UGA Spotlight on the Arts offers virtual events

The University of Georgia Arts Council will celebrate its tenth annual Spotlight on the Arts festival this November with more than 60 events and exhibitions in the literary, performing, and visual arts.

Spotlight on the Arts logo featuring different types or art and artists.The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, which administers the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, will host two virtual events to honor 2021 inductees: Clarence Major will read selections from his works on Nov. 11, and Pearl Cleage will participate in a conversation with Valerie Boyd, Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer in Residence and associate professor in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and online faculty in the Low-Residency MFA in Narrative Nonfiction on Nov. 16. 

On November 30 there will be a virtual conversation with Jill Sonke, Maryrose Flanigan, and Nicholas Allen "Art, the Pandemic, and Public Health," Sonke serves on the editorial board for Arts & Health journal and as a consulting editor for Health Promotion Practice journal. She is also director of the EpiArts Lab, a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab at UF, and the national initiative Creating Health Communities: Arts + Public Health in America. This event may be of interest to those in the online Graduate Certificate in Public Health or the Master of Social Work online.

Be sure to pre-register for the virtual events you would like to attend.

"For 10 years, Spotlight on the Arts has showcased the University of Georgia's exemplary programs and scholarship in the arts and humanities," said S. Jack Hu, the university's senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. "Achieving this milestone is a testament to the talent and dedication of our outstanding faculty, staff, and students."

"The members of the University of Georgia Arts Council have put together a world-class series of events and exhibitions for the 10th annual Spotlight on the Arts festival," said Marisa Pagnattaro, vice provost for academic affairs and chair of the UGA Arts Council. "I hope this festival inspires people to deepen their engagement with the arts and humanities, both during the month of November and throughout the year."

Additional information on the 2021 Spotlight on the Arts 

Additional Spotlight on the Arts virtual events