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.