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Public Invited to Opening Events for Special Bayly Art Museum Exhibition

June 14, 2000 -- The public and press are invited to the public kickoff of the exhibition Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. in the County Office Building on the corner of Preston Avenue and McIntire Road. Most of the artists will be present and curator Lyn Rushton will present a slide overview of the sites and projects open for viewing.

Following the presentation, artists Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil will perform, also at the County Office Building. Hamilton will read text while Mercil, in the costume of a crow, enacts a performance piece that relates to his site-specific installations at the Bayly Art Museum, Ash Lawn-Highland, Pavilion 9 and the ticket window of the Paramount Theater.

Reservations are being taken now for bus tours of all Millennium exhibitions sites, provided by Van-on-the-Go, on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18. The tours will begin following the opening festivities, and will leave from the County Office Building. For reservation, please call 975-8267. Please note that this is a corrected number (from that in the brochure).

Public hours for the two Ix exhibitions at 531 Ware Street -- Ann Hamilton's "ghost" and Barbara MacCallum's "The Metamorphosis of a Scientific Article Produced in Mr. Jefferson's University in the Year 2000" will be open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. throughout the summer.

Also on Saturday, June 17, artist Lucio Pozzi will perform "Reading the News" throughout the day at the Paramount Theater.

On Sunday, June 18, at 3 p.m., the Bayly Art Museum will host a special viewing of the Light House work "Video Diaries 2000."

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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