Rhythm and Light



Rhythm and Light

The Louisa Arts Center is pleased to announce our new show in the Purcell Gallery entitled, “Rhythm and Light.” This show is an open entry exhibit featuring 2-D and 3-D art from amateur and professional artists.

An opening night reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The show will run through November 16, 2018.


About the Curator:

Lee Nixon is an impressionist artist living in Orange Virginia.  He recently retired after 38 years of teaching and continues to create and experiment with various art media.

His stunning palette, filled with vibrant complementary colors, establishes a mood, symbolizes feelings, conveys ideas and dazzles the viewer.  He works primarily in acrylics, often applying numerouscolored glazes.

He has a B.S. in Arts Education from Virginia State University. He has exhibited at numerous galleries, including the Science Museum of Richmond, the Morin Gallery in Orange, the Walker Fine Arts Center at Woodberry Forest in Madison County, the Purcell Gallery at the Louisa Arts Center, the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Look or his solo show at the Purcell Gallery opening in May 2019.


If you are interested in submitting your work for our next open entry show in January 2019, Fire and Ice, please visit our Box Office to pick up an entry form and receive additional information.


Purcell Gallery Hours 12 noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday 540.967.2200



About the Louisa Arts Center (LAC)      

The Louisa Arts Center is located in the former historic Louisa High School/Louisa Grade School, which educated children of Louisa County for 80 years, from 1907 to 1987.  Restoration was completed on the Town Hall section in 2005.  Restoration on the Louisa Arts Center section was completed in 2008. The Louisa Arts Center offers year round visual art exhibits in the Purcell Art Gallery, visual and performing arts classes, youth arts camps, movies, Youth Theatre, Little Theatre, a vibrant Performing Arts Series of live performances in the Cooke-Haley Theatre, and much more.