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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Red Grooms' carousel

FROM: THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN

January 27, 2012



Suzanne Plunkett

Artist Red Grooms poses with a fox, one of the figures from the Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel he has created for Nashville, Tenn., his native town. The full-sized operating carousel, Grooms' latest "sculpto-pictorama" work, will be installed in a city park.



Jimmie Fadden paints a clear protective coating on a ride on the red grooms carousel at riverfront park.


Freeman Ramsey / The Tennessean

Famous artist Red Grooms and his wife Lysiane take the first ride on the new 44-foot carousel he made and is set up at Riverfront Park.



Jorge Rodriguez hammers in the brass pole as he and others install the first figure, Leroy Carr, on the Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel at Riverfront Park. The Carousel was designed by Red Grooms and will hold 36 figures that represent prominent figures of Tennessee.



Mary Elizabeth Dugmore of Nashville rides with her grandson Adam Dugmore Lindsey, 11 months, on the Everly Brothers which is part of many famous personalities on the Tennessee Fox Trot Carousel at Riverfront Park. All of the carousel figurines were carved by Red Grooms. -JOHN PARTIPILO



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Billy Kingsley / The Tennessean

Brianne Pacenta,2, smiles to her mom while riding the Red Grooms Tennessee Fox Trot carousel at Riverfront Park. Brianne's father Tom Pacenta, right, and her twin sister Amanda, not in photo, are from Pennsylvania.

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