Apr 19, 2018
Events

Enjoy some great Final Friday Receptions & Gallery Talks on Arts Grounds & Beyond!!

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts

Final Fridays is a monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA highlighting exhibits, performances, and lectures on Arts Grounds and across the University. The Fralin Museum of Art, the Ruffin Gallery & the School of Architecture offer monthly receptions and gallery talks in conjunction with their exhibits. The Arts Libraries, Music performances, Drama performances, and Creative Writing readings often join the line-up. We invite students, faculty, and community members to come experience this monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA!


 

April Schedule:
Music | Library | Studio Art | The Fralin Museum | Drama


Music

Tea cup

Teatime Recitals | 1pm | Old Cabell Hall

The McIntire Department of Music invites the Charlottesville and University communities to the Teatime Student Recitals. Talented UVA students present a varied menu of musical delights. Come, bring your friends and enjoy the fruits of a semester’s worth of musical training and practice. These events are free and open to the public.


 

Clarinet and Viola recital poster

UVA Clarinet and Viola Recital | 3:30pm | OpenGrounds

The Clarinet and Viola Ensemble will hold a joint recital on Friday, April 27th at 3:30 PM at Open Grounds on “the Corner” at University Avenue. The Clarinet Enseble will be led by Shawn Earle, and will be performing works by Dvorák, Holst, Lutoslawski, and Mendelssohn. Members of this ensemble include: Keerthi Radhakrishnan, Samantha Townsend, Zachery Thomas, Austin Cheng, Perrin Falkner, Ben Phillips, Esther Xu, and Sarah Zhou. They will also be joined by special guests Carissa Petzold and Elizabeth Ozment.

The Viola Ensemble, or the U-Vla Ensemble will be performing works by Greig, Mascagni, Strauss, Prokofiev, Kimber, and Tellefsen. Members of this ensemble include Daniel Chen, Julia Finley, Laura Gustad Chris O’Neill, Sneha Suresh, Christina Tancredi, Drew Vanichkachorn and Tilden Winston.


Studio Art

of the ChaliceJesus X Four, by Crystal Wormack, 2018, 8”tall, Ceramic
4-7:30pm | Fralin Museum Plaza and Garden

Eggs, arachnids, bowls, nests,  triangles, moons, wombs, earth mothers, Bulls, amulets, Milagros and Jesus X4

A pop-up show by the University of Virginia Sculpture Classes

Sponsored by the Arts Committee of Student Council

Special Thanks:

  • The Fralin Museum of Art of the University of Virginia
  • The sculpture concentration of the McIntire Department of Art
  • Fine Arts committee of Student Council

IMAGE: Jesus X Four, by Crystal Wormack, 2018, 8”tall, Ceramic
Crystal Wormack is a 4th year pre-med student, with a double major in Studio Art (sculpture concentration) and biology


The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30PM

Join us for Final Fridays at The Fralin! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages

  • Live music by local cellist and McIntire Department of Music instructor, Kevin Davis
  • Spot Light Talks in the galleries by student docents–Sarah VanLandingham will give the 6:15 tour of the University Museum Intern’s exhibition, Art of Protest; Cristopher Serrano will give the 6:45 tour of Feminine Likeness
  • The Fourth Year Trustees will be giving a special champagne toast to all graduating Fourth Years in attendance at 6:30.

LAST CHANCE TO VIEW:


Library

Magazine as Machine Open Reception for Magazine as Machine: A Student Curated Exhibition
5-6:30pm | Harrison Small First Floor Gallery

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Magazine as Machine: Constructing New American Identities 1914-1930” with a Final Friday reception in honor of the student curators in the Art History undergraduate seminar “American Modernisms.” Join us for a brief gallery talk at 6pm.


Drama

New Works Student Directors & Writers

New Works Festival | 8pm | Helms Theatre

The New Works Festival brings together all aspects of the collaborative process for presenting new works: writing, dramaturgy, directing, choreography, design, technology, construction, acting, stage management and backstage run crews. Produced by UVA Drama for the purpose of providing an all-encompassing experience for students, this festival also offers mentoring and feedback from professional guest artists. New Works Festival is supported by an Arts Enhancement Grant from the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts.

(Adult themes and content)
White Zinfandel by Savannah Hard, directed by Michael Miranda
Laurel is a bubbly housewife with a love of attention, but her family and friends have to decide whether to take a stand against her drinking and her delusions.

Old Flame by Christine McLennan, directed by Tori Meyer
The sacred flame of the Vestal Virgins is in danger of dying out, and they desperately need new recruits to keep it going. At a college activities fair, they find an interested student, but she isn’t sure she can commit to the Vestal’s demanding standards. Can anyone?

Can’t Stay Here by Kate Doughty, directed by Anirwin Sridhar
Liz is a recently single college student who tries to get some distance from the demands of her social life in a surprising and hilarious confrontation with her own anger, sadness, and desire to party.

Every Little Soul by Christine McLennan, directed by Emily Schmid
Rosie’s drug use has pushed Mama to her limit. She lays a trap for her daughter in an effort to bring her home and bring her peace.

Three Devised Plays Plus three new devised plays by Jessica Harris, Ali Cheraghpour, Madeleine Goggin, and Tiara Sparrow on the themes of internalized biases, modern-day fairy tales, self-exploration, and addiction secrecy.


 Final Friday Poster


March Schedule:
Music | Studio Art |Drama


Music

Kyle Chattleton

Making Noise: Kyle Chattleton on the Reverberations of White Supremacy | 3:30-5:00pm | Music Library

In this public lecture, PhD candidate Kyle Chattleton will draw from his dissertation research on the Unite the Right rally, and give evidence of alt-right affective strategies accomplished through sound. Throughout the rally, participants collectively vocalized not only Nazi slogans and anti-Semitic chants, and also other white supremacist sounds. Specifically, the lecture will focus on the use of the Confederate “Rebel Yell” at Unite the Right, and on its ability to intentionally terrorize the city of Charlottesville in a manner similar to the psychological warfare of the Civil War. The use of this sonic artifact, Chattleton argues, highlights the varied and overlapping ways in which white supremacy reverberates throughout the story of America. Indeed, the history of the University of Virginia demonstrates that racist sounds are part of the soundscape of Charlottesville. The recognition of these truths dispels the incorrect assumption, pervasive in the wake of Unite the Right, that the rally was a unique and unexpected event.

This is event is part of the Making Noise series underwritten by the UVA Arts Council. The lecture will be followed by a reception.


Marisa Williamson Closing CeremonyStudio Art

A Celebration of the Life of Sally Hemings | 5-7pm | Ruffin Hall

Marisa Williamson is an New York metro area-based multimedia artist. She has created site-specific works at and in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Storm King Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Her videos, performances, and objects are exhibited regularly in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.F.A. from CalArts. She was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2012 and the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2014-2015.

She has taught at Pratt Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, and is currently teaching media art at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Funded by a significant endowment from the Peter B. and Adeline W. Ruffin Foundation, the Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence is an annual position designed to bring artists of international stature to the University of Virginia’s studio art program within Ruffin Hall.  As Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence, Ms. Williamson will work with students in a variety of courses and be in residence during the spring 2018 academic semester.  Her residency will include a public lecture on February 5th and an exhibition in the Ruffin Gallery February 23 through March 30, 2018.

For more information about the artist visit: http://www.marisawilliamson.com/


Drama

Urinetown

Urinetown
Thursday, Mar 29-April 7 | Various Times |
 Culbreth Theatre | $10-16

UVA Drama presents URINETOWN, a musical satire by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis. A local ban on private toilets forces people to use public facilities run by a profit-seeking company. Chaos ensues!

URINETOWN is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the chaos, a hero decides that he has had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.


 

February Schedule:
Music | Studio Art | School of Architecture | The Fralin Museum of Art | Drama


McIntire Department of Music

Laetitia SonamiLaetitia Sonami Colloquium CCT | 3:30pm
107 Old Cabell Hall | FREE

Laetitia Sonami is a sound artist, performer and researcher. Sonami’s sound performances, live-­‐film collaborations and sound installations focus on issues of presence and participation. She has devised new gestural controllers for performance and applies new technologies and appropriated media to achieve an expression of immediacy through sound, place and objects.


TechnoSonics XVIII – DIY | 8:00pmTechnoSonics XVIII - DIY Poster
Old Cabell Hall | FREE

Concert I, Old Cabell Hall features guest composer Leititia Sonami as well as works by Matthew Burtner, Alexander Christie, Leah Reid, and Judith Shatin. Also featured are three installations by guest composer Sasha Leitman.

TechnoSonics is an annual themed festival that showcases digital music & intermedia and brings high profile artists to collaborate with UVA composers and faculty performers. Technosonics XVIII’s over-arching theme is DIY and will feature Laetitia Sonami, Sasha Leitman, and Nicolas Collins as well as instllations and works by UVa McIntire Department of Music faculty composers.


Studio Art | Opening Receptions

Marisa Williamson's Sweet Chariot: A Journey to Freedom Through TimeRuffin Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Marisa Williamson
Ruffin Hall Gallery, 3rd floor | 5-7pm

Marisa Williamson is an New York metro area-based multimedia artist. She has created site-specific works at and in collaboration with Mural Arts Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Storm King Art Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Her videos, performances, and objects are exhibited regularly in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.F.A. from CalArts. She was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2012 and the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2014-2015.


  • “Untitled” by BryDarius Latimore, Ceramic, 2018Darius and Friends: Recent Sculpture by the UVA Sculpture Community 
  • Of Earth, Eggs/ Passions: Recent Sculpture by New UVA Sculptors

 

Ruffstuff Gallery, Ruffin Hall First Floor | 5-7pm | Gallery Talks at 6pm

Image: Untitled by BryDarius Latimore, Ceramic, 2018


School of Architecture

Kinesthetic Montage Hong Kong: an exhibition by Esther LorenzKinesthetic Montage Hong Kong: an exhibition by Esther Lorenz
Reception and Gallery Talk: 5pm | Elmaleh Gallery, Campbell Hall

Hong Kong, home to a thriving film culture, is itself a film set. Its movies are predominantly shot on location, producing filmic narratives and montages of spaces that in turn reflect back onto the city and its perception. Hong Kong’s extreme density produces a complex network of walking paths, interior and exterior, that emerge in the intersection between pedestrian infrastructure, public transport systems, and architecture. The walking human body activates the multitude of experiential sequences that are imminent in this intensely layered urban structure, producing an inherently cinematic experience as well. This research documents and explores this unique relationship between film, dense urban space and movement.

The exhibition showcases selected works from this investigation through case studies and from the research studio “Kinesthetic Montage: Hong Kong Film Archive”. The project is funded by UVA Arts Council, UVA Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation and UVA School of Architecture.


Water Index: an exhibition by Seth McDowell
Book Launch and Reception: 6pm | East Wing Gallery, Campbell Hall

WaterIndexThe book and exhibition WATER INDEX: Design Strategies for Drought, Flooding and Contamination highlights critical design projects from around the world that radically engage the fragile issues of drought, flooding, and contamination, revealing opportunistic, adaptive design strategies in response to the mounting global crisis. Water Index is a collective vision of the future that provides solutions for every continent and spans the disciplines of urban design, landscape architecture and architecture.

The book works to create an enduring manual for water development and design in the twenty-first century and to acknowledge crisis-initiated design as an important trajectory for architectural discourse.  The book is a product of two years of research, curation and editing by Seth McDowell, Assistant Professor in Architecture, UVA School of Architecture research assistants, Ben Gregory and Brad Brogdon and exhibition assistant, Todd Stovall.


The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30PM

Join us for Final Fridays at The Fralin! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages

  • Live music by local bassist, Chris Dammann
  • Spotlight Tours given by student docents, Grace Rovenolt and Sarah Vandandingham—6:15 tour of the Gottlieb exhibition, and 6:45 tour A Feminine Likeness

From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture and Design 

From the Grounds Up illustration Thomas Jefferson in a hard hat One of Thomas Jefferson’s most important legacies was his role as a designer and advocate for the creation of an iconic architectural identity for our fledgling country that still endures today. Jefferson’s architectural vision for the United States will be explored in a special exhibition, curated by Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History. From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design will investigate and illuminate Jefferson’s many architectural accomplishments, as well as the classical tradition to which his architecture was aligned. The exhibition will consist of drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and building and construction artifacts, among other archival materials.

Complementing the exhibition will be a suite of public programs, including a two-day symposium to be held at UVA on March 16-17, 2018. This exhibition is supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial, with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.


A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974), best known as one of the original Abstract Expressionist artists, was one of the leading artists of his generation and was responsible for forging a new identity for American art in the mid-twentieth century. Unlike many colleagues who concentrated their efforts on painting, Gottlieb was a more diversified artist, completing major projects in various media including sculpture, prints, tapestries, and stained glass.

The group of monotypes in this exhibition provides a unique look at this artist’s final body of work. As a whole, they comprise a requiem of his mature life and career. Gottlieb began these works with no formal plan, in the spring of 1973. At that time, he was paralyzed by a stroke and was suffering from emphysema. His diminished energy and physical capacity limited the number of hours that he could devote to painting each day. However, due to Gottlieb’s artistic passion in making these monotypes, he discovered that he was able to immerse himself in these intimate works for extended periods. His monotypes explore the major themes of his career and show the artist’s deep joy and satisfaction in the manipulation of paint and plates.

Image: Adolph Gottlieb, American, 1903–1974. Untitled, 1973. Monotype in ink on paper, 23 x 31 in (58.4 x 78.7 cm). Courtesy of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 7314.1. Art © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


A Feminine Likeness: Portraits of Women by American Artists, 1809-1950
Curated by Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow, Jennifer Camp

This exhibition showcases portraits of women by American artists from the collection of The Fralin Museum of Art. Spanning the period from the early Republic through the 1950s, the show includes a diverse selection of paintings by prominent portrait painters such as Thomas Sully, Rembrandt Peale, George Luks, and others. The images on view reveal changing aesthetic investments in the representation of femininity, beauty, status, and individual identity during the surveyed period.


Drama

Revisions and New Versions: Classic Spanish Theatre in Adaptation
4:30-6pm | Ruth Caplin Theatre

A free panel discussion in conjunction with UVA Drama’s Love’s a Bitch. With Barbara Fuchs, UCLA Dept. of Spanish and Portugese, Harley Erdman, UMass Amherst Dept. of Theater, Dave Dalton, UVA Dept. of Drama, Ricardo Padrón, UVA Dept. of Spanish, Italian & Portugese.


 

lovesabitch

Love’s a Bitch

by Dave Dalton
(freely adapted from Don Gil de las Calzas Verdes by Tirso de Molina)
Director: Dave Dalton
Ruth Caplin Theatre | 8pm | Tickets >

Jilted by her boyfriend for a richer woman in the big city, Doña Juana discovers what she’s really made of by dressing as a man, stealing her
boyfriend’s identity, and seducing the rich woman before he can reach her. In Dalton’s free adaption of this classic, we learn that love can hurt, heal, and kick a little ass.  (Adult themes and content)


Final Friday Poster

January Schedule:
Music | Studio Art | The Fralin Museum of Art


McIntire Department of Music

Nirmal Bajekal Colloquium (Part of Impulse Festival)| 3:30pm
107 Old Cabell Hall | FREE

The McIntire Department of Music presents a colloquium by Nirmal Bajekal a Hindustani Classical vocalist with guest tabla player, Mayuresh Abhyankar, as part of the Impulse Festival. Ms. Bajekal is a Hindustani (North Indian classical) vocalist and disciple of the renowned singer Padma Bushan Dr Prabha Atre. Ms. Bajekal directs The University of Virginia’s Indian vocal ensemble Swaraprabha.  Ms. Bajekal and the group will be featured performers for the opening concert of the Impulse Festival, a Celebration of Improvised Music through Time, which takes place in Old Cabell Hall on January 26-27, 2018.

Nirmal Bajekal

Josh St. Hill: A Live Performance and Conversation with A.D. Carson, part of the UVA Music Library Making Noise series
Event: 5:00pm & Reception: 6:00pm
UVA Music Library in Old Cabell Hall | FREE

The UVA Music Library popular series Making Noise is back with a conversation with and performance by Josh St. Hill. A local high school student and artist, St. Hill wrote and performed the award-winning A King’s Story, which tells the story of a black teen killed by the police. Assistant Prof. A.D. Carson (Music) will moderate a conversation with St. Hill about his consciousness-raising hip-hop creation.

A reception will follow at 6pm.


Impulse Festival Concert 1 – Origins | 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall | FREE 

UVA Baroque EnsembleThe first concert in the Impulse Festival, entitled “ORIGINS” takes place on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.  This free concert includes performances by the UVA Baroque Music Orchestra, UVA Small Jazz Group with guest vocalist Stephanie Nakasian, Swaraprabha Hindustani Classical Indian Vocal Ensemble with Nirmal Bajekal – voice, and Mayuresh Abhyankar – tabla.

Improvisation is a key part of many traditional musical forms. Players know the chords, scales, melodies and rhythms, and put their own voice into them. ORIGINS features three stylistically different traditional musical groups, each of which calls on players to use improvisation in unique ways: European Baroque music, jazz and Hindustani Classical Indian music.


Studio Art | Opening Receptions

Writer’s Block by Sheryl Oring | 5-7pm
Ruffin Hall Gallery, 3rd floor

Writer's Block by Sheryl OringThe McIntire Department of Art is pleased to present “Writer’s Block,” an exhibition of the work of Sheryl Oring. This exhibition demonstrates our commitment to free speech, and to the role the arts and the humanities may play in this question, at a time when all of these things seem under attack. This work demonstrates that both criticality and expression are necessary in art.


Sculpture by Sam McGuireVessels: Body Parts and Inventions
5:30-7:00pm | 
Ruffstuff Gallery, Ruffin Hall First Floor Stairwell
On Exhibit Monday-Friday, Jan.15 -Feb.2,  2018 

This exhibition features 56 works by 14 student Sculptors, over the 10 day J Term 2018 semester, all dealing with the Body. Sculpture by ARTS 2580, JTerm Sculpture 2018

For Final Friday, gallery talks by the artists will begin at 6:00pm.

Sculpture by Sam McGuire


Artist in Residence, Wadada Leo Smith: Ankhrasmation Musical Scores | 6-8pm | Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
Exhibition will run January 26 – April 8

Wadada Leo Smith Jazz musician, composer and artist Wadada Leo Smith will visit Charlottesville in January, bringing with him the multi-media Golden Quintet featuring pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg, cellist Ashley Walters, drummer Pheeroan Ak Laff and collaborating video artist Jesse Gilbert who creates live videography within the concert.
A special feature of the residency will be the public Opening Reception for an Art Exhibition of Wadada Leo Smith’s unique Ankhrasmation musical scores, to be held on Friday, January 26,6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.  The exhibition will run January 26 – April 8. The reception is a free event to which the public is cordially invited.


The Fralin Museum of Art: Reception 5:30-7:30PM

Join us for Final Fridays at The Fralin! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages

  • Live Music in the lobby by Jordan Perry
  • Spotlight Talks by student docents at 6:15 and 6:45

From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture and Design 

From the Grounds Up illustration Thomas Jefferson in a hard hat One of Thomas Jefferson’s most important legacies was his role as a designer and advocate for the creation of an iconic architectural identity for our fledgling country that still endures today. Jefferson’s architectural vision for the United States will be explored in a special exhibition, curated by Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History. From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design will investigate and illuminate Jefferson’s many architectural accomplishments, as well as the classical tradition to which his architecture was aligned. The exhibition will consist of drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and building and construction artifacts, among other archival materials.

Complementing the exhibition will be a suite of public programs, including a two-day symposium to be held at UVA on March 16-17, 2018. This exhibition is supported by the University of Virginia Bicentennial, with funding provided by the Alumni Board of Trustees. The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. We also wish to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.


A Painter’s Hand: The Monotypes of Adolph Gottlieb

Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974), best known as one of the original Abstract Expressionist artists, was one of the leading artists of his generation and was responsible for forging a new identity for American art in the mid-twentieth century. Unlike many colleagues who concentrated their efforts on painting, Gottlieb was a more diversified artist, completing major projects in various media including sculpture, prints, tapestries, and stained glass.

The group of monotypes in this exhibition provides a unique look at this artist’s final body of work. As a whole, they comprise a requiem of his mature life and career. Gottlieb began these works with no formal plan, in the spring of 1973. At that time, he was paralyzed by a stroke and was suffering from emphysema. His diminished energy and physical capacity limited the number of hours that he could devote to painting each day. However, due to Gottlieb’s artistic passion in making these monotypes, he discovered that he was able to immerse himself in these intimate works for extended periods. His monotypes explore the major themes of his career and show the artist’s deep joy and satisfaction in the manipulation of paint and plates.

Image: Adolph Gottlieb, American, 1903–1974. Untitled, 1973. Monotype in ink on paper, 23 x 31 in (58.4 x 78.7 cm). Courtesy of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., 7314.1. Art © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


 

January Final Fridays Poster

October Schedule:
Music | Studio Art | The Fralin Museum of Art | Drama


McIntire Department of Music | Old Cabell Hall

Colin McAllisterColin McAllister Colloquium | 3:30pm
107 Old Cabell Hall | FREE

Colin McAllister engages deeply with cross-disciplinary ideas in the humanities, particularly the intersection between music and history, classics and theology. His performances as a guitarist have been hailed as “sparkling….delivered superbly” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “ravishing” (San Diego Union Tribune), and he has recorded on the Innova, Centaur, Naxos, Albany, Old King Cole, Vienna Modern Masters, Carrier and Tzadik labels.

The Library at Night with Colin McAllister, part of the UVA Music Library Making Noise series
Reception: 6:30pm & Event: 7:30pm
UVA Music Library in Old Cabell Hall | FREE

The UVA Music Library popular series Making Noise is back with a performance by Colin McAllister entitled The Library at Night on Friday, October 27th at 7:30pm at the Music Library in Old Cabell Hall.

Drawing inspiration from Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night (a series of essays on the idea of the library), Colin McAllister’s captivating recital takes the listener on a literary, musical and historical journey through time and place. For several of Manguel’s essays (e.g. The Library as Imagination, The Library as Space, The Library as Oblivion) Colin interweaves music alongside readings from the book, historical vignettes and visual imagery in an engaging concert-length presentation. The compelling selection of music includes masters of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, the first “Golden Age” of the guitar, sensual rhythms from Latin America and a newly commissioned work, Spines, by award-winning composer Christopher Adler.


Studio Art: Opening Receptions

5:00-7:00pm

On view in the  Ruffin Gallery:

Federico Cuatlacuatl Tiemperos del AntropocenoThe Mcintire Department of Art is pleased to announce “Tiemperos del Antropoceno (Timekeepers of the Anthropocene)”, an exhibition in the Ruffin Gallery by incoming UVAAssistant Professor of art Federico Cuatlacuatl. The multi-media exhibition was produced in collaboration with the First Battalion of Indianapolis, a small community of undocumented immigrants originating from Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, who have established an annual carnival celebration in Indiana that echoes the original carnival celebration in Huejotzingo, Puebla. The exhibition considers issues of the Hispanic immigrant diaspora in the U.S, asking whether cultural efforts and gestures transposed have any effect under the current political climate. It questions the nature of the relationship between Hispanic immigrant communities and the forces of national and global power. An opening exhibition will be held at the Ruffin Gallery on October 27 from 5 to 7 pm. The show will remain on view through December 8. Regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Cascade Exhibition PosterOn view in Ruffin Hall, 1st Floor:

Please join us at Cascade, An Exhibition of 2017 Art Lab Student Fellows at Mountain Lake Biological Station including work from Amanda Downing, Claire Gollady, Corinne James, Charlie Lambert, Lauren Meinhart & Arrietta van der Voort – on view through November 10, Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.


The Fralin Museum of Art: Final Fridays

5:30-7:30pm 

Join us for Final Fridays at The Fralin! Enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, listen to music, and snack on tasty food and beverages.

On View:
Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966
Selections from The Fralin’s Permanent Collection

Grab your phone and help us bring art to life! Using works of art on display in the Museum, we will mount oversized images, cut out the faces, and you can become part of the art. Snap a picture and share it with friends. Thank you to the UVA Parents Fund for their generous support of this fun, creative project!

Have you seen Kootz?
[Samuel Kootz in Exhibition], Kootz Gallery records, 1923-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, Institution

Drama

The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5)The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) Details >

October 27 & 28 at 8pm, October 28 at 2:00pm | Helms Theatre

The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a groundbreaking transatlantic theater project focused on the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the US and Europe have commissioned five-minute plays exploring the central question, “What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?”

The results will be presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. As a contributor to this project, the UVA Department of Drama will present performances of selected works commissioned by the Project and five works written by UVA students.

Works commissioned by the P3M5 Project include Quality, Reliability by Csaba Székely (Hungary), Project Deburkanisation by Rachida Lamrabet (Belgium), @HotMigrants by Paco Bezerra (Spain), What is Essential is Invisible to the Eye… by Simona Hamer (Slovenija), 9022131-Pink by Kenneth Lin (USA), Surveillance State by Marioan Hosseini (Sweden), and Inner Sanctum by Rebecca Gilman (USA).


October 2017 Final Friday Poster

September Schedule:
Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library | Studio Art | The Fralin Museum of Art | Harrison/Small Special Collections Library


Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library | Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Fiesta

4:00-6:00pm |  Food and Art provided!

Featuring art installation by Federico Cuatlacuatl

  • Future-Past
    Duration: 00:02:40
    Media: 2D & 3D Animation
    Year: 2015
  • Xochimilco
    Duration: 00:01:00
    Media: 2D & 3D Animation
    Year: 2015

Studio Art: Opening

5:30-7:00pm

On view at the Ruffstuff Gallery, Ruffin Hall 1st Floor:

  • ADDS UP, Solo Show by Patty Swygert | Number-based sculptures in paper, unfired clay, wood, concrete, mirrors, and mixed media
by Patty Sygert

The Fralin Museum of Art: Final Fridays

5:30-7:30pm 

5 Students at Final Friday at the Fralin April 2017

Harrison/Small Special Collections Library | Final Fridays

5:30-7:00pm 

New exhibitions on view

Original Peice of Tin Roof with Painting
September 2017 Final Friday Poster

August Schedule:
Kluge-Ruhe | Studio Art | The Fralin Museum of Art


Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection: Final Fridays

4:00-7:00pm  | at the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, Clark Hall

  • Australia: Defending the Ocean

Join Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection director Margo Smith and Environmental  Sciences professor Stephen Macko to learn about marine litter and how Indigenous Australians are turning “ghost nets” into sculptural artworks. Learn more >

  • 4:00 lecture by Margo Smith and Stephen Macko
  • 5:00 -7:00 pm exhibition &  reception with refreshments
Ghost Nets

Studio Art: Opening Reception

5:00-7:00pm

Join us in the Ruffin Gallery and enjoy lively conversation with friends, connect with art, and snack on tasty food and beverages.

On view at the Ruffin Gallery:

  • Undercurrents of Lake Elster, an exhibition of photographs by William Connally

Stopwatch Image from “Undercurrents of Lake Elster”, an exhibition of photographs by William Connally

The McIntire Department of Art is pleased to announce “Undercurrents of Lake Elster”, an exhibition of photographs by William Connally. Connally is a photo-based artist whose working process employs fiction writing, set design, performance, and installation. “Undercurrents of Lake Elster” will feature a series of photographs based on his imagined narrative of the fictional Lake Elster. To stage these photographs, Connally has developed a series of short stories, sketches, and a detailed timeline spanning over 370 years from the European discovery of the lake. The works purposefully disguise narrative elements, encouraging viewers to imagine the untold pieces.

On view in Ruffin Hall, 3rd and 2nd Floors:

  • Stilled Transitions by Michelle Gagliano

Little Field Mouse by Michelle Gagliano
Stilled: not moving or making a sound; deep silence; calm
Transition: the process or period of changing from one state or condition to another French, from “transpire…to go across”

Over the years, I have taken many photographs of roadkill. Living on a remote Virginia road, I come across deceased bodies daily. There is regularly an abundance of carnage. I found inspiration to capture these deceased souls one day when I discovered a “roadkill” that did not embody the typical vision of “roadkill.” The body was that of a midsized bear, laying across a highly trafficked road. However, there was no blood, no twist to the body, no skid marks, yet there was clearly evidence of extermination. Upon examining this bear up close, eye to eye, I immediately felt the intensity of his painful demise. I felt his trauma. And so I began to photograph him. I felt that by photographing this once strong wild animal, I would be able to honor his death. And I continued my study of “roadkill,” honoring the deaths of all the little animals that I have documented.

The sketches in this series are my “Primo Pensieri” or first thoughts exploring ways to honor these lost lives. Stilled Transitions is my beginning journey into finding a way to explore the transitions within life and death.

"Braid, Feet, Cross: Milagro"(working title), , Bronze, 4”: tall, by Crystal WormackOn view in Ruffstuff Gallery, Ruffin Hall 1st Floor | 5:30

  • Faces by Summer Sculpture 2017

Image: “Braid, Feet, Cross: Milagro”(working title), Bronze, 4”: tall, by Crystal Wormack


The Fralin Museum of Art: Final Fridays

5:30-7:30pm 

5 Students at Final Friday at the Fralin April 2017
August 2017 Final Friday Poster