exhibitions manager, Alex Grabiec ’07. During the year-long program, the students learned not only about the art and
craft of photography, but also about the interpersonal skills of communication and cooperation. As a concluding project, the
kids’ best photographs were framed and exhibited, first for the students’ peers, families, and teachers at their school and
later in the LCVA’s Main Street Gallery. To learn more about this inspirational program, see related article on page 39.
Among the ongoing educational opportunities of the LCVA are tours of the Brock Commons outdoor sculptures.
Here, a group of children from Heritage Weekday Education Center imitates Kendall Busterâ€™s Bloom (Steel Hide).
Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program Drawing inspiration from the human body, plant forms, or racecars, the three new arrivals to the Brock Commons
Outdoor Sculpture Program fulfill the programâ€™s mandate to showcase a variety of artists, subjects, styles, and materials.
New large-scale sculptures arrived in the winter and spring of 2008-09 and will remain on view for two years. All sculptors
presented a public lecture at Bedford Auditorium following the installation of their pieces. The Brock Commons Outdoor
Sculpture Program is made possible by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and the Longwood University Department
of Facilities Management.
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Ledelle Moe assembles her work Memorial (Collapse) near Greenwood Library. The piece was previously shown in Iowa and the District of Columbia.
Ledelle Moe (Baltimore, Maryland) Memorial (Collapse), 2005
concrete and steel, 5 x 7 x 6 feet
Installation and lecture: 3 December 2008 The monumental head on display in front of Greenwood Library was created by sculptor Ledelle Moe as part of a larger display, which was previously exhibited in Iowa, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A review in The Washington Post called it “a striking art installation” and advised, “You may visit anytime, day or night. And you should.”
Ledelle Moe was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1971. A travel grant in 1994 brought her to the United States, where she
earned a master’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She now teaches in the Sculpture Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland. Moe has exhibited in venues in the United States and
Austria, South Africa, and Sweden. Presently based in Baltimore, she continues to work on large-scale pieces and travels
home annually to work and visit in South Africa. In 2008, she received the Kreeger Museum Artist Award, a biennial
recognition of excellence, creativity, and influence among DC-area artists.
As part of its installation on the Longwood University campus, artist David Boyajian applies a sealant to AMARYLLIS: From Bud
to Seed to Flowing Form. Following their installations of the sculptures, Brock Commons artists make a presentation open to the Longwood community and the public at large.
David Boyajian (Danbury, Connecticut)
AMARYLLIS: From Bud to Seed to Flowing Form, 1998 stainless steel, 11 x 13 x 8 feet
Installation and lecture: 18 March 2009 A trio of plant forms sprouted on Brock Commons near Greenwood Library, together forming AMARYLLIS: From Bud
to Seed to Flowing Form. Sculptor David Boyajian explains, “I often work on a series of sculptures based on actual plant
forms.” The New York Times called Boyajian’s similar pieces “impressive work.”
David Boyajian has exhibited his award-winning sculpture internationally. He received his BFA from Alfred University in
New York, and he earned his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. A resident of Connecticut, he teaches at his own studio, the Sculpture Barn; at the Silvermine School of Art; and at Norwalk Community College. His works have appeared in ten states across the east coast as well as in Japan. He has executed
dozens of commissions for public venues – including firehouses, libraries, and schools; corporate clients – such as
PepsiCo, Citizens Utilities, and CPG Architects; and a number of private collections.
Right Turn by Jonathan Hils made its way to a pedestrian-only stretch of the Longwood University campus, as part of the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program, made possible by the LCVA and the Longwood University Department of Facilities Management.
Jonathan Hils (Norman, Oklahoma) Right Turn, 2005
welded and painted steel, 18.5 x 7 x 5 feet
Installation and lecture: 8 April 2009
Although the main axis of the Longwood University campus has been a pedestrian thoroughfare since 2002, in April 2009,
a car returned to Brock Commons. Pedestrians were still safe, however; this car is Right Turn, a sculpture by Oklahoma artist Jonathan Hils. The piece has won praise for the way it balances extremes â€“ a very airy depiction of a heavy machine, and a lace-like texture on the stereotypically masculine form of an automobile. In 2007-2008, Right Turn and another piece by
Hils won the grand prize award for the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition at Appalachian State University
in North Carolina.
A native of New Hampshire, Hils is an Associate Professor of sculpture at the University of Oklahoma. He received his BFA degree from Georgia State University and his MFA from Tulane University. The recipient of the 2005 Oklahoma Visual Art
Coalition Fellowship for outstanding creative work in the visual arts, Hilsâ€™ work is represented in several private and corporate
collections including the Hyatt Corporation, Tysons Galleria (McLean, VA), and Equity West Investment Partners (Denver,
CO). He has shown extensively across the U.S. and has been selected for a prestigious John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Arts/Industry artist residency.
E DUCATION Ongoing Offerings
Have Art, Will Travel
This popular exploration of Chinese art and culture for second graders has three components: first, a trunk packed with
books, art supplies, and lesson plans travels to a participating classroom, followed by a visit to the classroom by an LCVA representative. Finally, the class enjoys a field trip to Longwood’s Chinese art collection on display in the Rowe Gallery. Participation in the program is free.
Drawing in the Gallery
For a fourth year, the LCVA maintained a supply of sketch pads and pencils for visitors who wished to view the museum’s collection the old-fashioned way – with pencil in hand. At the front desk, visitors checked out complimentary drawing materials upon request.
Also back for another year were free educational and interactive guides for families, designed to help parents and children
enjoy and learn from the exhibitions. At the end of the visit, kids returned their completed family guide to the reception
desk to win a prize.
The LCVA continued to offer tours to groups from schools, organizations, and clubs throughout the area. Subjects included
the varying exhibitions of world-class art; the lower-level display of Youth Art Month; our permanent exhibition of African Art;
and art on campus, such as the Cole Collection, the Rowe Gallery, and Brock Commons outdoor sculpture.
The Kids’ Activity Room For eight years, the LCVA has been offering art enrichment for families in the Kids’ Activity Room adjacent to the Bishop Gallery.
Keillor Libby displays a creepy creation that he made in The National Ghoullery of Art, a Kids’ Activity Room sponsored by Green Properties (Charlotte and Janet Green).
National Ghoullery of Art
5 September – 1 November 2008 Kids’ Activity Room
While the grown-ups explored It’s Giving Me the Creeps, kids found their own slightly scary scene at the The National Ghoullery of Art in the Kids’ Activity Room. Is the museum haunted, or is it just that famous artists like Edvard Munch
expressed strong emotions like fear and sadness? Kids explored examples of famously creepy art and scared up some of
their own shockingly good art projects. Made possible through a gift from Green Properties (Charlotte and Janet Green).
The Kids’ Activity Rooms directly complement an accompanying
exhibition in the main galleries. An Eye on India helped kids explore the themes, textures, and ideas of The Inner Eye: Folk Art of India from the Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer.
Bronwyn and Rebecca Rider work together on a project as part of An Eye on India in the Kids’ Activity Room.
An Eye on India
21 November 2008 – 31 January 2009
Main Street Gallery
From architecture to animals, the Kids’ Activity Room turned an eye on the icons of India. Young artists found inspiration in the elegant splendor of the Taj Mahal, the exotic beauty of tigers, and the vivid palette of India. Kids sat on pillows
and tried on colorful saris as they took a passage to India via the LCVA.
For the holiday season, the Main Street Gallery
was transformed into Candyland,
offering festive activities for the whole family.
5 December 2008 – 31 January 2009 Kids’ Activity Room
With visions of sugarplums, the LCVA staff created a magical winter workshop. Set in a fantastic landscape inspired
by gumdrops, candy canes, and licorice, the art activities focused on gifts that children made for parents, neighbors,
grandparents, or friends. Now isn’t that sweet?
Thomas and Emily Higginbotham work together to make a color-spinner in the Colorforms Kids’ Activity Room
17 April – 24 October 2009 Kids’ Activity Room
From hot designs to cool colors, kids explored the “primary” role of color in art. Finding inspiration in the paintings
and prints of Josef Albers, Johannes Itten, and Frank Stella, children learned about primary and secondary colors, hues, pigments, and color wheels.
The 2008 Summer Art Studio went to Europe, making stops in modern-day
England, France, Germany, Russia, and Spain, along with ancient Greece and Rome. Here a gathering of young artists display their classic creations.
Above: Tristan Drautz, visiting Farmville from Florida to see his grandparents, stopped by the LCVA’s Summer Art Studio to make a German cuckoo clock. Left: ShaVaughn Peterson assists Sydney Gilbert as she transforms
a plastic bottle into a Russian firebird.
Summer Art Studio: European Edition Even if local families were more likely to visit Burkeville than Barcelona, kids still explored European culture at the LCVA. Its annual, free Summer Art Studio was chock full of art projects that explored the culture, architecture, and history of
Europe. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the LCVA had all the supplies and an assistant on hand.
Throughout the summer, children created their own Fabergé eggs, explored the work of Spanish greats such as Picasso
and Dali, and designed rose windows suitable for a cathedral – or at least a refrigerator door! 26 May – 6 June: 9 – 20 June:
23 June – 4 July: 7 – 18 July:
21 July – 1 August: 4 – 8 August:
Cathedrals and Castles ... Comme c’est bon!
Picasso and Salvador Dali … ¡Como me gusta!
Nesting Dolls and Fabergé Eggs ... Yzumitelno!
Ancient Greece and Rome
Mythology and The Olympics ...Carpe diem!
Bauhaus Style and Josef Albers ... Wunderbar!
Fish & Chips and Big Ben ... Brilliant!
Professional Development for Teachers During the 2008-09 school year, the LCVA offered two workshops for area teachers, providing them with stimulation, resource packets, and the recertification points their schools require.
The LCVA’s Professional Development Workshop for Teachers in October was titled School Picture Day:
Using Photography in Your Classroom. Here, participants watch as a light-sensitive print develops.
School Picture Day: Using Photography in Your Classroom
3 October 2008
In the traditional school picture, kids are the subject, sitting in new clothes with hair neatly combed. In another scenario, kids
are the photographers – capturing images of the world around them. Exploring both old and new technologies, this workshop
focused on tips for ways that teachers can incorporate photography in the classroom. Hampden-Sydney College associate
professor Pam Fox offered guidance about using time-honored pinhole boxes to create images; Longwood University
professor Anna Cox brought the group into the digital age. In the afternoon, LCVA Curator of Education Emily Gresham
presented an activity and shared lesson plans appropriate for use in the schools. A Diverse and Rich History: Exploring Native American Cultures 6 February 2009
From pottery to pueblos, the earliest Americans created beautiful, time-honored art that reflected their needs, values, and resources. Longwood University anthropologists Brian Bates and Jim Jordan offered cultural insight into Native American
cultures, a mainstay of history curricula and a source of unending inspiration for art. After a break for lunch, teachers
prepared their students’ work for exhibition in the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, which ran from March 30 through May 9, 2009.
Family Workshops The LCVA’s free family workshops attract hundreds of participants, who come to the lower level to make any number
of seasonal art projects. All materials are provided free of charge, and a team of twenty or more volunteers – many of them students at Longwood University – are on hand to offer a hand and a smile. The workshops are held on Saturday mornings
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; they are open to the public and require no registration.
Buddies Kristin Cottrell and Lindsay Williams display their finished sugar skulls at Dia de los Muertos: Mexico’s Celebration of Life.
Dia de los Muertos: Mexico’s Celebration of Life 18 October 2008
With colorful cut-paper banners strung from the ceiling and mariachi music playing, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
transported families from Farmville to Mexico for one art-filled morning. Celebrated around the world, the Dia de los Muertos honors the lives of our loved ones, past and present. The holiday also provides opportunities for kids to make maracas,
create paper flowers, carve jack o’lanterns, and more.
Top: The Hamilton family makes â€œhand-madeâ€? gift wrap at the Winter Wonderland workshop. Bottom: Mason Ludgate and Kailin Hamilton display their completed pinecone bird feeders, created during the Winter Wonderland workshop.
13 December 2008 Poinsettias, gingerbread men, snowflakes, jingle bells ... need we say more? Nearly three hundred people gathered
for a holly jolly Saturday, browsing and choosing their favorite activities, such as designing gift wrap, cutting snowflakes,
or creating a wintertime birdfeeder with pinecones.
Sandy, Marcus, and Mary Brooks work together on a Valentine at the LCVA’s February Free Family Workshop.
Valentine-Making Workshop: Art to Your Heart’s Content 7 February 2009
In February, the LCVA countered dreary winter days with a burst of sunny cheer – an entire workshop devoted to helping kids express their Valentine’s Day wishes. The 345 participants picked among their favorite projects, perhaps creating
a bouquet for Grandma, drawing a card for Dad, or making a glitter-and-lace-covered heart for a bulletin board.
Art for Lunch Lecture Series The LCVA continued its series of lunch-time lectures during the 2008-2009 academic year. The topics varied from month
to month, but the quality of the presentations remained consistently excellent. Lectures were held Thursdays at 12:30 on the lower level of the LCVA.
The Insider’s Guide to A Critical Eye 31 July 2008
Humorous, engaging, and nationally respected, art collector Bob Mayo presented an afternoon lecture at the LCVA to offer
the inside scoop on its summer exhibition, A Critical Eye: A Selection of Paintings from the Robert B. and Margaret T. Mayo
Collection. The lecture was cosponsored by the LCVA and Central Virginia Arts. Because the exhibition itself opened in May 2008, it was featured in the 2007-08 LCVA Annual Report.
China: A Travelogue
18 September 2008
After spending years preparing for the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art,
LCVA Director K. Johnson Bowles represented Longwood University in a delegation to China, headed by President Patricia
Cormier. Using her own photographs, Bowles shared highlights from her trip, including stops at the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and Suzhou’s new museum, designed by I.M. Pei.
Panel Discussion: Fear No Art 18 October 2008
Accompanying its fall exhibition, It’s Giving Me the Creeps: Art that Scares the Staff, the LCVA hosted a panel discussion
by three artists with works in the show. Virginia artists David Dodge Lewis, Chris Register, and Willie Anne Wright discussed
such questions as: Why is it important for artists to make art that is hard to look at? Are they trying to make the viewer
uncomfortable or mad? Are they just trying to shock the viewer? What responsibility do artists have to create work that
is visually and intellectually challenging? An Insider’s Look at The Inner Eye 11 December 2008
Dovetailing with the winter exhibition The Inner Eye: Folk Art of India from the Collection of William and Ann Oppenhimer,
collector and art historian Ann Oppenhimer offered a gallery talk, providing insight into the collection and how it represents
Indian culture. Founders of the Folk Art Society of America, Richmonders William and Ann Oppenhimer have assembled an
extensive collection of American folk art. However, in their world travels, they have also acquired beautiful examples of works by self-trained artists from other cultures, particularly India.
Ann Oppenhimer presented An Insider’s Look at The Inner Eye for the Art for Lunch series.
The presentation complemented the exhibition of the Oppenhimers’ collection of folk art from India in the Bishop Gallery.
Fashioning the Politician: Jefferson’s Image and Ideology
22 January 2009
What to wear? The question that dogged political figures as they contemplated the 2009 inauguration was just as important
in our country’s earliest days. The issue took on special importance when leaders such as Thomas Jefferson sat for official
portraits. Monticello historian Gaye Wilson, a former costume designer, examined the details of Jefferson’s life portraits to learn more about the third president and the new nation that he led.
Japanese Art: An Introduction 19 March 2008
From the famous ukiyo-e woodblock prints to lesser known but still influential Buddhist and Shinto painting, art historian Dr. Rosemary Smith spoke about Japanese art and aesthetics. This program complemented an art workshop at Nottoway
County High School; both programs were organized by the LCVA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and were sponsored
by the Toshiba International Foundation.
Partnering with Central Virginia Arts, the LCVA cohosted its first Art in the Garden workshop at the home of retired art teacher Margaret Stombock. Shown here are Avis Addleman, Joy Utzinger, and Edwilda Isaac.
New Ways with Watercolor 8 November 2008
Setting aside the traditional rules of watercolor, local artist Ursula Burgess demonstrated a new technique, using bold brush
strokes and intense pigment applications. Mixing paints directly on paper, participants used these strategies to create mood, develop atmosphere, and forge a new path to creativity. Cosponsored by the LCVA and Central Virginia Arts, the workshop blended presentations, technique demonstrations, and hands-on painting. Ursula Burgess grew up in Germany and now
lives in Nottoway County with her husband. Skilled in traditional watercolor techniques yet always on the lookout for new approaches, she presents her award-winning work in exhibitions and art shows across the state. Her work is also sold at the Blackstone Antiques & Crafts Mall and at the gallery of U. C. Burgess Art Studio in Crewe.
Art in the Garden: An Open-Air Studio Session 6 June 2009
About a dozen area artists brought sketch pads, cameras, paint sets, and other art supplies as they gathered in the gardens
of retired art teacher Margaret Stombock at her Farmville home for a three-hour, outdoor studio session. The event was cosponsored by Central Virginia Arts and the LCVA. Ms. Stombockâ€™s back and side yards include woods, arbors, flower
beds with colorful annuals and perennials, and ponds with water features so that artists could spread out and find inspiration
for their work. There was no formal presentation or structure â€“ just light refreshments, interaction with other area artists, and time to create.
General Education Film Series For the fourth year, the LCVA was pleased to support Longwood University’s General Education Film series, providing
an opportunity for people in the community to see lesser-known films that garnered critical acclaim. Organized by Longwood
professors Anna Cox and David Shoenthal, the films in the series showed on Wednesday evenings on the LCVA lower level, free and open to the public.
An Unreasonable Man: 17 September 2008
“A perceptive and beautifully made documentary portrait of [activist and presidential candidate Ralph] Nader.” – Entertainment Weekly
The Orphanage: 29 October 2008
A fresh and thoughtful take on the ghost story, produced by Pan Labyrinth’s Guillermo del Toro. “An elegantly mounted,
surprisingly humane but terrifying horror thriller.” – USA Today The Band’s Visit: 12 November 2008
An unlikely comedy about Middle-Eastern conflicts: “A warm and delightful take on cross-cultural relations that proves
that sometimes a light touch is just what’s needed to address serious topics.” – Variety Up the Yangtze: 21 January 2009
Examining the impact of China’s Three Gorges Dam on the lives of two young people and their ancient culture.
“Witty, lovely and profoundly unsettling.” – Salon.com Trouble the Water: 25 March 2009
Exploration of Hurricane Katrina showing tragedy, mismanagement, and heroism: “A deeply moving story of resilience and redemption.” – Wall Street Journal
Encounters at the End of the World: 15 April 2009
A journey to a scientific community in Antarctica considers both human nature and Mother Nature. “A contrarian
spiritual journey as provocative as it is hypnotic.” – Philadelphia Inquirer
Additional Community Programs
During the summer of ’08 the LCVA hosted its first-ever summer camp, Sew Fun. The camp was organized
by the LCVA’s Curator of Education, Emily Gresham, and taught by Longwood University assistant professor
of theatre, Melissa Panzarello.
Sew Fun Sewing Camp 4 – 8 August 2008
From stitches to seams, young sewers took up needle and thread to embellish their vacation at the LCVA’s first-ever
summer camp. Students ages nine through fourteen participated in the hands-on program, which was organized by the
LCVA’s Curator of Education, Emily Gresham, and taught by Longwwod University assistant professor of theatre Melissa Panzarello. Panzarello teaches costume design in Longwood’s Department of Communication Studies and Theatre.
Night at the Museum 19 September 2008
No dinosaurs came to life and Ben Stiller was not on the premises, but the LCVA hosted families for a night-time peek at the LCVA’s fall exhibitions, It’s Giving Me the Creeps! and The National Ghoullery of Art. Families enjoyed a guided flashlight tour of the exhibitions (with no spooks or surprises) and then they headed downstairs to create art, enjoy
refreshments, and participate in other activities.
I Wish to Say: The Work of Sheryl Oring
21 November 2008
Traveling the country with a manual typewriter, blank postcards, and some rubber stamps, performance artist Sheryl Oring asked people one simple question: “What advice do you have for the new president?” Then winding a postcard into the
machine, she typed their responses word-for-word, whether patriotic or pessimistic, humorous or hopeful. After inspecting their postcards, participants added their signatures, and, if they wished, an ink stamp for emphasis, such as “Important,”
“Past Due,” or “First Class.” Later, Oring posted the advice to her web site (www.iwishtosay.com) and presented the collected advice to the new president following January’s inauguration. Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the LA Times, and more. A previous project, collecting birthday wishes for President George W. Bush, has been published as a book.
As part of her visit to Farmville, Oring set up her typewriter to transcribe what the folks in Farmville wanted to say to
the president on Pennsylvania Avenue. In the evening, she presented a lecture about her work.
Manga Workshop 17 March 2009
Teachers around the world have banned their students from bringing to class the popular Japanese-style comic books called manga. However, on March 17, Astro Boy and Fruits Basket were not only welcomed at Nottoway High School, they were
part of the curriculum. Nearly twenty students participated in a special in-school workshop organized by the LCVA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
In recent years, manga has left its native land of Japan and has become increasingly popular in the United States, especially among middle and high schoolers. The graphic novel section of bookstores like Barnes and Noble has doubled or tripled in
size, and teens can be found reading the mostly Japanese and Korean books, which are often serialized.
Led by Anh Do, the all-day workshop gave students the basics of drawing manga, as well as a foundation for creating anime, the equally popular Japanese-style animation. Do received his B.F.A. from VCU in Kinetic Imagining. A freelance artist, he also teaches animation and graphic design at Virginia State University.
The workshop was well received by students. Andrew Ranalli commented, “He taught me skills that enable me to draw much better. The way he broke down complex shapes was helpful.” And Stephanie Shukrullah said, “I liked learning about
Japanese culture and art. Some of the styles of the artists he introduced us to were different from the manga I’ve seen in the past.” Teacher Megan McConnell ’06 was equally appreciative: “It was great for my kids to get to interact with someone else who makes art and can tell them about areas of art in which I’m not as knowledgeable.”
The workshop – along with an Art for Lunch presentation about Japanese aesthetics given on 19 March – was organized by the Division of Education and Statewide Programs of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It was generously underwritten by the Toshiba International Foundation. LCVA Curator of Education Emily Gresham worked with the VMFA and with
Nottoway County High School art teacher Megan McConnell ’06.
ART Kids Program Thrives at Prince Edward Elementary On Mondays at Prince Edward County Elementary School, about a dozen fourth graders missed recess – and they
couldn’t be happier about it. “ART Kids is better than recess!” exclaimed one participant. Organized by the LCVA and
PECES, the ART Kids program uses photography to teach self-expression, enhance communication skills, and build confidence.
The 2008-09 program was taught by LCVA exhibitions manager Alex Grabiec, himself a photographer who graduated from Longwood’s Art Department in 2007. Grabiec was assisted by Wells-Bishop intern Todd Stonnell ’09, along with a host
of Longwood University student volunteers. “Part of what we do is to break into small groups to discuss new concepts,
to take new photographs, or to evaluate our projects. Having capable volunteers to give more individual attention has been incredibly helpful,” noted Grabiec.
He also appreciates the leadership of PECES teacher Natalie Reeves, who guided the program at the elementary school.
“Her administrative skills were great,” Grabiec said, “but even more, we appreciated the way she jumped right in to help with our activities and the ways she communicated the importance of the program. She is a real advocate of the kids and the
program.” Principal Barbara Brown and division superintendent Patricia Watkins were also supportive.
The program helps fourth-grade students who have been identified as “at risk” by the school’s teachers and administrators.
“Frankly, I don’t see these kids as any different than other kids, or the way I remember being a kid,” noted Grabiec. “But it is
a nice opportunity to work in a positive way with kids who may have had problems. And it’s gratifying to see so many positive changes – watching a very shy girl open up, seeing improvements in the kids’ photography, hearing the kids move from a more insulting way of talking about one another to a more constructive form of art criticism.”
The program culminated in an exhibition of the students’ photography, which was hung in their school cafeteria from
May 12 through 25. Then the show traveled to the LCVA’s Main Street Gallery, where it hung from May 29 through
October 24. For the exhibition, Grabiec mounted and framed each student’s best work. “I’m looking forward to the
exhibition,” noted Grabiec before the opening. “I think that in addition to displaying some nice photographs, we’ll also
be highlighting the personal growth that these students have made.”
Wells-Bishop intern Todd Stonnell ’09 participated in a wide range of activities at the LCVA, focusing on the ART Kids photography program. Here, he assists Christian Herrera at the LCVA’s Winter Wonderland workshop.
Wells-Bishop Intern Todd Stonnell Having volunteered at the LCVA since his sophomore year at Longwood, Todd Stonnell ’09 knew what he was getting into
when he applied for the Wells-Bishop internship in anticipation of his senior year. He even knew which program he wanted
to work with: ART Kids.
“I’d like to pursue art therapy as a career, and ART Kids shares many of the same goals and strategies, working one-on-one with young people using art as a go-between,” explained Stonnell.
Working with exhibitions manager Alex Grabiec ’07, Stonnell assisted with the ART Kids program at Prince Edward County
Elementary School (see related article). “The elementary students told us they looked forward to our class every week,
which is great. I looked forward to it, as well! We received a lot of positive feedback from teachers at the school, and it was neat to see the kids grow and develop, in their art and interpersonally.”
In addition, Stonnell worked with curator of education Emily Gresham, assisting with a wide range of activities at the LCVA, from Kids’ Activity Rooms to workshops to the gala to offering tours for the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition. “Todd was flexible and reliable,” explained Gresham. “He came in with a strong focus on the ART Kids program, but he also made
contributions in almost every area of the museum.”
A native of Richmond, Stonnell majored in psychology and minored in art, graduating from Longwood in May ’09. “I’m so glad
to have had the opportunity to do the internship with the LCVA. Just as we saw the kids grow in the ART Kids program, I know I also grew as a person.
“For me, the internship at the LCVA really confirmed that I’d like to explore a career in art therapy. Being part of a program to help kids has definitely shown me that I can make a difference with my life.”
In 2004, the Longwood University Foundation, Inc., established the Wells-Bishop LCVA Internship in memory of Barbara L. Bishop (Class of 1961, Art Department Faculty, Art Department Chair) and in honor of Dr. Carolyn Wells (Professor Emerita of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences). The internship offers three hours of credit each semester, along with a stipend, with the goal of attracting outstanding students to the LCVA.
Heart of Virginia Festival Volunteer coordinator Mike Webb ’07 and several Longwood University volunteers manned the LCVA’s station at the 2009
Heart of Virginia, offering free art activities to the crowd. Children and their parents created masks and kente cloth weavings,
complementing the ongoing exhibition, Telling Objects: African Art from the LCVA Permanent Collection.
Events Held at LCVA Hosted by the Community Each year the LCVA hosts receptions, tours, and dinners for organizations at Longwood and in the larger community,
including groups such as Davenport & Associates and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
EV E NTS
Art isn’t a luxury. It is a renewal through beauty and hope.
It is an inspiration through the ultimate expression of human imagination. It is an elegant epiphany. Longwood University theatre professor Melissa Panzarello and director of publications and visual arts David Whaley
developed the artistic vision for the event.
LCVA Nets $87,000 in February Gala It’s hard to put a monetary value on the role of the arts in a community – but the February 2009 gala at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts raised a record-breaking $87,000 in support of the art center and its educational programs.
“The economy is down and the weather was wet,” noted Director K. Johnson Bowles. “But the community rallied to
support the LCVA and its educational programs that reach across the region.”
The LCVA hosts permanent and rotating art exhibitions in its galleries on Main Street in Farmville, and it offers a wide
range of educational activities for young and old. During the spring of 2009, the LCVA hosted more than 1,000 students on
field trips, made in-school presentations at elementary and high schools, exhibited artworks made by children in ten counties, and more.
The every-other-year gala was organized by chairmen Harlan Horton and Stan Cheyne, with the assistance of a capable
committee and more than a hundred other volunteers. Longwood University theatre assistant professor Melissa Panzarello and director of publications and visual arts David Whaley developed the artistic vision for the event. Revenue for the event
came through tickets, sales at the art auction, and from a host of generous sponsors, including the following:
Creative Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Farmville Wholesale Electric Supply Company Earl and Jean Lockwood
The Manor Resort Spa & Residential Estate Worth Higgins and Associates, Inc.
@WORK Personnel and Medical Services Paul and Joanna Baker
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Barrett Shirley V. Blackwell
Dr. Susan L. Booker K. Johnson Bowles
Mr. and Mrs. Harlan L. Horton
Dick and Darlene Bratcher
Lowry and Jane Kline
James and Joyce Davis
J.E. Jamerson and Sons, Inc.
Robert and Margaret Thomas Mayo ’52
Harold and Margaret Collins Details & Company
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network (Charles H. and Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69)
Franklin and Nita Grant
Michael David Whaley
Real Living Cornerstone (Navona Hart)
Sandy Henderson and John Pharr
Dr. and Mrs. Paul Hicks
Kinex Networking Solutions, Inc.
Awesome Party Supplies and Event Rentals Drs. Thomas and Mary Basco
Buckingham Greenery, Inc. (Connie Hom, CLP) Built-Rite, Inc. (Don and Crista Cory) Discount Fabrics, Inc. Guy and Julie Dixon
Fourth Street Motor Company, Inc. (Jerry Stuart) Mr. and Mrs. Everett W. Gee III
Lonnie I. Calhoun III and Dr. Marian Hahesy-Calhoun Terry and Ellen Hudgins j fergeson gallery
Longwood University Office of the President Rochette’s Florist
Marc and Wilma Sharp
Murray and Cora Straughan Simpson ’61
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wade
Dirk and Patrizia Johnson Heyn and Sandy Kjerulf
Eric Koger and Melissa Panzarello Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindsay
Longwood University Foundation, Inc.
William and Harriet Butterworth Miller ’51 Jake ’99 and Heather Milne ’99 Dr. and Mrs. David Pruitt
Craig and Denise Rogers
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Ross
Sand Solutions, Inc. (Chris and Katherine Feil Dowdy) Mr. and Mrs. William D. Semonco Mr. and Mrs. John Slade
L. Rucker and Karen Snead Tim and Lisa Tharpe
Cannon and Lorraine Cundiff Watson ’95 Dr. and Mrs. Wayne McWee Dr. Carolyn Wells
The Woodland, Inc.
$500 Sponsors: Ellery and Robin Sedgwick Stellar One
Walter and Joan Witschey in honor of K. Johnson Bowles
Honorary Chairs Heyn and Sandy Kjerulf
Benefit Committee Maurice Beane, K. Johnson Bowles, Johnnie Britt, Lonnie I. Calhoun III, Stanley A. Cheyne (co-chair), Crista Cory,
Julie Dixon, Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69, Chris Dowdy, Katherine Feil Dowdy, Jarrod Fergeson, Lara Smith Fergeson, Kristen W. Gee, Phil Grimes, Pat Hicks, Harlan L. Horton (co-chair), Angela M. Jackson, Dirk Johnson, Eric Koger,
Elizabeth LeSueur, Jessica Moseley, Melissa Panzarello, Herb Pulliam, Tammy Southall, Lisa F. Tharpe, Rob Wade,
Cannon Watson, Lorrie Cundiff Watson ’95, Holly West, Michael David Whaley, and Joan Witschey.
Volunteers Rebecca Agee, Sara Badgett, Clark Barkley, Tricia Barnes, Kathryn Barrows, Sara Bendrick, Michelle Brechtel,
Christa Brown, Katie Buckley, Kimberly Burtt, Samantha Chuchul, Sarah Clark, Jennifer Conkright, Emily Conner,
Karen Covington, Anna Cox, Sirena Crowder, Lindsay Decker, Berkley Dunbrack, Mary East, Diane Easter, Niki Elliott,
Jessica Fields, Rebecca Franklin, Brittany Fuller, Alaina Furman, Lauren Gabor, Kristen Gaines, Dominick Gary,
Stephanie Gerbrick, Heather Gibson, Cricket Gicz, Cocheyse Gilliam, Alexis Girard, Alyson Goff, Jackie Goncalves,
Laura Grabiec, Brittany Gray, Liz Hale, Jenna Hallet, Crystal Hayes, Matthew Hein, Adrienne Heinbaugh, Rhanda Helsley, Krista Hendricks, Zach Highland, Taylor Hines, Kimberly Hinkel, Courtney Hodges, Darrel Hodges, Charles Hoever,
Erica Hopson, Laura Hughes, Bobby Jones, Heather Justus, Eileen Keller, Camille Ketsdever, Jane Kline, Katee Knupp,
Jonathan Leist, Anne Lewandowski, David Lewis, Suzzanne Locascio, Linda Locke, Lindsay Longmire, Jacob Lovelace,
Morgan Madonna, Amy McGregor, Sally Meadows, Kaitlyn Mihlon, Lori Mitchell, Emmilee Mizerak, Lauren Munnerlyn,
Anna Murphy, Laura Neidert, Aubrey Neuf, Krista Oglesby, Sara Orange, Kaitlyn Ouellette, Sidney J. Paterson, Megan Penn, Heather Perris, ShaVaughn Peterson, Katie Petrock, Abigail Phillips, Kimberly Phillips, Leslie Pitts, Jennifer Price, Rachel Price, Paula Prouty, Lauren Purcell, Rebecca Reeve, Jen Rentschler, Brandi Roberson, Hannah Rohle,
Sarah Rooks, Bryan Rose, Billy Roy, Sam Ruedinger, Carissa Ruf, Brian Russell, Greg Scott, Nancy Shelton,
Lauren Smiley, Madison Smith, Kerstin Soderlund, Ed Sorrentino, Ashley Steadman, Jess Stetekluh, Morgan Stokes,
Todd Stonnell, Jessie Stott, Heather Swenson, Jennifer Thorton, Ginger Tinsley, Caitlin Volchansky, Jamie Warrick, Elizabeth Weeks, Cassie Whiting, Dearberge Wiley, Sandy Willcox, Brittany Williams, Emily Wilson ’06, Valia Wisniewski, Rachel Wolfe, and Josie Ziluca.
Chris & Katherine Feil Dowdy / Chuck & Candy ’69 Dowdy, Eleanor & Harrison Jones, and Carolyn & Norman Dinwiddie / Ellen & Terry Hudgins ’84, Guy Dixon, and Lisa Tharpe
Edwilda Isaac and Willie & Mary Jackson / Eric Koger, Melissa Panzarello, Larissa Smith Fergeson, Jarrod Fergeson / Gene Dixon, Joan & Walter Witschey, and Helen Warriner-Burke ’56
Sid Allen and Jennifer Wall / Harlan & Reed Horton and Carol & Linwood Cousins / Julie Dixon, Patricia Cormier, Jane Kline, Courtney Hodges
Paul & Diane Barrett and David & Navona Hart / Lonnie Calhoun and Brad Watson / Wilma ’67 and Marc Sharp / K. Johnson Bowles and Kristin Gee
Winners of the 2009 Community Achievement in the Arts awards are shown on the front row: Patty and WD Myrick for Wilkins Myrick Frames & Fine Art (business), Marianne Dennison (individual), and Dr. Gwen Eddleman
for Centra Southside Community Hospital (organization). On the back row are the LCVA’s Volunteer of the Year,
Melissa Panzarello, and the LCVA’s Student Volunteer of the Year, Sinclair Brydon.
Community Achievement in the Arts Awards 26 April 2009 Boosters of the arts take many approaches – from loudly advocating to quietly advancing. This year’s winners of the Community Achievement in the Arts Awards are the quiet advancers: Marianne Dennison (individual), Wilkins Myrick
Frames & Fine Art (business), and Centra Southside Community Hospital (organization). From organizing art activities to supporting arts programs in local schools to incorporating the arts into its everyday activities, these individuals and
groups steadily promote the arts in our region.
In addition, the LCVA honored Melissa Panzarello as Volunteer of the Year and Longwood senior Sinclair Brydon as Student
Volunteer of the Year. The LCVA held a free, public reception to honor the CAA winners and its volunteers of the year on Sunday, April 26, 2009.
Both sets of awards recognize individuals or groups that have made significant and selfless contributions to the development of the visual, performing, or literary arts in the area (including Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland,
Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward counties). For the CAA awards, a committee consisting of past recipients,
the LCVA’s Marketing and Membership Committee, and community representatives selected the winners. Candy Dowdy ’69,
and Jean Lockwood organized this year’s event.
In 2008, the LCVA won national awards in two
separate competitions: one for label-writing for
It’s Giving Me the Creeps! Art from the LCVA
Permanent Collection that Scares the Staff and one for an invitation to an event in honor of
William and Ann Oppenhimer for the creation of a folk art collection at the LCVA. Shown
are various parts of the invitation, including a refrigerator magnet that featured Howard Finster’s Mr. Coke.
LCVA Receives National Awards Art is certainly what draws visitors to exhibitions, but the art – and visitors’ appreciation of it – is supported by a variety of
small, sometimes unnoticed elements, such as labels, invitations, newsletters, or exhibition catalogs. In 2008-09, the LCVA won four national awards for just these items.
First, a label for the LCVA exhibition It’s Giving Me the Creeps! received top recognition in the 2009 Excellence in Exhibition
Label-Writing Competition organized by the Curators Committee of the American Association of Museums (see Creeps entry on page 73 for more information).
Second, an invitation for a donor recognition event won first prize in its class for the AAM’s Museum Publications Design
Competition. The LCVA competed with museums with budgets less than $750,000 from across the country. Featured in the July/August 2009 issue of the AAM’s magazine, the winning invitation was for an event honoring William and Ann
Oppenhimer for their creation of a folk art collection at the LCVA. The key image – which was used for both the invitation
and an accompanying refrigerator magnet – was Howard Finster’s Mr. Coke, 1989. The label and the invitation were displayed at the 2009 national meeting of the American Association of Museums in Philadelphia.
The Public Relations Society of America also honored the LCVA for two of its publications. The LCVA’s Arts magazine
earned a Bronze Medallion. In addition, the art center garnered a Bronze Certificate of Merit for the catalog accompanying
the 2008 exhibition A Critical Eye: A Selection of Paintings from The Robert B. and Margaret T. Mayo Collection.
“In some ways, we might think of invitations or labels or newsletters as small things,” noted K. Johnson Bowles, director of the LCVA. “But part of good stewardship is being faithful even in the small things. These recognitions of excellence are an endorsement of the LCVA’s programs, from small to big.”
VO LUNTEERS 2008.2009 Total Number of Volunteers: 1,341 Total Number of Hours: 3,387 ★ Volunteered 50 hours or more Longwood University Students
Karen Covington Lindsay Decker ★
Alpha Phi Omega
Liz Hale ★
Advisor: David Coles, Chair
Krista Hendricks ★
Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy
Suzzanne Locascio Brian Russell
Madison Smith Jess Stetekluh
Camille Ketsdever Michelle Owen ★ Greg Scott ★
Angela Tudor ★
Emily Wilson ’06
Rachel Wolfe ★
Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Students of Associate Professor Pam Arkin,
Students of K. Johnson Bowles,
Associate Professor Eric Koger, and Assistant Professor
Director, LCVA / Assistant Professor of Art Berkley Dunbrack
Mary East Niki Elliott
Skyler Broughman Christa Brown
Heather Swenson Josie Ziluca
Students of Kelly Nelson,
Andrea Candea Charles Carroll
Sirena Crowder Justin Delaney
Associate Professor of Art
Sinclair Brydon ★
Clark Barkley ★
ShaVaughn Peterson Morgan Stokes
Stephanie Trippeer Amber Widner
Kimberly Phillips Madeline Raines Lauren Smiley
English Department Nikki Cash
Advisor: Randy Edmonson, Professor of Art
Leighanna Feeser Liz Lueders
Matthew Orber Meagan Quick
Morgan Madonna Amanda Mungo
Kaitlyn Ouellette Kelly White
Irene Girgente Kenny Wolfe Carley York
Longwood University Ambassadors Advisor: Shannon Hersman, Assistant Director of Admissions
Department of Social Work
and Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lauren Gabor Anna Murphy Sara Orange
Joan of Arc Leadership Program
Kirsten Soderlund, Dean of Students
Samantha Chuchul Sarah Clark
Rachel Henderson Zach Highland
Jennifer Price Lauren Purcell Bryan Rose
Ashley Steadman Jessie Stott
Martin Luther King Service Challenge
Jen Rentschler, Assistant Director, Volunteer
Kimberly Burtt Taylor Hines
Student Educators for Active Leadership
Jen Rentschler, Assistant Director, Volunteer
Modern Language Club Advisors: Donna Brown and Luis Guzman, Lecturers in Spanish Hannah Lowson Sara Matthews
Kimberly Hinkel Charles Hoever Eileen Kelle Billy Roy
Sam Ruedinger Jamie Warrick
Additional Longwood Students Project Success Onie McKenzie, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and Jen Rentschler, Assistant Director, Volunteer
Katie Buckley Katie Byram
Melissa Guerry Lauren Willey
Sigma Sigma Sigma
AnnaLeah Chantry Dominick Gary
Rhanda Helsley April Harper
Advisor: Susan Sullivan, Director, Student Union & Activities
Stephanie Gerbrick Jackie Goncalves Natasha Hall
Megan Morris Aubrey Neuf
Alexander Schladt Timothy Schmidt
Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) Students
Advisor: Sarah Moore
Elizabeth Byrnes Daniel Cook
Longwood University Faculty and Staff
Lonnie I. Calhoun III
Marcia Jennings Lucas Munson
Erin Devine Todd Dyer
Larissa Smith Fergeson Cricket Gicz
Hannah Sedgwick Shawn Shepherd David Toone Eric Trent
Alex Grabiec ’07
Angela M. Jackson
Calla Bowles Johnnie Britt
Liz Kocevar-Weidinger Eric Koger ★
Thomas Brumfield Thea Cheuk Crista Cory
Stanley A. Cheyne
Melissa Panzarello ★ Paula Prouty
Marianne Dennison Leslie Dennison I. B. Dent
Julie K. Dixon
Charles H. Dowdy III
Kerstin Soderlund David Whaley ★ Walter Witschey
Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 Chris Dowdy
Katherine Feil Dowdy
Sidney J. Paterson ★
Jessica Fields ’08 Kristen W. Gee Jennifer Glavé Laura Grabiec
Shelby Gresham Phil Grimes Pat Hicks
Darrell Hodges ’07 Harlan L. Horton Dirk Johnson
Raymond N. Kleinlein
Lydia W. Peale Emily Pilk
Noelle Prince Shear ★ Tammy Southall
Margaret Taylor-Collins Lisa F. Tharpe Joy Utzinger
Robert C. Wade Cannon Watson
Lorrie Cundiff Watson ’95
David Dodge Lewis Jean Lockwood
Margaret T. Mayo ’52 Robert B. Mayo
Richard C. McClintock
Diane Werth Holly West
Community Service Vounteers Participants: 13 To respect their privacy, the LCVA withholds the names of our community service volunteers. The community service
program is an alternative to school expulsion and / or prosecution in the court system. The program provides first-time
offenders a way to participate in positive community endeavors. Participants help with mailings, gallery preparation, and maintenance.
Among the works in the Blackiston collection exhibited in the summer and fall of 2009 was:
William S. Amlong, Untitled (Still life with coffee set), 1981, oil on canvas, 21.5 x 26.75 inches,
collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, gift of Lester Newton Blackiston dedicated to Frankie Elizabeth “Lilly” Blackiston, his wife, 2007.13.2.
CO LLECTIONS LCVA Receives Gifts and Grants for Restoration of Blackiston Collection For decades Lester Blackiston served as a blue-collar patron of the arts in Richmond, assisting his artist-friends by trading paintings for food or drink, or purchasing their artworks to supply them with needed cash. Today those same artists rank
among the luminaries of the Virginia art world – including what Blackiston called his “three Bills,” William Amlong, William
Fletcher Jones, and William Kendrick. And in 2008-09 – thanks to gifts and grants received by the LCVA – their work was preserved and made available for the enjoyment of all.
In the last year, the LCVA received gifts or pledges for $11,250 earmarked for the restoration of these artworks.
First, the Alan I. Kirshner and Deborah Mihaloff Charitable Fund provided funds to work on six of the works, which were exhibited at the LCVA in Enduring Legacy: Highlights from New Works in the Collection, 2006-07. Next, Hunter R. and
Patsy Kimbrough Pettus ’50 made a contribution to further the work. And in June 2008, the LCVA received notification that
the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts awarded the art center a project grant in the amount of $5,000 to support the Blackiston collection’s restoration.
Over the years, Lester Blackiston offered a great service to Virginians in collecting these works, but he did not have the
resources or expertise to maintain the artworks to museum standards. Recognizing that the works deserved attention, care,
and honor, Blackiston, who died in 2007, donated many works from his collection to the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
in December 2006.
“This gift was a rare opportunity,” commented advisory board president Heyn Kjerulf. “It was a great fit for both the donor and
the organization. Mr. Blackiston wanted to give his art to an organization that would value it and preserve it in a way he could
not. The LCVA’s primary collection focus is on Virginia artists; and this is a wonderful selection of works by some of the state’s stars.”
The initial gift to the LCVA consisted of about fifty drawings and paintings made by key Virginia artists, including Amlong,
Jones, and Kendrick, as well as Phyllis Biddle, Richard Bland, Eddie Peters, and others. The works are valued at $250,000,
but many needed significant restoration.
“We were thrilled to receive the collection,” noted Johnson Bowles. “However, the part that can be challenging is finding the resources to restore and maintain the art. That’s why I’m so appreciative of the support we’ve received from several
individual donors and, now, from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. It’s a strong start to the funds we’ll need to conserve
these important works.”
Most of the donated artworks were restored in time for exhibition during the summer and fall of 2009 in Extreme
Personalities, Elegant Paintings: Works from the Lester Blackiston Collection. A second gift from Blackiston’s collection still awaits restoration.
“We need additional gifts to underwrite the very painstaking – and very expensive – restoration of these artworks,” continued
Bowles. “But it’s been gratifying to have early support for the project. And aside from the dollars, it’s heartening to see
statewide recognition of the artistic value of these artworks in our care.”
You Can Help Continue This Important Work To make a gift in support of the Blackiston Conservation Fund, you may visit the “advancement” section of Longwood
University’s web site (http://www.longwood.edu/advancement) or you can write a check to the LCVA. In either case, please specify that you would like for your gift to support the Blackiston fund. Checks may be mailed to LCVA,
129 North Main Street, Farmville, Virginia 23901.
During the summer of 2008, the LCVA installed musically themed works in the public spaces of Wygal Hall,
home of the Longwood University Music Department. Among the featured works is: Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937),
Untitled (Garth Newel chamber music), 1999, oil on gessoed paper, 29.375 x 20.5 inches, Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, gift of Suitable for Framing, Inc., for the Jack Blanton Collection, 2008.14.2.
LCVA Creates Artistic Harmony in Wygal Hall During the summer of 2008, exhibitions manager Alex Grabiec ’07 and registrar Robin Sedgwick worked to install nearly two
dozen artworks on the walls of Wygal Hall, home to Longwood’s Music Department. All of the art works relate to music, showing, for example, a conductor leading an orchestra, jazz musicians jamming, or choir members harmonizing.
“It’s been extremely well received,” noted music department chair Charlie Kinzer. “I think anyone familiar with academics will understand that it’s rare to find unilateral agreement, but I have not heard from one person in the department who hasn’t
been delighted with the art selections. The drawings and paintings add a lot of atmosphere and elegance – and the musical
themes of the art couldn’t be more appropriate.”
Most of the pieces hung at Wygal were gifts to the LCVA’s collection. Many are drawings and paintings by Virginia artist
Ann Lyne, most of them given by the artist for the Jack Blanton Collection established in late 2006, and several from Roy Carter, who owns the shop Suitable for Framing in Richmond. “To receive these musically themed gifts just as we were
considering what to hang at Wygal was perfect,” commented Grabiec.
Also featured in the building are works by David Cochran, Noel Rockmore, Katherine Cox Smith, William Tolliver, and Jeff
and Mark Zets, and a 19th-century painted tapestry after David Teniers the Younger. These gifts were made possible by Donna and Thomas Brumfield, Robert B. and Margaret T. Mayo ’52, Julia J. Norrell, and Victor Potamkin.
Many of the pieces installed in the music building have been hung in the Haga Room, a “green room” where performers
gather before the start of an event. Other artworks grace the lobby through which students, staff, and faculty pass daily and in which the audience gathers before musical performances and lectures.
The installation is an example of Longwood’s commitment to incorporating art into everyday life for people studying and working in any discipline, from literature to education to the sciences.
An opening reception to celebrate the art was held for faculty members of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences on August 18.
Telling Objects: African Art from the LCVA’s Permanent Collection On Exhibition at Sweet Briar College 29 January - 5 April 2009 By Suzanne Ramsey, reprinted courtesy of the Appomattox News In January, Sweet Briar College [launched] a series of events in conjunction with “Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts,” an exhibit on display January 29 through April 5
in the Anne Gary Pannell Gallery.
As the exhibit’s name indicates, the items in “Telling Objects” are on loan from the Longwood Center for Visual Arts in Farmville. The collection was a gift to the University from Donna and Thomas L. Brumfield Jr.
“Telling Objects” focuses on 35 African masks, textiles, baskets, furnishings, sculptures and architectural elements and the
stories these objects tell about religious practices, coming-of-age rituals, death, abundance, giving thanks and other themes.
During the spring of 2009, the LCVA loaned highlights from its Brumfield Collection of African Art to Sweet Briar College.
“This will be a dramatic, vibrant exhibition,” Karol Lawson, Sweet Briar galleries director, said. “The works are large, three-dimensional and very compelling, on both an intellectual and an emotional level.” …
A series of related performances and lectures – including a talk by LCVA director K. Johnson Bowles – accompanied the exhibition. In addition, ninth graders from Amherst County schools participated in curriculum-based tours of the art.
Support for the programs was made possible by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and by the Sweet Briar College
Lectures and Events Committee.
Martin Ramirez (b. Jalisco, Mexico, active California; 1885-1960), Horse and Rider, c. 1950, crayon, 18 x 23 inches, collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, gift of William and Ann Oppenhimer for the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection, 2009.15.39. Photograph by Alex Grabiec, ’07.
New In The Permanent Collection 1 July 2008 – 30 June 2009 The year 2008-2009 saw rich additions to the LCVA’s permanent collection. Captain and Mrs. Charles R. Baron made a gift that greatly enhances the LCVA’s Campus Loan offerings, while long-time benefactors Jack Blanton, William and Ann
Oppenhimer, and Henry and Bernice Rowe ’70, added significant works to existing collections established in their names.
Before his death, Lester Blackiston complemented an earlier gift with sixteen works by Richmond artists of the last quarter
of the 20th century. Other works were gifted by Valerie Armini, Fritz Brandt and Karen Siler, Thomas and Donna Brumfield, Patricia Cormier, Phil Grimes, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Agnes Lee Lowry-Campbell, Thomas Scanlin, Maryann and
Homer Springer, Suitable for Framing, and Helen Whitehead. Several LCVA purchases rounded out this year’s acquisitions.
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Garth Newel cellists – playing Smetana), 1985, Conté and pastel, 18 x 12 inches (The Jack Blanton Collection, 2008.14.1). Gift of Suitable for Framing, Inc.
No, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection,
Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Garth Newel chamber music), 1999, oil on paper, 29.375 x 20.5 inches (The Jack Blanton
Collection, 2008.14.2). Gift of Suitable for Framing, Inc.
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Mark Russell Smith and Esther
Heideman, Soprano, with Richmond Symphony, 2000, Conté and pastel, 19.625 x 25.375 inches (The Jack Blanton Collection, 2008.14.3). Gift of
many others who felt the same way, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches
(American Art Collection, 2008.20.7)
All I was doing was trying to get home from work, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.8)
Our mistreatment was just not right and I was tired of it, 2007, relief print,
Suitable for Framing, Inc.
21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.9)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Mark Russell Smith Conducting
The only tired I was, was tired of giving in, 2007, relief print, 21.125
the Richmond Symphony, 2000, Conté and pastel, 19.625 x 25.5 inches
(The Jack Blanton Collection, 2008.14.4). Gift of Suitable for Framing, Inc.
The fifteen works by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. (b. Lafayette, Louisiana, 1950)
x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.10)
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free ... , 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.11)
that follow are from the series Fourteen Quotes from Rosa Louise Parks,
Racism is still with us, but it is up to us to prepare our children for what they
Kennedy III and Adric Paul Kennedy.
x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.12)
Fourteen Quotes from Rosa Louise Parks, Civil Rights Activist, 2007, relief
I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom
Civil Rights Activist. They are a gift of the artist in honor of Amos Paul
print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.1)
have to meet and hopefully we shall overcome, 2007, relief print, 21.125
& equality & justice & prosperity for all people, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.13)
Memories of our lives, of our works, and our deeds will continue in others, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.2)
I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to
I was just trying to let them know how I felt about being treated as a human
being, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.3)
Each person must live their life as a model for others, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.4)
move, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection,
The time had just come when I had been pushed as far as I could stand to be pushed, I suppose, 2007, relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.15)
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear, 2007,
relief print, 21.125 x 15.5 inches (American Art Collection, 2008.20.5)
The thirty works that follow are the gift
of Captain and Mrs. Charles R. Baron. Jean-Claude Picot (French, b. 1933), Les Fleurs du Jardin, 1997, serigraph,
18.5 x 15.5 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.1)
Shlomo Alter (Romanian), Parlor View, 2001, serigraph, 9.125 x 11.375
inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.2)
W. Howard Smith, Canal Bridge, n.d., lithograph, 15.5 x 13 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.3)
Andrew Warden (b. Middlesex, England, 1949), Forest Glade, n.d.,
serigraph, 10.625 x 15.875 inches image area (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.12)
Raymond Poulet (b. Paris, France, 1934), Grandes Herbes, n.d., lithograph,
29.875 x 22 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.13)
Pierre Eugene Cambier (French, 1914-2000), Le Pont Neuf, 2001, serigraph, 9.875 x 12 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.14)
Pierre Eugene Cambier (French, 1914-2000), La Sainte Chapelle, 2001, serigraph, 9.75 x 11.875 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.15)
serigraph, 19.25 x 24.25 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.4)
Julian Askins (b. Monmouthshire, England, 1961), Tables in Summer II,
Jeffrey Rivers, High and Dry, 1997, serigraph, 21.5 x 19.5 inches
(Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.5)
Jean-Claude Picot (French, b. 1933), Le Chemin du Village, 1997, serigraph, 23 x 27.5 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.6)
Barbara A. Wood (b. Columbus, Ohio), Blue Lady, serigraph,
29.5 x 33.75 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.7)
Deneille Spohn Moes, Sunday Noon, seriolithograph, 21.25 x 27 inches
(Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.8)
Misha Lenn (b. Leningrad, Soviet Union, 1962), Cancan, 2001,
seriolithograph, 15.5 x 24 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.9) Pierre-Eugene Cambier (French, 1914-2000), Paris – Le Pont des Arts et l’Institut, 1997, serigraph, 7.25 x 9.125 inches image area (Campus Loan
Pierre-Eugene Cambier (French, 1914-2000), Paris – Place Saint André des
Arts, 1997, serigraph, 9.5 x 11.5 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.11)
Fanch (Francois Ledan, French, b. 1949), Romantic Promenade, 1998,
2000, serigraph, 14.5 x 17.875 inches (Campus Loan Collection,
Zamy Steynovitz (Polish/Israeli, 1951-2000), Pianist in Bloom, 1998, serigraph, 16 x 21.25 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.17) Harry Guttman (b. Bucharest, Romania, 1933), Village Park, 2001,
seriolithograph, 18 x 20.625 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.18) Linda LeKinff (b. Paris, France, 1949), Accords, 2000, seriolithograph, 18 x 22.25 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.19)
Shlomo Alter (Romanian), A Vase with a Violin, 2002, serigraph,
13.5 x 11.125 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.20)
Kevin Miles (b. 1956) and Wendy Schaefer-Miles (b. Wisconsin, 1960), Woodland Jewel, 2001, serigraph, 7.875 x 9.75 inches image area (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.21)
Pierre-Eugene Cambier (French, 1914-2000), Rue de la Montagne Sainte-
Genevieve, 1992, lithograph, 19.75 x 25.5 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.22)
Jerry Eisenberg for Hanna-Barbara Studios, That Means “I Love You”
(still from a 1962 Jetsons television show), 1996, sericel, 10.5 x 12.5 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2008.21.27)
Jim Davis, Happy Cat (Garfield), 1999, cel with background,
11 x 13.125 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2008.21.28.1) Jim Davis, Untitled (Preliminary drawing for Happy Cat), c. 1999,
ink and non-reproducing blue pencil on paper, 10.75 x 12.5 inches
(Graphic Design Study Collection, 2008.21.28.2)
Walt Disney Studios, still from “Mr. Duck Steps Out” (1940), 1990, sericel,
10.75 x 14 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2008.21.29)
The sixteen works that follow are the gift of Lester Newton Blackiston,
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled
(Still life with yellow flowers in a blue vase, Shiva, and toy
cars), 1984, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Virginia Artists
Collection, gift of Lester Newton Blackiston dedicated to Frankie Elizabeth “Lilly” Blackiston, his wife, 2008.27.8. Photograph by Taylor Dabney.
Marcus Glenn (b. Detroit, Michigan, 1968), Saxophone Joe Get Off That
dedicated to Frankie Elizabeth “Lilly” Blackiston, his wife.
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), Untitled (Richmond
rooftop with skylights), 1978, oil on canvas, 28 x 31 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.1)
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), Untitled (Three
oranges, jar, cruet, glass, and two bottles on window ledge), 1979, oil on
canvas, 20 x 25.75 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.2)
Seat and Blow, 2002, seriolithograph, 19 x 10.25 inches (Campus Loan
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), Peacock’s Coal
Marcel Mouly (French, 1918-2008), Petit Port Danois, 1998, serigraph,
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), First Snow, 1978,
Michael Judge, Windows, 1997, serigraph, 10.75 x 16.25 inches
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), Untitled (Evening
10.75 x 12.75 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.24)
(Campus Loan Collection, 2008.21.25)
Ed Benedict for Hanna-Barbera Studios, still from “Do or Diet” (1961), 1996,
Truck, 1977, oil on canvas, 40” x 48” (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.3)
oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.4)
rooftops, Park Avenue, Richmond, Virginia), 1963, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.5)
sericel, 10.5 x 12.5 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2008.21.26)
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled (Still life with peach, oranges, onions, and apple), 1986, oil on
canvas, 16 x 19.75 inches, collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Virginia Artists Collection, gift of Lester Newton Blackiston dedicated to Frankie Elizabeth “Lilly” Blackiston, his wife, 2008.27.10. Photograph by Taylor Dabney.
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), Untitled (Sketch of
Main Street Station, Richmond, with elevated track), 1980, oil on canvas,
20 x 15 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.6)
William S. Amlong (b. Chilkoot Barracks, Alaska, 1938), Self-portrait, 1962, oil on canvas, 15.25 x 11.75 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.7)
30 x 24.25 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.9)
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled (Still life with peach, oranges, onions, and apple), 1986, oil on canvas, 16 x 19.75 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.10)
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled (Still life with yellow
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled (Still life with daisies,
30 x 24 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.8)
cloth), 1989?, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches (Virginia Artists Collection,
flowers in a blue vase, Shiva, and toy cars), 1984, oil on canvas,
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Lester!, 1988, oil on canvas,
carnations, and baby’s breath in vase, paperweight, and apples on blue
William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled (Cathedral in blue), 1979, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2008.27.12) William Fletcher Jones (American, 1930-1996), Untitled (Self-portrait,
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Old Providence Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Graveyard (Spottswood, Virginia), c. 2006, oil on canvas, 21.875 x 27.875 inches (2009.2.5)
drinking), 1977, oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches (Virginia Artists Collection,
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), The Greyhound “Fire Freeze,” 1989,
William P. Kendrick (b. Charlotte, North Carolina, 1928), Untitled (Petrushka),
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), The Queen Place, 2000,
1965, watercolor, 25.625 x 19.75 inches (Virginia Artists Collection,
oil on canvas, 36 x 42 inches (2009.2.6)
oil on canvas, 27 .5 x 21.5 inches (2009.2.7)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Gwin Farm from Mount Hope, 2000,
Douglas Edward Peters (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1946), Diana Series: Three
oil on canvas, 21.875 x 27.875 inches (2009.2.8)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Painter’s Porch, Nimrod Hall
Brown Dots, 1984, mixed media on paper, 7.5 x 5.75 inches (Virginia Artists
Douglas Edward Peters (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1946), Diana Series: Four Blue Dots, 1984, mixed media on paper, 11 x 7.5 inches (Virginia Artists
Nancy V. Leitch (American, 1915-2008), Butterflies, n.d., Conté and pastel
with graphite, 12 x 9.25 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.1). Gift of Maryann and Homer Springer.
The nineteen works that follow are the gift of Jack Blanton
for The Jack Blanton Collection.
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Painter’s Porch, 1983, Conté, 30 x 22.25 inches (2009.2.1)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Nimrod Hall with Horses, 1984,
Conté, 22.125 x 30.125 inches (2009.2.2)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Cows 8-15-02, 2002, Conté, 12 x 18 inches (2009.2.3)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), The Folly Farm Studio I (Studio with Sleeping Greyhounds), 1993, Conté and pastel, 29.5 x 41.75 inches
(The Studio with Sleeping Greyhound), 1991, oil on canvas, 47.75 x 35.75 inches (2009.2.9)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Sleeping Greyhound (“Frank”),
1998, oil on canvas, 9.75 x 8 inches (2009.2.10)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), County Fair, Rockbridge, 2007,
oil and charcoal on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (2009.2.11)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Women dressing –
burgundy skirt) (from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby), 1992, Conté and pastel, 12.5 x 19 inches (2009.2.12.1)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Women in petticoats) (from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby), 1992, Conté and pastel, 12.5 x 19 inches (2009.2.12.2)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Women in dressing room) (from a made during depicting the 1992 filming of Sommersby), 1992, Conté and pastel, 19 x 12.5 inches (2009.2.12.3)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Women and man in
dressing room) (from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby), 1992, Conté and pastel, 15 x 22.25 inches (2009.2.12.4)
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Scene in women’s
Globe-shape vessel, Nupe culture?, Nigeria?, 21st century earthenware,
dressing room) (from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby),
13.5 inches high x 15.25 inches diam. (African Art Collection, 2009.6.1).
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Man at dressing table)
Gourd-shape vessel, Zaire?, 21st century earthenware, 15.5 inches high
1992, Conté and pastel, 19 x 25.25 inches (2009.2.12.5)
Gift of Donna and Thomas Brumfield Jr.
(from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby), 1992,
x 12.75 inches diam. (African Art Collection, 2009.6.2). Gift of Donna
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Women dressing –
Virginia Bedford (American, 1905-1977), Canterbury, 1949, watercolor,
1992, Conté and pastel, 15 x 22.25 inches (2009.2.12.7)
Lowry-Campbell in memory of her mother, Agnes Meredith Lowry.
Conté and pastel, 19 x 25.25 inches (2009.2.12.6)
green bodice) (from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby),
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), Untitled (Five women in costume) (from a series made during the 1992 filming of Sommersby), 1992, Conté and pastel, 22.25 x 30 inches (2009.2.12.8)
and Thomas Brumfield Jr.
15 x 21.875 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.7). Gift of Agnes Lee
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Consider the Ant, 1991, serigraph,
22.375 x 29.625 inches (William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection,
2009.8). Gift of Thomas E. Scanlin in honor of Ann and William Oppenhimer. Miriam Keates-Reid, Citation, 1985, monoprint with collage, 15 x 11.25
Jinqing?, Untitled (Landscape with waterfalls and mist-filled valleys), n.d.,
inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2009.9). Gift of Phil Grimes.
Art, 2009.3). Gift of Dr. Patricia P. Cormier.
Jim Dugan (b. West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1974), Untitled (Large squared
Helen Whitehead (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1925), Twelve Fundamental
inches (Ceramic Study Collection, 2009.10a/b). LCVA purchase.
ink on Asian paper, 27.25 x 27.25 inches (The Rowe Collection of Chinese
Sounds – Divisions of Lü, second version, 1992, acrylic paint with ink
drawing and vinyl applications on tempered Masonite, 36 x 36 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.4). Gift of the artist.
Max Lauger (German, 1864-1952), Untitled (Tree with tan leaves), 1897,
glazed earthenware, 5.75 x 5.75 x .625 inches (Ceramic Study Collection,
2009.5.1). Gift of Fritz Brandt and Karen Siler in memory of their father, Frederick Brandt.
Max Lauger (German, 1864-1952), Untitled (Green leaves in mirror
lidded jar), 2008, wood-fired stoneware with glaze, 12.25 x 10.875 x 10.875
Shelley Gipson (b. Nacogoches, Texas, 1973), Lutto, 2008, intaglio, chine collé, and hair, 11 x 7.5 inches (Print Study Collection, 2009.11). LCVA purchase.
Blue and White Stemmed Cup, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) or early Qing
dynasty (1644-1912), porcelain with blue underglaze, 5.5 inches high x 6.5 inches diam. (Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, 2009.12.1). Gift of Henry C. and Bernice Beazley Rowe ’70.
symmetry), c. 1897, glazed earthenware, 5.875 x 5.875 x .5 inches
Lidded Funeral Urn, Song dynasty (960-1279), straw-glazed ceramic,
in memory of their father, Frederick Brandt.
2009.12.2a/b). Gift of Henry C. and Bernice Beazley Rowe ’70.
(Ceramic Study Collection, 2009.5.2). Gift of Fritz Brandt and Karen Siler
21.5 inches high x 6.75 inches diam. (Rowe Collection of Chinese Art,
Melissa Polhamus (b. 1957, Ludwigsburg, Germany; active Virginia), Loser, n.d., mixed media, 11 x 10.875 inches (William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection, 2009.13). LCVA purchase.
Ann Lyne (b. Richmond, Virginia, 1937), The Folly Farm Studio I (Studio with Sleeping Greyhounds), 1993,
pastel and Conté, 29.5 x 41.75 inches, collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, gift of Jack Blanton for the Jack Blanton Collection of American Art, 2009.2.4. Photograph by Taylor Dabney.
The works that follow are from a portfolio of works by Nancy V. Leitch (American, 1915-2008). They are the gift of Valerie Armini, the artist’s daughter.
Untitled (Lions), 1944, linocut, 10 x 14 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.14.1)
Licorice, n.d., Conté and charcoal, 9 x 10.875 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2009.14.2)
Giraffe, n.d., graphite, 11.125 x 7.5 inches (Campus Loan Collection, 2009.14.3)
Mary (Pittsburgh Zoo), n.d., graphite and Conté, 10.875 x 14.75 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.4)
Untitled (Four sketches of cattle), n.d., Conté, 9.875 x 13.875 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.5)
Pigs, n.d., graphite, 9.875 x 13.5 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.6)
Ponies, n.d., graphite, 8.875 x 11.625 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.7)
Freda, n.d., Conté, 13.375 x 10 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.12)
Untitled (Resting greyhound with head in profile), n.d., graphite, 2.5 x 4.625 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.13)
Untitled (Wildebeest?), n.d., Conté, 14 x 16.875 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.14)
Three sketches of Afghan hounds, n.d., each in blue ink on paper:
head, 5.125 x 2.375 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.15.1); standing, stretching, 5.125 x 2.375 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.15.2); with notation “relief,” 4 x 2.375 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.15.3)
Untitled (Elephant “leaning down to drink”), n.d., Conté on card stock,
4.375 x 6.25 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.16)
Nancy V. Leitch (American, 1915-2008), Butterflies, n.d.,
Conté and pastel with graphite, 12 x 9.25 inches, collection
of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Virginia Artists
Six designs for advertisements with chessboard theme for Virginia Electric
Photograph by Taylor Dabney.
industrial education savings,” 16.5 x 13.375 inches (Graphic Design Study
Collection, gift of Maryann and Homer Springer, 2009.1.
Untitled (Seated lion), n.d., Conté, 9 x 12.125 inches (Drawing Study
Untitled (Mooing cow), 1944, charcoal on board, 12 x 17.75 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.9)
Untitled (Animal with lowered head), 1958, ink, 11.75 x 17.875 inches (Drawing Study Collection, 2009.14.10)
Untitled (Resting greyhound), n.d., Conté, 5 x 7.875 inches (Drawing Study
Untitled (Resting hippo), 1958, Conté, 10.875 x 16.5 inches (Drawing Study
and Power Company, c. 1966, each a gelatin silver print: “Capture Southern Collection, 2009.14.18.1); “Next door to the nation’s capital,” 16.375 x
13.875 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2009.14.18.2); “Capture
Southern manpower,” 16 x 13.625 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2009.14.18.3); “Capture Southern climate savings,” 16.5 x 14 inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2009.14.18.4); “Capture Southern
transportation savings,” 16.375 x 13.625 inches (Graphic Design Study
Collection, 2009.14.18.5); “Capture Southern tax savings,” 16.625 x 13.5
inches (Graphic Design Study Collection, 2009.14.18.6)
The fifty-one works that follow are the gift of William and Ann Oppenhimer.
Unless otherwise noted, they are for the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection.
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), You May Not See Me When I Fly, 1987, enamel on plywood, 21 x 40 inches (2009.15.12)
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Space and Earth Will Be Getting
Lillian Barker (American, 1930-1997), Garden of Eaden [sic], 1989, acrylic
Acquanted [sic], 1984, paint on glass with masking tape, 11 x 17 inches
Lillian Barker (American, 1930-1997), Jacobâ€™s Ladder, 1989, acrylic on
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Just Stepping Off in the Dark, 1984,
on canvas board, 16 x 20 inches (2009.15.1)
canvas board, 16 x 20 inches (2009.15.2)
paint on glass with masking tape, 11 x 17 inches (2009.15.14)
Jack Beverland (b. Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1939), Seminole Maiden Doll, 1994,
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Howard Preaches, 1983,
acrylic on board, 18 x 16 inches (2009.15.3)
polychromed wood cutout, 12.5 x 5 inches (2009.15.15)
Minnie Black (American, 1899-1996), Black-striped Monster, 1988, gourd, seeds, Sculptamold, paint, 2.5 x 22 x 12 inches (2009.15.4)
Vernon Burwell (American, 1916-1990), Black Cat, 1987, polychromed cement, leather, and metal, 13 x 11 x 7 inches (2009.15.5)
Jeanne Campbell, Portrait of Ann, 1979, 14 x 11 inches, graphite, Virginia Artists Collection, (2009.15.6)
Miles Carpenter (American, 1889-1985), Orange Root Monster, 1980,
polychromed wood, plastic, and wire, 9.5 x 34 x 15 inches (2009.15.7) Paul Cox (American, b. 1928), Pair of Clydesdale Horses and a Wagon,
1996, polychromed clay, wood, leather, and metal, 13 x 28 x 9 inches (2009.15.8)
Abraham Lincoln Criss (American, 1914-2000), Young Deer, 1986, coffee wood and marbles, 36 x 9 x 40 inches (2009.15.9)
Abraham Lincoln Criss (American, 1914-2000), Woman on a Stump, 1986,
wood, paint, sawdust, glue, 19 x 7 x 6 inches (2009.15.10)
Mose Tolliver (American, 1920-2006), Big Head on a
Wagon, 1990, house paint on plywood, 24 x 24 inches,
collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, gift of William and Ann Oppenhimer for the William
and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection, 2009.15.43. Photograph by Alex Grabiec, â€™07.
Thomas Daniel, Tent Revival, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 1982, gelatin silver print, 9 x 7 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.15.11)
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Howard Preaches, 1983, polychromed wood cutout, 12.5 x 5 inches (2009.15.16)
Howard Finster (American, 1916-2001), Spinning Wheel Planter, c. 1950,
Rosemarie Koczy (b. Germany, active Switzerland, New York; 1939-2007), I Weave Myself a Shroud (with black spot upper left), 1981, ink and oil pastel, 12 x 9 inches (2009.15.28)
pyrographed wood with nails, 24 x 22 x 5 inches (2009.15.17)
Rosemarie Koczy (b. Germany, active Switzerland, New York; 1939-2007),
John Gilley (active Kentucky), Birds on a Fence, 1990, polychromed wood
12 x 9 inches (2009.15.29)
with birdâ€™s nest, 23 x 11 x 8 inches (2009.15.18)
Ted Gordon (b. Louisville, Kentucky, 1924), Head of a Man, 2002, ink on posterboard, 18 x 20 inches (2009.15.19)
I Weave Myself a Shroud (with rising form in strong diagonal), 1981, ink,
Rosemarie Koczy (b. Germany, active Switzerland, New York; 1939-2007), I Weave Myself a Shroud (with two tall leaning figures and one figure
elongated in an arc), 1981, ink and oil pastel, 12 x 9 inches (2009.15.30)
Bessie Harvey (American, 1929-1994), A Storm in Time, 1986,
Connie Lewis (active Kentucky), Alligator, 1990, polychromed wood,
James Harold Jennings (American, 1931-1999), Tall Indian with a Star, 1985,
Connie Lewis (active Kentucky), Beaver, 1989, polychromed wood,
Anderson Johnson (American, 1915-1998), Portrait of Ann and Boo, 1990,
Everett Mayo (b. 1959, active Virginia), African Mask, 1997, polychromed
Anderson Johnson (American, 1915-1998), Jesus with John the Baptist,
Carl McKenzie (American, 1905-1998), The Three Bears, 1988,
Anderson Johnson (American, 1915-1998), Mary and Martha, Friends
John Morgan and Charlotte Morgan, Botticelliâ€™s Grace Unveiling a Penny
ink on newsprint, 23.5 x 17.5 inches (2009.15.20)
polychromed wood, 29.5 x 6.5 x 5.5 inches (2009.15.21)
acrylic on canvas board, 24 x 30 inches framed (2009.15.22)
1989, acrylic? on canvas, 48 x 60 inches (2009.15.23)
of Jesus, 1990, acrylic? on plywood, 38 x 44 inches (2009.15.24)
Anderson Johnson (American, 1915-1998), Jesus in the Garden of
Gethsemane, 1989, acrylic? on canvas, 44 inches diam. (2009.15.25) Anderson Johnson (American, 1915-1998), Martin Luther King, 1994, acrylic? on wood, 32 x 27 inches (2009.15.26)
S. L. Jones (American, 1901-1997), Man and Woman, 1985, crayon and ink, 14 x 16.5 inches framed (2009.15.27)
4 x 23 x 6 inches (2009.15.31)
6 x 24 x 4 inches (2009.15.32)
driftwood and metal, 12 x 10 x 7 inches (2009.15.33)
polychromed wood, 10 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches (2009.15.34)
Postcard, 1987, mixed media, 11 x 14 inches framed (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.15.35)
John Morgan, Cow Series, Pirouette, 1987, mixed media, 16.5 x 23 x 6 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.15.36)
Earnest Patton (b. Holy Creek, Kentucky, 1935), Bird and Snake Cane, 1988, polychromed wood, marbles, 39 x 8 x 1.5 inches (2009.15.37)
Mary Proctor (b. Jefferson County, Florida, 1960), God Love Make the World Go Round [sic], 1997, acrylic paint and beads on wood door, 37 x 30 x 2 inches (2009.15.38)
Mose Tolliver (American, 1920-2006), Big Head on a Wagon, 1990, house paint on plywood, 24 x 24 inches (2009.15.43)
Troy Webb (b. 1926, active Tennessee), Big Man, 1988, wood, fabric, paint, 23 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (2009.15.44)
Velma Webb, Boy, 1988, wood, fabric, graphite, 15 x 5.5 x 3 inches (2009.15.45)
Derek Webster (b. Puerto Castilla, Honduras, 1934; active U.S.),
Man Plate #1, 1997, ceramic, paint, jewelry, beads, 10 x 9 x 4.5 inches (2009.15.46)
Derek Webster (b. Puerto Castilla, Honduras, 1934; active U.S.),
Woman Plate #2, 2003, mixed media, 11 x 8.5 x 2.5 inches (2009.15.47) Derek Webster (b. Puerto Castilla, Honduras, 1934; active U.S.),
Ted Gordon (b. Louisville, Kentucky, 1924), Head of a Man, 2002, ink on posterboard, 18 x 20 inches, collection of the
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, gift of William and Ann Oppenhimer for the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art
Collection, 2009.15.19. Photograph by Alex Grabiec, ’07.
Woman Plate #3, 2003, mixed media, 9.5 x 8 x 2.5 inches (2009.15.48) Derek Webster (b. Puerto Castilla, Honduras, 1934; active U.S.), Queen, 2003, mixed media, 18 x 9 x 4 inches (2009.15.49)
Melissa Weinman (b. Luverne, Minnesota, 1960), Ann Oppenhimer, 1986,
oil on canvas, 37 x 28 inches (Virginia Artists Collection, 2009.15.50) Martin Ramirez (b. Jalisco, Mexico, active California; 1885-1960), Horse and
Rider, c. 1950, crayon, 18 x 23 inches (2009.15.39)
Welthy Williams, Mother and Child, 1960, acrylic on canvas board, 16 x 12 inches (2009.15.51)
Bernard Schatz (“L-15”) (American, b. 1950), Thisbe 4 (Green Mask), 1983,
paint, cardboard, and velvet, 11 x 7 x 3 inches (2009.15.40)
Lorenzo Scott (American, b. 1922), Madonna and Child, 1995, oil on canvas
with artist-made frame created with Bondo, 21.5 x 21.5 x 2 inches (2009.15.41)
Mose Tolliver (American, 1920-2006), Woman on a Scooter, before 1989, house paint on plywood, 26 x 25 inches (2009.15.42)
FI N ANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS 2 0 0 8.2009 Centra Southside Community Hospital Opens LCVA’s Doors to People with Disabilities This fall, a gift from Centra Southside Community Hospital enhanced the accessibility of the LCVA by adding auto-open
technology to the front doors. Wheelchair users, for example, can open the doors with the touch of a button, and the doors
will stay open long enough to allow individuals with disabilities to navigate the entrance.
“The LCVA and Centra Southside Community Hospital have enjoyed a positive relationship as good neighbors who both
serve the same regional community,” noted LCVA director K. Johnson Bowles. “We are so appreciative of their support.” “The LCVA has benefited our patients in many ways,” noted Dr. Gwen Eddleman, President and CEO of Centra Southside
Community Hospital. “The LCVA installed a folk art collection along our corridors that brings inspiration and encouragement on a daily basis to our staff and patients.
“As we start defining ‘health’ more broadly, we see that the arts are a vital part of emotional wellness. We were pleased to help the LCVA’s wonderful facility and excellent programs become more available to the entire population.”
Bowles concluded, “A good gift pairs the passion of the giver with the need of the recipient. Clearly, Centra Southside
Community Hospital is passionate about helping people with physical needs. Their gift was a perfect match to help us open our doors to everyone.”
Contributors 1 July 2008 – 30 June 2009 Hope Society
Waverly M. Cole
of $500,000 - $999,999
of $100,000 - $499,999
William T. & Harriet Butterworth Miller 1951
Lifetime gifts to the LCVA
Henry C. & Bernice Beazley Rowe 1970
Lifetime gifts to the LCVA
Lester N. Blackiston
Jackson L. Blanton
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brumfield Jr.
John R. Cook 1952 Julia J. Norrell
Dr. & Mrs. William M. Oppenhimer Jackie Paterson
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Mary Morton Parsons Foundation
Individuals who have thoughtfully provided for the LCVA through a will or estate plan
Jackson L. Blanton
M. Jane Brooke 1963
Phyllis Watts Harriss 1946
Dr. & Mrs. William M. Oppenhimer Director
Annual gifts of $25,000 or more Jackson L. Blanton
William T. & Harriet Butterworth Miller 1951 William M. & Ann F. Oppenhimer
Annual gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Duff
Harriet B. & William T. Miller Fund
Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation
Annual gifts of $2,500 - $4,999 Valerie Armini
j fergeson gallery
Mr. & Mrs. Harlan L. Horton Amos P. Kennedy Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Lowry F. Kline
Robert B. & Margaret Thomas Mayo 1952
Henry C. & Bernice Beazley Rowe 1970 Michael David Whaley
Centra Southside Community Hospital J. E. Jamerson & Sons, Inc.
Mark & Tammy Southall
Fourth Street Motor Company Inc. Land Title Services, LLC Pairet’s
Rochette’s Florist Connoisseur
Annual gifts of $750 - $1,249
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Ann Bradshaw 2004
David D. Lewis & Sandy Willcox
County of Buckingham
Real Living Cornerstone LLC
Annual gifts of $1,250 - $2,499
Mr. & Mrs. Earl F. Lockwood
County of Prince Edward
Charles H. & Candice Jamison Dowdy 1969
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Brumfield Jr.
Buckingham Greenery Inc.
Discount Fabrics Inc.
Capt. & Mrs. Charles R. Baron
Awesome Party Supplies and Event Rentals
Lonnie I. Calhoun III & Marian Hahesy-Calhoun
Town of Farmville
Annual gifts of $5,000 - $9,999
Drs. Thomas & Mary Basco Earline Cheyne
Guy & Julie Dixon
James B. & Dianne Blair Gates 1964
Peter I. Hubbel
Dr. Vilma C. Witten
County of Cumberland
James B. Gates Jr. Revocable Trust
Green Properties Wachovia Collector
Annual gifts of $500 - $749
Mr. & Mrs. Everett W. Gee III
Dr. & Mrs. Shashi B. Ayer
Ellen & Terry Wayne Hudgins 1984
Dr. & Mrs. Paul T. Barrett
Connie Hom, CLP
Paul & Joanna Hydrick Baker 1995
Mr. & Mrs. Heyn Kjerulf
Farmville Wholesale Electric Supply Company
Ellery & Robin Sedgwick
K. Johnson Bowles
Murray S. & Cora Straughan Simpson 1961
James & Joyce Davis
Creative Electrical Contractors
Herberton Virginia Development LLC
The Manor Resort Spa & Residential Estate
Marc B. & Wilma Register Sharp 1966
Walter J. Payne Foundation
Jerry L. Stuart
Worth Higgins & Associates Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Bradley L. Watson
Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wade
Shirley V. Blackwell
Dr. Susan L. Booker
Dick & Darlene Bratcher Andrew A. & Carolyn J. Ferguson Patricia Altwegg Fitzgerald 1954
H. Franklin 1980 & Nita Beasley Grant 1972
Cannon & Lorraine Cundiff Watson 1995
Dr. & Mrs. Paul Hicks
Barrett and Company LLC
Robert D. & Susan H. May
Lucy Davis Gunn 1943 Dr. & Mrs. Charles D. Ross
Walter R. T. & Joan V. Witschey
@WORK Personnel and Medical Services Details & Company Farmville Herald
Kinex Networking Solutions Inc. StellarOne
Suitable for Framing, Inc. Fellow
Maurice Beane Studios
Corporate & Museum Frame Inc. Farmville Presbyterian Church Rug Rats
Sand Solutions Inc.
Joseph C. & Elizabeth F. McCutchen Mr. & Mrs. John McHenry James D. & B. J. Morley Frieda E. Myers
Lois A. Nervig
The Woodland Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Oâ€™Connor
Allan & Constance W. Pois
Annual gifts of $100 - $249
Emily G. Pilk
Ramesh N. Rao
Christopher M. & Kathleen M. Register
Annual gifts of $250 - $499
Harry B. & Avis Kolanda Addleman 1980
Benjamin McRae Amoss Jr.
Michael A. & Maria M. Silveira
Cheryl L. Adkins 1981
Hugh R. & Alice Cheatwood Stallard 1959
Tony & Ursula C. Burgess
Diane Bottoms Boxley 1972
Alicia B. Barbrey
Peggy Shupe Cave 1967
Thomas Patrick Burke Jr.
& Helen Warriner-Burke 1956
Christopher H. & Katherine Feil Dowdy
Anita H. Garland
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Gresham
Dirk & Patrizia Johnson
Ray Kleinlein & Joany McRae Kleinlein
William A. & Noelle Prince Shear
John E. & Fran Arehart
Troy S. Austin
Michael K. & Beth Cheuk Nellie M. Coles
Ashley Smith Cooper 1992
Raymond J. & Patricia P. Cormier Thomas D. & Marianne Dennison I. B. Dent
William P. & Shirley C. Donaldson
Rev. & Mrs. William E. Thompson Jane Turney
Beatrice Gay Wallace 1961
G. Daniel & Katherine Weese Pam Barnes Wilkinson John W. Wood III Friend
Annual gifts of up to $99
Eric A. Koger & Melissa S. Panzarello
William F. & Martha J. Dorrill
William P. Abrams & Rebecca K. Sturgill
Wayne E. & Deborah L. McWee
Rick & Aprille Erickson
Charles & Margaret Blackley Lindsay 2000
Jason S. 1999 & Heather Whitacre Milne 1999
Dr. & Mrs. John S. Peale
Hunter R. & Patsy Kimbrough Pettus 1950
Dr. & Mrs. David E. Pruitt
K. Craig & Denise Rogers
John D. & Deborah Slade Rucker & Karen Snead
Tim & Lisa Frazier Tharpe
Michael & Joy E. Boettcher Utzinger
Dr. Carolyn Wells
Hazel P. Duncan
William L. & Angie Webb Frank 1980
H. Lewis & Barbara Allen Garrett 1955 Alexander Michael Grabiec 2007
James C. & Ann Harris Gussett 1980
Richard Hyde 1976 & Ann Sprint Ingram 1970
John & Alicia Barbrey JoAnn G. Bauer
Robert Blackman & Kelly M. Nelson Alison M. Brandon
Gwendolyn L. Brooks
Bobbie S. Burton
Angela M. Jackson
Mr. & Mrs. Dilip C. Jain
Willie & Mary D. Jackson
John W. Jessiman
David & Kathryn Finefrock Carmichael 2003 Sharon L. Carney
Paula D. Carter
Mr. & Mrs. Scott T. Claud
Blair & Margo Potts
Robert W. & Elizabeth Cook Carter 1958 Harold N. & Nan H. Colvin
Angie Arrington Coppedge 1984 Mary H. Cormier
Mary Haskell Cosby
Linwood H. & Carol Cousins Jane Danby Crute 1946
Kathryn Marie Planow Terri Priest
Deborah Daniel Quinn 1992
Wendy Welch Richardson 1972 Dr. Carl Riden Julie Shield
Joe Hines & Aimee Harris Spencer 1993
Bruce Davis & Susan M. Sullivan
Mark & Elizabeth Sprinkle
Edward & Cynthia B. Devlin
William D. & Amy Stuart
Erin C. Devine
Cassie Ford Duarte Diane N. Easter
Christopher L. Swanson Donna G. Taylor
Betty J. Eidemiller
P. M. Thorne
Gregory Chris Tsigaridas 1994 & Naomi Johnson
Deborah S. Elliott
Trey Thompson & Christa Dawn Fye 1995
Dr. Stephen H. Goldberger
Charles R. & Faye Patteson Green 1986 Clay Hall & Amy Alliston Hall
Scott M. & Susan M. Harwood
Saranna Thornton Lacy B. Ward Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. William F. Watkins Jr. Kathy D. Watson
Alexander J. & Diane A. Werth Mr. & Mrs. John S. West
Glenn E. White & Virginia Spivey
Patricia Smalley Herring 1980
David Wicks & Kathy S. Worster
Jack O. & Sherry Honeycutt
M. Courtney & Darrell Lee Hodges 2007 Edwilda Isaac
Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan W. Keohane Cecil Madolyn Kidd 1961
Alan L. Williamson & Pamela Arkin Harwood & Son Insurance Mulliganâ€™s Sports Grille
Anthony A. Koyzis
Mary Diller LaGue 1980 Judith Lasley-Doan
Myrtis Leigh Lunsford Valerie Lutz
Kelly Ann Martin 2007
Emmett R. & Robin Stables McLane 1976 Walt & Jessica Moseley Ruth S. Murphy
Rachel Nunnally Overstreet 1974
FI N ANCIAL SUMMARY 1 July 2008 â€“ 30 June 2009 Revenue, Gains and Other Support
Contributions Non-Cash .....................................................................................262,925 Investment Income...............................................................................................77,644 Realized Gains (Losses) On Investments ..............................................................6,064
Unrealized Gains (Losses) On Investments .........................................................82,866 Other Revenue .....................................................................................................54,112
Rental Income ........................................................................................................4,378
Longwood University ..........................................................................................268,494 Total Revenues, Gains & Other Support ............................................................995,133
Scholarships / Awards............................................................................................1,100
Salaries / Wages / Benefits ................................................................................248,555 Professional Services...........................................................................................36,528
Printing & Publications .........................................................................................39,250 Postage & Shipping................................................................................................6,619
Equipment / Supplies ...........................................................................................44,917
Building Depreciation ...........................................................................................33,902
Travel ...................................................................................................................23,134 Staff Development..................................................................................................3,149
Marketing / Receptions ........................................................................................34,099
Increase (Decrease) In Assets ...........................................................................471,831
ADVISORY BOARD 1 July 2008 – 30 June 2009 Heyn Kjerulf, Chair Maurice Beane
Thomas Brumfield Carol Cousins Julie K. Dixon
Candice Jamison Dowdy ’69 Charles H. Dowdy III Kristin W. Gee
Harlan L. Horton
Angela M. Jackson Jane W. Kline
Margaret T. Mayo ’52
Lydia W. Peale
Tammy Southall Virginia Spivey
Margaret Taylor-Collins Robert C. Wade
Michael David Whaley MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Raymond N. Kleinlein
K. Craig Rogers
Richard C. McClintock Kelly Nelson
Abbey O’Connor Joy Utzinger
AD MINISTRATION & STAFF 1 July 2008 – 30 June 2009
Dr. Patricia Cormier, President
Richard W. Bratcher, Vice President for Facilities Management and Real Property
Courtney Hodges, Director of Corporate and Foundational Relations/Development Liaison to LCVA Dr. Wayne E. McWee, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tim J. Pierson, Vice President for Student Affairs
K. Craig Rogers, Vice President for University Advancement David Whaley, Director of Publications and Visual Arts
Kathy S. Worster, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Staff K. Johnson Bowles, Director Brian Carley ’09, Preparator
Beth Cheuk, Public Relations and Events Coordinator Alex Grabiec ’07, Exhibitions Manager Emily Gresham, Curator of Education
Michael Webb ’07, Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Greene ’07, Collections Manager Heather Milne ’99, Program Manager
David Overstreet ’06, Assistant Program Manager Robin Sedgwick, Museum Registrar
Work Study Students Vicki Clark
Ginny Howard-Smith Maria Saunders
Jennifer Thornton Emily Wilson ’06
LONGWOOD CENTER for the V I S UA L A RTS 129 North Main Street Farmville, Virginia 23901 434.395.2206
The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is located at the corner of Main and Third Streets in historic downtown Farmville.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.