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 […]

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

Save the date! The UGA Cortona 2017 Reunion Exhibition will be on display in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at UGA in Athens from January 4-20, 2018. Join us on Saturday, January 20th at 3:00 PM to congratulate the artists and students of all the 2017 Cortona programs, and to celebrate the conclusion of […]

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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UGA Cortona’s 2016 Olive Oil!

The bottling of UGA Cortona’s 2016 olive oil! This is the first year we’ve harvested enough olives to have them pressed on their own, instead of “in common” with other small producers. Therefore, it’s the first year we’ve really been able to taste the flavor of our olive oil on its own. The verdict? It’s […]