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Watauga Library to Host World-Renowned Artist, Author Noyes Capehart on Friday

Noyes Capehart
Noyes Capehart

The High Country Festival of the Book is pleased to welcome artist and author Noyes Capehart to an Author Tea to be held at the Watauga County Public Library on Friday, May 20 at 3:00pm. This fund-raising event will include a scrumptious assortment of tea sandwiches and sweets, a presentation by the author, and will be followed by a book signing. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the library. Proceeds support library outreach activities for both children and adults. Ticket purchase includes a chance to win a copy of “The Private Diaries of Noyes Capehart” filled with the author’s stunning artwork and other fun prizes!

Noyes Capehart will discuss his recent suspense, Chameleon, which is a sequel to his 2014 novel, Devil’s Mark. The book takes the reader on a pulse pounding ride from Copenhagen to Florence through the world of art forgery, theft, and murder. Capehart has exhibited his artwork at such prestigious museums as The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Smithsonian Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The North Carolina Museum of Art and The Mint Museum of Art. His work has also appeared in the North Carolina Literary Review and in Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures. In 2006, Dancingfish Press published The Private Diary of Noyes Capehart, a fifty-year overview of the artist’s visual career. That same year, North Carolina’s Our State magazine did a feature article on Noyes’ Private Diary pictures and UNC-TV followed with an Emmy-award winning program on his uniquely visual and literary approach to picture making.   In addition to his professional involvement in art, Noyes has completed numerous short stories, five novels and a novella.

The High Country Festival of the Book is a committee of the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library. A wholly volunteer organization, the Friends of the Library promote the Watauga County Public Library and its goals, while inspiring a love of literature. They aim to enhance the quality of the Library by providing resources not covered by state and local funding.

For more information on the Friends of the Library and High Country Festival of the Book visit www.highcountryfestivalofthebook.com or call the library 264-8784. Tickets are available at the Watauga County Public Library circulation desk and the Western Watauga Branch.