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University Of Virginia Art Museum Presents “Our View”
Exhibition and Book of Photographs by Area High School Students

November 19, 2003 --

WHAT: “Our View” exhibition

WHEN: Dec. 5 - 21

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum
155 Rugby Road

The University of Virginia Art Museum and Oakwood Arts Foundation present “Our View,” a special exhibition of high school students’ photographs of life in their hometowns. The exhibition opens Dec. 5 and will be on view through Dec. 21.

The museum and Oakwood Arts joined together earlier this year to sponsor the “Our View” photography contest. High school students from throughout the region photographed Charlottesville and their communities during a one-week period in May. The students were invited to submit up to 10 color or black-and-white photographs in any of the following categories: portraits and personalities; still life; landscapes and scenery; sports and action scenes; animals and pets; and our town. The entries were judged by a distinguished professional panel: Sam Abell, Mary Motley Kalergis, Stacey Evans, Bill Sublette, Nicholas Nichols and John Grant, who donated their time and expertise both as jury members and in the presentation of two free photography workshops prior to the beginning of the contest. Winners of the contest — first, second, third place and honorable mention — are featured in the exhibition in the museum’s Entrance Foyer Gallery.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Oakwood Arts has published a companion book, also titled “Our View,” which features the winning entries and selected honorable mention photographs. Frank and Merry Thomasson, who assisted in the organization of the contest, also managed production of the book. It is available for purchase at the museum at a cost of $25.

“We were thrilled with the response from high school students throughout our region,” says Jill Hartz, museum director. “More than 200 students and their families attended our awards reception in May, and we look forward to sharing their views of our community with the public in December.”

The contest, exhibition and book are co-sponsored by the Oakwood Arts Foundation with additional support provided by Crutchfield Corporation, Virginia National Bank, Stubblefield Photo Lab, Rapid Photos, and many teachers throughout the city and county.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Limited parking is available behind the building, off Rugby Road. The museum is handicapped accessible. For details about the exhibition and information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592.

Image for use by the media are available at:
First Place: Adam Pesch – “Side View Mirror” - Western Albemarle High School
First Place: Travis Hurt – “Rocket - Western Albemarle High School
First Place: Jenny Baker – “Up” - Monticello High School

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services


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