‘Unfold Yourself’ Spotlights Art Work By Students In The U.Va. Art Museum’s Summer Arts @ The Ix Program
August 2, 2005 --
What: Summer Arts Exhibition “Unfold Yourself”
When: Tuesday, Aug. 16, through Wednesday, Aug. 24
Where: U.Va. Art Museum
155 Rugby Road
Special Reception: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., free and open to the public
Work by 4th- through 12th-grade students who participated in the University of Virginia’s Summer Arts @ the IX program, which was based on the theme, “Seeing Yourself...Unfold,” will be exhibited at the Art Museum from Tuesday, Aug. 16, through Wednesday, Aug. 24. “Unfold Yourself” will highlight print-based media created through explorations and interactions with portraiture, with an emphasis on ideas of personal and community identity. Directed by Lili Grabbi, this year’s Summer Arts program was held at the Frank Ix building in downtown Charlottesville.
Participants enjoyed one to three weeks of art activities focused on paper, including printmaking, sculpture, photography and filmmaking. Each week, students took trips to various places, including to the museum for its interactive “Paper Sculpture Show,” to artist’s studios and to the Music Resource Center to create a CD of music related to Summer Arts projects.
Approximately 90 youth participated in this year’s program — about half of the students received full scholarships based on need. Summer Arts is made possible with the generous support of the Young Friends of the U.Va. Art Museum, the Thomas L. Piper Jr. Education Endowment, The MSW Foundation, the Bama Works Fund, Jennifer Van Winkle and the Virginia Film Festival.
The public is invited to enjoy refreshments, meet Summer Arts participants and see selections of their work at the annual Summer Arts reception. This year’s event, sponsored by the Young Friends of the U.Va. Art Museum, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For details about the exhibit or information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592, or visit the museum’s Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298