Category: Cortona

Cortona Student and Faculty Reunion

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main area of CortonaThe Lamar Dodd School of Art will host to a reunion of the UGA-Cortonese as students and faculty gather to celebrate the 44th anniversary of UGA's premier Studies Abroad Program.

The program has grown and changed a great deal over the course of its four-decade existence, though so much about the immersive small town experience remains the same. The medieval hilltown of 1,200 tucked in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains, so close to the art centers of Italy but far enough away to preserve the quiet and solitude of Tuscany, continues to attract our best artists. And the experience has lifelong impact, creating friends of UGA as far afield as can be imagined. Among the reunion of students and faculty, along with several of our past directors of the program (including program founder Jack Kehoe) there will also be a closing reception for the LDSOA exhibition, La Mostra Cortona 2013, featuring works by Shawn Ireland. The reception and reunion are both at 3 p.m. in the school of art.

Join us at LDSOA on Saturday to celebrate Cortona!

Image: The lovely city on the hill.

Locandine: Cortona Program Poster Designs

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Cortona poster, star with heads of dignitaries.The University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy is the great patriarch of study abroad programs at the university, going strong after its fortieth anniversary in 2010 and probably never as vibrant as it is today. In that time, thousands of UGA students and many hundreds more from other institutions have visited the small city on the hill, left a little of themselves there and taken a bit with them for wherever else life's journey has led.

Now through Nov. 7, the Suite and Plaza galleries of the Lamar Dodd School of Art are showcasing some of the inventive and original designs used to promote the program over the years. On view in the show is not only the evolution of design as such, but also the warm transatlantic relationship between Athens and Cortona that has so enriched both towns over the years.

The designs represented offer insight into the program's history, including course offerings, destinations and announcements for "La Mostra" or the student/faculty exhibition traditionally held each semester in Cortona.

Stop by and see the show - I just saw it today. A reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 4 - 6 p.m. The program is using the poster exhibition to entice alumni to visit campus and they're giving the posters away as a token for donations to the program. A great opportunity to own some delightful design pieces that mark part of the history of art at UGA.

Cortona Studies Abroad Program exhibition

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medium_cortona-putto-386x394.jpgStudents and faculty from one of UGA's longest-running Study Abroad programs are featured in an exhibition of work from 2011. The exhibition runs through Jan. 21 on the third floor of the Lamar Dodd School of Art:

The exhibition focuses on work produced by program participants during the three semesters of 2011; and there will be a reunion for its students from throughout the year. The work covers the studio areas of painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry/metals, paper and book arts, graphic design, interior design and landscape architecture.