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UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival breaks attendance record

Nearly 22,000 people attended the University of Georgia Arts Council’s 2015 Spotlight on the Arts festival, besting last year’s attendance record.

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Spotlight on the Arts at UGA

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Spotlight on the Arts festival. The fifth annual festival will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 2 with an Opening Celebration and will conclude on Nov. 13. The UGA Arts Council is planning for dozens of events and exhibitions.



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    “Book clubs and individuals responded so favorably to last year’s suggested reading initiative that we are again making recommendations to introduce…
    Said: P. Toby Graham, university librarian and associate provost in Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2016 announced
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    “Despy was a dynamic musician and teacher whose former students still sing her praises. She left a great legacy to the region, state, and nation, and I am…
    Said: Martha Thomas, Despy Karlas Professor in Piano at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia in UGA Today
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    “There’s nothing like it in the whole country because Bala has really incorporated aerial and dance which are usually very separate. Cirque [du Soleil]…
    Said: Francesca Mokry, a junior UGA student and member of the company in Red & Black
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    "This world-class example of 17th-century portraiture, offering multiple avenues for interdisciplinary study, will serve as a lynchpin for the museum's small…
    Said: Lynn Boland, Pierre Daura Curator of European Art in Georgia Museum of Art
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    Time spent among the more than 100 artifacts in “Samurai” offers up the thrilling sensation that human history and its rituals and artifacts are far…
    Said: Felicia Feaster in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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    “Dr. Bara is among the finest choral conductors in the country and, indeed, in the world. He attracts top talent among aspiring young conductors and singers…
    Said: Dale Monson in Hugh Hodgson School of Music
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    The arts play a vital role in enriching the academic and cultural environment at the University of Georgia, and Arts Council members and students have once again…
    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in
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    “This singular, international honor comes in recognition of a prestigious international career as musician, educator and arts ambassador. Dr. Masciadri’s…
    Said: Dale Monson in Hugh Hodgson School of Music
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    "Bruce is a lifelong student and champion of the arts and humanities. His generosity will enable the press to continue to publish important works of scholarship…
    Said: Lisa Bayer in University of Georgia Press
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    "This year's graduating class has created varied and exceptional work. In my first year as director, I am proud to be a small part our first MFA class to exhibit…
    Said: Chris Garvin in Lamar Dodd School of Art