Spotlight on the Arts Festival
Presented by the UGA Arts Council, the seventh annual Spotlight on the Arts festival features dozens of events and exhibitions in the visual, literary and performing arts. The 11-day festival, scheduled for Nov. 1-11, includes concerts, museum tours, discussions with writers, dance and dramatic performances. The festival kicks off Nov. 1 with student performances all day on Tate Plaza followed by “Kaleidoscope: Spotlight on the Arts Opening Celebration,” which features a non-stop collage of student performances in dance, music, theater and creative writing. The free event is set for 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center and will be followed by an after-party at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.
The Spotlight on the Arts festival is being held in conjunction with the national conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, which will explore the theme of “Arts Environments: Design Resilience and Sustainability” and conclude with an evening of performances presented in conjunction with Moogfest. Other highlights of the festival include a University Theatre production of “Equus,” a celebration of the late novelist Pat Conroy as part of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame induction events, lectures by visiting artists Rebecca Rutstein and Mark Dion, and guest performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and British acapella ensemble VOCES8. The fifth annual 4 minutes, 33 seconds competition highlighting arts research and scholarship by students will be held on Nov. 7, and a special Family Day event featuring free performances and activities for children and families will be held Nov. 3.
For the complete schedule, go to www.arts.uga.edu. You also can follow the Arts at UGA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UGAarts), Twitter (https://twitter.com/UGA_Arts) or Instagram (https://instagram.com/uga_arts).
Sunday, November 11