With Good Reason

Archive for October, 2006

Art: Where Do You Draw the Line?
October 28th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

Today, artists and designers use new digital technologies to create images. Does this mean the days of teaching drawing by hand to art students are numbered? Colin Ferguson (JTCC) argues that basic instruction in drawing is crucial for young artists’ ability to see the world around them. Also: Suzanne Adams-Ramsey (UVa-Wise) talks about unraveling women’s history as she works […]

Running for Office 101
October 21st, 2006 - (0 Comments)

Everyone complains about politics as usual, but a Virginia organization is doing something about it. Sean O’Brien and Coy Barefoot of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (UVa) are part of a leadership development program for residents of Virginia interested in becoming more active in public service, whether as community leaders or elected officials. The curriculum includes public policy, ethics and […]

Priscilla’s Homecoming
October 14th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

Nearly 250 years ago a 10-year old African girl was kidnapped and transported to South Carolina , where she was named Priscilla and sold into slavery. A group of scholars, including Joseph Opala (JMU), have been able to identify one of Priscilla’s modern descendents; an African American woman living in South Carolina. The South Carolina descendant […]

Sculptor of Sound
October 7th, 2006 - (0 Comments)

Stephen Vitiello (VCU) is one of the most prominent members of a small but growing field: sound artists. In one of his most memorable works, he attached microphones to the windows of the 91st floor of the World Trade Center to record the creaking of the building. Vitiello’s outdoor installation piece “Whoosh,” played for two weeks […]