Category Archives: Let There Be Light 2009
Description: The glass entryway to PVCC’s Dickinson building will be wrapped in a lush canopy of greenery, temporarily transporting visitors from the dark dormancy of winter back to a sensation of summer’s bounty. (Photographs by Stacey Evans.
BIO: Fenella Belle received her MFA in fibers from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently teaches in the art department at PVCC and both her personal artwork and her teaching embrace a mixed media approach to making art. Belle’s background includes teaching adults and children, exhibit design, fabric printing and installation art. She is particularly interested in making art accessible to everyone, regardless of age and education.
BIO: Colette Brown is an architect, project manager, and coach for creative professionals. She enjoys exploring how a variety of unique qualities can be unified in a single material. Planed oak with bark left on the other side. A translucent ceramic glaze that pools opaque. Concrete sawn like a meatloaf, the smooth surface unifying different colored and sized rocks. As a volunteer with the youth-adult partnership The Service Board, Colette led team-building art projects that created a group expression while encouraging each individual to express themselves. We’re all the same under the sun, and each of us shines under our own spotlight. For images of her artwork, please visit: http://picasaweb.google.com/coco.picasa.coco/ColetteBrownArtAndFood#slideshow/5102264853270284434
DESCRIPTION: Nachtlicht explores collective control of live video processing on 20 wireless-networked laptops. The piece emerged from Ted Coffey’s advanced sound studio seminar at the University of Virginia.
BIO: Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic chamber music, multimedia pieces, interactive installations and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across the US and Canada, Europe and Asia. Coffey’s writing on the aesthetics and social politics of transmissive networks in art have been honored with significant awards from the Josephine De Kármán and Andrew C. Mellon Foundations. He studied composition with Jon Appleton, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Paul Lansky and others, earning degrees at Dartmouth [AB], Mills College [MFA] and Princeton [MFA, PhD]. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, critical theory and pop. For more information regarding his work, please visit www.tedcoffey.com.
Information regarding the performers will be available closer to the event at www.tedcoffey.com.
Description: The third in a series of audio collections influenced by the presence and aspects of light ( i.e. stillness between rooms near windows, sun lit particles, glares, flickers, surfaces and dreams exposed to sunlight. the moon…). CDs of the audio piece will be distributed.
BIO: Greg Antrim Kelly lives and works in Charlottesville, VA, where he co-founded The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative in the fall of 2004. He holds and undergraduate degree with honors in Fine Arts and Art History from Colorado State University. He has worked extensively in the fields of arts and education. His own work, as an artist, typically explores a wide range of mediums and practices including illustration, video, performance, writings, audio letters, cut flowers, and an on-going series of love notes to his wife Leigh. For more information regarding his work, please visit www.gregantrimkelly.com
Description: A mysterious world has been discovered lurking beneath the Piedmont Virginia Community College grounds. Fischer provides a glimpse of a miniature underground civilization.
BIO: Shelby Fischer, born in Brooklyn to a family of artists and music aficionados, was exposed to, and participated in, a wide range of artistic pursuits. Focusing on classical piano for several decades led her to a long and successful career as Executive Producer for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Washington, DC. In 2002, she moved to a Greene County farm where she rediscovered and began creating art, specifically mixed media collage and sculpture. In addition, she remains active in the jazz world by writing scripts for the Thelonious Monk Institute and speeches for jazz icon Herbie Hancock. Represented in Charlottesville by Les Yeux du Monde gallery, she has been in a dozen solo and group exhibitions throughout Central Virginia and is featured in the book Mixed Media Collage by Holly Harrison (2007). For more information regarding her work, please visit www.shelbyfischer.com.
Bio: Stacey Evans is an artist, photographer and educator living in Charlottesville, VA. This is her second year participating in “Let There Be Light”. As an artist she is currently working on two projects, “Trainscapes” a series of American landscapes captured through the window of Amtrak trains and “People” a line study of people photographed on the street. Stacey is a professional photographer working with small businesses, publications, and universities. Her teaching includes private instruction, Continuing and Professional Services at UVA and Workforce Services at PVCC. She is an adjunct professor at PVCC. For more information regarding her work, please visit www.staceyevansphotography.com.
Bio: John Grant’s current work involves experimentation with newer photographic resources and technology. He’s seeking to gain facility with digital imaging in order to render a more actively expressive result. Processes include printing on various substrates, paper, cloth, and metal, for example, and recent works involve the use of resin coatings for a hyper-realistic rendition. His most recent exhibitions include Fairytales and Reveries (2009), Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (two-person show), and The 2009 International Photography Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda Maryland (group show). For more information regarding his work, please visit www.johngrantstudios.com.
BIO: Bob Hirosky is a Charlottesville researcher and physics professor. Hirosky has always found fundamental research, like the arts, to be a profoundly creative process. It is about exploring the unfamiliar and reinterpreting what we see everyday. It is about finding ways of redefining common experiences and examining those that are unique.
DESCRIPTION: Reflected is a site-specific piece initially conceived of while attending Let There Be Light in 2007. In addition to the compelling work I saw that night, distant headlights moving past trees along the adjacent highway caught my imagination. This installation attempts to emphasize elements that exist in the surrounding environment. A simple frame sets a stage where light and sound from passing vehicles coincide. (Photograph by Will May)
BIO: Will May has been working as an artist in Charlottesville VA since 1991. He earned his MFA in Photography and Film from VCU, and his BA in Drawing from the College of Wooster. He has participated in group shows internationally, and solo shows in Virginia and North Carolina. Will is currently the Exhibition Director of LOOK3 – Festival of the Photograph. For more information regarding his work, please visit: www.willmay.com.
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