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  • Taylor Lear

    November 1, 2018
Feature Image Spotlight on the Arts 2018

Spotlight on the Arts Festival Begins at the University of Georgia


Today marks the start of a 10-day festival at the University of Georgia celebrating the visual, literary and performing arts. In its seventh year, Spotlight on the Arts features dozens of events, exhibitions and more all across the university. Tonight’s kick-off event, “Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center and will showcase performances in dance, music, theater and creative writing.

The Georgia Museum of Art is proud to participate in this festival, and there are several events scheduled at the museum from now through November 11. Some of these events include:

Family Day: Transforming Metal

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.–noon

Explore the impressive sculptures and linear prints by the legendary Richard Hunt, a contemporary African American artist, at this free, drop-in program that is part of the campus-wide Spotlight on the Arts Family Day. After drawing inspiration from gallery activities and the exhibition “Richard Hunt: Synthesis,” create your own metal sculpture in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom.

Music of Appalachia

Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.

The Athens Chamber Singers will present a special program of choral and instrumental pieces from Appalachia, including folksongs, spirituals, blues and coal mining songs. Stick around after the music for a special tour of "Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann" led by curator of American art Sarah Kate Gillespie.

Lecture: Elizabeth Catte

Thursday, November 8, 5 p.m.

In her talk entitled “Seeing Appalachia,” writer and public historian Elizabeth Catte will take a critical look at representations of the region in contemporary writing, photography and reporting, underscoring how the visual archive of Appalachia often renders a diverse and complicated place into a series of problems that threaten the nation's progress. Sponsored in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Student Night: Found Forest

Thursday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate the exhibition “Richard Hunt: Synthesis.” There will be contests with prizes, button making, food, music and of course ART. Come check out the galleries and enjoy a fun-filled evening at the museum.

For a full list of museum events both during and after the Spotlight on the Arts festival, visit our website. More information on the festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu.