Attention history buffs, jazz enthusiasts and art lovers.

University of West Georgia’s College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently announced the fall lineup of its Dean’s Signature Series. This semester features four events, each providing exciting presentations from the disciplines of art, music and history.

Jazz “The Dean’s Signature Series highlights the variety of work we do in the College of Arts and Humanities at UWG,” said Dr. Pauline Gagnon, dean of COAH. “The series is designed to celebrate and elevate the arts and humanities in a public forum for all to enjoy.”

All events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Art: Studio Practice: UWG Faculty Art Exhibition Opening Reception
5 p.m. • Carrollton Center for the Arts • Roush Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the creative work of faculty at UWG whose scholarship and teaching is founded in their studio art-making practice. Faculty members regularly exhibit their work nationally and internationally and welcome this opportunity to share their work with the local community. The exhibition features a diverse selection of work including painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, installation, printmaking and book arts. The exhibition will be on view until Oct. 18.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

History: The Assassination of Dr. MLK Jr.: 50 Years Later
6 p.m. • Kathy Cashen Recital Hall • Humanities Building

April 4, 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This panel examines the impact of the events of 1968 and MLK Jr.’s legacy on the world, the United States and UWG. Panel speakers will be Dr. Stacy Boyd, Dr. Steve Goodson, Dr. Molly McCullers, Dr. Larry Rivers and Dr. Dan Williams. Dr. Colleen Vasconcellos will moderate. A question-and-answer session with the speakers will follow the event.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Special Event: Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series: Filmmaker Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
7 p.m. • Carrollton Center for the Arts

University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a member of Uruguay’s Academy of Letters. Her scholarship focuses on contemporary Spanish-American literature, theater and visual arts with a focus on Afro-Hispanic writers and artists, and she has completed more than 20 documentaries about the African Diaspora with emphasis on Cuba. The Michael and Andrea Stone Visiting Artist Series is sponsored by The School of the Arts (SOTA).

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Music: Jazz Ensemble: Ben Geyer, Director
8:15 p.m. • Townsend Center for the Performing Arts

Join the UWG Jazz Ensemble for an evening of interaction, improvisation and energy. The program will center on a major work by modern jazz composer Maria Schneider, using an expanded woodwind section. You’ll also get to see lots of talented students as they get their chance to perform improvised solos. Be there, and be ready to groove!

Posted on August 31, 2018