Apr 16, 2019
Events

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

Final Fridays is a monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA highlighting exhibits, performances, and lectures on Arts Grounds and across the University. We invite students, faculty, and community members to come experience this monthly showcase of the Arts at UVA!


 August Schedule: Studio Art •  The Fralin


Studio Art

“Leg, Arm, Belly, Hand and Souls”
5:30 – 7:00 | Rufstuff Gallery, Ruffin Hall first floor | On View: August  26 – Sept. 6
 
Sculptures exploring the relationships between “body and soul” by the 2019 summer sculpture class, featuring: 

 

Evangeline Ellis
Lai Kwan Ching
Caleb Briggs
Tomas Woldetensae

A Quick and Tragic Flaw

Opening for “A Quick and Tragic Thaw,” a collaboration by Yvonne Love and Gabrielle Russomagno
5–7pm | Ruffin Gallery, 179 Culbreth Road

Please join the Studio Art Department for the opening of the first show of the school year in the Ruffin Gallery: “A Quick and Tragic Thaw”, a collaboration by Yvonne Love and Gabrielle Russomagno. A Quick and Tragic Thaw is a series of artworks that explores the impact of a warming world using the arctic region as the symbolic apex. Through the study of scholarly research and data, use of mapping technology and satellite imagery, as well as essays, poems, photographs and illustrations, these artworks interpret the more recent story of human influenced climate change. More broadly, this urgent narration recognizes migration movements of biological forms, toxins, and water and is meant to be a meditation on loss and the fragility of the planet. These artworks interpret and materialize the research of climate science and contextual literature by juxtaposing specific material with content intended to emphasize connections (and implicit irony) between indisputable data and the conceit of how we chose to live. This work also honors the fact that maps are an art form in and of themselves, that they are literate, and a scientific achievement. Read in one way, they are a narrative of human existence. Read another, they are an accounting of our planetary history and the emergence of the Anthropocene epoch.  ​


The Fralin Museum of Art

Final Friday at The Fralin Museum of Art
5:30-7:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road

Join The Fralin for food, fun and fabulous art! On view now…Time to Get Ready: Fotografia Social, by Maria Varela; Otherwise, inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprisingand Asian Art from the Permanent and Select Private Collections.  Spotlight Talks by student docents will be given at 6:15 and 6:45 and DJ Daniel Squitieri will be spinning the tunes.

Admission is free for all UVA students and Museum members; $3 for all others.

Final Friday at UVA


 

 April Schedule:  Music •  Studio ArtThe FralinDrama


Music

Drum Circle at Old Cabell Hall

Studio Art

Ruffin Fourth Year ShowFourth and Fifth Year Final Exhibitions
5-7 pm | Ruffin Hall

Join us for our fourth week of closing exhibition for our Fourth and Fifth Year students with work by Erin O’Keefe, Corrinne James, Claire Golladay, Hojung Lee, Lauren Meinhart, Andrew Jacobson, Madeline Smith, Krista Hartmann, Michelle Miles, and Megan Richards! 

Figure of Light and Water by Edward MillerAir, Fire, Water, Earth, Bronze and …
5-7 pm | Fralin Terrace

Recent Sculpture by the UVA Sculpture community. Gallery Talks by the Artists at 6pm & 7:30 Artist Talk by  William Bennett, about his recently installed sculpture,  “Earth to Moon”, located on the  Chadwick Terrace, above the Caplin Theater, Drama Building.

Image: Figure of Light and Water
Edward Miller
Translucent Red Plastic, light, water, reflection
Life size figure, water element, 12’ x 6’ x 4”
2018


The Fralin Museum of Art

Final Friday at The Fralin Museum of Art
5:30-7:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road

Join The Fralin for food, fun and fabulous art! Spotlight Talks by student docents at 6:15 and 6:45. There will be an interactive multi-media performance by Richmond artist, Sarmistha Talukdar. And recent work by Bill Bennett’s sculpture class will be on display on the Museum’s plaza. Admission is FREE for all UVA students and museum members; $3 for all others.

On view: 

Two Students at Final Friday at The Fralin

Drama

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
~ Culbreth Theatre | 8pm | Tickets at the UVA Arts Box Office

UVA Drama presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Music & Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Directed by Dave Dalton. An eclectic group of high-spirited tweens competes for the spelling championship of a lifetime while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories for their P-U-B-E-S-C-E-N-T lives.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Photo by Martyn Kyle.

Photo by Martyn Kyle.


April Final Friday Poster

 March Schedule:  Music •  Studio ArtThe FralinDance


Music

Rap Lab MuralThe Charlottesville Mural Project and UVA Music Department are teaming up to bring Charlottesville graffiti artist Saeoh to UVA Arts Grounds. During March’s Final Friday Saeoh will begin painting a mural that will be installed in the UVA Rap Lab (New Cabell Hall 398). Stop by Arts Grounds between 5:00 and 7:30 to check on the progress.

 


Studio Art

Drone of Earth to Moon

Earth to Moon by William Bennett
5:30-7 pm | Chadwick Terrace

Artist Talk at 6:30pm

19’ x 11’ x 11’; 2018
Wood, Steel, aluminum, bronze, copper, stone, juniper branches, solar powered light


The Fralin Museum of Art

Final Friday at The Fralin Museum of Art
5:30-7:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road

Featured in the exhibition sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies, will be drag performer and docent, Jasmine Rice, singer & UVA student, Tristen Gulley-Davenport and Poetry for the People, with artist Vanessa German. Spotlight Talks will be given at 6:15 and 6:45 by student docents Izzy Burke and Frankie Mananzan. Admission is FREE for all UVA students and museum members; $3 for all others.

On view: 

Learn more! Vanessa German, American, b. 1976. sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., 2017. Mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Photographed by Tom Little.

IMAGE: Vanessa German, American, b. 1976. sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., 2017. Mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Photographed by Tom Little.


Dance

Spring Dance Concert
~ Ruth Caplin Theatre | 8pm | Tickets at the UVA Arts Box Office

Spring Dance Concert 2019
March Final Friday Poster

 

 February Schedule:   Studio ArtLibrariesThe Fralin


Studio Art

The New Barbarians: Border Art/Photo Performance in defiance of traditional "documentation

Opening for The New Barbarians: Border Art/Photo Performance in defiance of traditional “documentation”
5-7 pm | Ruffin Hall 

Join this year’s Ruffin Distinguished Artists-in-Residence, La Pocha Nostra, for a participatory photo-performance karaoke event held during the opening of their photography exhibition at Ruffin Hall! Dressing up as your favorite New Barbarian/cultural other is highly encouraged! 

More Here!

Opening for Bodies and Souls, Harvesting Eggs, and Concrete Ladder
Recent work by the UVA Sculpture Community
5-7 pm | Ruffstuff Gallery, First Floor Ruffin Hall

Sculpture from Body & Soul Show: Body and Soul, Margaret Kim; Concrete Ladder, Charles Lambert; Body and Soul; Galen Moore

Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Public Domain 2019Opening for Public Domain 2019
5-7 PM | First Floor Gallery, Harrison/Small

Please join us for a jazz-infused, 1923-style reception to celebrate the Public Domain 2019 exhibition and the rebirth of the public domain, as well as the advent of Fair Use Week and the forthcoming publication of a groundbreaking collection of public domain jazz tunes.

Featuring a gallery talk by Brandon Butler, recognition of local fair use champions, a variety of desserts, champagne, and live public domain jazz from members of the Bob Schwartz Quartet, Prof. Scott Deveaux, and jazz musicians from the Cville and UVA communities.

Explore!

The Fralin Museum of Art

Final Friday at The Fralin Museum of Art
5:30-7:30pm | The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Road

The Fralin is proud to present, sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies an installation by world-renowned visual and performance artist Vanessa German. This timely and innovative, multi-media work addresses issues of identity, race and violence in our modern world. Final Friday will include an appearance by drag performer and docent, Jasmine Rice and the 6:15 Spotlight Talk by student docent Anya Karaman.

Additionally, student docent Abigail Staub will be giving the 6:45 Spotlight Talk in Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie. Please join us for food, drink and art!  Admission is FREE for all UVA students and museum members.

On view: 

Learn more! Vanessa German, American, b. 1976. sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., 2017. Mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Photographed by Tom Little.

IMAGE: Vanessa German, American, b. 1976. sometimes.we.cannot.be.with.our.bodies., 2017. Mixed-media installation. Image courtesy of the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA. Photographed by Tom Little.


Final Friday Poster for February

January Schedule

Studio Art | The Fralin Museum | Architecture


Studio Art

Alice Bailey PosterOpening for “Quinhagak, Bethel, Nikolai: Photogravure by Alice Bailey” 
5-7 PM | Ruffin Hall 

The McIntire Department of Art presents “Quinhagak, Bethel, Nikolai, 

Photogravure by Alice Bailey” in the Ruffin Gallery from January 22 to February 15. For over eight years, Alice Bailey has been exploring life in remote Western Alaska with photogravure works on paper, highlighting the presence of tradition, reliance on nature, and emphasis on domestic life that pervades this subarctic environment. Please join us at the opening reception for this exhibition on Friday, January 25th from 5-7 PM.


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

Enjoy food, drink and amazing art, and live performances by local musician Dhara Goradia Trio!  Spotlight Talk by Visiting Artist, Lily Hope at 6:15 pm and 2nd Spotlight Talk will be by student docent Sarah VanLandingham on Pompeii Archive at 6:45 pm


Architecture

Chinese Cosmopolitan City

Exhibition Runs: Monday, January 21 – Friday March 1
Gallery Talk: Friday, January 25, 5pm

Location: Elmaleh Gallery, Campbell Hall

After three decades of rapid development, Chinese urbanization seems to have entered into a new phase, which is characterized by cosmopolitanism. While earlier examples of world cities in Asia such as Hong Kong and Singapore are illuminating, Chinese cities offer unique experiences as they engage with this profound transformation from social and cultural conditions not foregrounded in colonialism. The 2018 China Program investigated this new stage of Chinese urbanization, particularly in the context of increasing infrastructural integration of the world ambitiously planned by China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The 2018 China Program focused on influential factors of urban change: the flows of labor, goods, and innovations which resulted in Chinese cities adapting its spaces to new realities. We examined the instruments and institutions of the world system, and studied the spatial modifications in the Chinese city that anticipate a new era of urbanization not marked by quantitative increase but by a cultural change. These are presented as documentations of urban change, analyses of architectural developments, and understandings of cultural encounters in the context of global trade.

UVA Architecture China Program would like to thank the Weedon Foundation for their continued support for better understandings between cultures and architectural traditions.


 

October Schedule

Music |  Studio Art | The Fralin Museum | Drama


McIntire Department of Music

Choral Showcase

  • Heather Frasch CCT Colloquium
    • 107 Old Cabell Hall | 3:30pm | FREE
  • Choral Showcase with the University Singers, UVA Chamber Singers, Virginia Glee Club, and Virginia Women’s Chorus
    • Old Cabell Hall | 8pm | Tickets at the UVA Arts Box Office

Studio Art Reception • Ruffin Hall

Tales of a Future Past by Cecelia Condit - Horse Mask on a Person

Courtesy of Cecelia Condit

  • Tales of a Future Past by Cecelia Condit
    • Ruffin Gallery • Reception 5:00-7:00pm
“Queen Anne of River Anna, Rivanna” by Andrea Galina,

Queen Anne of River Anna, Rivanna by Andrea Galina, Photo taken at Flow Rivanna River Renaissance Festival, Sept. 29, 2018, Charlottesville, Virginia


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

Enjoy food, drink and amazing art, and live performances by local musician Jordan Perry (inside the Museum) and student A Capella group, Ektaal (outside on the plaza at 6:00)!  Spotlight Talks by Abigail Staub on O’Keeffe at 6:15pm & Shreya Maini on the Fralin Collection at 6:45pm


Drama

The Wolves Publicity Photos by Martyn Kyle of Pernmoot Photography

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls indoor soccer team prepares for a succession of games while navigating their personal lives with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Wolves is smart, snappy, crude and honest. “I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings,” says playwright Sarah DeLappe, “As complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren’t just girlfriends or sex objects or manic pixie dream girls but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were trying actively to figure out who they were in this changing world around them.”


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September Schedule:

Music | The Fralin Museum


Music

Michael VealMichael Veal Colloquium: Between Barracoon and The Black Panther: Reflections on Thirty Years as a Musical Pan-Africanist

Friday, 9.28 | 3:30pm | 107 Old Cabell | Free

Professor Veal is in the Departments of Music and African American Studies at Yale University.
More information >

 


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

In My Room at The Fralin

Enjoy a reception at The Fralin Museum of Art, with food and refreshments; live music performed by Matty Metcalf.  Spotlight Talks by Fralin Student Docents at 6:15 & 6:45.

ON VIEW:


August Schedule:
Drama |  Studio Art | The Fralin Museum


Drama

Theatre FairUVA Theatre Fair hosted by the Virginia Players •  Culbreth Theatre Lobby • 4:00-7:00pm
Meet students from theatre groups all across grounds and learn about upcoming auditions and events.
Open to actors, technicians, musicians, and theatre lovers of all kinds. Free food and games!


Studio Art Reception • Ruffin Hall • 5:00-7:00pmHappy Birthday! Thank you! Get Well Soon! Congratulations!; Brooke Inman; 2014 Screenprint 22"x18" 4 of 4

More Fun  •  Ruffin Gallery
On view from August 31 – October 9, 2018

An exhibition of works influenced by the formal and narrative aspects of comic books.  The title of the show, More Fun refers to the first newsstand comic to publish all original material. Curated by: Chris Norris

  • Artists: Anthony Iacono • Brooke Inman • Jason Keith • Anthony Meloro • Vernon Payne • Charlotte Rodenberg • Nathan Tersteeg
  • IMAGE: Happy Birthday! Thank you! Get Well Soon! Congratulations!; Brooke Inman; 2014 Screenprint 22″x18″ 4 of 4

“Earth to Moon” (model) wood bronze steel, aluminum 36” x 22” x 22” 2018 William BennettRuff Summer 2018 •  Ruffstuff Gallery, First Floor
August 29 – September 14, 2018

  • Sculpture and more from Ruffin Hall, Summer 2018
  • Gallery Talk at 6:00pm
  • IMAGE: Earth to Moon (model), wood bronze steel, aluminum, 36” x 22” x 22”, 2018, William Bennett

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

In My Room at The Fralin

Enjoy a reception at The Fralin Museum of Art, with food and refreshments; live music performed by Matt Curreri; Spotlight Talks by Fralin Student Docents—6:15 Spotlight Talk on Reflections: Native Art Across Generations & 6:45 Spotlight Talk on In My Room: Artists Paint the Interior.

ON VIEW:


Final Friday August 2018