Tryon Elementary fifth graders visit TFAC exhibit

Published 5:29 pm Monday, November 28, 2011

Tryon Elementary fifth graders listen as Tracie Schmidt talks about Native American culture at the Tryon Fine Art Center (TFAC). Schmidt’s exhibit, “The Awakening of the Turtle: Portraits of Native Americans,” is on display at TFAC through Nov. 30. (photo submitted by Denise Corcoran)

Tryon Elementary School fifth-grade students walked to the Tryon Fine Arts Center to see the exhibit called “The Awakening of the Turtle: Portraits of Native Americans” by Tracie Schmidt.
The fifth grade has been studying the many Native American tribes and learning about their history, lifestyles and impact on American culture.
Tracie Schmidt talked to the students about her experiences and was able to give a first-hand account of Native American culture to the students.
The students also learned about Native American flutes from Bob Child of Ugly Boy Flutes. Child gave a presentation and demonstration of his different flutes and their different musical sounds.
– article submitted
by Denise Corcoran

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