Art & Culture in Latin America

During Maymester 2012 of Study Abroad Costa Rica, interim director Gene Wright was in Costa Rica with students from the school of art. What follows is a sampling of their works from this past May.
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In 2001, the UGA Foundation purchased a 155-acre working farm and ecotourism facility in the upper San Luis Valley of the Monteverde region of Costa Rica. That facility has grown into the Ecolodge San Luis at the UGA Costa Rica campus.

Now, the Lamar Dodd School of Art has joined the many academic programs that comprise UGA Costa Rica Study Abroad.

As a part of the program, students experience and reflect upon the nature and culture of Costa Rica through study, direct observation and interaction with its people, natural and built environment, and institutions of culture. As a result of their experiences and reflections, the students create a portfolio of works of art, journal entries, sketches, and exhibition that demonstrates the ways their art and ways of thinking have been informed by their international study experience.

During the semester, the students have an opportunity to work with students from the University of Costa Rica, visit the Costa Rica National Museum, participate in Home-Stay visits with local families, tour coffee and sugarcane farms and create art in one of the most ecologically diverse environments on the planet.

During Maymester 2012, interim director Gene Wright was in Costa Rica with students from the school of art. What follows is a sampling of their works from this past May.