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Spotlight on the Arts 2019

Alan Flurry

The performance and exhibition offerings continue to reach ever-higher in this, the eighth annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival, Nov. 6-17:

The creative work presented over the 12-day festival highlights the breadth of arts offerings on campus, and it includes performances and exhibitions by UGA faculty and students as well as visiting artists from around the world. Many of the events are free or discounted for UGA students, and the annual Spotlight on the Arts Family Day will be presented free of charge Nov. 16.

“Spotlight on the Arts provides students, faculty, staff and community members with dozens of opportunities to become more engaged with the outstanding arts programs the University of Georgia offers,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “The creativity and dedication of the members of the UGA Arts Council, faculty and performing artists will be on display throughout the festival.”

Highlights of this year’s festival include a cross-institutional experience presented by the department of theatre and film studies that explores issues of incarceration, race and the impact of forced labor through dance, media and dramatic performance. “By Our Hands” is free to the public thanks to the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, the Ferman Fund, the McCay Fund and the Franklin Excellence Fund.

In New York City, former Lamar Dodd Chair of Art Paul Pfeiffer will present his first live performance in collaboration with the UGA Redcoat Band in Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater on Nov. 11. The Redcoat Band will perform the exact same musical score inside the empty Sanford Stadium to be livestreamed into the Apollo, contrasting the architectures of stadium and theater.

With crisp fall in the air and the Jacksonville hotels full this weekend, campus will ramp back up and into the arts next week. Make sure to attend and participate in some of the many terrific events our students and faculty work so constantly to provide to the campus community year-round.

And as coach says, Go Dawgs!

Image: “Grandma Strips,” 2009, a quilt by Mary Lee Bendolph (American, b. 1935). Cotton, 75 x 77 inches. Collection of Mary Lee Bendolph, courtesy of Rubin Bendolph Jr.

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