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Residencies & Events
2012-2013    
         
         
Highlights!!

SPICMACAY presents
sarod master Rajeev Taranath in a mesmerizing concert of Hindustani Classical Music. Taranath will be accompanied by brilliant tabla player Abhiman Kaushal.
April 20, 2013

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Yhonnie Scarce Residency
Hosted by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

September 1–15, 2012

Events:

September 5 at 6 pm
Artists Talk | Campbell 158

September 11 – December 30
Exhibition | Kluge-Ruhe

September 14 at 5:30 pm
Opening Reception | Kluge-Ruhe

September 15 at 10:30 am
Guided Tour with Yhonnie Scarce and Tess Allas | Kluge-Ruhe
Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce (Kokatha/Nukunu) will visit the University of Virginia for an artist residency September 1–15. What They Wanted, an exhibition of her works in glass and other media, is on view at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection September 11 – December 30.

Scarce’s residency will include an Artist Talk on September 5, a guided tour of What They Wanted on September 15 with Aboriginal curator Tess Allas, and a public reception with the artist September 14. In addition Scarce will work on a collaborative project with students in William Bennett’s sculpture courses at U.Va.
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Blown glass, twine & wood
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TechnoSonics XIII:
Music and Politics

Featuring Guest Composers Mara Helmuth &
Christopher Adler

September 14–15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

7 pm: Pre-concert Panel
Old Cabell Hall
with guest composer Mara Helmuth, U.Va.'s Judith Shatin & Bonnie Gordon, and Damani Harrison, Outreach Coordinator, Music Resource Center

8 pm: Concert in Old Cabell Hall
featuring music by Christopher Adler, Matthew Burtner, Ted Coffey, Mara Helmuth, and Judith Shatin. Guest Performers include Morris Palter (percussion), Christopher Adler (piano/khaen), Mark Menzies (violin), and the Rivanna String Quartet. The concert will include Coffey's Lullabies and Protest Songs, Suite #3; Burtner's (dis)Sensus, Helmuth's Where is My Voice, Shatin's Respecting the First, and Adler’s Epilogue for a Dark Day
Saturday, September 15, 2012

2 pm: Music Resource Center Student Hip Hop Showcase
The Bridge

7 pm: Music and Politics, a Pre-concert Panel
OpenGrounds on the U.Va. Corner
Led by U.Va.'s Chris Peck and Ted Coffey

8 pm: Concert
OpenGrounds
featuring Christopher Adler's Jolie Sphinx and U.Va. Graduate Student Composers

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India Initiative Symposium:
Phoebe Crisman + Peter Waldman

The Emerging Megacity + The Enduring Village

September 14, 2012 | 12:30– 5 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153 & 158

The India Initiative, a five-year design research initiative conceived and directed by Professors Phoebe Crisman and Peter Waldman, expands the boundaries of architecture at U.Va. Through the critical lens of our regionally grounded school we speculate about the foundations of architectural thinking in a context beyond the familiar. While applying a perspective at two scales of dwelling—the emergent megacity and the enduring village, we make connections between vernacular or cultural practices that persist today and yet are far removed from our own. Each year of the five-year study will focus on one of the five pillars of Creation or panchabhuta: Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Air (Vayu), Fire (Agni) and Ether or Void (Akasha). This first studio in Summer 2012 investigated water as a spatial generator. We bring lessons learned back to influence our community, teaching and research through exhibits, symposia and publications.

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School of Architecture
September Lectures

Veneto Society Visiting Lecture Series

Vitale Zanchettin
University of Venice
Carlo Scarpa's Brion Tomb and the Landscape of the Veneto
September 17 | 6 pm
Javor Lecture Hall, Room 158
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Maddalena Scimemi
University of Venice &
the University of San Marino

The "New Brutalism" of Carlo Scarpa
September 21 | 5:30 pm
Javor Lecture Hall, Room 158
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Vitale Zanchettin
University of Venice
Venetian Buliding Traditions in Carlo Scarpa's Hands: A Lecture and Demonstration of Plaster Techniques
September 22 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 305
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Lecture

Val Bertoia
Harry Bertoia Foundation
September 19 | 12 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153
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Howland Memorial Lecture

Kate Orff
SCAPE and Columbia GSAPP
September 24 | 5:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153
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Travel through an Artist’s Eyes
An exhibition by Tom Wise

August 27 – December 5, 2012
John P. Connaughton Art Gallery, 3rd Floor
McIntire School of Commerce
Rouss & Robertson Halls, East Lawn
125 Ruppel Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 4:30–6:30 pm

Tom Wise was born in Bristol, England, in 1962 and spent time in a London art school, followed by traveling to art schools in Italy. He eventually settled in Oxford, with a busy schedule of portrait commissions from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and America. His clients have ranged from King of Bahrain to the Prime Minister of Ireland, and his artwork has won awards in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Portrait Society of America, and the Art Renewal Center competitions. His most recent works in this exhibition are a collection of oil paintings inspired by people and places from his recent travels in Italy, France, America, and England. Learn more about his work here.

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Symphony Under the Stars
sponsored by the University Programs Council, The Daily Progress, and McInitre Department of Music

September 22, 2012 | 8 pm | Free
Amphitheater

Symphony Under the Stars is an evening of live music by the Charlottesville & University Orchestra for students, faculty, staff and the Charlottesville community. The orchestra will be playing selections from popular Broadway musicals such as Westside Story and renowned composers such as Duke Ellington. Be sure to bring a picnic! The event rain date is September 23, 2012 at 8 pm.

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The Classroom, The Book
& The Screen

Symposium

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Harrison Small Auditorium
Morning session, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Afternoon session & Roundtable, 2 pm – 4:30 pm
A reception follows

A symposium devoted to current measures to protect and promote the study of the humanities, featuring presentations by the executive directors of the College Art Association, the American Historical Association, and the Modern Language Association, the three largest humanities associations of the American Council of Learned Societies, representing nearly 60,000 members in the university and beyond.

The Art Image
On Campus, Online, in the Courts and at the Market
Linda Downs, Executive Director, College Art Association
Practical Magic
Promoting the Humanities on Campus Today
Rosemary Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language Association
Historical Sensibility and Civic Culture
James Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association

Sponsored by
Page-Barbour Lectures, the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, the McIntire Department of Art, the Corcoran Department of History, and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Additional support has been provided by the Department of English and the Department of French Language and Literature.

For further information please contact the Art Department, 434.924.6123

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Julie Heffernan
Second annual Painter-in-Residence
The Studio Program at McIntire Department of Art

October 2–26, 2012

Public Lecture
October 3, 2012 | 5:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153
Final Friday Open Studio
October 26, 2012 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Studio 323, Ruffin Hall

The Studio Program at the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Art presents its second annual Lee-Ellen Fleming Painter-in-Residence, Julie Heffernan.

Ms Heffernan is a New York artist and Associate Professor of Art at Montclair College in NJ who will be in residence and creating her own work from October 2–26, 2012 in Studio 323, Ruffin Hall. She will present a public lecture on her work Wednesday, Oct 3 at 5:30 in Campbell Hall,
Room 153.

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Alison Syme's Lecture:
Paint, Pollen, Passion: John Singer Sargent’s Floral Allegorical Romances

Carl H. & Martha S. Lindner Center for Art History, McIntire Department of Art

October 4, 2012 | 6:30 pm | Campbell 160
Reception to follow in Fayerweather Lounge

Alison Syme, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair Department of Art, University of Toronto lectures on Paint, Pollen, Passion: John Singer Sargent’s Floral Allegorical Romances

For further information please contact the Art Department, 434.924.6123

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The Creative Time Summit: Confronting Inequity
The University of Virginia as an In-Depth Partner

October 12, 2012 | 10–6:45 pm
FAVE & OpenGrounds

Every year at the Creative Time Summit, the most innovative artists, activists, critics, writers, and curators come together in New York to engage with one another, and a global audience, about how they are attempting to change our world in unprecedented ways. Participants range from art world luminaries and rural community organizers to international activists…

Live screening of Summit
106:45 pm | FAVE & OpenGrounds
Skype call with Suzanne Lacy
11:55–12:05 pm | FAVE
refreshments provided
Round Table Lunch with Greg Kelly from the Bridge PAI
12:55–2:25 pm | OpenGrounds
bring your own lunch
Skype call with Jeffery Chang
Leading historian of hip-hop culture
2:30–2:40 pm | OpenGrounds
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Rhinoceros
Department of Drama

October 4–6 & 10–13, 2012 | 8pm
By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Marianne Kubik
Helms Theatre

The Department of Drama's 2012-2013 Season will begin on October 11, 2012 with Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, one of the most iconic works in the absurdist theater movement. Written in response to the widespread adoption of Nazism and Fascism, Rhinoceros is a funny, bizarre and cautionary tale of the dangers of mindless conformity.

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Yuri Yunakov
Department of Music

October 12, 2012 | 8pm | FREE
Old Cabell Hall

Lecture & Demonstration
10 am – 12 pm
Old Cabell Hall Room B018
Carol Silverman, anthropologist University of Oregon with
Yunakov & ensemble
Colloquium address
3:30 – 5 pm | Old Cabell Hall 107
Global Gypsy: Romani Music, Representation and Appropriation
by Carol Silverman

On October 12, 2012, the McIntire Department of Music will present a concert and residency with renowned Bulgarian-born Romani (Gypsy) saxophonist Yuri Yunakov and his five-piece ensemble from New York. The residency will conclude with a concert that will take place in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium at 8 pm.

The residency was enabled with a generous grant from the UVA Arts Council, with supplemental sponsorship from the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the American Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, and the Dunton Gift. In cooperation with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (New York). Admission is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the U.Va. Arts Council: Enriching Arts on Grounds

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Hana Kim: Tactile Structures
Dean's Gallery, School of Architecture

October 19, 2012 – January 25, 2013

Opening Reception
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 5:30 pm
Closing Reception & Artist's Talk
Friday, January 25, 2013 | 5:30 pm

Hana Kim is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. She has shown her work regionally and abroad, most recently with Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC. Prior to residing in the greater Washington, DC area, she taught undergraduate architecture and studio art courses internationally as a lecturer with the University of Virginia. Kim received her M.Arch from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. She currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

Exhibit sound composition: Natalie Draper

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4-VA Arts Grants Showcase

Monday, October 29, 2012 | 2:30–7:30 pm
Robertson Media Center
Clemons Library
University of Virginia

Showcase Schedule

2:30 ~ Site Sounds
by Karen Van Lengen
3:05 ~ Rapture Sculpture / Design to Destroy: Performative Kinetic Landscape Art
by Asa Eslock
3:40 ~ An Explorations of Perspective, Proximity, and Presence through Dance, Video, and Collaborative Technology
by Kim Brooks Mata
4:30 ~Auksalaq: A Telematic Opera
by Matthew Burtner
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Every Tongue Confess
Department of Drama

POSTPONED until 2013–2014
By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Theresa M. Davis
Helms Theatre

Based on a series of church bombings in rural Alabama in 1995, Every Tongue Confess combines fantasy-based myth and magic with the harsh light of reality to examine one of America’s most shameful cultural and historical legacies. An unrelenting and pummeling heat wave has pushed townspeople to the brink and roused spirits from the great beyond, setting in motion a chain of events that lead them to examine the consequences of their individual and collective choices and put them on a road toward redemption all desire, but only some will earn.

Part of the RecentWorks Series.

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Artisan's Bazaar
University Programs Council

November 7–8, 2012
Newcomb Ballroom

The UPC Artisans' Bazaar is a handmade crafts fair that allows local community members and U.Va. faculty, staff, and students to showcase and sell their craft products to people in both the U.Va. and Charlottesville communities. There will be a wide range of products available at the event, ranging from photography to jewelry to T-shirts.

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Fall Dance Concert
Department of Drama

November 15–17, 2012 | 8pm
Helms Theatre

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My Fool Heart
A New Indie American Film

November 17, 2012 | 7:30pm
The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville

The new indie feature film, MY FOOL HEART, will have its first Test Showing along with Q&A with the filmmakers and cast AND a Live Music Show. The amazing cast includes Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees and music legends Merle Haggard, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Charlie McCoy, and Jesse McReynolds along with Elizabeth Cook, Justin Townes Earle, Wayne Henderson, Jim Lauderdale and many local Charlottesville actors. Directed by Jeffrey Martin. Produced by Lucinda Buxton Martin and Jeffrey Martin. Great Soundtrack!

Student Discount: $12

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Spring Awakening
Department of Drama

November 29–30, December 1 & 5–8, 2012 | 8pm
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Bob Chapel
Culbreth Theatre

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A Window into the Past:
Presenting Ancient Art in the New Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dr. Peter Schertz, Curator of Ancient Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | 5:30 pm
160 Campbell Hall
U.Va. School of Architecture

Presented by Archaeological Institute of America
Charlottesville Society
Classical Art and Archaeology Program
McIntire Department of Art

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Traces of the Hand
Master Drawings from the Herman Collection

January 25 – May 26
The Fralin Museum of Art
Tu–Sun, 12–5 pm

The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to engage with approximately seventy European and American drawings spanning five centuries of artistic activity and representing all major schools. With its careful selection of some of the most important works from the Herman Collection, Traces of the Hand presents the viewer with an understanding of the myriad ways drawings function for their creators and collectors. The exhibition includes a number of important preparatory works, highly-finished compositions intended for sale, and copies after other works. In addition to the genres of landscape and portraiture, themes of social commentary, social satire, and caricature figure prominently.

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Terrestrial Transmissions
McIntire Department of Art

January 25 – February 15
Ruffin Gallery, Ruffin Hall
MWF, 9 am – 5 pm, Tu & Th, 9 am – 4:30 pm

Terrestrial Transmissions will be a gallery exhibition that focuses on contemporary video art by women who work with the tropes of science fiction. The artists will be in attendance to talk about their work.

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We Bury Our Own
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

January 22 – May 19
The Kluge-Ruhe
Tu–Sat 10 am – 4 pm
Sun 1 – 5 pm

Opening Reception
February 1 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

In We Bury Our Own, leading contemporary Aboriginal Australian artist Christian Thompson (Bidjara) presents a new body of work that explores the spiritual repatriation of archival materials in the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford.

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Auksalaq
A Telematic Opera

Following a postponement due to Hurricane Sandy

The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
Lu Magnus Gallery in New York City and
OpenGrounds in Charlottesville, Virginia

are pleased to announce the U.S. East Coast reprise of the award-winning telematic opera Auksalaq.

February 11, 2013 | 7 pm

Streaming Live

OpenGrounds Corner Studio
1400 University Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Auksalaq, the Inupiat word for “melting snow/ice”, is an opera that provides an in-depth journey into the vast and remote, yet rapidly changing arctic regions of Alaska and Canada. Created by composer Matthew Burtner and media artist Scott Deal, the work integrates artistic expression, scientific information, and social/political commentary into an interactive, multi-dimensional collection of narratives that provide a stirring and sobering commentary on a world that is disappearing as a result of global climate change. More >

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Jaimy Gordon Fiction Reading
Creative Writing

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
U.Va. Bookstore | 8 pm | FREE

Jaimy Gordon reads from her fiction at the U.Va. Bookstore as U.Va.’s 2013 Rea Visiting Writing in Fiction. Gordon is the 2010 National Book Award-winning author of Lord of Misrule. Gordon's third novel, Bogeywoman, was on the Los Angeles Times Best Books List for 2000, as well as on Context's booksellers' list of the Most Important Works of Fiction published that year. Gordon was born and raised in Baltimore, a city which figures prominently in Bogeywoman. Her second novel, She Drove Without Stopping, was published in 1990 by Algonquin Books. Gordon has received grants for her fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, and the Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College.

Gordon’s visit is made possible through the generosity of the Dungannon Foundation.

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Dither at U.Va!
McIntire Department of Music

February 21–22, 2012
Old Cabell | 8 pm | FREE

Dither, a New York based electric guitar quartet, is dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. Formed in 2007, the quartet has performed in the United States and abroad, presenting new commissions, original compositions, improvisations, multimedia works, and large guitar ensemble pieces. With sounds ranging from clean pop textures to heavily processed noise, from tight rhythmic unity to cacophonous sound mass, all of Dither’s music wholeheartedly embraces the beautiful, engulfing, and often glorious sound of electric guitars. The quartet’s members are Taylor Levine, David Linaburg, Joshua Lopes, and James Moore.

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God's Ear
Department of Drama

February 21–23, 26–28 & March 1–2, 2012 | 8pm
February 23, 2012 | 2pm

By Jenny Schwartz
Directed by Sandy Shinner
Helms Theatre

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U.Va. Arts Board: Drama
2012-2013

Complicite Residency
February 22-24, 2013

Complicite is an internationally renowned theatre company based out of London, England. They devise visual, physical pieces. Richard Katz, a teaching associate and former member of the Complicte company will lead a group of 20-25 dedicated students in a study of the body in space. This workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore the effects different environments have on their bodies, and how these effects can be harnessed and used in creating theatre and theatrical spaces.

Over the course of the workshop, participants study the neutral mask, a Lecoq technique used to find neutrality, and then build character. They will also try to understand the natural rhythms of their own performance, and of the group, and how these can be played with in improvisations, creating hugely different moods just by adjusting rhythms slightly. Working in different spaces, particularly outside and around entrances and exits, participants will be able to construct their own environments to further explore their findings.

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Pilobolus
March 6, 2013 | 8 pm
Culbreth Theatre

The University of Virginia Arts Board has invited the wild, shape-shifting Pilobolus Dance Theatre to lead a series of student workshops; the residency will kick-off with a live performance open to the public on Wednesday, March 6 in the Culbreth Theatre.

The evening will feature a series of the company’s most exciting works, including The Transformation, a heartwarming fable told completely in shadow figures, and All Is Not Lost, a product of Pilobolus’ collaboration with the alternative rock band OK Go. The company, named after a fungus, is known for its organic, unique, creature-like movement.

General admission is $10 for the public, and free for U.Va. students. Tickets may be purchased online at the Arts Box Office, via phone by calling 434-924-3326, or in person on weekdays between 12–5 pm at the U.Va. Arts Box Office located in the Culbreth Theater lobby.

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Partnering Dance Workshop
with Pilobolus

March 22, 2013 | 3–6 pm

A workshop for more experienced dancers to learn about partnering from professionals! Teaching associates from the Pilobolus Institute will be leading a group of 20-25 students in an exploration of this technique.

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Pilobolus Devising Workshop
Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24
10 am – 6 pm


In conjunction with the Festival of the Moving Creature, this workshop will lead a group of 20-25 students (with varied levels of movement experience) in devising a piece centered around the idea of “Creature.”  The teaching associates from Pilobolus will help students lay the groundwork for a number to be presented during the Festival of the Moving Creature: Saturday, April 20 at Nameless Field.  Applications coming soon!

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Ventura and Hosta
Gegant (Giant) and Capgrosso (Big Head) Makers from Catalonia, Spain

March 18–22, 2013 Residency

Public Lecture
Monday, March 18, 2013 | 5:30 pm
Campbell Hall 158
Open to the public

Student Workshops
March 19–22, 2013 | 5:30 – 8 pm
Sculpture area | Ruffin Hall
Enrolled students only

The McIntire Department of Art’s Studio Program at the University of Virginia, in partnership with the Visual Arts Center in Richmond, will bring the artists David Ventura and Neus Hosta from Navata, Spain to Grounds during the week of March 18 – 22. Master gegant (giant) and capgrosso (big head) makers of Catalonia, Ventura and Hosta, will present a public lecture on their large, papier-mache’ creations designed for Catalonian festivals and street parades on Monday, March 18 at 5:30 in Campbell Hall 158. The lecture will be in Spanish with an interpreter and the public is invited.

Ventura and Hosta have been the subject of many articles and publications, including a chapter focusing on their work in the book Forms of Tradition in Contemporary Spain by Jo Farb Hernandez, 2005, Professor of San Jose’ State University, CA.

The remainder of the week they will be conducting workshops in capgrosso making with 6 select U.Va. students in the sculpture studios. These workshops are closed to the public, but the capgrossos will be a part of the open, public Creature Festival Parade on April 20.

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Spring Dance Concert
Department of Drama

April 11–13, 2013 | 8pm
April 13, 2013 | 2pm
Helms Theatre

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You Can't Take it With You
Department of Drama

April 18–20, 24–27 | 8pm
By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Directed by J.P. Schiedler
Ruth Caplin Theatre

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Hindustani Classical Music
SPICMACAY

April 19–20
Masterclass: Friday, April 19
Old Cabell Hall | Room 107 | 6:30 pm
FREE

Concert: April 20
Chemistry Auditorium | Room 402 | 8 pm
Indian refrehsments at 7 pm
FREE

Internationally acclaimed sarod master Rajeev Taranath and brilliant tabla artist Abhiman Kaushal will perform at the University of Virginia Chemistry Auditorium (Room 402) on Saturday April 20, 2013 at 8pm. The concert is free and open to the public, with Indian snacks being served from 7:00pm-7:45pm.

The University of Virginia’s chapter of the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) is proud to present internationally acclaimed sarod master Rajeev Taranath in a mesmerizing concert of Hindustani Classical Music. Taranath will be accompanied by brilliant tabla player Abhiman Kaushal.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free Indian snacks will be offered before the concert.

Please join us for this special event!

SPICMACAY along with the McIntire Department of Music will also host the artists for a short performance-oriented course on the fundamentals of Indian classical instrumental music on Friday April 19th in Old Cabell Hall, Room 107 – 6:30pm. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

Musicians and non-musicians are welcome!

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Arts Grounds Final Fridays
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds

Around Grounds Final Fridays are held during the fall and spring semesters on the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds. They are a coordination of openings and special programs held by The Fralin Museum of Art, U.Va. School of Architecture, McIntire Department of Art's Ruffin Gallery, McIntire Department of Music, and U.Va. Department of Drama and Dance.

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Black Fire
2012–2013

An Arts in Action Project Grant

Through film, performance arts and a public exhibit, Black Fire will explore the complex history of the struggle for racial equality, social justice and cultural transformation at U.Va. between 1969 and 1985.

In addition to creating a documentary film, Black Fire will recreate the highly successful Black Culture Week, inaugurated in 1970 by the Black Students for Freedom, later known as the Black Student Alliance.

"Black Culture Week Remixed," tentatively scheduled for February, will feature poetry, music from several popular ensembles on Grounds and dramatic reenactments of political speeches given during Black Culture Week in 1971.

Sugarcoated Arsenic
March 7, 2013 | 5:30 pm
South Lawn Auditorium
Nau Hall 101

Kevin Everson and Claudrena Harold will be screening their short film, Sugarcoated Arsenic in the South Lawn Auditorium (Nau Hall 101) on March 7th at 5:30 pm. Sugarcoated Arsenic is a cinematic exploration of African American intellectual, social, and political life at the University of Virginia during the 1970s. Starring Erin Stewart as Vivian Verdell Gordon (the director of U.Va.’s Black Studies program between 1975 and 1980), the film tells the story of African American students and faculty who through their public and private gestures created a vibrant community built on intellectual exchange, self-critique, and human warmth.

An Evening with Houston A. Baker
February 21, 2012 | 6:30 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
With an original piece by one of the most important members of U.Va.’s creative community, Professor Theresa Davis of the Drama Department

Baker's presentation marks not just the official launching of a series of events associated with the Black Fire project, but also the welcomed return of a seminal intellectual whose short tenure at U.Va. reminds us all of how Black student activism, Black Studies, and the Black Arts Movement shaped the cultural and political life of the University, particularly during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

As a faculty member at U.Va. during the early 1970s, Houston Baker was actively involved in the University's "Black Culture Week," an annual event which brought to grounds such noted figures as Dick Gregory, Harold Cruse, Julian Bond, Nikki Giovanni, and Arna Bontemps (whom Baker actually introduced in Newcomb Ballroom in 1971). Within the larger Charlottesville community, Baker also addressed such issues as the persistence of racial discrimination (some of his family's experiences with racism in Charlottesville are documented in his book, I Don't Hate the South) and the politics of incarceration.

We’ve Come This Far By Faith
An Evening With Black Voices
40th Anniversary Concert
April 21, 2012 | 7 pm
Darden School, Abbott Center

featuring Perfect Praise Dance Ministry & Jesus Aligns My Soul Dance Ministry

This event will be filmed and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Black Voices

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The Stan Winston Arts Festival of The Moving Creature
A Project by the Fabrication Facilities of the Departments of Drama, Studio Art, and the School of Architecture
Fall 2012 – April 20, 2013

An Arts in Action Project Grant

This Festival is directed by Steven Warner, Lecturer and Technical Director of the Department of Drama, Eric Schmidt, Studio and Gallery Technician of the McIntire Department of Art, and Melissa Goldman, the Fabrication Facilities Manager of the School of Architecture.

From giant urban mechanical puppets to wind-driven, beachcombing beasts to animatronic state-of-the-art movie monsters, moving creatures are a mix of joyful spectacle, precise engineering, fearless experimentation, and resourceful fabrication techniques. This interdisciplinary project will engage students from Architecture, Studio Art, and Drama in a yearlong collaborative workshop to research, to design, and to construct creatures that will come to life for The Stan Winston Arts Festival of the Moving Creature on April 20, 2013.

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