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Spotlight on the Arts 2013

More than 16,000 people participated in the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival, held over a nine-day period in November. The units that make up the UGA Arts Council staged more than 60 events, while students produced more than 25 "Student Spotlight" events across campus. Festival highlights can be seen in this video, and the schedule is listed below.

Thursday, November 7

Dirty Book Sale by UGA Press
9 a.m.4 p.m. Tate Student Center Plaza
Part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the UGA Press.

Artful Conversation
2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
Carissa DiCindio, curator of education, will lead in-depth discussion of works in the exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South." For more information, click here.

Willson Center Fellows Symposium
24 p.m., Room 277, Special Collections Libraries
Featuring Willson Center Fellows whose research projects are art-based

Lamar Dodd School of Art Open House
5–7 p.m., School of Art Main Building and Ceramics Building
Demonstrations and more by the following areas: Art History, Graphic Design, Science Illustration, Art-X, Photography, Painting and Drawing, Printmaking and Bookarts, Fabric Design and Ceramics. In addition, art created by Clarke Middle School (CMS) students also will be displayed as part of the art education display along with the work of UGA art education students.

Lamar Dodd School of Art First Year MFA Exhibition
5-7 p.m., Gallery 101, Lamar Dodd School of Art Main Building
Opening reception for this exhibition.

Lamar Dodd School of Art Open House
6–8 p.m., School of Art Sculpture and Jewelry and Metals Building, 215 Thomas St.
Includes métal pour, sculpture yard at 7 p.m., live jewelry exhibition and show at 7:45 p.m.

Opening of University Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice
8 p.m. Fine Arts Theatre, Fine Arts Building
Pride and Prejudice was presented in 1941 when the Fine Arts Building was dedicated with a five-day arts festival.
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Young Choreographers Series Dance Concert
8 p.m. New Dance Theatre, Dance Building
Senior exit and emerging choreographers concert.
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

PAC-Classic Center event: Two Man Group
8 p.m. Classic Center Theatre, downtown Athens
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, perform improvisational comedy.
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Student Night at the Museum
810:30 p.m. Georgia Museum of Art
The Georgia Museum of Art Student Association hosts this event featuring tours of the exhibitions, crafts, food and after-hours fun. For more information, click here.

Friday, November 8

Dirty Book Sale by UGA Press
9 a.m.4 p.m. Tate Student Center Plaza
Part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the UGA Press.

Department of Dance Performance Sampler
12:15–12:45 p.m. New Dance Theatre, Dance Building
Free performance by dance students in various styles. For more information, click here.

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
Tour led by docents.

Book signing: Larry Dendy, Through the Arch
4–5:30 p.m., Lecture Hall 125, Jackson Street Building 
Dendy will talk about his book, an illustrated guide to the UGA campus, published recently by the UGA Press. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Environment and Design and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. For more information, click here.

University Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice
8 p.m. Fine Arts Theatre
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Young Choreographers Series Dance Concert
8 p.m. New Dance Theatre, Dance Building
Senior exit and emerging choreographers concert.
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Saturday, November 9

[Homecoming game against Appalachian State]

Art exhibition: "Seen/Unseen"
ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Chase Park Warehouses, 160 Tracy Street, Unit 4, Athens 
The opening of a two-week exhibition dedicated to public history and the local past of Athens. A collaborative project of ATHICA and the Georgia Virtual History Project, with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and students from UGA and Athens Academy. For more information, click here.

Sunday, November 10

GMOA Family Day: The Power of Stories in Art
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
A special extended Family Day!  View the exhibition "The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" and create your own narrative works of art in the GMOA classroom.  At 1 p.m., Like Totally! will perform theatrical kids' music for everyone, sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. For more information, click here.

Community Music School Open House
14 p.m. Hugh Hodgson School of Music, 2nd & 3rd floors
Live performances and an Instrument Petting Zoo.

Open Community Ballet Class and Performance
2–4 p.m. Studio 274, Dance Building
Participate in or observe this open class with the UGA Ballet Ensemble. A "sneak peak" performance by the UGA Ballet Ensemble follows at 4 p.m. For more information, click here

University Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice
2:30 p.m. Fine Arts Theatre
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Spotlight Tour: "Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art"
3 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
Led by Lynn Boland, Piere Daura Curator of European Art.

UGA Wind Ensemble Concert: "The Toll of War, The Cost of Freedom"
3 p.m. Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center
Featuring guest artist Caleb Hudson, cornet.
$10/$5 with UGA student ID

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Author Discussion
4 p.m. Room 271, Special Collections Libraries
With 2013 inductee and Georgia’s Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham. Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Monday, November 11

2013 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 3rd floor, Main Library
Stop by the UGA Press offices to see this exhibition of the best of university press design. For more information, click here.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
1011 a.m. Special Collections Libraries
For more information, click here.

Open Folk Dance Class
10:10–11 a.m. Studio 276, Dance Building
Participate in or observe this open class.

Guest Lecture: Andrew Hudgins on "Poetry and Humor"
3 p.m. Room 214 Miller Learning Center
Hudgins also will give a reading at Cine at 7 p.m. Both events are arranged by The Georgia Review. For more information, click here.

Roundtable discussion: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
5–6:15 p.m., Room 214, Miller Learning Center
Panelists from the department of theatre and film studies include associate professor Freda Scott Giles, assistant professor Christopher Sieving and master of fine arts candidate Angela Hall; moderated by doctoral student Kristyl Tift.

Performance: Poetry/Music Duo Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar
6 p.m., Dancz Hall (Room 264), Hodgson School of Music
Lazer and Dewar have been exploring the improvisational performance of poetry and jazz, working mostly with texts from Lazer’s handwritten Notebooks project. Hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) at UGA.

University of Georgia Horn Choir Fall Concert
6:30 p.m., Edge Recital Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
The performance features students from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music under the direction of professor Jean Martin-Williams.

Athens premiere: Bayou Maharajah
7:30 p.m., Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave., downtown Athens
This documentary exploring the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker was directed by UGA alumna Lily Keber and produced by Nate Kohn, a faculty member in UGA's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Both will attend the screening. For more information, click here.

Georgia Poetry Circuit Reading by Andrew Hudgins
7 p.m. Cine, downtown Athens
Sponsored by The Georgia ReviewFor more information, click here.

PAC event: Caleb Hudson, Trumpet
8 p.m. Ramsey Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center
The newest member of the Canadian Brass, Hudson has won multiple prizes for solo trumpet performances. Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, November 12

ICE Conversation Series: Creative Campus
9:30 a.m., Room S160, Lamar Dodd School of Art
The University of Alabama’s Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar will share their experiences with Creative Campus, a student-centered arts advocacy organization at the University of Alabama that Lazer directs. Hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) at UGA.

2013 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 3rd floor, Main Library
Stop by the UGA Press offices to see this exhibition of the best of university press design. For more information, click here.

Issues in Dance Education and Pedagogy
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Classroom 304, Dance Building
Open presentations on this topic (DANC 4700 class).

Open Ballroom Dance Class
12:30-1:20 p.m. Memorial Hall Ballroom
Participate in or observe this open class.

Tour at Two: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
Tour led by docents.

Peabody Decades Event: Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing
3 p.m., Auditorium, Special Collections Libraries
Frank Sinatra and guests Diahann Carroll and The 5th Dimension perform classics in this one-hour special that won a 1968 Peabody Award. Screening sponsored by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection.

Guest Lecture: Mikko Saikku, University of Helsinki
5–6:30 p.m., Room 285, Special Collections Libraries
Saikku, an environmental historian and UGA Press author, will give a talk sponsored by UGA's Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, the history department, the UGA Libraries and the UGA Press.

Roundtable discussion: “Productive Communities”
5 p.m. Room 171, Miller Learning Center
Featuring music producers Trina Shoemaker, Tom Lewis, Paul Reeves. Moderated by David Barbe, Music Business Program; co-organized by Susan Thomas, Willson Center Athens Music Project research cluster.

UGA Press Film Fest: God's Little Acre (1958)
7–9:30 p.m., Auditorium, Special Collections Libraries
Based on the Erskine Caldwell novel published in 1933 and reprinted by the UGA Press. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 13

2013 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show
10 a.m.–4 p.m. 3rd floor, Main Library
Stop by the UGA Press offices to see this exhibition of the best of university press design. For more information, click here.

Open Hip-Hop/Jazz Class
11:15–12:05 p.m. Studio 276, Dance Building
Participate in or observe this open class.

Director's Tour
2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
GMOA Director William U. Eiland will lead a tour of the permanent collection.

Roundtable Discussion: Careers in the Arts
5–6:15 p.m., Room 148, Miller Learning Center
Panelists include Philip Snyder (Music), Chris Welles (Theatre & Film), Kim Nogi (Music), George Contini (Theatre & Film), Bala Sarasvati (Dance), Daniel Bara (Music) and Jennifer Crenshaw (Art). Moderated by Dr. David Z. Saltz, chair of the department of theatre and film studies.

UGA Press Film Fest: I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! (1932)
7–9:30 p.m., Auditorium, Special Collections Libraries
Based on Robert E. Burns' autobiography, published in 1932 and later reprinted by the UGA Press, this movie was nominated for Best Picture Oscar. For more information, click here.

UGA Opera Theatre: Open dress rehearsal for Carmen (concert version)
8 p.m. Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center
All tickets $5

University Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice
8 p.m. Fine Arts Theatre
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Thursday, November 14

2013 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 3rd floor, Main Library
Stop by the UGA Press offices to see this exhibition of the best of university press design. For more information, click here.

Issues in Dance Education and Pedagogy
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Classroom 304, Dance Building
Open presentations on this topic (DANC 4700 class).

Tour at Two: "Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1796)"
2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
Led by Asen Kirin, associate professor and associate director, Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Interactive Media and Live Performance Open House
3–4 p.m., Interactive Performance Lab, Fine Arts Building
Hosted by Dr. David Z. Saltz, chair of the department of theatre and film studies.

Free screening of That Evening Sun
4 p.m. Special Collections Libraries Auditorium
The Georgia Review sponsors a free screening of this film based on a short story published in the Review. Starring Hal Holbrook and with original songs by Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood. For more information, click here.

Willson Center Global Georgia Initiative lecture: Karima Bennoune
4 p.m. Chapel, with a reception to follow in Demosthenian Hall
Bennoune, a law professor at University of California-Davis, will discuss her new book, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here. Co-sponsored by the Willson Center, the School of Law, the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, the African Studies Institute and the Georgia Society of International Law. For more information, click here.

Sneak Preview: "Dance, Science and the Dreamchasers 2014!"
5–5:30 p.m. New Dance Theatre, Dance Building
Presented by CORE Contemporary and Aerial Dance Company. For more information, click here.

UGA Press Film Fest: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
7-9:30 p.m., Auditorium, Special Collections Libraries
Based on the novel by Chris Fuhrman, originally published by the UGA Press. For more information, click here.

UGA Opera Theatre presents Carmen (concert version)
8 p.m. Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

University Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice
8 p.m. Fine Arts Theatre
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Museum Mix
8 p.m.-midnight Georgia Museum of Art
A free event with a live DJ, food and drink, and access to all the galleries until midnight. For more information, click here.

Friday, November 15

2013 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m. 3rd floor, Main Library
Stop by the UGA Press offices to see this exhibition of the best of university press design. For more information, click here.

Tour at Two: "Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art"
2 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art
Led by Laura Valeri, associate curator of European Art.

Trombone Studio Recital
3:35 p.m. Edge Recital Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Students from trombone professor Joshua Bynum's studio perform.

Lamar Dodd School of Arts BFA Exit Show
7-9 p.m., School of Art Orbit Galleries
Opening reception for this show featuring student work in Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Art X, Sculpture, Scientific Illustration.

UGA Press Film Fest: Glory (1989)
7-9:30 p.m., Auditorium, Special Collections Libraries
Based in part on Robert Gould Shaw's letters, which were collected and published by the UGA Press under the title Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune. For more information, click here.

Willson Center film festival: "Everyday People: The Film, Television and Video Work of Jim McKay"
7:30 p.m., Cine, downtown Athens
The opening of a four-day film festival presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, in partnership with Whatever It Takes community organization. Fundraising reception in CineLab, followed by screening of Tourfilm at 8:30, with Q&A featuring David Dailey, editor-in-chief, Salon.com. For more details, see Willson Center website.

PAC event:  Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!
8 p.m. Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center
Oscar-nominated actor Holbrook has brought the unique humor and wit of American icon Mark Twain to the stage for nearly 50 years.
Ticketed event

University Theatre production of Pride and Prejudice
8 p.m. Fine Arts Theatre
Ticketed event. For more information, click here.

Ongoing

Georgia Museum of Art exhibitions:
"Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art" (Oct. 12, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014)
"L'Objet en mouvement: Early Abstract Film" (Oct. 12, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014)
"Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South" (Oct. 5, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014)
"Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great" (Sept. 21, 2013–Jan. 5, 2014)
"The Material of Culture: Renaissance Medals and Textiles from the Ulrich A. Middeldorf Collection" (Oct. 26, 2013–Jan. 12, 2014)Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery Exhibition:

Lamar Dodd School of Art exhibition
Gallery 307: "Inventory: Miniature Monumental" (Oct. 24–Nov. 12, 2013)
An exhibition by Kendall Buster, who holds the 2013 Lamar Dodd Chair.

Hugh Hodgson School of Music student recitals in Edge Recital Hall and Ramsey Concert Hall
See HHSOM website for details.