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Environmentally Concerned Artist Steven Siegel To Create Sculpture With U.Va. Students

October 10, 2001--

WHO: Steven Siegel, New York-based sculptor

WHAT: Creation of a large sculpture with U.Va. student volunteers

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13 through Wednesday, Oct. 17

WHERE: Brick plaza outside U.Va. School of Architecture

Internationally renowned sculptor Steven Siegel will visit the University of Virginia to work with art and architecture students to create a large sculpture made from crushed recycled plastic bottles. The project is sponsored jointly by the McIntire Department of Art and the School of Architecture.

Siegel and the students will work together to design and build the sculpture during the University's fall break, Oct. 13-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The sculpture will be constructed on the brick plaza outside Campbell Hall and will remain in place for eight months.

Work will end with a celebration and discussion about the sculpture with Siegel at the sculpture site on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at noon.

Known for his concern for the environment and elegant public sculptures, created from humble materials, Siegel often creates projects that will decompose over time to become one with the surrounding environment. Using recycled or discarded materials, he expresses his concern with our materialism and throw-away culture and investigates ethical issues concerning the environment. He is best know for his works created with recycled newspapers. At U.Va., student volunteers will be involved from the inception as he expands his palate to include recycled plastic bottles, exploring their transparency, color and atmosphere.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 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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