The University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an art show in Atlanta featuring the works of faculty who have taught there.

The show will be held in the gallery of the Chastain Arts Center, 135 W. Wiecua Road, Jan. 16-Feb. 27. The opening reception is Saturday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Cortona program combines studio art or art history with Italian language and culture. More than half of the faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art has taught in Cortona and many have made the Tuscan town their second home.

“As I live there seven months out of the year, I feel truly blessed to live, work on my art and teach in this magnificent environment,” said Rick Johnson, director of the program.

The art show will be feature works by faculty members Jim Barness, Scott Belville, Kinzey Branham, R.G. Brown, Jim Buonaccorsi, Didi Dunphy, Mary Engle, Tad Gloeckler, Ian Hagarty, Melissa Harshman, Carole Henry, Christopher Hocking, Thom Houser, Rob Jackson, Rick Johnson, Jack Kehoe, Mary Ruth Moore, Margaret Morrison, Alex Murawski, Mary Hallam Pearse, Ben Reynolds, Chris Robinson, Frank Saggus, Zuzka Vaclavik, Eileen Wallace, Lanny Webb, Jeffrey Whittle, Gene Wright and Sunkoo Yuh.

For more information on the Cortona program click here.