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Visual Arts Events and Exhibits

Meeting Room Gallery:  April

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 –  Marin Brennan
Image of a chalkpastel of DisneyLand by Marin Brennan

Artist's Bio:

Marin Brennan enjoys exploring the world with a sense of humor, listening to/telling stories, and making artwork. She is thrilled to have learned from amazing artists at Rhode Island School of Design, where she majored in Illustration with a concentration in Literary Arts + Studies.

Most recently she has had the privilege to collaborate with an incredible creative team at Harding Academy as the Scenic Artist on their primary and secondary school productions of The Lion King and The Wizard of Oz. She is also overjoyed to have welcomed her niece to the world, and to have illustrated meaningful memories and loved ones for families and friends.

Inspired by the places she goes and the people she meets, Marin continues to make art that amuses her and she looks forward to many more experiences.

Thank you for viewing her artwork. To see more, please visit her website:

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

Grid Row Exhibit

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Grid Row: March and April
Charlotte Hellerqvist

Charlotte Hellerqvist, a native of Sweden, comes from a long line of artists on her mother’s side, but she didn’t start painting until the year 2000. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Education from Sweden. She later studied Scandinavian Architecture before moving to Brentwood in 1976. After raising her two daughters there she co-founded an R&D bio-pharmaceutical company focusing on new cancer drug development. Charlotte served as the President of the company until retiring in 1999.

Reflecting her Swedish roots, Charlotte’s art often depicts nature in winter scenes, crisp white birch trees and seascapes. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to travel to several different countries and likes to paint scenes from places she has visited.

Charlotte has studied art under Melanie Jackson, Renee LaRose, and Charles Brindley, as well as at the Gulf Coast Museum of art in partnership with St. Petersburg College.

Charlotte has exhibited her art at Vanderbilt, the Martin Center’s annual art show, the Factory in Franklin, the Brentwood Library, the Spring Hill Library, the Williamson County Library and the Brentwood Towne Centre Theater. At two judged art shows she entered she received a first and a third place. Her art is represented in private collections in Sweden, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland.

In 2011, Charlotte entered her painting “Cultivating Friendships” in a national contest for amateur artists. Her painting was chosen from thousands of submissions as one of thirteen paintings for inclusion in the 2012 AARP Foundation Calendar.

About her art, Charlotte says, “I really like to paint scenes from my home country, especially the winter scenes, and from places I have visited. These paintings come from within, from my heart and mean a lot to me“.


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.