Friday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Port Angeles Main Library
Celebrate the opening of a new Art in the Library exhibit during the quarterly Art Blast! event. Acoustic trio and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau members Trillium-239 will offer a special presentation, Music with a Message: Songs of Social Change, at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm, so come early to check out the new art on display throughout the building and mingle with artists! Refreshments will be served and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event.
Music with a Message
Songs can be more than music—they can act as powerful tools for changing society. Acoustic trio Trillium-239 highlights notable social movements from the past 150 years that have been powered by song. Music has helped efforts to end slavery, secure voting rights, shorten wars, and promote civil rights, and provided a way to enact and document other social changes. The process continues today, focusing messages and providing rallying cries for activism and protest. Hear the surprising stories behind some familiar songs, listen to a few rare old tunes, and feel the power of a good sing-along.
Trillium-239 is made up of Michelle Cameron on cello, Janet Humphrey on guitar, and Mary Hartman on guitar and banjo. As traveling musicians, they’ve experienced firsthand how music can educate and inspire people and movements. The trio has played at concerts, coffeehouses, and festivals throughout the Northwest. Trillium-239 is based in Richland.
About Humanities Washington
Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across the state. Speakers Bureau is one of Humanities Washington’s oldest and most popular programs. A roster of 31 cultural experts and scholars provides low-cost, high-quality public presentations across the state, encouraging audiences to think, learn, and engage in conversation. For more about Speakers Bureau, visit www.humanities.org/programs/speakers.
Art in the Library
The opening reception for the new Art in the Library exhibit will be held at 6:30pm, immediately preceding the performance by Trillium-239. This is an opportune time to meet the featured artists, enjoy refreshments, and view the new artwork on display. The spring Art in the Library exhibit will feature abstract photography by Bob Schlechter and Ben Stanley, and fractal prints by Gary Allen Smith. This exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library from April 26 through July 23.