Jazzy Art Night at Railwalk
By Cyntra Brown
On the second Thursday of every month, snaps echo in the Railwalk Gallery at 5 p.m.
The “Jazzy Art Night” features light jazz and the original works of up and coming poets.
Today, at 5 p.m., Jazzy Art Night will feature Clara Corry, a Livingstone graduate and past president of the Salisbury Human Relations Council. This will be Corry’s second time this summer performing at Jazzy Art Night.
Corry has been writing poetry for years. She gets her inspiration from traveling, wind, and flowers, just “regular everyday things,” Corry said.
She describes her writing as full of emotions and personal connections. She wrote a poem about her mother-in-law’s life, called “The Other Side of the Mountain.” She’s also written about the life of her parents, because she wants her children to be able to remember their grandparents’ lives.
Corry has also written an array of short stories and was encouraged to get her pieces published.
Being a caregiver to her husband temporarily put her dreams on the back burner. He had two heart operations and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and diabetes before he died a year ago.
“I’m sure he would want me to go on,” Corry said.
Corry’s pieces tonight will be about acceptance and remembrance. Corry feels that we give our whole life away trying to succeed through education and employment.
“There’s more to life than that,” Corry said.
She also feels that many of us don’t take enough time to remember, and that we need to slow down and find more memories.
Corry is not expecting “kudos,” she says. She just wants to share the gift that God has given her.
There will also be music played by Jimmy and Lesley Alston, the coordinators of the event. Their original music will allow listeners to imagine themselves in an 1920s style club with low music and dim lights.
The Jazzy Art Night will be a great way to relax in a lovely gallery setting with artists, poets and musicians after a hard day at work.
The Rail Walk Gallery is located at 413 N. Lee St. in Salisbury.