Mary Ellen Rand Featured Artist in “Sights and Sounds of Summer”

Mary Ellen Rand was the feature artist at the Helen Arts & Heritage Center in Helen Georgia from July 19 – September 15. Her art for the “Sights and Sounds of Summer” exhibit featured a collection of works in oils providing a vibrant, whimsical portrayal of nature. “My oils are impressionistic realism with strong color […]

Eric Fitzpatrick Show held at Chattanooga’s River Gallery

Eric Fitzpatrick recently held a showing of his latest paintings at Chattanooga’s River Gallery in the Bluff View Arts District. All new and wilder than ever, his Musician Series continues to grow and evolve in exciting ways, including 3D collage.The patrons enjoyed the wildest taste of New Orleans that you will ever see framed! Visit […]

Kim Shockley Karelson & Jill Schultz McGannon Show

Two Cortona Alumni Exhibit with fellow Dodd Alum 3 Points of View: Landscapes Town 220 Restaurant and Gallery West Washington Madison, GA 30650 Opening Reception May 3, 6-8 On view through July 28, 2012 Greg Benson (MFA ‘92), Kim Shockley Karelson (BA’86, Cortona) and Jill Schultz McGannon (BFA’85, MFA’88, Cortona) are the featured artists in […]

Del Martin (1976) receives Lifetime Impact Award

Long-time Atlanta Fundraising Consultant & Business Icon Honored with the Inaugural Womenetics Lifetime Impact Award On April 17, 2012, Womenetics hosted its annual POW! Awards to honor elite female leaders currently serving in the Atlanta area. At this year’s event, Womenetics also presented the first Womenetics Lifetime Impact Award which honors women who have distinguished themselves over the […]

Art Rosenbaum Creating Historic Mural – see videos

Lamar Dodd School of Art (and Cortona) Professor Emeritus Art Rosenbaum is hard at work creating a giant mural  in the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies located on the UGA campus.  The mural will depict the political history of Georgia. Watch the first video interview of Art Rosenbaum working on the […]

UGA “Gradute School Magazine” features Juras

Cortona Alum Philip Juras was featured in an extensive article in the  Fall 2011 issue of UGA Graduate School Magazine. Read the online version HERE, the article begins p.30. For more on Juras visit his website HERE. In September 2011 the UGA Georgia Museum of Natural History reopened with an exhibition of his work titled Lost […]

Three-time Cortona Alum, Libby Bailey’s “Buon Natale: Holiday Prints” at The Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) at the University of Georgia  presents the exhibition “Buon Natale: Holiday Prints by Libby Bailey,” a unique display of works by a Georgia native. It runs Nov. 12, 2011,  to Jan. 8, 2012, and showcases Bailey’s Christmas prints of woodcuts on paper that have a distinctly Italian theme. As […]

Richard Owens 1975

In the News… 1975 Cortona Alum, and UGA LAR Alum, Richard Owens appreciates a challenge. One current project that has been an particularly interesting challenge has been to design a plaza for the Dahlonega Diving Bell. Dating back to the post-Civil War era, it was an iron bell that was lowered into the Chestatee River […]

Miriam Rowe 2009

Miriam Rowe completed her BFA in Jewelry and Metalworking at the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art 2009. Miriam’s Cortona credits includes “Market in Metal” BFA Arts in Jewellery and Metalworking Solo Exhibition, “Mostra” Spring 2009 and Winner of “Cortona in Love” Art Contest, sponsored by the City of Cortona. September 2009 found Miriam in […]

Sad news to report to the 1971 Cortona class

  Georgia Roux passed away unexpectedly November 15th in Savannah. For those who were there in 1971, it was Georgia who brought us Carole King’s Tapestry album which became synonymous with that summer….You’ve Got a Friend. And those friendships have lasted over 40 years!