With immense sadness we say goodbye to our visionary founder Jack Kehoe

John Daniel Kehoe – “Jack” July 19, 1927 – December 16, 2016 Athens, Ga. – John Daniel Kehoe, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016.  “Jack” Kehoe, a native of Michigan, was recognized internationally as an extraordinarily talented artist, respected educator, and a true Renaissance man in every sense.  He was a wonderful father […]

Esteemed Cortona Professor Ted Morgan

“Some very sad news to report…Ted Morgan has left the building. He was a dear friend – a very unique character, an artist, a teacher. He was a rock solid stand-up guy who was sensitive, smart, tough, but ultimately a prince of a fellow. He will be deeply missed. “ – Scott Belville On Dec. 7 […]

The Fall 2016 Mostra in Cortona

UGA Cortona students and faculty welcomed Cortonesi friends and guests to our opening reception on Friday night in Palazzo Vagnotti. Our fall students studied Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Book Arts, and their final artworks demonstrate how fully they rose to the challenges set them by our exceptional faculty this semester. Congratulations to all on the […]

Cortona Alum soon to debut “Santa’s Boot Camp”, a family Christmas film

Soon to debut : Santa’s Boot Camp Cortona graduate Ken Feinberg’s award winning family Christmas movie.  A movie the entire family can watch together. Ken been producing, directing, writing, and acting for over 25 years in award-winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Atlanta. Winning numerous […]

CIAO Gathered to Celebrate Gino Oct. 22

Saturday night October 22 Cortona alumni and friends gathered at the home of our gracious host David Lester. What a great party! Many thanks to Paces & Vine restaurant in Vinings for generously providing  such scrumptious Italian Fare. It was so good to see alumni from the earliest years through to recent times and former […]

Cortona Professors SunKoo Yuh and Alex Murawski Honored at OIE Annual Awards

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of International Education honored seven UGA faculty and staff members at its annual International Education Awards Reception, held April 7 at the State Botanical Garden in Athens. The annual event honors individuals, faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university’s internationalization. It honors those […]

The Sad Loss of Our Gino

On August 23 we lost one of our oldest and dearest friends in Cortona, the beloved Gino. Countless generations of UGA Cortona students knew him, and played bocce, danced, learned some Italian, stomped grapes, and attended Sagre with him. He loved UGA and the students he met over the years; he took care of our […]

2015 Reunion & Exhibition Jan. 23

This year’s Cortona reunion exhibition, known as “La Mostra” (The Show) presents the work of Cortona faculty and students from all 2015 programs: Spring, Maymester, Summer, and Fall. Please join us for a reunion and closing ceremony/reception at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Festivities will begin at 3:00 PM on January 23rd in auditorium […]

Ciancia Italian Conversation Club Invites CIAO

  Cortona Alumni & Friends: The Ciancia Italian Conversation Club invites you to join them at their next gathering Friday evening, May 29th. Our own fellow Cortona alum and Ciancia member David Lester is hosting the event in his home in Atlanta. We hope to see you there. CLICK HERE to view your invitation for […]

Alum Ken Feinberg Sponsoring Writer’s Retreat in Cortona

Beginners or seasoned writers can join Ken for this one-of-a-kind creative work/study/vacation in your favorite hill town. He is offering a special $300 discount to Cortona Alumni and a matching donation to the Friends of Cortona Fund. Click here for the details. A few slots remain: June 11 –June 21, 2015. Cortona Alum Ken Feinberg […]