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August 2011

Charleston County Public Library Features Works by Lillian Trettin

The Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Grappling with Flannery O’Connor’s South, featuring cut-paper collages by Lillian Trettin which interpret this Southern author’s dark humor, eccentric characters, and sharp social and moral commentary. The exhibit will be on view in the Saul Alexander Gallery, located in the CCPL’s Main Branch in downtown Charleston, from Aug. 2 - 30, 2011.

A resident of Mount Pleasant, SC, since 1994 and formerly a faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina Library, Trettin studied studio art at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in the 1970’s and since 2000 has studied printmaking, paper making, and book arts at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC.

This exhibit of collages from handmade and commercial paper (and two paper objects represented by photos) interpret the dark humor, eccentric characters, and sharp social and moral commentary of Flannery O’Connor, a popular 20th century Southern author. All the pieces in this exhibit are based on O’Connor’s last collection of short stories, Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965).

Exhibit labels offered for each image presented in the exhibition indicate how the collages and objects are related to the stories by O’Connor.

For further information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call Frances Richardson at the Library at 843/805-6803 or visit (


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