From Art Trunks to Art-Centric Curriculum for English Learners
The mission of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is to present and originate high quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities.
Building upon a multi-year collaboration with Conexión Américas, The Frist Center is a key partner at Casa Azafrán bringing the visual arts from its home on Broadway to the Nolensville Road corridor. Art Trunks, for example, are mobile educational kits designed to enrich the appreciation and understanding of present and past art exhibitions at the Frist Center.
In 2011, Conexión Américas collaborated with the Frist Center and artist Jairo Prado to create a plywood mural inspired by the legend of Lucia Zenteno. The mural was featured in the 2011 Frist Center exhibition Connecting Cultures: Children’s Stories from Across the World. Today, the mural is proudly displayed in the lobby at Cole Elementary School in Antioch, South Nashville.
Jairo Prado and participants from Conexión Américas. The Legend of Lucia Zenteno, 2010. Acrylic on plywood relief, 12 x 5 1/4 ft. Photographer: Bridgett Ezzard | Frist Center for the Visual Arts