Oct 14, 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!


 October Schedule: Virginia Film Festival • Music • Studio Art • The Fralin


Virginia Film Festival

Charlottesville, VA • 12 – 11:30pm

The Virginia Film Festival at the University of Virginia has been celebrating the magic of the movies and inspiring audiences for over 25 years. Every autumn, the Festival showcases celebrated new features and documentaries, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from right here in Virginia. The Festival brings in a fascinating selection of guests, from internationally acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead discussions that stimulate, educate, and engage. Today, the Festival stands as one of Virginia’s most important cultural landmarks, and one of the most respected regional destination film festivals in the United States.

Full Schedule

McIntire Department of Music

Paul Stapleton ColloquiumPaul Stapleton Colloquium
107 Old Cabell Hall • 3:30pm • Free

Paul Stapleton is an improviser and sound artist who designs and performs internationally with a variety of modular metallic sound sculptures, custom made electronics and found objects. Paul is currently Professor of Music at SARC in Belfast, where he teaches and supervises research in new musical instrument design, music performance, sound design, and critical improvisation studies.

Telemetry with Paul Stapleton, Trash Cats & Naomi Alligator
The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative • 8pm • Free

October’s installment of the Telemetry Concert Series at The Bridge PAI features Paul Stapleton, Trash Cats, and Naomi Alligator. This event is free and open to the public.  This monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. Supported by UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts. The Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 


Studio Art

Community Scholar Exhibit
Ruffin Hall: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Floors • 5:30-7pm • Free

The Community Scholar exhibit is a collection of works by artists in a variety of media and studying within the Studio Art Department. The Community Scholar program is administered by the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Community scholars come from a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences who benefit from the unique opportunity to study alongside regular students.

Community Scholar Arts: Sculpture, Photo, Paintings

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THIS : THAT, Corey Drieth and William Wylie
Ruffin Gallery • 5:30-7pm • Free

~on view through December 13th

THIS : THAT, Corey Drieth and William Wylie

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 us at The Fralin for food, fun and fabulous art! On view now…Time to Get Ready: fotografia social, by photographer and former SNCC member, Maria Varela; Otherwise, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising by examining LGBTQ+ themes in art, Asian Art from the Permanent and Select Private Collections; and OF WOMEN BY WOMEN, curated by the University Museum Intern class. Spotlight Talks by student docents will be given at 6:15 and 6:45.

And more!

  • UVA’s Rocky Horror Club and Shadowcast, Voyeuristic Intention will perform outside at 5:45!
  • Live music in the Museum by Stray Fossa!
  • And the Student Council Arts Committee will have pumpkin decorating on the terrace!

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

October Final Friday Poster

 September Schedule: Music •  Harrison/Small • The Fralin


McIntire Department of Music

107 Old Cabell • 3:30pm • FREE

Martin Daughtry is an Associate Professor at NYU and his studies focus on ethnomusicology, acoustic violence, music of the Russian-speaking world, and sound studies. Over the past several years, Daughtry has been exploring the social dynamics of sound and listening in di\ferent contexts. His work draws from ethnomusicology, sound studies, the anthropology of the senses, and the ethnographic study of violence.

Martin Daughtry

Exhibition Opening: Extinction: Unpacking the Archive PosterHarrison/Small

Exhibition Opening: Extinction: Unpacking the Archive
First Floor Gallery, Harrison/Small • 5-7pm • FREE

Join the student curators of Extinction In the Archive for a Final Friday event celebrating the exhibition opening in the First Floor Gallery of Harrison/Small. Working with Dr. Adrienne Ghaly, Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences and Visiting Scholar in the English Department, the student curators document extinction’s emergence in unexpected places and reveal the signs of extinction surround us—from menus to fashion, botanical prints to children’s books.

This event also celebrates the two-day Burning the Library of Life Symposium featuring interdisciplinary humanities scholarship and public-facing research addressing this emerging issue from the perspectives of environmental humanities, literary and cultural studies, the history of science, native studies, conservation, sound ecology, archival studies, and the visual arts and media.


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 us at The Fralin for food, fun and fabulous art! On view now…Time to Get Ready: fotografia social, by photographer and former SNCC member, Maria Varela; Otherwise, commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising by examining LGBTQ+ themes in art, and Asian Art from the Permanent and Select Private Collections. Spotlight Talks by student docents will be given at 6:15 and 6:45! Live music by Devon Sproule! Admission is FREE for all UVA students and Museum members; $3 for all others.

Final Friday Poster

 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