Art" From U.Va.
23, 2000 -- More than 150 students and faculty from
the University of Virginia's McIntire
Department of Art will exhibit works featuring animal themes
as part of the 13th Annual Virginia Film Festival. The
student and faculty work will be joined by art installations by
visiting artist Sam Easterson and Charlottesville artist Beatrix
Ost. Music created in the Virginia Center for Computer Music (VCCM)
in U.Va.'s McIntire Department of Music will accompany the exhibition.
exhibit, "Animal Art," will be open from noon to 7 p.m.
Oct. 26-29 at the Frank Ix building on Elliott Street in Charlottesville.
for the purply-pink hippo out front," says William Bennett,
studio chair in the McIntire Department of Art. "The exhibit
is very exciting. It's a chance for the entire department to
put on a show together and for the community to revel in the richness
and variety of our work."
and students in the entire sculpture, printmaking, and digital media
programs and several drawing classes as well as fifth-year post-baccalaureate
students are participating in "Animal Art." Each individual
class will have an exhibition area in the 120-by-180-foot space
in the Frank Ix building.
accompany the images, a team comprised of VCCM technical director
Dave Topper and music graduate students Damon Osgood and Christopher
Staefe created the electronic music composition. Altered sounds
of animal noises, jungle sounds and animal songs are woven together
to expand the sensory experience of the show.
Frank Ix exhibition space was donated by Monticello Associates,
owners of the building.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298