Yhonnie Scarce Residency Hosted by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
September 1–15, 2012
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.
The Day We Went Away, 2004 by Yhonnie Scarce
40 pieces of blown glass & found suitcase
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
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.
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 Details >
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 Details >
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 Details >
Val Bertoia Harry Bertoia Foundation September 19 | 12 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153 Details >
Howland Memorial Lecture
Kate Orff SCAPE and Columbia GSAPP September 24 | 5:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153 Details >
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
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.
Symphony Under the Stars sponsored by the University Programs Council, The Daily Progress, and McInitre Department of Music
September 22, 2012 | 8 pm | Free
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.
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
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
Julie Heffernan Second annual Painter-in-Residence
The Studio Program at McIntire Department of Art
October 2–26, 2012
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.
Self Portrait Talking With Stones, 2011 by Julie Heffernan
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
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 10–6:45 pm | FAVE & OpenGrounds
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 refreshments provided
Rhinoceros Department of Drama
October 4–6 & 10–13, 2012 | 8pm
By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Marianne Kubik
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.
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
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.
POSTPONED until 2013–2014
By Marcus Gardley
Directed by Theresa M. Davis
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Christian Thompson, Desert Melon, 2012. Copyright Christian Thompson, 2012. Image courtesy Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi
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
OpenGrounds Corner Studio
1400 University Avenue
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 >
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ventura and Hosta Gegant (Giant) and Capgrosso (Big Head) Makers from Catalonia, Spain
March 18–22, 2013 Residency
Monday, March 18, 2013 | 5:30 pm Campbell Hall 158 Open to the public
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.
Spring Dance Concert Department of Drama
April 11–13, 2013 | 8pm April 13, 2013 | 2pm
April 19–20 Masterclass: Friday, April 19
Old Cabell Hall | Room 107 | 6:30 pm
Concert: April 20
Chemistry Auditorium | Room 402 | 8 pm
Indian refrehsments at 7 pm
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.
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.
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
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.