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MLK Day family workshop

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) has announced the newest addition to the Free Family Workshop series, the MLK Free Family Workshop. The LCVA is partnering with Longwood’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Moton Museum, in collaboration with the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) and Prince Edward County High School (PECHS), to bring this celebration to the community on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Moton Museum from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. for LCVA Friends & Partners and Moton Council members and volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is part of Longwood’s MLK Service Challenge, which encourages students to see MLK Day as a “day on, not a day off” and give back to the community. Students will be giving tours and assisting with a variety of art activities hosted by the LCVA.

Prince Edward County High School will be creating a mural that the community can assist in painting. This mural will ultimately be displayed at the Moton Museum. PECHS students have also been invited to participate in a poetry contest that will be judged by some of Farmville’s community leaders. LCVA’s Assistant Educator Stephen Marion, noted that “It will be a day to revel in the history of our town, while participating in activities that highlight the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement he led.”

If you — or someone you know — has been meaning to tour the Moton Museum — this will be a great time to take a short tour through the school before flexing your art muscles on a community mural or other kid-friendly art projects. Spread the word and come join us. It’s a great way to start the New Year with your community.