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    "A lot of our students have never had exposure to the arts before. Giving them this opportunity is the most important thing; we hope to create lifelong lovers of art and learning."

    Said: Mary Claire Nixon, a dance teacher at Cedar Shoals High School in during an Experience UGA trip during the Spotlight on the Arts festival
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    “The Spotlight on the Arts festival is an ideal occasion for collaboration between artistic communities in the university and in Athens. The Spotlight • Slingshot concert brings together a tremendous slate of rising and established performers with important ties to the city and to UGA at the historic gateway between town and campus. Our ability to present world-class artists with such strong local connections speaks to the creative vibrancy of the whole community.”

    Said: Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center in
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    "Each year, the Spotlight on the Arts festival shines a light on the breadth and the quality of arts programming at the University of Georgia. This year's festival truly offers something for everyone, and it's shaping up to be the best one yet."

    Said: Pamela Whitten, UGA senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in Spotlight 2014 press release
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    "Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life."

    Said: E.B. White in Paris Review interview, 1969
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    For the past thirty-six years, Philip Smith (who joins the UGA faculty this fall) has presided over orchestral trumpet playing, with a resonant, clarion sound.

    Said: William Robin in The New Yorker
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    It is with pleasure and anticipation that we welcome Sarah Kate Gillespie to the Georgia Museum of Art, where she brings great experience as a teacher and a scholar. The staff and I look forward to working with her in furthering and disseminating knowledge of our collections as well as of American art in general.

    Said: William Underwood Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art in announcing her appointment.
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    Sesame Street integrates art and design in to its existing STEM content with the goal of illustrating how art and design can be used to solve real-world problems.

    Said: Jessica Lahey in The Atlantic
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    Participating in drama can produce greater emotional sensitivity among both the actors and, in a performance that projects deep human emotions, the audience.

    Said: Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Education in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution's "Get Schooled" blog
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    Athens is a music town, but it is also an art town. Art is everywhere we go, and the enjoyment of it is free.

    Said: Pete McCommons in Flagpole
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    "The arts provide much of the connectivity across human existence and experience; and they may be among the most creative and innovative of our curricular programs."

    Said: Interim UGA Provost Libby V. Morris in Innovative Higher Education
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