Open Entry Show: The Show of Shows

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About “The Show of Shows”

The Louisa Arts Center is pleased to announce our upcoming open show in the Purcell Gallery entitled, “The Show of Shows.” This show is an open entry exhibit featuring 2-D and 3-D art from amateur and professional artists. The Show of Shows asks artists to use a prior Open Show theme at the Purcell Gallery for their topic of their art. The art must not have been previously shown at the Purcell Gallery.

The show topics are:  About Face, The Sound of Music, Distinctly Louisa, Inside & Outside, Art in Motion, Shadows & Reflections, The Color Purple, Rhythm & Light, Pollock’s Influence, O’ Say Can You See, Down on the Farm, Horsing Around, It’s all Black & White, Blooming Art, Falling Into Color, People, Places & Things, Terra Cotta & Textiles, On the Road, In the Round, Drop Us A Line, For the Birds and All Aboard.

An opening night reception will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020.  The show will run through May 22, 2020. If you are interested in submitting your work for our next open entry show in May 2020, The Show of Shows, please visit our Box Office to pick up an entry form and receive additional information.

About the Curator, David Pippin

David Pippin was born and raised in Louisa County, Virginia.  He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education. Prior to founding David Pippin, Inc. in 2000, he worked and became known for his knowledge and creative talents in a variety of horticultural and education venues in the Richmond area.David’s name is well-known in Virginia’s horticultural world.  He is a sought-after designer of inspired floral arrangements, a popular consultant on garden design, a provider of garden-themed hands-on programs for children and adults, as well as an educator with a wide range of horticultural knowledge and experience. In addition to running David Pippin, Inc., he is a facilitator and consultant for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom, providing teachers with lessons to help students understand where our food and fibers are grown.  He is also an adjunct professor in the Horticulture Department at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College where he teaches floral design. David is currently the floral designer for The Executive Mansion of Virginia where he provides floral arrangements for their events.




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.