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Maria Dondero, MFA '05: designed + crafted

The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center & Signature will welcome an outstanding group of the nation's top ceramic artists to Atlanta this fall. It's an excellent opportunity to view over 1500 pieces of new ceramic work and to touch and to talk with the artists while making your purchases. See familiar faces from 2015 and many new ones.

Maria Dondero MFA '05 will have an artist talk at 5:30 pm this Saturday, October 1, showing slides and talking about her work.

Cortona, Italy Studies Abroad Update: Campus is Safe and Secure After Earthquake

At approximately 3:30 a.m. local time Wednesday, August 24, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy, causing damage and casualties in areas along the borders between the regions of Umbria, Marche and Lazio. The University of Georgia's International Residential Center in Cortona (Arezzo), located about100 miles northwest of the reported epicenter of the earthquake, was not affected by the incident. All structures and buildings in Cortona have been reported stable and secure.

Ally White, MFA '16, Solo Show in Atlanta

Ally White presents her first Atlanta solo show, No Worries — an exhibition of acrylic and wool paintings taking place at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery September 17th thru October 8th. These works depict day-dreaming figures and the lush multicolored world they live in. Investigating contrasting themes of happiness, anxiety, loneliness and self-comfort, each piece works to balance and cope through the use of color, humor and play. 

Opening Reception: Philip Juras BFA '90, MLA '97

Philip Juras BFA '90, MLA '97

August 11, 2016 - 7:00 P.M. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia.

The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island: Philip Juras will explore the rich history and nature that have compelled him to paint the wilds of Little St. Simons Island, share some of the experiences he had in creating the work over the last five years, and show how he painted one of the key works presented in the exhibition.

Cherokee Basketry Show at the Georgia Museum of Art


Janice Simon, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, co-curatorates with Dale Couch, the museum's curator of decorative arts, and  Mary C. Scales English, a UGA student in the master's of historic preservation program, the exhibition of 45 objects, dating from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Some belong to the museum's collection. Others are promised gifts, including the many contemporary examples Simon lent to the exhibition.


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