SHOW OPENS JANUARY 19 and runs thru FEBRUARY 11. Facebook event info here.
A bold new out-of-the-box concept, Trio seeks to celebrate the art in great storytelling.
It begins with a book. Then the book is given to both a songwriter and a visual artist. The artists are inspired as only a great book can inspire a person: A song is written. A work of art is created. And a new Trio comes into being.
First conceived by Shari Smith of Working Title Farm, and a writer and singer for “The Shoe Burnin’ Show,” TRIO is a testament to the way words, music and art can come together around the power of a single story. Each TRIO starts with a book, which is given to a musician and a visual artist, who then write a song, a piece of music, a work of art inspired by the story.
The 2017 TRIO exhibit debuts September 16 at the SIBA Discovery Show in Savannah, GA, and then travels around the South for the next twelve months, hosted by and sponsored by SIBA member bookstores. The 2016 TRIO exhibit finished its tour October 1 in Tryon, NC. Learn more about the books, songwriters, and visual artists at Trio.
Among the books chosen for the 2017 Trio Exhibit are “Razor Girl” by Carl Hiaasen, “Bull Mountain” by Brian Panowich (a 2016 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize winner), “Z” by Therese Fowler, “Lies and Other Acts of Love” by Kristy Woodson Harvey, and “The Last Season” by Stuart Stevens.
TRIO songwriters include award-winning musicians and songwriters Mary Gauthier, Eric Erdman, Travis Meadows, Jonathan Byrd, Sarah Alli, Timothy Scott Williams, Lisa Mills, Minton Sparks, Grant Peeples, Ray Weaver, Larry Burnett, and others.
Visual artists involved with TRIO cover a wide variety of media and genre and include Sloan Bibb, Jennifer Nyblom, Ray Martin, Laura Books, Kristina Perdue, Don Andrews, Lia Frederick, Brock Larsen, Karen Schwettman, and others.