MUSICAL APERITIVO: Sat, April 14 near Athens

Enjoy a night of la dolce vita! Come to this fun event celebrating art, optimism, and our shared passion for a special corner of Tuscany. Come with Cortona friends and help restore San Filippino, a beautiful little 17th century baroque chapel located in in Cortona’s neighboring hill town Castiglion Fiorentino. This Friends of San Filippino […]

Kinzey Branham

On March 9, 2018 Kinzey Branham passed from this world, and UGA Cortona lost a friend and a beloved sculpture instructor who touched the lives of many of our students over the years. Kinzey first taught stone carving and bronze casting in Cortona in 2007, and returned three more times over the years to be […]

Annual “Athens Mostra” & Reunion held Jan. 20, 2018

The UGA Cortona 2017 Reunion Exhibition was on display in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA in Athens from January 4-20, 2018. Following an annual tradition that has continued for forty-eight years, the year’s Cortona program alumni gathered for a reunion on at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Student & faculty works […]

Fall 2017 UGA Cortona Bocce Tournament

The 2017 Fall UGA Cortona Bocce Tournament was epic. The autumn weather was splendid and the competition was fierce. Experienced dawgs fell and neophyte players excelled in surprising ways. At the end of the day, “i Cri” (Chris and Kris) won by a hair, with Caleb and Jacqueline coming in a close second. Thanks to […]

The Rick Johnson Art in Cortona Scholarship

Recently the recipient of the Rick Johnson Art in Cortona Scholarship, Yeonsoo Kim, was honored at a lunch with the Cortona Director Emeritus. Kim was presented with an honorary sculpture created by Johnson for the scholarship recipient each year. Other Cortona/Dodd Professors joined the lunch celebration. Pictured here is Ted Saupe, Rick Johnson, Chris Robinson, […]

Spring 2017 Mostra

Spring 2017 “Mostra” exhibition included an exhibition of fine art, and also a reading of poetry and prose, at Palazzo Vagnotti in Cortona. The opening reception was held April 14, 2017, from 5:30-7:00 pm, with performance of creative writing at 6:00 pm and a silent auction to raise funds for the restoration of the church […]

Grazie Aurelia

The UGA Cortona family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Aurelia Ghezzi, who was integral to the founding of the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Working at Jack Kehoe’s side from nearly the beginning, she acted as interpreter and Program Coordinator until the year 2000, and contributed immensely […]

New Video featuring Cortona & Alex French

View Video – Click Here & Enjoy! Cortona: the experience of alum Alex French Writer: David Andriate Video Produced by David Andriate Before a speaker visited his art history class, Alex French had never heard of the small mountaintop town of Cortona, Italy. Alex also wasn’t aware of UGA’s Cortona Program that enables students of […]

Il Grande Capo: Works by John D. Kehoe

Il Grande Capo: Works by John D. Kehoe An exhibition which honored Cortona Program founder John Kehoe and his work. The show ran concurrently with the Cortona “Reunion” Exhibition January 5th – 21, 2017. Closing Reception was held January 21, 3 – 6 pm at Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries.

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