Brown Bag Lunch Bunch


Williamson County Public Library , 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, Main Conference Room

Friday, August 10
11:00 Meet & Greet    
11:30 Short business mtg
Noon – 1:00  Program

This presentation is open to the public – no membership required. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Able Voices: Sharing Who We Are Through Photographs

Project Exhibit by Centennial High School, Transition II Students

The Arc of Williamson County
Williamson County Community Services Building
129 W. Fowlkes Ave., Franklin

Jen Vogus, received an Artist in Residence grant from the Arts Council of Williamson County and the Brentwood – Franklin Woman’s Service Club, has been leading a photo voice project with Transition II special education students at Centennial High School this semester.

These students will exhibit work that represents who they are as individuals at a show at The Arc Williamson County in the Williamson County Community Services building from May-July 2018.

Please join us for the opening reception on May 10 from 6:30-8:00pm. Food and refreshments will be provided. Come on out to celebrate the students’ photographic work!



March – April

Featured Artist: Charlotte Hellerqvist
Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin

Main Room (new books section)

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”.

Charlotte Hellerqvist





Membership News

Welcome to new/returning members — we can’t do it without you!

Barbara Dwyer, Jane Falls, Leslie Fawcett, Kathy Goodhart, Joy Haynes, Steve a
nd Laura Morris, Francine Notarian, Donna Zimmer
Questions about your membership? Contact


Membership Update 2018

The Arts Council of Williamson County greatly appreciates each and every member of our organization. Your membership supports artists and arts education through our programming such as the Artist in Residence Program, Micro Grants, Artists’ Studio Tour, Brown Bag Lunch Bunch, Grid Row, and Critter Invasion. We are reworking our membership to reflect our evolving needs and demands on volunteers.
As of March 2018, the Arts Council has moved to an annual membership rather than a rolling membership in which all membership renewals are due in March.  If you wish to join today, we have temporarily discounted our membership until that date. 
If you have any questions about this change in membership or would like make a greater impact on the arts in Williamson County through volunteerism, please email


A special thank you to our Artist In Residence Sponsor

Brentwood-Franklin Woman’s Service Organization

This organization has supported the Arts Council and our Artist in Residence program for the past two years. We are grateful their involvement and look forward to collaborating with them in the future. To learn more about the Brentwood-Franklin Woman’s Service Organization visit their website



General Announcements
You Can Make a Difference!

Kroger Rewards Renewal Time!

The Arts Council Appreciates your support over the years.
This may not sound like a lot to you, but to us, it means a LOT. In 2017, you raised $283.00for us just by designating ACWC as your charity of choice when using your Kroger card.Let’s see if we can double it in 2018!
 However, Kroger does not automatically re-enroll everyone.
Each person that had previously signed up for Kroger Rewards, must re-enroll every year.
For your convenience just click here and you will be automatically re-directed to Kroger’s re-enrollment page.
Thank you for shopping Kroger and making the arts stronger in your community.

ACWC Board Positions Available

Become a part of an amazing team!

Have you ever wondered how you could contribute to the arts in our community? Would you like to be a part of the decision making team? The Arts Council has opportunities for you!

Our current Vice President and Secretary have recently taken on new ACWC Board positions (everybody needs a little change every now and then!). This leaves new opportunities for Board of Director positions and new ideas.

Vice President:Duties include participating in Board meetings as a voting member, shadow President, fill-in for President when needed.
Secretary:Duties include participating in Board meetings as a voting member, manages minutes of board meetings, maintains records of the Arts Council’s activities.
Don’t worry…training is provided!
Interested? Contact Nan at





Attention Amazon Shoppers

Do You Shop on Amazon?

You can support the Arts Council each time you shop!

Every time you shop on Amazon, just sign-in to

A portion of your sales (at no cost to you) will support the Arts Council of Williamson County.
Don’t worry.

You do not need to set-up a new account., will automatically know who you are.

All your settings and history will be there. From then on, always just sign-in



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