When times are tough, budgets are tight, and lots of kids are having trouble with math and reading, why teach art? “Everybody gains something from art,” said Melanie Owen, one of two Curry School of Education students who collaborated on a project with the Art Museum.
A product of Detroit’s roughest neighborhoods, delivered from suicide, jail time, and other horrors by what he calls “forgiveness and grace,” James Erickson explores art as a vehicle for his faith.
Jonathan Green is in the somewhat frightening but enviable position of building a career on what he’s learned in the drama department at U.Va.
During the week, Ali Khan leans over Petri dishes and air hoods in a biochemistry lab. On the weekend, he carries a twenty-pound tuba as section leader for his instrument in the Cavalier Marching Band.
Richard Grove Miller IV, a rising fourth-year music and Spanish major, is one of five undergraduates who have received grants from the University Undergraduate Award for Arts Projects program.
An MFA graduate in scenic design in the Department of Drama, Lisi Stoessel was a visual arts major as an undergraduate, but she “wanted a more collaborative experience than studio art offered.” Working in theater has given her “a chance to think specifically about my art,” she said.