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Writers in Modern Appalachia, an exhibit by literary arts nonprofit Bloodroot Mountain, will be on display Jan. 2-4 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery on the Maryville College campus.
An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Wed., Jan. 2 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The exhibit is an extension of the Writers in Modern Appalachia project by Bloodroot Mountain (bloodrootmountain.org), a literary-arts nonprofit co-directed by novelist Amy Greene and husband Trent Thompson. The coffee table style art book, Writers in Modern Appalachia, forthcoming in 2019 from Blair Publishing (www.blairpub.com) will feature photo essays profiling influential writers whose lives and work have shaped contemporary Appalachian culture. Photographs and excerpts from the book will be on display, highlighting images of the authors (Wendell Berry, Lee Smith, Silas House, Adriana Trigiani, Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Rash, George Ella Lyon) and their native landscapes.
Bloodroot Mountain is also pleased to publish Sam Stapleton’s art book, Stilled Life, a weaving together of poetry and fine art photography into a visual and literary masterpiece. The January exhibit will showcase Stapleton as featured modern Appalachian artist. Copies of his book will be available at the event.