Angeles-based artists Joseph Biel and Richard Kraft, one of
whom stands here in a white robe, visited last week and gave
a number of impromptu art performances throughout Grounds, including
this one in Madison Bowl on Oct. 4. Their week-long residency
was sponsored by the McIntire Department of Art.
Their way of working is very different than anything we
have here at U.Va., said William Wylie, assistant professor
of studio art and curator of the show. They are bringing
something very exciting and new they are bringing part
of the West Coast art scene here.
Performance art, characterized by its spontaneity, uses space
and time, and involves the audience in the vision and concept
of the art.
The artists, who have collaborated for the past six years, working
in a variety of mediums, are exhibiting their recent photographs
and paintings at Fayerweather Gallery through Oct. 28. Many
of their projects are also depicted on the Web at http://www.rebusart.com.
John F. Kennedy tapes published by Miller Center
every president expects to face a host of problems, John F. Kennedy
understood that he was confronting an unusual set of foreign and
domestic crises. Determined to leave behind a record of that extraordinary
era, Kennedy began in July 1962 an unprecedented program of secretly
taping White House meetings and telephone conversations.
perhaps the most reliable record of the Kennedy presidency ever
published, the first of several volumes containing the complete
transcriptions of Kennedys recently declassified secret recordings
will be published Oct. 15 by the Universitys Miller Center
of Public Affairs and W.W. Norton & Company. The centers
Presidential Recordings Project eventually will transcribe, analyze
and publish White House recordings made during the Truman, Eisenhower,
Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. Full
switch causes syndromes
at the University of Virginias Health System are getting closer
to finding out what causes two disabling childhood diseases, by
identifying a naturally occurring on-off switching process that
may control activation of genes that are missing pieces, according
to results published online this month in the American Journal of
deficiencies mirror images of each other cause Prader-Willi
Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of obesity, and Angelman
Syndrome, which has different symptoms, including severe mental
retardation. Full story.