My friend and I were treated to lunch and a walk about at Bard College by her uncle. Being a retired architect he was very interested in showing us the new Fisher Center for the Performing Arts designed by the Architect Frank Gehry. We were able to go inside the performing arts center and hoped to see a photography exhibit, sadly we were unable to find it. Instead we wandered among the halls and got to see the curves and lines of the structure from the inside out. I also took the liberty of peeking into a rehearsal space and saw some students practicing dancing.
I found it refreshing and encouraging to be among students of music, art, theater and dance in these times where art is all but eliminated from children’s public school education. It felt comforting to know that there are parents out there who encourage and support their children following their own hearts and dreams pursing careers in the liberal arts and having faith they can earn a living through through creativity.
After taking a shivery walk around the grounds and checking out the performing arts facility we enjoyed a healthy buffet style lunch among the students and the facility then returned briskly to the car and headed for a quick peek at the Kaatsbaan Internation Dance Center which was pretty much closed, although we did get to speak to a lovely women who invited us to take a peek through the window if we wished. So, we did.