Singing in a Visual Key
American Style Magazine
Yes, country music is big in Nashville, but if you think the sounds of Tennessee-born, classically trained, ragtime-loving, country-music legend Del Wood are layered and textured, wait till you hit the city's visual arts scene.
Everyone knows that Nashville boasts the Grand Ole Opry and a full-scale replica of The Parthenon. But few people realize that this is also the city where country singer Ronnie Dunn has a house full of Russian paintings; where the small, predominantly African-American Fisk University houses a permanent installation of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern American and European Art (including works by Diego Rivera, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Georgia O'Keeffe and Arthur Dove); and where there is often as much man-made beauty as there are blooms in Centennial Park when the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA) puts on fairs in May and September and, in between, the American Artisan Festival bursts forth in June.
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