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Arts Madness Spring 2012
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ARTS MADNESS is taking over U.Va. March 12th - March 20th. A celebration of U.Va.'s vibrant arts and culture scene, featuring a myriad of CIO performances, a career fair, an art show and auction, short courses, and so much more! Join us for an art celebration unlike any other! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook!

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Monday, March 12, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 pm: Habibi Rasak Kharban Movie Screening | Maury 209 Details >
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Midterm Study Break | UVaM Details >
6:30 - 8:30 pm: Arts Rotunda Dinner| Rotunda Details >
8:00 - 10:00 pm: Inedible Jewelry Short Course | FULL Details >
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
11:00 - 1:00 pm: Resume Workshop UCS | Newcomb Main Lounge Details >
11:30 - 1:00 pm: Arts Career Fair | Newcomb Ballroom Details >
5:00 - 8:00 pm: RA Tours| U.Va. Art Museum Details >
Thursday, March 15, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 pm: Glass Palette Short Course | FULL Details >
7:00 pm: Behind the Scenes | Ern Commons Details >
Friday, March 16, 2012
7:00 pm: The Sing Off | Chemistry Auditorium Details >
Saturday, March 17, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm VAS Workshop | New Cabell Hall Room 411 Details >
12:00 - 5:00 pm: RA Tours | U.Va. Art Museum Details >
7:00 - 9:00 pm: VAS Film Festival | Student Activities Building Details >
8:00 pm: Laugh out Loud | Chemistry Auditorium Details >
Sunday, March 18, 2012
7:00 pm: So You Think You Can Dance | Ern Commons Details >
Monday, March 19, 2012
5:15 pm: Bus leaves for Kluge-Ruhe | U.Va. Chapel Details >
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Reception with Australian Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie |
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. Details >
8:00 pm: Elzinga Talk, Art and the Economy | Campbell Hal 158 Details >
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
7:00 pm: Student Art Auction | Newcomb Ballroom Details >
Monday, March 12, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 pm: Habibi Rasak Kharban Movie Screening | Maury 209 Details >

Habibi Rasak Kharban Film Screening: U.Va.'s alumna Susan Youssef will be screening her acclaimed film, Habibi Rasak Kharban in Maury 209 at 5 PM. Habibi is a story of forbidden love, is a fiction feature set in Gaza. Two students in the West Bank are forced to return home to Gaza, where their love defies tradition. To reach his lover, Qays grafittis poetry across town. Ms. Youssef will be available to answer questions about her filmmaking process and how she was able to promote the film.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
2:00 - 4:00 pm: Midterm Study Break | UVaM Details >
6:30 - 8:30 pm: Arts Rotunda Dinner| Rotunda Details >
8:00 - 10:00 pm: Inedible Jewelry Short Course Details >

Midterm Study Break: Help kick off Arts Madness and stop by the U.Va. Art Museum on Rugby Road (across from Mad Bowl) for free desserts and blue books on Tuesday, March 13th from 2-4! Feel free to browse their exhibitions, which include photography, Japanese prints, and various works from their permanent collection.

Arts Rotunda Dinner: College Council's annual dinner event focused on specific areas of the University community. This year, we will be focusing on the Arts and its applicability and importance in the "real world." Our keynote speaker will be U.Va. alumna, Susan Youssef. Her film, Habibi Rasak Kharban, is a story of forbidden love, is a fiction feature set in Gaza. Habibi is a selection of Venice Film Festival, Toronto, Busan, Palm Springs, Miami Intl Film Fests. Winner FIPRESCI & Best Film: Dubai Intl Film Fest. Invitation-only.

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NOW FULL | Inedible Jewelry Short Course will walk you through the creation of your own delectable miniature food jewelry! You'll use colorful polymer clay to make delicious inedible treats that you hand-sculpt, bake, and wear. Inedible Jewelry was recently featured on Etsy Labs Craft Night and sisters Jessica and Susan Partain have been crafting tiny foods for about 20 years.. Sign up here, on a first-come first-served basis..

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
11:00 - 1:00 pm: Resume Workshop UCS | Newcomb Main Lounge Details >
11:30 - 1:00 pm: Arts Career Fair | Newcomb Ballroom Details >
5:00 - 8:00 pm: RA Tours| U.Va. Art Museum Details >

Resume Workshop: University Career Services will be reviewing resumes for students with an interest in the Arts. Facilitators will suggest changes to resumes and help highlight the academics and leadership experiences of each student. Because space is limited, confirmation emails with time slots will be sent. For those who receive confirmation, please arrive with 2 copies of your resume. If you are unable to be accommodated during this session, please visit the UCS website for walk-in hours and appointments in Bryant Hall. Registration here.

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Arts Career Fair: What in the world are you going to do with an arts degree? Presenting exciting possibilities and opportunities to talk with experts in a field on your interest! Featuring respected leaders from local art organizations such as Red Light Management, Monticello, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Second Street Gallery, Virginia Film Festival, Heritage Theatre Festival and many more! Whether you are ready to kickstart a career or are just looking for more information in a field of interest, this is surely an event not to miss. Sign up to have your resume reviewed here.

RA Tours at UVaM: Be sure to ask your RA if they have signed up for you to go on a private tour at the Museum! Tours led by student docents will be available to be booked on Wednesday March 14th from 5-8 and on Saturday March 17th from 12-5. Tours will be planned to last approximately 30 minutes.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 pm: Glass Palette Short Course Details >
7:00 pm: Behind the Scenes | Ern Commons Details >

NOW FULL | Glass Palette Short Course: Join the Glass Palette for cold glass fusion! You'll cut and manipulate glass into your own unique design to make jewelry, picture frames, bowls or whatever else you can dream up. Your creation will then be fired in a kiln so that it melts into form at the Glass Palette's studio in downtown Charlottesville. Sign up here, on a first-come first-served basis.

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Behind the Scenes: Come get an inside-peak of the coolest stunts and acting techniques from some of U.Va.'s biggest theater groups such as First Year Player, Shakespeare on the Lawn, and Opera Viva. You’ll also get the chance to enjoy short performances from each of the groups!

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Friday, March 16, 2012
7:00 pm: The Sing Off | Chemistry Auditorium Details >

The Sing Off: You've probably seen the hit-reality TV show, and now we're putting a U.Va. spin on it! Come out to see four awesome a’cappella groups: Hoos in Treble, New Dominions, The Virginia Gentleman, and Remix show off their skills. The theme for the night: Guilty Pleasure songs.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012
11:00 am - 12:00 pm VAS Workshop | New Cabell Hall Room 411 Details >
12:00 - 5:00 pm: RA Tours | U.Va. Art Museum Details >
7:00 - 9:00 pm: VAS Film Festival | Student Activities Building Details >
8:00 pm: Laugh out Loud | Chemistry Auditorium Details >

VAS Workshop: Always wanted to learn how to add special effects in your movies? VAS will be holding a special effects workshop for students! Maximum of 50 people.

RA Tours at UVaM: Be sure to ask your RA if they have signed up for you to go on a private tour at the Museum! Tours led by student docents will be available to be booked on Wednesday March 14th from 5-8 and on Saturday March 17th from 12-5. Tours will be planned to last approximately 30 minutes.

VAS Film Festival: U.Va. students have been working long and hard on their short films that they have submitted to the VAS Film Festival competition. Come out and enjoy the film screenings of your creative fellow students!

Luagh out Loud: That's right come see all your favorite comedy groups in one night! The Whethermen, La Petit Teet, Amuse Bouche, and various student stand-up comedians will keep you rolling on the floor laughing all evening. So be sure to join us!

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
7:00 pm: So You Think You Can Dance | Ern Commons Details >

So You Think You Can Dance: Always wanted to learn how U.Va.’s dance groups got their moves? Join us for an evening of performances and mini-workshops so you can learn some fresh, new dances moves from Irish Dance Club, Disturbance Dance Crew, Virginia Dance Company, AXAdeMIX, Step It Up and Salsa Club.

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Monday, March 19, 2012
5:15 pm: Bus leaves for Kluge-Ruhe | U.Va. Chapel Details >
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Reception with Australian Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie |
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of U.Va. Details >
8:00 pm: Elzinga Talk, Art and the Economy | Campbell Hall 158 Details >

Reception with Australian Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie: Did you know that U.Va. holds the most significant collection of Aboriginal art outside Australia? Come see the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and celebrate the completion of an art installation by Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie. Eat some food, check out some art, and connect with an Indigenous artist from the other side of the globe. A bus will leave from U.V.a Chapel at 5:15 pm on Monday, March 19. You'll have an hour at the museum and be back to campus by 6:45 pm. Click here to check out Reko Rennie's previous visit to U.Va. Sign up here >

Elzinga Talk, Art and the Economy: Curious about how economics and art intersect? Professor Ken Elzinga will be holding an interdisciplinary lecture on Art and the Economy.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
7:00 pm: Student Art Auction | Newcomb Ballroom Details >

Student Art Auction: The event will have both a live and silent auction portion, and involves student work from all reaches of the University. This is a great opportunity for students and buyers to find unique decorations, to start their own collection, and to experience a professionally- coordinated auction! The Auction is occurring in conjunction with a Student Art Show that is currently up in Clemons; check it out!

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In the News

Cavalier Daily, College Council continues “Arts Madness” initiative March 14, 2012

Arts Madness at UVaM
College Council hosted a midterm study break Tuesday at the University Art Museum on Rugby Road as part of the Council’s weeklong “Arts Madness” initiative. Council provided blue books and free desserts.

Cavalier Daily, ‘Arts Madness’ kicks off March 13, 2012, by Catherine Jessee

The College Council hosted a film screening yesterday evening of “Habibi Rasak Kharban,” a film written, directed and produced by 1999 University alumna Susan Youssef. The screening kicked off Council’s “Arts Madness” initiative, a weeklong celebration of art at the University which will conclude March 20 with a student art auction.

Council President and third-year College student Nabilah Jiwani said Council brought Youssef to the University to provide a voice to the political aspect of arts and media.

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Cavalier Daily, This is madness: the arts invade grounds March 13, 2012, by Rachel Lim

Move aside, March Madness — Arts Madness is here. From today to March 20, expect the arts craze to take over during the University’s first annual arts week. This mega-event is a result of the combined efforts of Student Council, the University Programs Council, College Council and the Vice Provost for the Arts Office.

“Raising the awareness of art on Grounds is important not only because it has been neglected in the past, but also because it plays so well off of other endeavors at the University,” said Kelsey Petrie, a member of the Student Council Student Arts Committee. “Visual culture and expression cannot be separated from the sciences, from engineering, and from student life and academia in general because it is, at its core, deeply and irrevocably a result of and influenced by this whole.”

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