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Learn more about our events in Fine Art, Music, Film, Creative Writing, Theatre, and other disciplines. Discover how you can get involved with the arts in the Carrollton, Newnan, Serenbe, and Douglasville areas.

The School of the Arts is committed to building and maintaining a unified arts culture both on campus and in the surrounding communities.

SOTA harnesses the power of creativity in all its forms and shares it with the public. We work to enhance resources for the arts through meaningful partnerships with patrons and programs in the area, since we believe that a thriving arts culture not only makes for more vibrant and tolerant campuses but also creates more desirable places in which to work and live.

SOTA hosts experts in their fields and brings in nationally recognized artists. We invite you to attend our regularly scheduled programs and special events.

Events

Jan 18

The Other Night School: The Harlem Renaissance and 'The New Negro'

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about the historical, cultural, and political landscapes surrounding what one scholar described as "Black America's spiritual coming of age.” Speaker:...

Newnan Carnegie Library
Jan 18 / Tue
Jan 26

School of the Arts Reading Series with Poet Annemarie Curran

Irish poet Annemarie Curran reads from her collection The Poison Glen. From The Gallery Press: The story of the stolen or missing child sits at the heart of The Poison Glen, alongside a desire...

Campus Center - Ballroom 108.3/4
Jan 26 / Wed
Feb 1

The Other Night School: A Tale of Three Stadiums

Join us for a discussion about Atlanta's new stadiums and what they reveal about the economic, political, and urban geographies underlying the recent and dramatic growth of the sports industry. ...

Newnan Campus - University of West Georgia
Feb 1 / Tue
Feb 14

Film Screening: Between Earth and Sky, directed by Paul Allen Hunton and Jonathan Seaborn

Join us for this film screening of Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier (2017). Free and open to the public. The director Paul Allen Hunton will be on campus Wednesday, February...

TLC - Room 1305
Feb 14 / Mon
Feb 15

The Other Night School: Revolution, Romanticism, and the Birth of the Guitar

Early nineteenth-century Britain was a site of political revolutions, Romantic literature, and "surprisingly"the emergence of the guitar as a (semi-)respectable instrument. Join us for a musico-literary...

Carrollton Center for the Arts
Feb 15 / Tue
Feb 16

A Talk with Filmmaker Paul Allen Hunton, Stone Visiting Artist

Hunton will be interviewed about his film,  Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier  (2016) and his other projects on Wednesday, February 16, 6 pm, in Campus Center Ballroom...

Campus Center - Ballroom 108.3/4
Feb 16 / Wed
Mar 1

The Other Night School: Stranger than Fiction

A novelist demystifies the writing process, discussing how murder, madness, and a turn-of-the-century supermodel became the subject of her next book. Speaker: Dr. Margaret Mitchell, Professor of English,...

Jordan's Ridge
Mar 1 / Tue
Mar 14

Blackwell Prize in Writing: Amina Gautier Reading

Winner of the 2022 Blackwell Prize in writing, Amina Gautier, will read from her short story collection, The Loss of All Things. From The New York Times: "Manifestations of loss oscillate between...

Campus Center - Ballroom 108.3/4
Mar 14 / Mon
Mar 15

The Other Night School: An Evening with Blackwell Prize-Winner, Amina Gautier

Winner of the 2022 Blackwell Prize in writing, Amina Gautier, will read from her short story collection, The Loss of All Things. From The New York Times: "Manifestations of loss oscillate between...

Newnan Campus - University of West Georgia
Mar 15 / Tue
Apr 12

The Other Night School: Purple Letters & Loud Colors: Exploring Synesthesia

When we say that a particular color is "loud," whether we know it or not, we are employing a low-level form of synesthesia (mixing different senses or concepts). But what more might synesthesia teach...

Jordan's Ridge
Apr 12 / Tue
Apr 19

Bernini: Metamorphosis in Marble

Emory art historian Dr. Sarah McPhee will speak on Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the most celebrated sculptor of the Baroque period. Learn how Bernini went from child prodigy to master sculptor, making marble...

Campus Center - Ballroom 108.1
Apr 19 / Tue
Apr 26

The Other Night School: Opera Is Dead, Long Live Opera

Critics have lamented for decades that opera is a dying art. But is opera really dying, or is it constantly being reborn? Speaker: Dr. Dawn Neely, Professor of Voice and Director of the University...

Carrollton Center for the Arts
Apr 26 / Tue

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Chad Davidson

Location: Dean’s Office, College of Arts, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry, 3rd Floor, TLC