Willson Center calendar for UGA Spotlight on the Arts, Nov. 4-20: CHECK HERE FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND UPDATES

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Willson Center calendar for UGA Spotlight on the Arts, Nov. 4-20: CHECK HERE FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND UPDATES

The Willson Center’s calendar for the university’s Spotlight on the Arts festival is presented here. More information on the 2020 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu as well as on the Arts Council Facebook page (facebook.com/UGAarts), Twitter feed (@UGA_arts) or Instagram (instagram.com/uga_arts).

This page will be updated with archived videos of these virtual events as they become available.

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11/4 • 8 am Julian Hoffman in Conversation with Nicholas Allen and Lisa Bayer

Julian Hoffman is the author of The Small Heart of Things: Being at Home in a Beckoning World and Irreplaceable, both published by the University of Georgia Press. His conversation with Willson Center director Nicholas Allen and UGA Press director Lisa Bayer is published here to celebrate the opening of the Spotlight on the Arts festival.

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11/6 • 4 pm Cinema Roundtable with Kristin Thompson, David Bordwell & Richard Neupert: “Wartime Suspense in Dunkirk and 1917

This Willson Center Cinema Roundtable brings together two of the world’s most renowned film scholars, Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, both of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and UGA film studies coordinator Richard Neupert to discuss storytelling in two important recent films. It is presented by the Willson Center and the department of theatre and film studies. The archived video of this conversation is published here.

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11/11 • 3 pm Silas Munro Lecture: “W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America”

Presentation and discussion by Silas Munro, associate professor of communication arts, Otis College of Art and Design. Hosted by Ideas for Creative Exploration with the support of the Willson Center. The archived video of this event is published here.

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11/12 • 7 pm Panel Discussion: “Cool Town: The Past and the Future of Athens Music”

Grace Elizabeth Hale, author of the 2020 book Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture, will be joined for this conversation by Vanessa Hay, lead singer of Pylon; David Barbe, longtime Athens musician, producer, and director of UGAs Music Business Program; and Montu Miller, community activist and key organizer and promoter of the Athens hip-hop scene. The discussion will be moderated by Dave Marr, Athens musician and communications director of the Willson Center. The archived video of this event is published here.

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11/13 • 3 pm Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Funding w/ Brandon LaReau

Join Brandon LaReau, PhD student, artist, and activist for an informal overview of the ways the federal government has attempted to provide relief funding to artists and venues forced out of work due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Advance registration for this virtual event is available here.

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11/16 • 5 pm “Weird Realism in Short Stories”: A Reading and Conversation with David Hayden and Laura van den Berg

Writers Kaitlyn Greenidge and David Hayden will join Willson Center director Nicholas Allen for a conversation co-sponsored by The Georgia Review and the Willson Center.

Advance registration for this virtual event is available here.

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11/19 • 10 am Lecture and Concert: Nancy Felson and Live Canon Ensemble – “Old Victories, New Voices”

This lecture concert is led by UGA Professor Emerita Nancy Felson and performed by the Live Canon Ensemble. It features new writing by Live Canon poets and new music by composer Alex Silverman and lyricist Helen Eastman, and is sponsored by the UGA Classics Department (Felson Fund) and by the Willson Center.

This virtual event will be available here for three weeks beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

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11/19 • 1 pm “Water, Immersion, and Community in Sarah Cameron Sunde’s ‘Durational Performance with the Sea’”: An Artist Talk and Panel Discussion

Interdisciplinary artist Sarah Cameron Sunde will be joined by UGA faculty from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the College of Environment and Design and Marine Sciences for a conversation about art, environment and global community. An exhibition of Sunde’s work, “36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea,” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Jan. 17, 2021. This program is co-sponsored by the GMOA and the Willson Center as a collaboration with the Coasts, Climates, the Humanities and the Environment Consortium.

Advance registration for this virtual event is available here.

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11/20 • 2 pm Fred Moten in Conversation: “BLUE(S) AS CYMBAL”

Fred Moten teaches Black Studies, Critical Theory, Performance Studies, and Poetics in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. His latest books are all that beauty (Letter Machine Editions, 2019) and consent not to be a single being (Duke University Press, 2017-2018). This lecture is presented in association with the 21st Century Faculty Research Cluster. Advance registration is available here.

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