Student Arts

Mission Statement

Student Arts seeks to identify, communicate, and satisfy the needs of the arts community at the University of Virginia by providing resources, accessibility, and support to anyone wishing to engage in the arts through participation or observation.

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Current Initiatives

Arts Network Night

Arts professionals are invited to speak as panelists and share advice and wisdom for any students interested in a career in the arts. Past panelists have included:

Javier Lorenzo, IX Art Park
Kate Melton, Career Services
Maurren Brondyke, New City Arts Initiative
Emily Harka, Charlottesville Ballet
George Sampson, Arts Administration
Elizabeth Roberts, Charlottesville Symphony

Clemons Art Gallery

Have you seen those paintings, drawings, and artwork in Clemons library? We head that gallery. Check back October 23rd for applications to have your artwork displayed in the Clemons gallery.

SAB Renovation

If we want the arts to grow at UVA, student (performing) arts groups need space to rehearse. The Student Activities Building is the perfect place to rebuild or renovate into an appropriate and available space for rehearsals and performances for on grounds arts CIOS.

Future Initiatives

1 Credit Art Classes – We have 1 credit classes for yoga and scuba diving – why not drawing or painting or photography?

Student Arts Fund – Individual student artists are given grant funding to pursue specific projects, which are documented then showcased at the annual Student Arts Fund Gallery! To apply, check back here when applications open October 23rd.

Arts Madness – A week long series of engaging arts events.

Meet the Co-Chairs

Jocelyn Huang

Hey guys! I’m Jocelyn (obviously). I’m a 3rd year student from Purcellville, VA who loves music!! I’ve been playing piano since I was 3, and flute since 6th grade. I also sing and play self-taught guitar for fun. I conduct the Cavalier Symphony Orchestra, and am double majoring in music and economics, with a minor in entrepreneurship. I’ve been a Student Council rep since 1st year, but starting 2016, I’m co-chairing with the wonderful Katie Penland!! Regardless of my position with Student Council, I love helping students solve all and any problems!! Even though I’m a hard core Slytherin, you might say I’m a Hufflepuff, because I’m a particularly good finder (of solutions to student concerns).

Apart from school stuff and Student Council, I founded the Unofficial Guide to UVA and the Cavalier Symphony Orchestra, the first all-inclusive, non-audition full ensemble/orchestra at UVA! You can find me in Old Cabell or anywhere with music. Feel free to contact me anytime, especially about the arts!!

Katie Penland