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UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival breaks attendance record

More than 23,000 people attended the University of Georgia's Spotlight on the Arts festival this November, setting an attendance record for the fifth straight year.

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    “We bring together UGA student artists who will demonstrate extraordinary aerial dance skills. These extremely committed artists bring a unique set of talents…
    Said: Bala Sarasvati, CORE artistic director and Jane Willson Professor in the Arts in Athens Banner-Herald
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    "Colm Tóibín's writing addresses our ideas of home, identity, love and belonging. Tóibín is also an illuminating critic who brings…
    Said: Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center in UGA Today
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    "The success of Spotlight on the Arts underscores just how important the arts are to the cultural and intellectual vitality of our university and state. I am so…
    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in UGA Today
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    "With a visit like this, the students from both countries are able to learn about cultural differences and appreciate shared experiences-think french fries, trending…
    Said: Peter Jutras, associate professor of piano in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in UGA Today
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    "His willingness to work with our students at UGA will be a marvelous opportunity for all to learn under the baton of a great ensemble leader. This sort of cultural…
    Said: Dale Monson, director of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music in UGA Today
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    "Spotlight on the Arts has become one of the university's most beloved campus traditions, and it underscores how the arts enrich our lives and our understanding…
    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in UGA Today
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    "The mission of the council is to foster an awareness and appreciation of the arts and to create an environment conducive to artistic innovation. The council seeks…
    Said: Russ Mumper, vice chair of the UGA Arts Council in UGA Today
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    "With these works, we can clearly see the legacy of both abstract expressionism and minimalism, but also how the artist took these movements and reshaped them in…
    Said: Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art in UGA Today
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    “Cora Miller’s gifts have been transformative in countless students’ lives. These students come here with a desire to share their love for music,…
    Said: Dale Monson, director of the School of Music in UGA Today
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    "Jack Davis was a gifted illustrator and a legendary Bulldog. His artwork has left a lasting legacy for Georgia athletics, and he will be deeply missed."
    Said: UGA President Jere W. Morehead in UGA Today