Didn’t get a chance to attend the 2010 Spring Arts Festival? Read excepts of Fisk Alumna Jane Fort’s recount below:
Synthia St. James gave her Kwanzaa stamp print to the school and spoke with several classes regarding her personal journey, including her daily routines. She displayed fifteen works that were for sale, half originals, the others print posters. A percentage of any articles sold went to the University.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers® and the W.O. Smith Music School choruses, plus one instrumentalist [flute] performed singly and together. Three of the women in the senior [14-18] chorus [whose selections included one in Latin] have opted for Fisk for the coming year. The Singers did their rendition of the ‘Portrait Comes to Life’ as their closing selection.
The late James Miles was honored on Saturday. He and Fisk Galleries Curator Victor Simmons got to be friends when he would stop by the galleries from time to time. The Miles family gifted the campus with eight oil on canvas works, five with mixed media. Each painting has its own uniquely created frame that, in several instances, is integrated into the whole of the work. At this time, all are of the new Miles works are expected to remain in the Appleton Room though commencement. Visitors to the Van Vechten Gallery can also view The Liff Collection of African Art that will also be available though commencement.
Fisk’s Stagecrafters performed God’s Trombones with assistance from The Jubilee Singers and Orchesis. The Little Theatre was crowded with an enthusiastic audience. The production was well-integrated, well-staged and zipped right by. The production created wonderful memories of times spent there in years long past.