Artwork by High School students featured at Cheekwood
The artwork of Victoria White '26 and Jessica Penilton '24 is in Cheekwood Estate & Gardens' Frist Learning Center Great Hall.
By Roderick White, USN parent amd Director of Diversity and Community Life
Jessica Penilton '24 and Victoria White '26 are having their artwork displayed at Cheekwood until September for the Black Arts Bash Exhibition. In addition, they were both asked to be a part of a panel to discuss their artwork and motivation for the event.
Cheekwood held a Black Arts Bash Exhibition on Saturday, August 19 with an opportunity for visitors to meet the High School emerging artists.
"Black Arts Bash aims to celebrate Black arts in all forms – performing, culinary, literary, and, in this space, visual," according to Cheekwood's website. "Featuring both emerging and established artists, this exhibition is part platform and part mentoring opportunity. This show aims to tell the stories, both mundane and powerful, that the community has to share."
Following Thanksgiving Break, all exterior doors will remain locked when school is in session — as per state law (Tennessee Code § 49-6-817). All families, vendors, and other guests must ring the doorbell at the 19th Avenue entrance and present an ID to enter USN. We also will welcome Sgt. Anthony Jones and Cpl. Robert Gibson as School Resource Officers patrolling the Edgehill Campus and the River Campus.
The Artclectic 2023 chairs recruited talented committee volunteers, selected participating artists, solicited sponsors, planned parties, and ensured that there was something for everyone at our annual art show. The result: in its 27-year history, only two shows resulted in more sales than Artclectic 2023.
USN Mission: University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of Metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student’s intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.