Two Charleston exhibits

Here are a few shots of the two exhibits I participated in this summer:


Tales Transposed: A Celebration of the Imagination

Charleston SC, The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, May 18 – June 30 2013

L at opening

Nathan Durfee, Lillian Trettin, and Judy Mooney display paintings, collage, and clay sculpture in this celebration of storytelling–fantastical, gothic and historical.


City Gallery upstairs (Trettin & Mooney artwork)


View from the City Gallery


Reception downstairs (with Durfee artwork)

woman reading 2




Lowcountry Artists’ Book Meet

Charleston, SC.  Blue Bicycle Books and Redux Contemporary Art Center, June 2  2013

Eight local writers and visual artists exhibited their original, hand made artists’ books. Works ranged from collaborative sketchbooks, hand made journals with ceramic covers, and hand-bound volumes of poetry, to art objects with book-like qualities.



Sarah Bandy’s books

Trettin books

L. Trettin’s books


About Lillian-Trettin

I grew up in the Appalachian "Bible Belt" of East Tennessee in the southern United States, listening to banjo music and gospel lyrics as well as the Beatles. As a kid, I was curious about religious rituals like speaking in tongues and snake handling but resistant to the fundamentalist thinking they involved. Flannery O'Connor's tales of religious fanatics, con men, bigots, and the spiritually bereft or ambivalent resonate for me. Despite having traveled widely and lived in other places, I am (as so many Southerners claim to be) permanently "South haunted." I returned to making art full time in 2011, following a career as a teacher, researcher, and consultant and after raising two sons. I’m convinced the delay enriched rather than impeded my growth as an artist.
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