Preservation’s Audiovisual Conservator Wins Grant to Reformat Film of U.Va. Artist and Professor Charles Smith

Audiovisual Conservator Steven Villereal has secured a $5,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve and digitize a film of U.Va. Professor Charles Smith in the process of creating block paintings. Smith was the first chair of the McIntire Department of Art and was known for his woodcuts and block prints. The film takes the viewer inside Smith’s wooden block painting technique. Please read more about Smith, the film, and the grant at UVa Today.