The 2012-2013 U.Va. Arts Board is thrilled to announce Complicite & Pilobolus. Each year Arts Board selects visiting artists to engage U.Va. students in a collaborative and educational project over the course of the year.
Visual Arts 2011-12 September 13, 2011 - March 30, 2012
The 2011-2012 U.Va. Arts Board is thrilled to announce Tom Burckhardt, painter and sculptor, as our artist-in-residence for this academic year! Each year the Arts Board selects a visiting artist to engage U.Va. students in a collaborative and educational project over the course of the year. Throughout this coming year, Tom will be working with a group of students on a collaborative and ambitious art project: a life-size recreation of the old Brooks Hall museum, made out of cardboard! The project, to be exhibited this spring in Ruffin Hall on Arts Grounds, aims to combine hands-on art-making with a cause that is close to all of our hearts: the history of our own University. The University's Natural History Museum, which featured fascinating objects collected by Jefferson himself (and, yes, a giant mastodon), was housed in Brooks Hall through the 1940s. Tom and his team of student workers plan to bring its lost treasures back to life.
Hi, I am Professor Megan Marlatt in Studio Art and I am writing on the behalf of the Visual Arts Board, which is an all student run organization that creates a big art event every year with student money and resources. Our Artist in Residence this year is Tom Burckhardt and he is in the process of recreating, (along with the students), the original Brooks Hall Museum entirely out of cardboard. The whole museum out of cardboard will be installed in Ruffin Gallery in February 2012.
One of the installation pieces is the Wooly Mammoth, which he and the students just finished this Wednesday [Nov. 16, 2011]. As a way to publicize, but also for safe keeping, we will be relocating the Mammoth in several, interior sites across Grounds, but first in it's original location-- the Brooks Hall Lounge! We will be parading him today from Ruffin Hall, through The Lawn, onto the front of Brooks Hall for a photo op and then into the Brooks Hall commons starting at 3:00. He is made by Tom and his Cardboard Company (the students Dave, Hannah, Shiry, Bridget and Marie) out of recycled cardboard and measures approximately 8' high x about 14' long with tusks. He comes apart in the middle so he can fit into doorways.
Music 2010-11 February 2011
Join internationally acclaimed ensemble Bang On A Can All-Stars for a unique series of
workshops, talks and concerts on the U.Va. campus and at Charlottesville’s Jefferson Theater.
Bang On A Can All-Stars is an original, intense, and genre-defying amplified ensemble founded
in 1992 by composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang. Their
mission was to create an ensemble that can cross boundaries of style and technology, and they
recruited a new breed of musicians who alternate contemporary classical performances with
playing Balinese gamelan, or gigging with Paul Simon and Bob Dylan.
Drama 2009-10 January-February 2010
Actor and poet Daniel Beaty, Philadelphia hip-hop dance artist Rennie Harris, and Brooklyn filmmaker Ray Tintori provided a weeklong residency involving master classes and rehearsal sessions , where the artists worked with students to create an interdisciplinary collaborative work that fuses poetry, dance and film.
Visual Arts 2008-2009 October 2008 – April 2009
Mel Ziegler’s residency included several speaking engagements, classroom visits and an exhibition, titled Lessons Learned, in Ruffin Gallery in Spring of 2009. Ziegler has shown his works nationally and internationally. His current projects include a public art master plan for Lake Como Park in Fort Worth, Texas, and a major public art commission for the Art in Public Places Program, in Cambridge, Mass.
Music 2007-08 January–February 2008
Fred Frith and Evelyn Glennie completed a week-long residency which included improvisation workshops, colloquium and two concert performances involving U.Va. musicians, both student and faculty.
Drama 2006-07 January 2007
Pig Iron Theatre Company presented a week-long residency involving workshops, class visits, a film screening, and two company performances of Hell Meets Henry Halfway. Pig Iron held workshops of Mask, Melodrama, and Entrances & Exits with a showcase of the work students developed in the sessions.
Visual Arts 2005-06 Spring 2006
The Arts Board presented works by artists with environmentally conscious visions. Printmaker and book artists Allyson Mellburg-Taylor explored various printing and bookmaking techniques that are non-toxic and environmentally sound, presenting these works across Grounds and providing workshops on these techniques. The Arts Board, U.Va. Art Museum and the Virginia Arts of the Book Center, the Bridge, and other community groups sponsored visiting artist Alberto Rey for his "Local Species" project. The project documented local fish and investigated the relation of eco-systems to local culture and conditions.
Music 2004-05 March 2005-April 2005
Meredith Monk was on Grounds for a residency involving workshops in composition, voice and performance; a colloquium; and a performance with vocal ensemble. She is a pioneer in what is now called "extended vocal technique" and "interdisciplinary performance" and is involved in creating works that thrive at the intersection of music and movement, image and object, light and sound in an effort to discover and weave together new modes of perception.
Visual Arts 2002-03 October 2002 - September 2003
Tim Rollins on Grounds for a residency involving Rollins/KOS (Kids of Survival) workshop facilitation training; on-going U.Va. student-led workshops throughout the community utilizing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights' Dream; exhibitions in Fayerweather, Newcomb Gallery and U.Va. Art Museum; 5 public lectures; a Seminar Class on Public Art & Social Activism; a summer camp program; and Rollins creating a work of art representing the U.Va. works of spring and summer 2003.
Music 2001-02 February 2002
Bobby McFerrin was on Grounds for a residency on vocal improvisation, conducting and composition. The residency featured a solo performance; Master classes; workshops, including one for a cappella group members; and a concert performance with students.
Drama 2000-01 January 2001
The Second City was on Grounds for a residency in improvisational theatre. The troupe provided a series of workshops, prepared two performances with U.Va. students and drama majors, and concluded the week with an improv/sketch comedy show.
Visual Arts 1999-2000 September-November 1999
Daniel Reeves presented his project Origin, a site specific installation comprised of 1,028 Amida Buddha statues, cast in plaster by U.Va. students, used as pixels or fragments of a mosaic to form a Japanese ideogram which means root, origin, or family lineage. (Spring Semester 2000)
Agnes Denes created a poetry walk made from histories and stories of Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia. This piece was designed to commemorate the history and celebrate the future of the University as we moved on to the new millennium.
Music 1998-99 February 1999
JazzFest '99 featured Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Oliver Lake, and Steve Turre's Sanctified Shells with Quartette Indigo in performances and workshops.
Drama 1997-98 February – March 1998
Bill Irwin presented a clowning residency in the tradition of physical comedy. He performed with U.Va. students and drama majors as well as holding workshops, lectures and interview/discussion sessions.
Visual Arts 1996-97 March 1997
Italo Scanga created assemblage sculpture works in conjunction with the students of the University of Virginia.
Music 1995-96 November 1995
The Kronos Quartet, a San Francisco based modern string quartet, performed two concerts including Tan Dun's Ghost Opera and P.Q. Phan's Tragedy at the Opera. During their weekend residency, they also held two open rehearsals and two discussion sessions.
Visual Arts 1994-95 March-May 1995
Ellen Driscoll created Passionate Attitudes, an installation exhibited at the Medical School portico and library and the Fayerweather Gallery. Ms. Driscoll also exhibited her works: From There on up to Here and Now in the Alderman Library, Loophole of Retreat in the U.Va. Art Museum, and Migration at the Newcomb Hall Gallery.
Drama 1993-94 April 1994
During the Wonderfully Wacky Week of Whatnot and Whimsy, the clowns of the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus—including internationally renowned David Larible—and clowns from around the United States performed their antics around Grounds.
The Jazz Festival included performances by jazz greats: Max Roach Quartet, Jackie McLean Quartet, Jack DeJohnette's New Directions with Lester Bowie, Eddie Gomez, and John Abercrombie, and the Mingus Dynasty.
Drama 1990-91 April 1991
Bread and Puppet Theater, an avant-garde theater group, completed a week-long residency at the University which involved student volunteers in its outdoor dramatic performances.
Visual Arts 1989-90 Fall 1989
The U.Va. Art Museum hosted Delights for the Senses, a spectacular art exhibit of Dutch and Flemish still life paintings.
Music 1988-89 March 1989
Isaac Stern, the world's foremost violinist, performed two concerts at Old Cabell.