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CHS Mobile Art to be Featured at Downtown Transit Center

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Charlottesville High School art students are putting the finishing touches on two mobile art projects Thursday. Students have been working closely with artist Kevin Reese to create the installations.

One of the works will be in the Downtown Transit Center and one will remain at the high school.

Reese says it is more than just an art project for the students, it is also a learning experience.

Artist in residence Kevin Reese stated, "For them to realize that the process is not a straight line, that there are twists and turns.  that there's sometimes problems that we have that we need to solve and how we do that, and how we go about that, and so they see it's a little more complicated than just a piece of art."

Reese says the project took more than just artistic ability.

"We're having to use math to multiply things because it's a one eighth scale model, so we are having to multiply things times eight to get the actual size of the piece and it's about geometry and, of course, physics, and all that good stuff".

The art will be installed Thursday evening at 8:00 at the Downtown Transit Center and will remain on display for three to six months.

The Paramount Theater partnered with the city to bring Reese to Charlottesville.

Reported by Molly Balkenbush

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