OP Earle students spend a day in the arts at TFAC
Published 4:56 pm Friday, June 7, 2013
OP Earle Elementary School Students with perfect attendance for the school year were treated to an Arts Immersion day at Tryon Fine Arts Center.
41 students from Kindergarten through fifth grade experienced a variety of visual and performing arts both as spectators and participants throughout the TFAC campus.
They started their day in the Peterson Amphitheater with a concert by folk music artists Phil and Gaye Johnson.
Afterwards they were given a guided tour of the Sculpture 2013 exhibit.
Beth Child, TFAC’s Executive Director and Concert Pianist, presented a program of Bach to the students and invited students wishing to perform their own recital piece on the TFAC Steinway Grand onstage in the auditorium to play for their peers.
After lunch in Sassoon Park, the students participated in performing and visual arts experiences. Artist Christine Mariotti helped the students create their own printed fabric art in Studio A. Acting coach and TFAC Education and Marketing Director Marianne Carruth led theater games and taught basic acting techniques on the Veh Stage.
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– article submitted by Marianne Carruth