Category Archives: Current work

Wandering in 2017

In the wake of the presidential election, I plan to spend the winter and early spring NOT making new art. I have my own plan for artistic rejuvenation, and I look forward to the process.  The end result should be … Continue reading

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Telling a New Tale

I took a break in November, following a class called “Every Picture Tells a Story” taught by sculptor and collage artist Melissa Stern. I’ll write more about that class later;  it was excellent. For now, I’m posting a few pictures … Continue reading

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Two Openings, Charleston

Here are a few pictures of the other two exhibits I participated in this fall. This is it for me for a while. My plan this year is to become more involved in community arts, and perhaps something in art … Continue reading

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Two Openings, Alexandria VA

Here are a few images of the exhibit  “Fire and Earth” representing a selection of ceramic and pottery cups from fine arts craftsmen nationwide and 2D artwork related to the exhibit title. This was the September exhibit at Del Ray … Continue reading

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Local art and political afterglow

Unlike many, I chose not to watch the first presidential debate of the 2016 election season. (that was a debate?) But I have a comment, as usual, primarily visual. The impetus for this piece is a silent auction of artist-made … Continue reading

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New exhibits and a little political play

Here’s the scoop on some upcoming exhibits I’m participating in that I hope will interest you: On and Off the Page The City Gallery in Charleston is hosting an exhibit of book arts with work by more than 40 artists … Continue reading

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The Story of Two Storytellers

The framing device for my next art project is a trip taken by two travelers, one a storyteller by nature, who is not normally a person of action, and one a person of action, who learns how to tell stories. … Continue reading

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Summer Gloom

I have never understood why some people fight off doom and gloom by embracing all things bright and beautiful while others go even darker as a way to work it out. I, of course, am one of the latter. This … Continue reading

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Out of the box

Cut paper artwork is much more interesting if you can get up close to it. Boxing it in with glass is seldom the best solution. Paper cuts made of heavy stock can stand upright as sculptures, but some of my … Continue reading

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The Witching Hour

Here’s the URL for my latest exhibit: http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/panoramic-gallery-witches-and-wild-things-appalachian-heritage-and-beyond-by-lillian-trettin/ Here’s a PDF of a review that a friendly viewer posted on her blog: Lillian Trettin_art_Witches Wild Things review (please hit the “back” button after viewing PDF) And here’s how it came … Continue reading

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