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CCRF Explores Nashville

Posted by maryann.n.augustine@vanderbilt.edu on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized.

CCRF students were encouraged to attend an artistic or cultural event recently that was within the Nashville community (outside of Vanderbilt). Check out their experiences below:

“For my art event, I went to watch the classical ballet performance Giselle, which was part of the Nashville Dance Theatre’s Ballet in the Park series. I thought that sitting in the eerie park at night and watching dancers in white frilly tutus leap across the stage was breathtaking. The park provided the perfect backdrop for the dramatic, emotional choreography, and it was definitely something that could not be reproduced indoors. This event helped me respect even more not just the beauty of ballet, but also the amazing dancers, who are not only athletes, but also artists.” – Darwin Ferng

“I had the opportunity to attend the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) craft fair at Centennial Park during the last weekend of September.  Artists from Tennessee and several other states presented their works made from various media, including jewelry, textiles, clay, photography, and woodwork.  I was fascinated by the innovative and diverse display of pieces and appreciate TACA’s commitment to develop an artistic community in Nashville and elsewhere and to share the talents of crafters as well as the art of crafts.” – Lia Sacks

“I went to the Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. They had an event scheduled for every hour from 10 am to 9 pm. Each event was at a different part of the complex. Some were in the main hall, others were in the courtyard, and some were on the plaza at the main entrance. The fourth floor was dedicated to children playing on various instruments for the first time. I went with a friend for a short while. We watched Austin Peay State University’s choir sing and toured the center, visiting every floor, and the courtyard. It was really relaxing and enjoyable. It was fun to see so many people enjoying the same thing and see the role that the Nashville Symphony plays in the Nashville community.” – Elizabeth Coleman