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LCVA Exhibits Open On Sept. 28

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Just in time for Election Day, a nationally recognized collection of photographs centered on the theme of voting will open at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. In an adjacent gallery, the museum will feature selected photographs from its permanent collection. Both exhibitions open on Friday, September 28, with a free, public reception from 5 – 7 p.m.

Vote: Photographs by Michael Mergen has already appeared in Massachusetts and will later travel to Philadelphia. In addition, the photographs were also featured in the February 2012 issue of Harper's Magazine. The photographs show the quirky, fascinating variety of voting locales across the country, including election booths set up in shopping malls, diners, auto shops, and even homes. The exhibition is nonpartisan and speaks to larger questions about citizenship and democracy. Assistant professor of art and photography at Longwood, Michael Mergen has exhibited his works in a dozen states from New York to California. Vote is made possible through the generous support of Scott & Susan Harwood and the j fergeson gallery (Jarrod & Larissa Fergeson).

More than Meets the Eye: Photographs from the LCVA's Permanent Collection features more than twenty photographs of varying styles and eras, ranging from a 19th-century tintype through works by recent Longwood graduates and art department faculty members.

Both exhibitions will be open until after Election Day, closing on November 24. In the Kids' Activity Room, Seeing Spots continues, as kids use stickers to transform a white space into a colorful creation.

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.