LCVA/Crossroads To Present Exhibit

Published 3:45 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For the fourth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities for adults with disabilities. The resulting paintings are on exhibition at the LCVA, which will hold a free, public reception on Sunday, January 29, from 2-3 p.m.

Throughout the summer and early fall, Crossroads Community Services sponsored Camp Unity at Holliday Lake State Park and James River State Park, offering recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities. To round out the traditional camp activities such as swimming, volleyball, and archery, the LCVA's Curator of Education Emily Gresham offered art activities for the participants.

Gresham guided campers to make a painting and write about special people in their families. “We talked about family in a very broad way,” explained Gresham. “Family might be your mother or brother, but a helpful nurse or an encouraging friend can be like family, also. The paintings they created in response are touching, personal, and beautiful.”

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The exhibition is generously cosponsored by Ellery & Robin Sedgwick and Walter & Joan Witschey.

The paintings will appear in the LCVA's Miller Gallery through February 25. Closed to the public until this exhibition opens on January 29, the LCVA is located at 129 North Main Street in Farmville. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information on this or other programs and events, call the LCVA at 434-395-2206.