November festival shines an annual Spotlight on the Arts at UGA

The 2023 Spotlight on the Arts festival spanned the month of November with a rich calendar of events celebrating the literary, visual and performing arts. The Willson Center’s contributions included a Cinema Roundtable on the cultural phenomenon of Barbie; a multimedia event showcasing cross-disciplinary research and artistic practice spanning poetry, music, visual art, and the environment; a reading and talk by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead; and many more public events and programs.

Highlights from the festival schedule included:


November • Exhibition – Nancy Baker Cahill: Through Lines

Nov. 3 • Cinema Roundtable – “Billion Dollar Barbie: Greta Gerwig, Pop Culture & Barbiemania”

Nov. 6 • Arts Collaborative Conversation: Arts Funding Trends

Nov. 6 • Presentation: “Favored by the Muses”

Nov. 7 • I Am Greta: Environmental Ethics and the Battle Over Climate Change

Nov. 8Student Spotlight

Nov. 9 Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies // Sea Sound Seen

Nov. 9 • Transatlantic Cinephilia: Book Launch and Screening of Araya

Nov. 12Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies: Graduate Student Symposium

Nov. 14 • 4 Minutes, 33 Seconds Contest

Nov. 15 • Phinizy Lecture: Colson Whitehead

Nov. 16 • Screening – Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman

Nov. 28A Celebration of Achievements in the Humanities and Arts at UGA