Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies

Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies // Sea Sound Seen: Peter Van Zandt Lane, Dana Montlack, and Felicia Zamora
Thursday, November 9 at 6 PM
Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave.

Peter Van Zandt Lane will give a presentation on his current composition project, Thresholds, a work for orchestra and electronics that incorporates data sonification from the Georgia Coastal Ecologies Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site and is supported by a grant from the Georgia Sea Grant Artists Program. Dana Montlack will talk about her photographic project, which hybridizes subject-matter to express the dynamics of life unobserved and unrecognized. Felicia Zamora visits to give a reading of her poetry, which meditates on the interstices of nature and culture.

Spotlight x Spotlight Ecologies: Graduate Student Symposium
Sunday, November 12 from 2-6 PM
The Athenaeum, 287 W Broad St.

Join six graduate students from the UGA Creative Writing Program and Lamar Dodd School of Art as they share their creative work at this interdisciplinary symposium. A Q&A session will follow the panel presentations. Light refreshment will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by The Georgia Review, the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

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Treehouse Zine Fall Fest

Treehouse Squared Fall Fest
Sunday, November 12 from noon – 3 PM
Treehouse Kid and Craft, 585 Barber St.

Join Treehouse Zine and Treehouse Kid and Craft for fall activities including candle making, zine making, an ice cream special, and more. Open to all ages and free to participate in!

Treehouse Zine is supported in part by the UGA Arts Collaborative.

Conversation: Arts Funding Trends

Arts Collaborative Conversation: Arts Funding Trends
Monday, November 6 at 11 AM
Main Art Building Room S360

What kinds of arts projects are getting funded?

Graduate assistants in interdisciplinary arts research present a report about trends in arts funding and share examples of recent grants awarded by Creative Capital, MAP Fund, South Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hosted by the Arts Collaborative student organization.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. For a full schedule, visit

Conversation: Sustaining Creative Teams

Arts Collaborative Conversation: Sustaining Creative Teams
Monday, October 23 at 11:30 AM
Main Art Building room S360

How do collaborative teams stay together or fall apart?

Join graduate assistants in interdisciplinary arts research for a conversation about how creative partners meet, work together, and keep going. All are welcome to share questions and knowledge about the challenges and benefits of collaboration.

Hosted by the Arts Collaborative student organization.

Conversation notes:


Making and Being
Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard

Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
adrienne maree brown

Toolkit for Cooperative, Collective, & Collaborative Cultural Work

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Organoids team is growing

Organoids team is growing

A small team of artists and scientists are expanding their collaborative research with support from the UGA Arts Collaborative. The “Organoids” project received a mini grant to develop prototypes and arts-integrative methods to create organoids, three-dimensional cellular structures which are developed from pluripotent stem cells. Project leaders Dr. Nadja Zeltner (Center for Molecular Medicine) and Martijn van Wagtendonk (Lamar Dodd School of Art) were inspired by the complexity of organoid models that grow in three dimensions and invite novel methods of representation. Organoid structures are of interest in seeking solutions for problems including adrenal gland insufficiency, understanding human embryonic development, and how hormone regulation impacts diseases such as PTSD. Now the team includes faculty and students in art, dance, molecular medicine, engineering, animal science, and cellular biology.

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My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again

My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again
Thursday, October 26 at 5 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Atrium (first floor)

5–6 PM
Open Wrecking Event: drop by and walk around the event space to watch the choreographic process in action

6–7:30 PM
Performance and Conversation

7:30 PM

My Body as the Topic Coming Around Again is a three-volume dancework that unravels the tangled threads of white womanhood and American modern dance. Centered around Land, (In)Visibility, and Care, these dances traverse dualities of freedom/control; sincerity/satire; tenderness/violence; beauty/monstrosity.

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