UVA Today • by Caroline Newman • July 16th, 2021 Earlier this year, with indoor gatherings severely restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of …
UVA Today • by Caroline Newman • July 16th, 2021
Earlier this year, with indoor gatherings severely restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Virginia community flocked to outdoor spaces, studying and socializing on the terraces of the Lawn, the steps of McIntire Amphitheatre or the Mad Bowl field.
One local artist gave them something spectacular to look at. Partnering with UVA Arts, the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts and the Division of Student Affairs, Charlottesville artist Jeff Dobrow put on several projection mapping light shows, covering four of UVA’s iconic buildings in a wash of color, movement and music. Organizers hoped the project, called “Brighter Together,” would be a literal and figurative bright spot, lifting spirits and reducing stress during a tough time.
The shows began in late March and ran through Final Exercises in May, with displays custom-designed for the façades of the UVA Chapel, the Rotunda, Old Cabell Hall and McIntire Amphitheatre. Each show began at dusk and played on a loop for several hours, giving students and community members plenty of time to stop by and enjoy the lights. Look back at some of our favorite photos of the light shows.