TRIO, it begins with a book

Published 9:30 pm Monday, August 15, 2016

Be among the first to see the newest exhibit at TFAC: TRIO. One book is given to both a songwriter and a visual artist. They write a song and create a work of art inspired by the book, fulfilling their “Trio.”

Artists include author Rick Bragg, composer Chris Clifton and many more. Each “Trio” will be on display from August 19 through October 3 in Gallery I.

Join us for an opening reception August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Reception is free and open to the public.

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Trio was installed as part of an exhibit debuting at the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance in September 2015 and traveling to museums, galleries and literary events throughout the following year.

Among the books chosen for the Inaugural Trio Exhibit were “Ava’s Man” by Rick Bragg, “Chinaberry Sidewalks” by Rodney Crowell, “In the Dark of the Moon” by Suzanne Hudson, “The World’s Largest Man” by Harrison Scott Key and “On the Water” by Guy de la Valdene.

The songwriters included Grammy winners Tim Carter and Rodney Crowell, the only Trio artist invited as both an author and a songwriter, Mac McAnally, seven-time winner of CMA’s Musician of the Year, Marty Dodson, Mary Gautier and Clay Mills, the writers behind “Number One Hits” and music chosen for the television drama “Nashville.”

The visual artists are a diverse group from photographers to painters to sculptors to a visual and special effects director in feature films.

Trio’s creator is Shari Smith, whom editor Joe Formichella called “the mad Dr. Frankenstein” behind the anthology and CD, “The Shoe Burnin’, Stories of Southern Soul.”

– article submitted by TFAC