Posted in October 2014

“Float” and Charlottesville Community Church

“Float” and Charlottesville Community Church

OpenGrounds hosted members of Charlottesville Community Church (CCC) for “Float”, an event for people to gather and share their artistic interests. The organizer of the event, CCC worship leader Joseph Holm, transformed the OpenGrounds Corner Studio into a space for aesthetic creation, where both college students and art-minded members of the community could come together. “Our … Continue reading

Renowned Photographer John Shearer Visits Open Grounds

Renowned Photographer John Shearer Visits Open Grounds

John Mason, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Corcoran Department of History, and the organizer of The Fralin Museum of Art’s Gordon Parks exhibit brought his class to OpenGrounds last week for a conversation with renowned photographer, John Shearer. Mr. Shearer spoke about his mentor, Gordon Parks, a seminal figure of twentieth century photography. First year students … Continue reading

Soundscape Architecture Project Presented at OpenGrounds

Soundscape Architecture Project Presented at OpenGrounds

Architecture professor, Karen Van Lengen, presented her collaborative project, Soundscape Architecture, which is designed to explore the intersection of space and sound. Working with the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH), Van Lengen replicated authentic sounds that resonate within major artistic and impressive locations around the world, including  the National Library of Ireland, the Taj … Continue reading

Art and Environmental Action Student Scholars Showcase

Art and Environmental Action Student Scholars Showcase

Earlier this year, OpenGrounds selected four of talented students, pursuing three projects to work with faculty and mentors to develop, execute and present new projects at the intersection of art, research and scholarship. On September 23, the students presented the results of their projects at OpenGrounds. The Art and Environmental Action Student Scholars bring a variety … Continue reading

OpenGrounds Hosts iGEM Panel Collaboration

OpenGrounds Hosts iGEM Panel Collaboration

On September 24th, OpenGrounds held one of the first live panel collaborations between individuals representing biology, law, ethics, and the public in an exploration of synthetic biology and its implications for modern society. This event was part of the monthly Science Straight Up series, a “science cafe” event that brings science into public spaces in a … Continue reading

Ashley Warner Visits OpenGrounds

Ashley Warner Visits OpenGrounds

Hosted by the Women’s Center, author Ashley Warner visited OpenGrounds to read from her newly published memoir “The Year After.” Warner read aloud two excerpts from her memoir, which included an account of her rape at the age of 24 and the events of day-to-day life for survivors of sexual assault. Warner reached out to … Continue reading