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Annual Youth Art Exhibition to open at LCVA

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) is proud to present its annual “Start with Art, Learn for Life: The Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition” with an opening reception on Sunday from 2–4 p.m. at LCVA. The community is invited to the reception, which is free and open to the public. The works will remain on view in LCVA’s Lower Level until March 26.

This is the 15th year the LCVA has organized and hosted the largest youth art exhibition in Virginia. This year’s exhibition includes works by over 1,500 pre-K to grade 12 students from 47 public, private and home schools in 11 counties with the efforts of 52 art teachers. Participating counties include Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Goochland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward.

There will be a special installation in the Main Street Gallery, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” which was created by all 980 students from Prince Edward Elementary School (pre-K through fourth grade) and coordinated by art teachers Joy Utzinger and Carol Edmonson.

The following teachers have assisted by preparing and submitting their students’ work for the 2016 exhibition: Allison Crews (Grassroots Learning Cooperative), Alyson Napier (Nottoway County High School), Amanda Tolson (Goochland Elementary School), Annelise Ware (Goochland Elementary School), Bonnie Stoltzfus (Five County Home Schoolers), Carla Terry (Amelia County Middle School), Carley York (Prince Edward County Middle School), Carol Edmonson (Prince Edward County Elementary School), Cassie Duarte (Central High School), Cindy Edmonds (Randolph Elementary School), Cindy Shelton-Eide (Goochland High School), Claudia McMillan (Randolph-Henry High School), Connie Queensberry (Central Middle School), David Brandon Hennessey (Prince Edward County High School), Deborah Ford (Amelia County High School), Deborah Quinn (Blackstone Primary School), Denis Cooper (Amelia Academy), Emily Overstreet (Cumberland County Elementary School), Emily Reynolds (Buckingham County Primary School), Forest Layne (Fuqua School, Upper and Lower School), Gayle Bromer (Buckingham County Middle School), Happy Krickovic (Goochland Middle School), Heather Kunka (Flat Rock Elementary School), Helen Hertzler (Five County Home Schoolers), Janice Stanley (Cumberland County High School), Jean Kunath (Central High School), Jennifer Abruzzo (Buckingham County High School), Jennifer Baker (Five County Home Schoolers), Jennifer Logan (Central Virginia Christian Academy), Jesica Bailey (Randolph-Henry High School and Eureka Elementary School), Joy Utzinger (Prince Edward County Elementary School), Julie Johnson (Goochland High School), Katy Clarke (Bacon District Elementary and Phenix Elementary School), Kim Dalton (Byrd Elementary School), Laura Moser (Five County Home Schoolers), Lisa Conner (Pocahontas Elementary School), Lisa Reid-Miller (Pocahontas Middle School), Liz Jones (Scottsville Elementary School), Marley Midkiff (Nottoway County Intermediate School), Mary Webster (Powhatan Elementary School), Natalie Kelly-Kimmel (Grassroots Learning Cooperative), Patricia Herring (Nottoway County Middle School), Ronda Jones (Cumberland County Middle School), S.J. Fleisher (Lunenburg Middle School), Samantha Day (New Life Schools), Sarah Carney (Burkeville Elementary School and Crewe Primary School), Sherri Fisher (Five County Home Schoolers), Stephanie Hall (Five County Home Schoolers), Valerie York (Appomattox Primary School), Vicki Fulcher (New Life Schools), Wanda Boyles (Southside Homeschool Academy), and Yakima Bokoles (Appomattox Christian Academy, Upper and Lower School).

LCVA would like to thank the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band for helping to make this exhibition possible for the students of Buckingham County.