Virginia salutes the
art of Stan Winston
alumnus Stan Winston, known for his special effects creations,
will receive the Virginia Film Award at this year's festival,
which runs through Oct. 24.
exhibit of Stan Winston's studio, "Creating Characters and
Creatures," will be at the Bayly Art Museum through Dec. 22
in collaboration with the Virginia
Film Festival. The exhibit and festival, which runs through
Oct. 24, pay tribute to special effects wizard and 1968 U.Va. alumnus
the bronze sculptures, drawings, production photographs, video and
a scale model of a raptor -- the dinosaur Winston designed for the
film "Jurassic Park" -- the exhibition explores the elements
of special effects creation. Winston's work, featured in "Aliens,"
"Edward Scissorhands," "Terminator 2," and recently
in "Sixth Sense" and "Inspector Gadget," has
garnered widespread recognition.
exhibit also features works by other artists in Winston's studio,
which employs 75 to 100 artists and technicians who work together
to create these masterpieces.
will give a gallery talk on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. in the museum, which
is free and open to the public. He is participating in a number
of festival talks this weekend, and several of his films are being
screened as well. For festival information, go to www.vafilm.com
or phone 982-5277.
U.Va. board stands
by admission policy, vows to defend consideration of race
Board of Visitors voted unanimously Oct. 16 to support the University's
admission policy -- which allows race to be a consideration -- and
said it is prepared to go to court to defend that decision.
Board of Visitors unanimously endorses the University's continuing
commitment to recruiting and enrolling students of diverse talents
and backgrounds," said U.Va. Rector John P. Ackerly III in
a statement approved by the board at the close of its quarterly
two-day meeting. "The academic successes of its African-American
and other minority students are the envy of every major university.
The system works. We are prepared to defend it." Full