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Visual Arts Events and Exhibits

Meeting Room Gallery:  August

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 –  Dick Dougall

Artist's Bio:

Dick Dougall enjoys taking pictures and enhancing them on his computer. Now 86, Dick began his interest in photography when he was 12 years old and learned how to develop a glass plate black and white negative and make contact prints in a make-shift darkroom. In 2003, with his first digital camera in hand, he abandoned his color home darkroom in favor of processing on his computer and learning to print on an inkjet printer.  He likes to shoot what catches his eye – at home – nearby or far away when travelling.

In September 1998, Dick founded the Brentwood Camera Club, now thriving as the Brentwood Photography Group. In October 2009, he was selected by the Scott Kelby organization to lead a group of area photographers in one of the more than 1,000 photowalks held on one day around the world. Dick and his group focused on Franklin. He was selected each year since to lead one of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalks in Middle Tennessee. Each December for the past several years, the Williamson County Library has hosted a display of work by these photowalk participants.

Dick with members of his camera club helped the photography exhibit get underway at the Williamson County Fair and also encouraged participation in the photography exhibit portion of the Tennessee State Fair.

Dick and his wife, Phyllis, live in the Cool Springs area and have enjoyed living in Williamson County for the past 31 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren who live in the area. His business career was in advertising, sales promotion and publicity.

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

Grid Row Exhibit

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Grid Row: July and August
Sally Murphy

I have always enjoyed painting, trying them all, but found my love, in the 80’s, when watercolor found me.

A watercolor class was the only art class that fit my schedule at the time. My teacher was great, always encouraging me to stretch, and learn all I could. By taking classes from other instructors and artists, I developed my own style, and continue to take classes and workshops to this day.

I teach classes, enter art shows, and display my work in different locations. Always looking for ways to promote my love of art.
I am presently a member of:
TN Watercolor Society and Art Seen

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.