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Visual Arts Events and Exhibits

Meeting Room Gallery:  September

Local artists in all media are invited to exhibit their work in the Meeting Room Gallery. These exhibits change monthly. For information about exhibiting works, artists should call (615)595-1250.

Featured Artist –  Jim Ladd

Artist's Bio:

I’m 73 years old. I’m a lifelong resident of Franklin and Williamson County. My family goes back many generations in the area.

After I finished my Military obligation, I started a career in banking here in Franklin in my early 20s.

At 60 years old near retirement, I started my pen and ink on canvas commission side career. I have no formal training. My abilities are God given.

Over the years, I have completed many commissions. I do portraits, Landscapes, houses, barns, cabins, and animals. I work from photos. I have put as many as 180 hours into a commission piece.

Enjoy examples from all our artists on the Library Pinterest Page under art@WCPLtn.

Grid Row Exhibit


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Grid Row: September and October
Christine Parachek Marshall


A little Robin started the whole series. He was so cold and fluffy and looking for a drink and found only his own little pond of ice! I just had to paint him (and get a heater for the bird bath). Of course, all his feathered friends wanted their portraits painted too. One bird led to another until now I have painted over 35 birds with pastels, all from photos I took in my own backyard.

Literary Events

Writers' Critique Group

The Writers' Critique Group is held at the Main Library on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  to provide adult authors with serious, courteous critique of their work.   These meetings are not held in the Meeting Room.  Ask at the Circulation Desk for location.