at Fayerweather Gallery opens Nov. 7
Artist Reaches Out To Disadvantaged Youth To Create Collaborative
October 30, 2002--
Exhibition – “After”
Thursday, Nov. 7, through Tuesday, Dec. 3
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Lecture - “Art After Literature”
Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. Reception, 6 to 7:30
Campbell Hall, Room 160 Reception – Fayerweather Gallery
artist Tim Rollins founded KOS (Kids of Survival) while working
with learning disadvantaged youth in the 1980s in the South Bronx,
N.Y. The students participating in the program create images inspired
by various texts, usually classics of western literature, creating
paintings or drawings directly onto the text. The results are a
collaborative mural-sized work of art. Today, Rollins teaches workshops
across the country.
Thursday, Nov. 7, Fayerweather Gallery will open “After,”
an exhibition of works on paper by Robbins and KOS. The works are
the result of Rollins’ Memphis, Tennessee workshops that focused
on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”
will give a lecture at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall followed by an opening
reception in Fayerweather Gallery, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
exhibit, organized by U.Va.’s Artsboard, kicks off a year
and a half residency for Rollins that includes a seminar, lectures
and several workshops with area public school students. These workshops
will focus on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night
Dream.” The final segment of the residency will be an exhibition
of the collaborative results of these workshops at the University
Art Museum in the fall 2003.
details, call the McIntire Department of Art (434) 924-6123.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298