Oct 16, 2017

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!

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


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


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


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


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 Students at Final Friday at the Fralin April 2017

Harrison/Small Special Collections Library | Final Fridays


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


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