The Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts has taken our soon-to-be three-year-old Spotlight on the Arts festival up to the mountaintop, wizened it beyond its years into a learned and marvelous, venerable arts festival joining the best of campus with some of the greatest parts of Athens (as we know it) and brought it back to College Square for an unimaginably fantastic concert this week:
Spotlight • Slingshot is a free public concert on College Square in downtown Athens featuring five acclaimed local and national acts, many including UGA graduates and attendees.
Besides providing a gratuitous opportunity to post this phot of Pylon from 1979 (wow), the Athens Music Project, a Willson Center Research Cluster featuring Franklin faculty, is presenting the community with signifciant cultural dividends:
The Athens Music Project will hold its first symposium April 17 from 4-8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia.
The AMP is a Faculty Research Cluster of the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and is co-directed by Susan Thomas, an associate...
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts continues its stellar role of bringing distinguished guests to campus. This week offers terrific examples, beginning today with Irish author Kevin Barry:
Barry, author of the critically acclaimed 2011 novel "City of Bohane," will give a reading Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. The event is hosted by the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts in partnership with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of English, and British and Irish Studies at UGA.
In addition to "City of Bohane," Barry has...
Heads up for a great event next Friday, Franklin College faculty headline what's sure to be a substantive discussion in the lead up to this year's Academy Awards:
A roundtable panel on director Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center will bring together University of Georgia faculty members to discuss the Academy Award-nominated 2013 film. The event is the latest in an ongoing series of Cinema Roundtables sponsored by the UGA Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
The panel of faculty members is...
Because of the snow and related impediments to travel, a series of scheduled campus events for today have been postponed.
These include this morning's Mason Public Leadership lecture, featuring former U.S. secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, The Willson Center's Global Georgia Initiative public lecture by composer Tania León and the Visiting Artist/Scholar lecture by Luke Syson in the school of art.
Our thanks and safe travels to these distinguished guests. We look forward to their visits to campus in the future.
Image: Snow just beginning to fall outside the...