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Current Miller Arts Scholars Award Recipient

Class of 2019

Maeve Bradley

Maeve Bradley, Studio Art

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Exchanging Photographs and Ideas

I am proposing a photographic portrait series that would explore cultural identity and exchange. As a double major in Studio Art and American Studies, I’ve enjoyed making connections between the two, using research and field-study to inform my photography and vice versa.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Claire Burke

Claire Burke, Studio Art

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Iconic Images of America’s National Parks: Printing History
I propose to interview and print with the creators of the iconic Ranger Doug’s Enterprises National Park posters. As a studio art and environmental science double major, I am deeply invested in exploring the interface between the two fields.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Kaiming Cheng

Kaiming Cheng, Music

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Music Composing in Virtual Reality
I want to attend different music technology workshops hosted by the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. I would am seeking funding to cover my project, tuition expense and traveling cost.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Alice Clair

Alice Clair, Music

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Project “Loop:” A Full-Length Album
I propose a six-month project I have long dreamed of: a full-length album of my original music, entitled “Loop.” The album will include twelve original songs ranging in time from 2013 to 2018, thoroughly exhibiting the artistic work of my professional career so far.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Jack Gereski

Jack Gereski, Drama

Rising Fourth-Year Award
A Summer Acting in NYC
I will attend Yale's Summer Conservator for Actors, and will use my Rising Fourth-Year Award to help with tuition and housing costs in New Haven, CT.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Corinne James

Corrinne James, Studio Art

Rising Third-Year Award
Area
Area will be a multimedia project which will engage with audio and visual elements in order to capture emotions without using language as a tool. It will rely on audiovisual components to reproduce reflective human consciousness. Area will consist of five different films with five different self-produced scores. All of the audio produced will be created with an analogue synthesizer and all of the visuals will be shot on 16mm film
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Juniper
I am proposing to create a film called “Juniper” with a rising Fourth-Year Award. “Juniper” will use visual and audio components, as well as dialogue, to create an exploration into a nonsensical word.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Chuanyuan Liu

Chuanyuan Liu, Music

Rising Fourth-Year Award
AIMS in Graz: A Full Immersion of Operatic Training
I will apply to an immersive and competitive opera program presented by the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Michelle Miles

Michelle Miles, Studio Art

Rising Third-Year Award
Enabling the Universe
I see the outcome of this project as a collections of short films that explore the organic movement and behavior of materials such as inks, pigments, powders, oils, and soaps – with room for the discovery and use of new materials throughout the process. These are examples of some of the required materials, along with glassware such as plates and petri dishes. The specific equipment I will need includes a macro lens, a tripod, underwater film equipment, and studio lights.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Archeticture Abroad
I propose participation in the Metropolitan Studies and Architecture program in Berlin, Germany. The program takes place over the summer of 2018, from June 5th–July 28th. During the program, I intend to enroll in courses in Architecture, Art History, and Urban and Cultural Studies. I also intend to continue shooting photography and film during my time in Berlin, in addition to visiting the many contemporary art museums in and around Berlin.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Anna Morgan

Anna Morgan, Studio Art

Rising Third-Year Award
Explorations in Printmaking
The objectives of my project are to participate in various workshops and obtain studio space at a printmaking studio over the summer, achieve technical fluency within printmaking, and to produce a body of work based on these and past experiences.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Translations in Printmaking
My proposal begins with attending the workshop, Exploring the Multiple and Transforming Images through Silkscreen, at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado. I have already received a scholarship from Alice Bailey, who has connections with Anderson Ranch, to cover tuition and been accepted into the workshop.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Emily Schmid

Emily Schmid, Drama

Rising Third-Year Award
Social Justice Theatre
I hope to accomplish these goals through attending a Joker Training Workshop through Theater of the Oppressed NYC. I then intend to conduct more research on the methodology, keeping in mind the goal to present a mini workshop at UVA in order to explore the connection between the social issues that the university faces and theater. I hope to apply the knowledge acquired through attending this workshop and conducting research into Theater of the Oppressed by eventually creating a devised piece at UVA which responds to the social and political issues that the university faces.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Rising Fourth-Year Award
The Arts as Language
To facilitate an exploration of The Arts as Language, I am seeking approximately funding to assist in my endeavor to work in the administrative department of an arts non-profit, either in Santiago, Chile or Barcelona, Spain.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Maelisa Singer

Maelisa Singer, Drama

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Summer 2018 Los Angeles, California - Costume Design Internship
I will be directly immersed in the film industry, working alongside highly talented and creative individuals. The experience and skills I will likely gain from this opportunity are unlike any I could learn in a classroom. I will be able to shadow professionals and observe the operations of the film industry at work.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Shannon Spence

Shannon Spence, Studio Art

Rising Fourth-Year Award
Anderson Ranch Arts Center: Study in Serigraphy & Relief
This proposal will detail the additional costs of travel, housing, and materials for this study. This study will culminate in multiple original works, proof of study and a review of learned techniques through a final presentation in April.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

 

Class of 2020

Kristen Barrett

Kristen Barrett, Drama

Rising Third-Year Award
Experiencing the Champs-Elysées Film Festival 
I believe attending the sixth annual Champs-Elysées Film Festival would better expose me to the art of filmmaking and prime me to create my own screenplay about my experience traveling abroad.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Kate Bollinger

Kate Bollinger, Creative Writing

Rising Third-Year Award
An EP and Chapbook of Lyon
I am so thrilled to have been accepted to study abroad this summer through UVa’s Summer in Lyon program, and while my primary reason for going will be to practice French and experience language immersion, I also want to seize this summer as a creative opportunity. During my stay, I plan to write and record an EP of French and English songs inspired by my experiences that I will pair with an artist chapbook which will feature my illustrations and poetry.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Bryce Cuthriell

Bryce Cuthriell, Dance

Rising Third-Year Award
Performance Intensive with BalletMet
The main part of the project will be taking place in Columbus, Ohio at the summer intensive program for students at BalletMet. As a prospective dance minor at a liberal arts institution that only offers a minor in dance, I have been searching for opportunities to immerse myself in the professional dance world. After participating in several auditions for dance intensives, I chose BalletMet because of the extensiveness of the program, and also because it works with several dance genres closely resembling modern/contemporary technique in addition to classical ballet technique.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris, Drama

Rising Third-Year Award
Sharing the Power of the Arts to Educate and Transform: Expanding Techniques to Teach Drama
I would like to utilize MAS funds to attend a Broadway Teachers Workshop this summer. Additionally, upon returning to grounds next fall, I would like to offer a workshop for UVA students who may wish to incorporate techniques for including arts education in their training.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Anna Warner

Anna Warner, Studio Art

Rising Third-Year Award
Where We Are
Ultimately, my project with this grant would be a body of color film photos exploring the relationships that human society has with the natural world (the physical ​real​ world.)
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)

Kia Wassenaar

Kia Wassenaar, Studio Art

Rising Third-Year Award
Creatures of Solitude
My proposed project would be a series of three short films (each 2-5 minutes in length) which would expand upon this series of drawings. Using paint, costumes, and a variety of props, each film would seek to transform a human body into an other worldly, fantasy creature whose external form would embody the mental state of the character themselves, and would explore different aspects of spending time alone.
(Original Proposal) (Project Outcome)