Among our hopes for young men at Westview is that they go out into the world with a broad range of experience and education–including the fine arts. A recent trip to Fort Worth provided three young men with an abundance of memorable artistic experiences.
Brian, Kade, and Mark traveled to Forth Worth with Westview team member Ron Bruner to enjoy a weekend of the fine arts. Their Friday evening started with a visit to Bass Hall in downtown Fort Worth, where they enjoyed listening to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra play a varied program:
- Victor Agudelo – La Madre de Agua
- Dvorák – Cello Concerto, with Johannes Moser
- Saint-Saëns – Organ Symphony, with H. Joseph Butler
Olin Chism, a reviewer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, wrote: “Saint-Saëns’ “Organ Symphony” is a highly theatrical work given a highly theatrical performance by conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony.”
On Saturday morning the group went to the Kimbell Art Museum, perhaps one of the finest museums west of the Mississippi. There the young men enjoyed seeing a collection of work by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Raeburn, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Matisse, Mondrian, and Picasso, as well as a collection of Asian work.
After lunch (and, yes, food can be art!), the group went to see the Academy-Award winning movie, “Hidden Figures.”
Each young man acquired new experiences and found something in each encounter that they enjoyed. Everyone who was a part of this trip appreciated the donors who make these kind of experiences possible for us. Thank you!