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Discover a TRIO of Arts

Discover a TRIO of Arts

Published: May 16, 2019

The shifting mix of artistic choices and creative output is what an upcoming program called TRIO will explore at the Library. At its most basic, TRIO looks at what resonates when language, sight, and sound come together. These three elements – translated culturally as books, visual art, and music – are the substance of the TRIO program, especially as they interrelate to and inform each other.

At the event, a selection of authors will talk about the books they wrote, including their research and creative processes. Also in attendance will be songwriters and visual artists who created music and works based on the authors’ books. The group will discuss how they found inspiration for their individual creations, essentially outlining the themes they found important and explaining the responses they had to the narratives. Musical performances and an art exhibit are also featured as part of the event.

Although the artists who participate in the various programs change depending on their schedules, attendees in the wide-ranging program include musicians Radney Foster, Bruce Greenwood, Molly Thomas, and Melissa Summersell; artists Elizabeth McKay, Nikki Kozak, Jim Shores, and Robert Oren Eades; and novelists Donna Everhart (The Forgiving Kind), Peter Cooper (Johnny’s Cash and Charley’s Pride), Jo Watson Hackl (Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe), and Brian Panowich (Like Lions).

The event – which takes place at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 21 at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library – is sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library and the Claremont Friends of the Library. Featured books will be available for purchase, thanks to Main Street Books in Davidson, NC, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the program, visit and the Trio Facebook page.