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Although these organizations have members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in their activities and affairs, the organizations are not a part of or an agency of the University. They are separate and independent organizations which are responsible for and manage their own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control these organizations and is not responsible for the organizations' contracts, acts or omissions.    
A Single Carrot Freshly Observed: Undergraduate Journal of Art

A Single Carrot Freshly Observed, The Undergraduate Journal of Art and Art History, is the only on-grounds magazine devoted exclusively to the visual arts. We are an annual publication featuring student, faculty, alumni and community artwork. We publish professional, well-researched art reviews; criticism; interviews; short, engaging articles and research in the fields of art and art history. A Single Carrot provides publicity for UVa artists and offers publication and editing opportunities to aspiring art historians, writers and photographers. The new Undergraduate Journal of Art and Art History aims to promote a greater appreciation of the visual arts at The University of Virginia.

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Arts Board

The Arts Board of the University of Virginia presents an outstanding artist, attraction, performance, or exhibition each year in a three-year rotation which includes music, visual arts, and drama. The Arts Board program was created to raise students' awareness of and appreciation for the arts. The board for 2010-2011 is co-sponsored by the McIntire Department of Music, University Programs Council, and the Office of the Dean of Students.

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Arts Students Society

The mission of the Art Students Society is to enrich the local and university art community while providing art students with both a greater resource base and a larger role in departmental relations.

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Aerosol Art Club
Aerosol Art Club

An art club dedicated to teaching an educating people about the history and techniques of aerosol art. No experience is necessary, members can learn to use spray paint as an art medium.

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Aerosol Art Club
Ceramics Club at the University of Virginia

The Purpose of this organization is to create an open resource for all students and faculty at the University of Virginia who wish to participate in the recreational, educational, artistic, and philanthropic aspects of ceramics/pottery.

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Creative Edge

The Creative Edge engages CIOs and student organizations in a creative and collaborative design process to actualize their message and vision to the University community. The Creative Edge CIO aims to engage students interested in creating aesthetic designs, images, and concepts for other organizations. Students will be able to utilize their design skills using software and other mediums to help further the organization's message to other students and community members.

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Design Council

Design Council aims to provide an organization for the students of the School of Architecture, as an outlet for the advancement of learning and social activities to improve student life. Representatives from each year collaborate to host a range of events, including Blood Drives, Pumpkin Charrette, Beaux Arts Ball, Art Auction and Fourth Year Pinup.

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Fashion Artistic and Musical Expression (FAME)

The purpose of Fashion Artistic & Musical Expression is to create a community in which student artists can come together and showcase their work. FAME incorporates various forms of art with a focus on fashion design. This includes but is not limited to photography, fashion design, music, modeling, studio art, and dance.

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University Student Docent Program

The Student Docent Program at The Fralin Museum of Art's main function is as a service organization providing guided tours of The Fralin Museum of Art to the University and the Charlottesville communities. The Student Docent Program is also concerned with increasing the University community's awareness of art, a goal accomplished through receptions open to the entire student body with the goal of introducing students to the The Fralin Museum of Art at the Univerisity of Virginia and encouraging students to visit the Museum. The Student Docent Program aims to meet the needs of the Charlottesville community through the Writer's Eye and Early Visions programs sponsored by the Museum and directed toward the enhancement of arts education of preschool, elementary, and high school students.

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VA Photography Club

The Virginia Photography Club seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of photography-related discussion and practice. We own 5 DSLR cameras, both Canon and Nikon, and lenses. We also provide a darkroom for members to use for black-and-white film and paper development. Meetings feature talks by professionals in the field. We are made up of people with every level of photographic experience. All are welcome!

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Whither Guerilla!

This club is about exploring and pushing the boundaries of what is commonly conceived as art, in all forms and various mediums, from drama, to sculpture, painting, drawing, and so forth. To view art as more than lovely Matisse’s up the wall, proud Michelangelo’s upon the floor, and Broadway actors on their clearly delineated stages; rather, Whither Guerilla! wishes to expand the University of Virginia and Charlottesville’s horizons, portraying the innovations in art mirroring the innovations born from humanistic and enlightenment ideals, technology, and urbanization, we wish to introduce more urban art. Whither Guerilla!’s innate spirit derives from a desire to add value and beauty to our surroundings, an aesthetic appreciation of all, instead of ignoring life and nature as hum-drum and ordinary, but the most importantly Whither Guerilla! desires to create art.

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