Much has been said and written about the challenges that all of us in the arts faced over the past two years.
One of the things I have been most proud of is how artists and leaders across the Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at UVA have used these challenges to create opportunities, particularly when it comes to making the arts more accessible all.
In the 2nd Installment of Volume 15 of the UVA Arts Magazine, we will share several examples of this, including the Together While Apart and We Hope This Art Finds You Well projects, which highlighted how artists at UVA and in the community found ways to share their work during the pandemic, and how StuCo Arts Council Chair Abby Rothenberg was able to highlight UVA artists of all kinds in a dynamic and exciting 2021 Arts Week. In addition, you'll read about how the UVA Dance Program took its work out of the studio and onto the UVA Lawn with an innovative program, how Studio Art Associate Professor Federico Cuatlacuatl brought his Mobile Cinema concept out into the community, and so much more
We'll also share the latest news on the Center for the Arts, honors for the remarkable Rita Dove and the Creative Writing Program, exciting new hires from UVA's Studio Art Department, new UVA Arts Box Office Manager Olivia Anderson, and the unique way Drama Department alum James Seol celebrated his Broadway debut in the acclaimed musical Come from Away.
Thanks so much for reading, and here's to a happy and arts-filled spring and summer!