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The 15th Annual Writer's Eye Competition
October 4 - November 30 

The Writer's Eye competition fuses the creative spirit of artists and writers. Residents of Charlottesville and the surrounding area, who view a group of selected art works at the University Art Museum, are invited to write an original poem or short story in response to one of the pieces. The competition, uniting the verbal with the visual, encourages writers to think about and to view the works of art in the Museum's collection in an altogether fresh way. Competition entries are submitted for either prose or poetry in four categories: elementary, middle school, high school, and university/adult. This year's art selections are from two temporary exhibits, Masquerades and Singular Visions: Folk Art from Charlottesville Collections, along with pieces from the Museum's permanent collection. 

The 15th annual competition begins October 4, 2001 with tours for students and adults. Although docent tours end on November 16, the art work can be viewed until November 30, when all writing entries must be received by 5 p.m. in the education office.

This program is sponsored by the Charlottesville Newcomer's Club. Anyone interested in additional information on the Writer's Eye may call the docent chairs Betty Natoli (984-3816), Priscilla Grover (979-8415), Audrey Gottlieb (974-4696), or the Museum Education Department at 924-7458.