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Jody Kielbasa
Vice Provost for the Arts
Director, Virginia Film Festival

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Residencies & Events
2013-2014    
         
         
Highlights!!

Disabling Normalcy
Film Screening & Symposium
February 27–28
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The Institute of World Languages presents the 2014 IWL Film Series Details >

Spring 2014 Exhibitions   Details >
 
Tina Fey

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Changing Views
Photography and Environmental Action

A series of programs and events surrounding the Ansel Adams: A Legacy and Looking at the New West exhibitions opening at the Fralin Museum of Art on June 7.

We are deeply indebted to Tom and Lynn Meredith for the loan of this storied collection of Ansel Adams photographs. This is perhaps the finest collection of his works, gathered by the Friends of Photography under Adams' leadership.

In keeping with the Meredith's engagement with environmental conservation OpenGrounds will extend the reach of the exhibitions into the university, the community and beyond.

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Ansel Adams, American, 1902–1984

Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park California
1940 Gelatin silver print, 155⁄8 x 19 in, 14.29 x 48.26 cm Collection of Lynn and Tom Meredith, 1.78.024

Photograph courtesy of Center for Creative Photography
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Heritage Theatre Festival

Heritage Theatre Festival presents five incredible shows: Annie Get Your Gun, Red, Tuna Does Vegas, The Marvelous Wonderettes & Next To Normal!

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Ana Golici
Mountain Lake Biological Station
Artist-in-Residence

Through a collaboration between the College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Biology and its McIntire Department of Art, Ana Golici, a New York-based artist born in Romania, will be in residence and creating her own work from July 1-22 at Mountain Lake, the field station for U.Va.’s biology department.

Residency: July 1–22, 2013
Public Lecture: Art as Research
July 7, 2013 | Lewis Hall Auditorium at Mountain Lake
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John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery Opening
McIntire School of Commerce

This Time, That Place
An Exhibition by Matt Kleberg
& Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg
August 30, 2013 – December 5, 2013

Opening Reception
Friday, September 13, 4–6pm

This collection of paintings and photomontages conflates ideas of time and space, held in tension between real experience, and their interpretation or memory of experience. Elizabeth’s landscapes are invented from images, fractured and reconstructed, that represent the space between her home place of Virginia and her husband’s home place of Texas. The collages, sometimes familiar and sometimes bizarre, reorient their perceived experience, and re-imagine one’s unique sense of place.

Matt’s paintings begin with photos from an album belonging to his father. Abstract interruptions stand in for the disconnect between Matt’s experience of the photos and his father’s actual memories. Both artists work from images that describe parts of their lives in specific time and place, and anticipate the inherent transformation and reorientation of these images. In the creative process, whether it be through painting or photomontage, the work is inevitably deconstructed in order to be reinvented.

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Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
David Bosun: Exhibition & Residency
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

In September the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of U.Va. will host artist David Bosun, a printmaker and woodcarver from Moa Island in the Torres Strait. His residency, sponsored by Australia Council for the Arts, will provide a variety of exciting, interdisciplinary opportunities to meet the artist and learn about his unique culture and art practice.

Exhibition: Sept 6 – Dec 29, 2013
Opening Reception
Sept 6, 2013 | 5:30–7:30 pm
Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
with the artist, David Bosun
Guided Tour
Sept 7, 2013 | 10:30 am
Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
with the artist, David Bosun
Night at the Museum
Sept 19, 2013 | 5–9 pm
Ngau Gidthal (My Stories)
with the artist, David Bosun
Artist Talk | Campbell Hall, Rm 153
Sept 24, 2013 | 5:30 pm
with the artist, David Bosun
Moa Stars, Moa Stories: Astronomy from a Torres Strait Perspective
Sept 29, 2013 | 7 pm
McCormick Observatory
with the artist, David Bosun
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David Bosun,
Baidamaw Titui Buna Urdhay Id, 2013
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Charlottesville Chamber
Music Festival 2013

The 2013 Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival is upon us, with five concerts, a free lunchtime concert, and a night of new works and improvisation lined up from September 8 to September 22! These events will present a number of musicians from the corners of the world and all shades of the musical spectrum, performing in the Paramount Theater and Old Cabell Hall.

Concert 1: Sept 8 | 3:30 pm
Old Cabell Hall
Concert 2: Sept 12 | 8 pm
Paramount Theatre
Free Lunchtime Concert
Sept 13 | 12:30 pm
Paramount Theatre
Concert with Live Arts
Sept 14 | 8:30 pm
Live Arts Gibson Theatre
Concert 3: Sept 15 | 3:30 pm
Paramount Theatre
Concert 4: Sept 19 | 8 pm
Paramount Theatre
Concert 5: Sept 22 | 3:30 pm
Old Cabell Hall

We are ever grateful to artist David Summers, for his painting which will adorn all of our publicity materials this season: Two Violins with Orchid and Sunflower. As always, the original painting will be on silent auction during intermission at each of our performances. The highest bidder at the last concert will be the lucky person to take the painting home with them! All proceeds go toward next season’s Festival.

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Artist Lecture with Dave Woody
Looking and Looking Away
Ruffin Gallery Exhibition

September 12, 2013 | 5 pm
Ruffin Hall | Room 204

Exhibition
August 26 – October 4
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9–5
Tuesday, Thursday, 9–4:30
Ruffin Gallery

Looking and Looking Away is an exhibition of works by Dave Woody, an artist whose deep involvement with portraiture has spanned more than two decades. The works presented here are richly detailed views of iconic figures encountered in situ, steeped in qualities of the view camera image—focus that touches, skips, and stings, tones that fade out into gradients. These prints take time to see. We look at them as much as through them. We become absorbed.

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Dave Woody, Airport Road
Austin, Texas
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Tina Fey
Presidential Speaker for the Arts

Tina Fey will return to the University of Virginia this fall to kick off a new speaker series highlighting the positive impact of arts on society. Fey studied playwriting and acting and graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in drama. Her appearance, set for Sept. 14 at 8:15 p.m., will be the inaugural address of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts, an initiative of the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.

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Symphony Under the Stars
Music from the Big Screen

Sunday, September 15, 2013
UVa Ampitheatre | 5 pm | Free

The University Programs Council of the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra are joining forces to present Symphony Under the Stars on Sunday, September 15, at 8:00 pm. First launched in 2009, this free outdoor pops concert will take place in the McIntire Amphitheater at U.Va. The rain location is Old Cabell Hall on the U.Va Grounds.

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Mark Edmundson
Reading & Discussion of Why Teach?

Why Teach?
Mark Edmundson
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Mezzanine | UVa Bookstore | 5 pm

The UVa Bookstore is pleased to host English Dept. Professor Mark Edmundson in a reading and discussion of his new book, Why Teach?, cited by novelist Tom Perrotta as “a heartfelt & provocative book that will interest anyone who wonders what happed to the idea that college should be a life-altering, mind-expanding experience.”

The event is free and open to the public. Mark will sign copies of his book immediately following his talk.

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Harry Seidler:
Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design

As much as the needs of fact, the needs of the spirit and the senses, must be satisfied. Architecture is as much a part of the realm of art as it is of technology; the fusion of thinking and feeling.
   - Harry Seidler, 1963

UVa School of Architecture | Campbell Hall
Elmaleh, Corner and Naug Galleries

Exhibition:
November 8 – December 4, 2013
Monday-Friday 8 am-6 pm
Opening Events
Friday, November 8, 2013
Guided Preview | 12:30pm
Lecture by Vladimir Belogolovsky, curator | 6 pm, Campbell Hall, 153
Reception | 7:30pm
Lecture by Wolfgang Förster
Head of Housing Research Department, City of Vienna
November 13, 2013 | 2 pm
Campbell Hall 153

Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design is a traveling exhibition celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, the leading Australian architect of the twentieth century. The exhibition traces Austrian-born Seidler’s key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifies his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. The fifteen featured projects—five houses and five towers in Sydney, and five major commissions beyond Sydney—focus on Seidler’s life long creative collaborations, a pursuit he directly inherited from Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, with progressive artistic visionaries: architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, photographer Max Dupain, and artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Sol LeWitt, Charles Perry, Frank Stella, and Lin Utzon. This exhibition was developed by Intercontinental Curatorial Project with Penelope Seidler and Harry Seidler & Associates in Sydney and is presented through architectural models, sculpture maquettes, photographs, films, correspondence, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, drawings, original sketches, and other items—provided by the architect’s family, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive at Syracuse University, and the private archives of artists Norman Carlberg, Charles Perry, and Lin Utzon.

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Fall Experimental Dance Concert
UVa Dance Program

December 5th, 6th, & 7th | 8pm
Culbreth Theatre

Program features works by students and dance faculty in collaboration with guest composers: Matthew Burtner, Erik DeLuca, and
Kristina Warren.

The Dance Program of the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia presents its Fall Experimental Dance Concert on December 5-7 at 8:00 p.m. in the Culbreth Theatre.

The Fall Dance Concert emphasizes experimentation through the use of inventive staging, dance on film, and projections. The diverse works created by faculty and student choreographers experiment with interactions between subjects as diverse as American Sign Language, Fosse movement, and poetry. Faculty-designed pieces have unique sound scores due to collaboration with local musicians, faculty, and grad students from the McIntire Department of Music.

Tickets can be purchased online at the UVa Box Office, by calling 434-924-3376 or in person at the U.Va. Arts Box Office, located in the lobby of the U.Va. Drama Building. Tickets are $10 for adults and seniors, and $5 for U.Va. students, children, faculty, staff, and alumni association members. Free parking on performance nights is available in the Culbreth Road Parking Garage, located next to the Drama Building.

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John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery Opening
McIntire School of Commerce

Faces
An exhibition by Eileen William
January 13, 2014 – March 15, 2014

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 30, 4–6pm

Artist Statement
I believe that art gives us the opportunity to explore the minds of others, and at its best, it awakens our senses at different levels, promoting a sense of energy and enthusiasm. As an artist, my goal is to create art that evokes conversation, stimulates the imagination, and engages one to feel something. My design inspiration comes from many types of visuals. The love of beautiful fabrics inspires me along with different colors, textures, and eclectic finds. Incorporating all the things with a touch of whimsy, the possibilities are as endless as the imagination.

John P. and Stephanie F. Connaughton Gallery
McIntire School of Commerce
Rouss & Robertson Halls (3rd Floor), East Lawn
125 Ruppel Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art
Collection Opening

400 Worrell Drive
Peter Jefferson Place
Charlottesville, VA 22911

having-been-there
An exhibition by Nici Cumpston
January 17 – May 18, 2014

Opening Reception
Friday, January 24, 5:30 pm

In the spring of 2014 the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. will exhibit the work of Indigenous Australian Nici Cumpston, a Barkindji artist and curator from Adelaide.

having-been-there is a series of images created by Cumpston to document the evidence of Aboriginal occupation in Australia before European settlement. Tree engravings, ring trees, and remnants of stone tools abound in Barkindji land. These act as subtle signifiers of the ancestors that once lived in and created the country, and of food and water sources that ensured survival. They also serve as undeniable proof of Aboriginal people “having been there,” before and amidst the colonial assertion of terra nullius, the idea that Australia was a “land without people.” Additionally they are records of the Murray-Darling Basin river system’s natural beauty, as well as its gradual destruction from pollution, salination, and re-routing.

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Arctic Design Initiative
School of Architecture

January 21 – February 15, 2014
Matthew Jull and Leena Cho
Campbell Hall: Elmaleh Gallery

Final Friday Reception
January 31 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: January 31, 2014 | 6 pm

The Arctic Design Initiative, formed in 2012 at the UVA School of Architecture, is an interdisciplinary design research platform that explores architectural, urban and ecological futures of the rapidly changing arctic. It is the first of its kind in the U.S. and one of only a handful of programs worldwide to link
design with natural and social science studies of the region.

The exhibition, which kick-starts and shares this effort with the School and the University, is a snapshot of collective research produced in the past year via fieldwork, conferences, and courses offered at the UVA School of Architecture, involving a wide array of arctic experts, colleagues and institutions, at home and abroad, as well as our undergraduate- and graduate-level architecture and landscape architecture students.

The eclectic narratives of the presented work show that the arctic is a dynamic, transnational, connected and contested region. Reinforced by the fast rate of climate change and globalization, it is rushing into a new, unprecedented era where its environmental, political, economic and cultural trajectories are unknown and must be tested. At this critical moment, the exhibition examines a range of issues, challenges and opportunities that are currently shaping and will continue to influence the region, as well as their impact on the biophysical dimensions of its unique landscape.

Co-Directors, Arctic Design Initiative: Matthew Jull, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Architecture & Leena Cho, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture.

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Drone Art: Low Altitude Landscapes
School of Architecture

January 22 – February 14, 2014
John Vigour
Campbell Hall: Corner Gallery

Final Friday Opening
January 31 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: January 31, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Why does the sight of birds flying attract the eye? Is it the graceful movement, the surprising reminder of that third dimension, altitude? And how does the countryside appear as they're soaring over buildings and trees? This exhibit displays large photographs taken from a bird-sized remote control helicopter, showing wide panoramas from a few hundred feet up. John Vigour started taking these pictures a year ago because his model-aircraft Christmas present contained a built-in camera. The project took on a life of its own and evolved into a delightful revelation of the Virginia landscape.

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UVA Chamber Music Series
Rivanna String Quartet

McIntire Department of Music

Final Friday, January 31 | 8 pm | Old Cabell Hall

The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2013-2014 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class faculty and celebrated guest artists, continues with four upcoming professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.

The Rivanna String Quartet kicks off the new year with an evening of string quartet classics on Friday, January 31 at 8 pm. The group lends its energetic vision to Felix Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13, Giacomo Puccini's Cristantemi, and Béla Bartok's String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, a series of emotionally-charged, passionate works from early in each composer's career.

The Rivanna String Quartet, comprised of UVa string faculty members who also serve as principal players in the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, features Daniel Sender and David Sariti, violin; Ayn Balija, viola; and Adam Carter, cello.

Tickets for all concerts are $15 general admission, $8 for students, and are free for UVA students who reserve in advance and for those under 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling the visiting the
Arts Box Office or calling 434.924.3376

The University of Virginia Chamber Music Series is supported by the George F. and Marion E. Jones Endowed Lectureship Fund.

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UVA Chamber Music Series:
Albemarle Ensemble

McIntire Department of Music

Saturday, February 1 | 8 pm | Old Cabell Hall

The McIntire Department of Music is pleased to present the 2013-2014 University of Virginia Chamber Music Series. This annual series, which presents innovative performances by the University of Virginia's world-class faculty and celebrated guest artists, continues with four upcoming professional performances for the University and the central Virginia community. These intimate concerts are programmed to offer both new and traditional works that will delight audiences of all musical tastes.

The Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 pm, with the Albemarle Ensemble presenting an invigorating program of woodwind chamber music. The group will blend staples of the repertoire, such as Anton Reicha's Wind Quintet in D Major,with lesser-performed gems, including Darius Milhaud's Sonata for Oboe, Flute, Clarinet, and Piano, and Alexander von Zemlinksy's Humoreske (Rondo). The program, which concludes with Louise Farrenc's Sextet for Piano and Winds,features Kelly Sulick, flute; Aaron Hill, oboe; Rob Patterson, clarinet; Stephanie Corwin, bassoon; Maria Serkin, horn; and John Mayhood, piano.

Tickets for all concerts are $15 general admission, $8 for students, and are free for UVA students who reserve in advance and for those under 18. Tickets can be purchased by calling the visiting the
Arts Box Office or calling 434.924.3376

The University of Virginia Chamber Music Series is supported by the George F. and Marion E. Jones Endowed Lectureship Fund.

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2014 IWL Film Series
Presented by The Institute of World Languages

All Films are Free and Subtitled in English
Wilson 301 | Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
Theme: Family Bonds

Feb 5: Arabic Film
Salata Baladi سلطة بلدي 
An Egyptian Salad
Description
Feb 12: Russian Film
Зеркало (Zerkalo)
The Mirror
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Feb 19: Italian Film
Ladri di biciclette
The Bicycle Thief
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Feb 26: Portuguese Film
Linha de Passe | Pass Line
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Mar 26: Chinese Film
Yi Yi | A One and a Two
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Apr 2: Hebrew Film
אביבה אהובתי | Aviva My Love
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Apr 9: German Film
Auf der anderen Seite 
The Edge of Heaven
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Apr 16: Japanese Film
Okuribito  おくりびと 
Departures
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Disabling Normalcy
A disabilities studies symposium at UVa

Pre-Symposium Film Screening
Thursday, February 27 | 7:30pm
Nau Auditorium
Lives Worth Living
The Great Fight for Disability Rights
A film by Eric Neudel


Exhibition Cases
February 24–March 20 & March 29–April 26
Harrison Institute
Small Special Collections Library


Symposium
Friday, February 28 | 9:30–5:30pm
Harrison Institute
Small Special Collections Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public
No registration required


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U.Va. Arts Board: Music
2013-2014

Philip Glass Residency

Sunday, March 30 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Arts Grounds Final Fridays
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds

Final Fridays are held during the fall and spring semesters on the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds as well as aroudn 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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