LCVA to exhibit highlights from the 2019 Start with Art:

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Each spring, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) hosts the Annual Area Youth Art Month Exhibition, which showcases around 1,500 artworks created by students from public, private, and home schools in the 13 surrounding counties. At the close of the exhibition, one work from each school is selected for a yearlong highlights exhibition. The chosen artworks are matted, framed, and hung in the hallways of Longwood’s Hull Education Center, where they serve as an inspiration to tomorrow’s teachers.

These student artists will be honored by Longwood University at a ceremony and opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Hull Education Center (on the corner of Brock Commons and Franklin Street) at Longwood University.

Some of the students whose work was selected for the exhibition are listed by county, with school and art teacher.

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Buckingham County: Henry Meraz of Buckingham Primary School, Madeline Faw; Oriana Facundo-Franco of Buckingham County Elementary School, Madeline Faw; Adelynne Baugher of Buckingham County Middle School, Gayle E. Bromer; Abigail Burgess of Buckingham County High School, Jennifer Abruzzo; Angela Qiu of Central Virginia Christian School,Candace Yoder.

Cumberland County: Kinsley Baggett of Cumberland County Elementary School, Emily Overstreet ’06; Madison Dayton of Cumberland County Middle School, Kristen Mosley ‘17; Julie Westbrook of Cumberland County High School, Ronda Jones ’88.

Prince Edward County: Ben Dodson of Andy Taylor Center for Early Childhood Development, Lily Dean; Rose Baker of Five Forks Academy Homeschool, Jennifer Baker; Branson Rorrer of Full Circle Nature School (Judy Chambliss ‘07); Blair Pembelton of Fuqua Lower School, Forrest Layne; Hadley Puckett of Fuqua Upper School, Forrest Layne; Graham Jones of Jones Family Homeschool, Erin Jones; Gavin Wright of Prince Edward County Elementary School, Brooke Eamigh ’16; Avery Ivers of Prince Edward County Middle School, Alan Satkowski ‘12; Jamia Crouch, Harlee Dickerson, and Taylor Satterwhite of Prince Edward County High School, Carley Fetty ‘10; Abbi Harris of Red Door 104, Audrey Sullivan.

Visit LCVA’s website at to learn more.