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‘Cortona by the Dozen’

Cortona by the Dozen is an exhibition of work created by 12 undergraduate landscape architecture students enrolled in UGA’s Summer 2006 Study-Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy.

The exhibition includes studio work containing elements of urban design theory, campus planning principles, planting design and pen-and-ink drawing techniques. The project sites were all within the walled city of Cortona and represent the influences and interpretations of the students’ experiences touring Tuscan hill towns and landscape.

“It was a mutual learning experience between the students, the professor and being in Italy. We all learned from each other,” said David Spooner, assistant professor of landscape architecture.

The students who participated in the class were: Curtis Alter, Caroline Bird, Samantha Danforth, William Draper, ­Spencer Gober, Meggen Louise Helfen, Ben Kent, Will McDonald, Laura Millard, Zac Miller, Claire Thompson and Lauren ­Thornhill.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 13-29. There will be a reception on Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Circle Gallery. Located in G14 Caldwell Hall, Circle Gallery is open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays or by appointment.

The exhibition and reception are open to the public.