All in the Family: Library Art Show Shines on Artists Close to the Law School

August 13, 2004

The seventh annual law library art show features 15 artists with ties to the Law School, including faculty spouses and relatives, alumni, and friends of the Law School, in a show titled "Family of Law."

"Each year when I go about making preparations for the new exhibit I meet artists who have some sort of association with our Law School," said Law Library Director Taylor Fitchett. "[Show curator] Ashlin Smith and I searched around to find some well-established artists associated with U.Va. Law, but we also included some work by those who have made a living outside the art world."

Pieces in the show came from across the country, and librarians at one point found themselves hauling a 700-pound sculpture up to the second floor of the library, where the works are showcased. The media include sculpture, book art, oils, acrylics, pastels, and ink.

The show, which runs until June 2005, features works by Alice Cannon, Kate Coughlin, Mary Page Evans, Thomas Gordon, Margaret Heritage, Charles Hobson, Susan Homer, Mackie Kudravetz, Thomas Lawson, Telsa Leon, Larry Philips, Hartwell Priest, Anne Slaughter, Ashlin Smith, Laura Snyder, and Ann Thérèse Verkerke. A wine and cheese reception, featuring a cello quartet, is scheduled for Thursday, September 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the library.

Many works are for sale. E-mail Taylor Fitchett for more information.

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