Culture Briefs

Spotlight on the Arts

Kathy Mattea. Photo by Reto Sterchi.

UGA’s ninth annual festival dedicated to visual, literary and performing arts on campus returns with dozens of exhibitions and virtual events Nov. 4–20. In addition to a handful of in-person exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art, the Dodd Galleries and the Special Collections Libraries, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts will host a virtual show compiling Shelter Projects—a mini-fellowship program that funded arts-based reflections on the pandemic by graduate students and community-based practitioners. The Department of Theatre and Film Studies will explore the Black Lives Matter movement through “Breathe,” a multimedia play that responds in real time to tweets, news articles and first-hand accounts. Musical performances include Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea, “Music of the Spheres,” by violinist Itamar Zorman and several other classical sets. The festival includes several lecturers, too, such as Grace Elizabeth Hale, author of Cool Town, who will speak on the early Athens music scene. For full details and a schedule of events, visit