published Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Appalachian Renaissance

Trenton event offers multimedia, interactive art experiences

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    "Untitled XXV," a 12- by 18-inch mixed-media work by Fennel Blythe, is among the featured works in Appalachian Renaissance in Trenton, Ga., on Saturday.
    Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.


Spoken word: Ray Zimmerman, Marcus Patrick Ellsworth, Ginnie Sams, Bob Dombrowski, Finn Bille and Jim Allen.

Visual art: Denise Bizot, Fennel Blythe, Lauren Anastasia Holmes, Mercedes Llanos, Brandon Sharp, Barry Snyder, Jerry Wallace, Mary Petruska, Molly Schimpf and Molly Guerin.

Appalachian Renaissance, set for 3:30-9 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in downtown Trenton, Ga., will celebrate the creativity of painters, sculptors, musicians and poets.

In addition to events that showcase the professionals, a collaborative project will draw out would-be artists from the community.

Regional artists Lauren Anastasia Holmes and Brandon Sharp have curated the event, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with a sculpture installation by Sharp at the Southeast Lineman Training Center’s residence complex, 9481 Highway 11 (Main Street and Third).

An exhibition and reception for participating artists will follow from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Civic Center on Price Street, across the street from Jenkins Park.

Barry Snyder of Barry Snyder Studios will facilitate the community-wide participatory art project, themed “Express Yourself,” beginning at 4 p.m.

Chattanooga band Undoctored Originals will perform from 6-7 p.m., along with several spoken-word artists. Band/GRL will play dance music from 8 to 9 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the music to help support the Trenton Arts Council.

Maps will be available showing public art installations and local eateries, many within walking distance.

For more information, call 706-657-8858.

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