90th Annual Fisk Spring Arts Festival Set for April 8-14

The Fisk Van Vechten art gallery is in the large building and The Little Theater can be seen at the right. (Photo by Jerry Atnip)

Fisk University’s 90th annual Spring Arts Festival begins Monday, April 8, and runs through Sunday, April 14, 2019. Themed “Remembering Our Past, Celebrating Our Future, Living Our Present through Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Film, Music, and Literature” the 90th annual Fisk Spring Arts Festival will showcase the current artistic contributions of students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

“For nine decades, the Spring Arts Festival has provided an outlet for the many talented students and faculty members that make up our Arts community,” said Persephone Felder-Fentress, organizer of the 90th annual Spring Arts Festival. “Attendees will be treated to various vocal and instrumental performances, visual arts, an intriguing Stagecrafters theatrical performance, and our annual Fisk for Fisk concert. There will be no shortage of talent and it is our sincerest hope that our students, faculty, staff, and community members enjoy the many activities throughout the week.”

The Fisk Art Galleries invite you to join them for the 4th Annual Friends of the Gallery Reception and the opening of two exhibitions, Artists in Residence 1888-Present: Fisk Faculty and Alumni Show and 615 North: Artists Living and Working in North Nashville. You are cordially invited to attend the Public Exhibition Opening: Thursday, April 4, from 6:30-8pm. Please RSVP to: galleries@fisk.edu The 90th Spring Arts Festival commemorative booklet will be on sale for $25 at each event, cash only.

Enjoy these events during the Festival:

Monday, April 8, 3:00pm. “Color of Frequency: Music & Silence Workshop with Franchelle Lucas, Part 1,” New Livingstone Hall Dance Studio (RSVP required on Eventbrite); Mon., April 8, 7:00pm, Fisk University Choir Concert, Fisk Memorial Chapel (Free).

Tuesday, April 9, 12:00pm, Jazz at Noon featuring the Fisk University Jazz Ensemble
Fisk University Grove (Free); Tues., April 9, 3-5:00pm, “Color of Frequency: Music & Silence Workshop with Franchelle Lucas Part 2 & 3”, New Livingstone Hall Dance Studio (RSVP required on Eventbrite); Tues., April 9, 4:00pm, “Behind the Music with Shannon Sanders featuring Dr. Bobby Jones”, Carl Van Vechten Art Gallery, (Free).

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00pm, “Franchelle Lucas’ State of the Union in Media,” Jubilee Hall Appleton Room (Free). Thursday, April 11, 10:00am, “Trapped In My Mental: Student Art Show” opening, with Reception, 3:00pm, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library Aaron Douglas Art Gallery (Free).

Thurs., April 11, 5:00pm, “A Conversation with Rob Hardy”, Jubilee Hall Appleton Room (Free). Stagecrafters’ present The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, Little Theater, $10.00– General Admission; $5.00 – Student Admission (University ID Required). Tickets at the door. Performances: Thurs., April 11, 7:00pm, Fri., April 12, 7:00pm, Sat., April 13, 7:00pm, and Sun., April 14, 3:00pm.

Friday, April 12, 11:00am, “The Art of Cooking: A Culinary Demonstration” by Thompson Hospitality, Spence Hall Multi-Purpose Room (Free).

Saturday, April 13, 12 Noon-3:00pm, Arts on the Yard, Fisk University Grove (Free). Sat., April 13, 3-6:00pm, Student Film Festival, Jubilee Hall Appleton Room (Free).

Sunday, April 14, 9:30am, Chapel Service, Fisk Memorial Chapel. Sun., April 14, 7:00pm, Fisk for Fisk Concert, Fisk Memorial Chapel, $20.00 – General Admission, Free – Fisk students, staff, faculty (University ID Required), tickets at the door.