The Holocaust and “Violins of Hope:” A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer

A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer //  [Editor’s Note: Music, songs, and the instruments that make both possible can all be powerful forces for life and healing -- sometimes in unexpected ways! Last spring, the Nashville Symphony collaborated with Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. This fall, … Continue reading The Holocaust and “Violins of Hope:” A Conversation with Kristi Seehafer

Making Art for Hope and Healing

Written by Kit Ripley // Many people think that being an artist is frightening. They are afraid to paint because they hear the accumulated voices of teachers and critics who disparaged their creative efforts until their inborn spark of creativity was smothered by negativity.  Some people think that artists are antisocial or emotionally unstable, citing … Continue reading Making Art for Hope and Healing

On the Intersection of Art and Justice

Written by Rachel Hammitt // “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Cesar Cruz The visual arts are a funny thing. They confuse. They move. They astound. They bewilder. They are both beautiful and unsettling, arresting and startling. They cause you to wonder and to question. Art takes a variety of forms and many people … Continue reading On the Intersection of Art and Justice