UVA Arts, University of Virginia

Vol 03 Fall 15 Library
Stacey Evans
The Fralin Museum of Art


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Lights, Camera...Engagement! Each year, The Fralin Museum of Art partners with The Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville to bring the magic of the arts to students throughout the area, by creating mentoring relationships between 30 UVa students and 30 Boys and Girls Club kids. Each session in the eleven-week Early Visions program begins with a tour of the Museum and ends in an art-making activity.

For one of the art experiences last spring, the Museum worked with Light House Studio in Charlottesville to provide a fun-filled and dynamic introduction to filmmaking for young participants and their UVa mentors. “The Early Visions program inspires Club kids to share their unique interactions with the artwork at UVa,” said Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia Executive Director, James Pierce. “Through this filmmaking project, they learned to see and interpret art through a different lens. It’s a match made in the Museum!”

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