Reading Friday during Art After Hours.
by David Leone
WAKE FOREST — Lyneah Marks of Durham has taken a childhood filled with extraordinary experiences, an extended visit to the Center for Rehabilitation of the Over Educated and the challenges of loss and recovery and weaved it together to form a tapestry of inspiration and encouragement.
Her new book on those experiences, Thirsting for a Raindrop, seems more like a fictional novel than an autobiography.
Marks will be present at Storyteller’s Book Store during Art After Hours Friday to read from and sign copies of the book.
Thirsting is meant to inspire women while still relating to men.
Author Sheila Callaham rated it five stars, saying, “Reading her book reminded me of my own journey to understanding that the inner divine is always guiding us if only we turn inward and listen.
“Marks’ book playfully jumps around her life and creates a heartwarming picture of her unique experiences as healer, energy worker, teacher, mother, wife and musician.”
A percentage of book sales will go to support the nonprofit Threads of Grace. The organization, which supports women in the creative arts, is located in the rear of the bookstore at 158 S. White St.
The event runs 5-9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
Also at Art After Hours:
•The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St. – Doreen Tewksbury’s encaustic art exhibit. Meet Tewksbury and other artists, 6-9 p.m.
•Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave. – Guest gallery reception for local landscape painter Billy Farmer and multimedia collage artist Maxine Linney. 5-9 p.m., Also, a live artist demonstration takes place at 7 p.m.
•Next Consignment Boutique, 210 S. White St. – The acoustic guitar music of Kristi Dixon.
•White Street Brewing Company, 218 S. White St. – Tin Whistle Band NC blends classic rock and originals. Expect songs by The Beatles, The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, The Band and other numbers. 6 p.m.
•Brooks Street Bowl, 413 S. Brooks St. – East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band plays free of charge. Music starts at 9 p.m.
•Lumpy’s Ice Cream, 306 E. Wait Ave. – Owner Buck Buchanan has just made a batch of Salted Dog Caramel ice cream, his first salted caramel ever. The shop, two blocks east of South White Street, is open through 11 p.m. Friday.
•Other shops and galleries regularly participating in Art After Hours include Gilded Palette Gallery, Lede Studio & Gallery, Wake Forest Coffee Company, The Lemon Tree Cafe and For Old Times Sake Antiques.
Art After Hours is a function of the Downtown Revitalization Corp. (DRC) and participating merchants. In addition to the artwork, music and food offerings, there are horse and carriage rides down White Street, weather permitting.
For more information about these and other Art After Hours artists, music and events, visit tiny.cc/WF_AAH.