Cathedral Arts Project students see and hear the arts at The Cummer

Ruth Upson Elementary School students and Murray Hill residents Gared Schultz, Alexa Booth and Simmeon Davis ponder a sculpture

Students of the Cathedral Arts Project had an exciting afternoon and early evening last month at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, viewing the Lobby for the Arts traveling exhibit, Jim Draper’s Feast of Flowers, and other parts of the museum before settling down to listen to performances by the Ritz Chamber Players and by CAP violin students.
When the students were asked why they participate in the CAP program, they said “It’s something new to me.” “It’s fun and exciting.” And “If you practice a lot, practice makes perfect.” Others had comments about the museum’s art exhibits: “Art means something different to different people,” said Gared Schultz. “[This sculpture] can be looking for food or it can be watching over its family.”
With the visual and performing arts exhibit, CAP is celebrating the achievements of its students, the importance of arts education, and its 20-year history serving the Jacksonville
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