88thAnnual Spring Arts Festival

88th Spring Festival

Sunday, April 2nd

Spring Arts Festival Church Service

TimeLocation
9:30am Fisk Memorial Chapel

Monday, April 3rd

“Slurp and Stroke” sponsored by the Tanner Art Society

TimeLocation
6:00pm Sub Shop of Spence Hall

Free Admission
Student attendees will enjoy a fun, casual environment while creating their own paintings with guidance and instruction from a member of the Tanner Arts Society.

Tuesday, April 4th

Student Film Festival

TimeLocation
5:30pm Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall

Serving as a launch pad for student filmmakers as they begin their careers in the film and television industries, the Student Film Festival will showcase the cinematic works of Fisk students. Following the film festival with be a panel discussion featuring guest panelist Erika Swafford Green (ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder”), Tobias Truvillion (Fox’s “Empire”), Robert Poole (Art Director for DEFY Media), Hazel Joyner Smith (Founder; International Black Film Festival), and Brian Owens (Artistic Director; Nashville Film Festival).

Wednesday April 5th

“Voices of Today” Concert

TimeLocation
7:00pm Fisk Memorial Chapel

Free Admission
Voices of Today” is a concert partnership between INTERSECTION Contemporary Music Ensemble, Choral Arts Link, and Fisk University. Featured performers include Gary Powell Nash, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Daniel Bernard Roumain, INTERSECTION musicians, and MET Opera Singers.

Thursday, April 6th

Student Art Exhibit

TimeLocation
10:00am Aaron Douglas Gallery

Free Admission

Stagecrafters theatrical performance of "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money"

TimeLocation
10:00am Fisk Memorial Chapel

Free Admission for Fisk students with ID; $5 for faculty, staff, and students without Fisk ID; $10 general admission
"Mr. Chickee's Funny Money" is based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paul Curtis. Adapted to a stage play by David Ingber, the production will feature musical arrangements by award-winning musicians Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier.

Origins of Influence, Part II: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art and the Grand Opening of Lou Outlaw Retrospective

TimeLocation
6:30pm Carl Van Vechten Gallery

$10 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, and $6 for groups of 10 or more
Art enthusiasts and history buffs and philosophy lovers are invited to come see the works of this remarkable African-American philosopher who juxtaposes religion, race, art and philosophy in his written works.

Friday, April 7th

Stagecrafters theatrical performance of "Mr. Chickee's Funny Money"

TimeLocation
10:00am Fisk Memorial Chapel

Free Admission for Fisk students with ID; $5 for faculty, staff, and students without Fisk ID; $10 general admission
"Mr. Chickee's Funny Money" is based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paul Curtis. Adapted to a stage play by David Ingber, the production will feature musical arrangements by award-winning musicians Lamont Dozier and Paris Dozier.

A Conversation with Briona Richardson of the Nashville Ballet

TimeLocation
7:00pm The Little Theatre

Free Admission
As the Outreach & Education Coordinator, Briona is the face of Nashville Ballet throughout Middle Tennessee. A Nashville native, she has studied with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Hartford City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. There will also be a special performance by dancers of the Malone Dance Studio.

Saturday, April 8th

Music Discipline Annual Concert

TimeLocation
7:00pm Fisk Memorial Chapel

Free Admission

Sunday, April 9th

Fisk for Fisk Concert

TimeLocation
7:00pm Fisk Memorial Chapel

$20 general admission and free for students with Fisk ID.
Attendees will enjoy musical performances from Fisk University graduates Maritri Garrett '86, Jordan Holland '11, Arica Ellis '97, Joslyn Ford-Keel '04, Vernard Burton '99, and Debra Tillery '79.

For more information on the 88th annual Spring Arts Festival, please contact Persephone Felder-Fentress at or 615-329-8672.