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Artwork by faculty and students exhibited in “La Mostra” at University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art

Artwork by faculty and students exhibited in “La Mostra” at University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art

ATHENS, Ga. — The Cortona Studies Abroad Program and Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia present the exhibit “La Mostra” (meaning, “The Show”), containing works produced at the University’s international residential center in Cortona, Italy, in the School of Art galleries Jan. 5-21, 2017, with a closing ceremony and reception on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. The galleries are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and visitor parking is available in the Performing Arts Center parking deck.

The works include two- and three-dimensional pieces in a variety of media, created by both faculty and students participating in studies abroad. These works, reflecting student and faculty experiences in Italy, previously were exhibited in the town of Cortona, Italy, as a way of saying “Grazie” to the people of the town that hosts UGA’s residential center.

“Our annual exhibit allows us to reciprocate the welcoming hearts and open arms of the people of Cortona, a gesture realized through studio art, our study of art history, our interior, graphic and environmental renderings,” said Chris Robinson, director of the Cortona Studies Abroad Program for the Office of International Education. “Before concluding each spring, summer, and fall semester program, UGA Cortona students and faculty have the wonderful opportunity to exhibit works created in the studio and classroom. Works are then sent back to the Lamar Dodd School of Art for this annual exhibition to share with the UGA and Athens community.” 

The closing ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 3 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 21, in the S151 auditorium on the first floor, followed by a reception in the third-floor galleries. The School of Art building located at 270 River Road. Free parking is available on weekends in the campus parking lots along River Road and behind the Performing and Visual Arts Complex.

Since 1970, the Cortona Studies Abroad Program has been a leader in international arts education. Cortona’s academic programs provide a challenging opportunity for the serious art student who wishes to combine international travel with an intensive studio and classroom experience. The medieval hill town of Cortona offers a rich historical environment for students to experience the lifestyle of a typical Italian community. A variety of art history, studio art, science and other courses offered each year and multiple scholarships are available; for more information, visit cortona.uga.edu.

About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, visit oie.uga.edu.