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 […]

Director Chris Robinson on Art, Italy, and CAA

Director Chris Robinson Talks About Aet, Italy, & CAA An interview by Daniel Scott Parker, Columbia College Chicago  February 20, 2014 As a poet and a bartender, I have a complex relationship with secrets. One that I don’t keep, however, is how much I love the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. […]

Associate Director Named

After a successful national search, we are happy to announce that Kristine Schramer as Associate Director of the Cortona Studies Abroad Program. We feel Kristine will be a true benefit for the program due to her experience with the Italian culture and language, her talent and expertise as a painting and drawing artist/instructor and her previous […]

Director’s Wish List

Chris has given us an updated 2014 “Wish List” of much needed equipment and supplies. If you would like to help in a specific area here is your chance to make a difference. Click 2014 Director’s Wish List to view the list and instructions on how to make your tax deductible donation through the “Friends […]

Summer Session Update

Our summer program began on June 6th in Naples, where the 108 students, faculty, staff visited the sights of the National Museum of Archeology, the Capodimonte, the Ruins of Pompeii and many other sights.  After three days in the area of Mt. Vesuvius and Naples, the group moved on to Rome (stopping at the Royal […]

CIAO Welcomes Chris Robinson as New Director

CIAO is pleased to welcome Chris Robinson as the new director of the Cortona program. Robinson attended the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and received his MFA from the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2001 after a three-year residency at the Penland School of Crafts. […]

Director’s Journal – 2010: Spring, Summer, Maymester, Fall

      2010 – Spring and Summer Semesters, Maymester A  few thoughts for the Summer (and before) that might be interesting to our alumni… but we are in hyper-mode as we are locking down the Severini Building today… a big ancient art field trip tomorrow… bocce tournament on Friday… we leave for Ravenna-Venice early […]