Grid Row

Artwork in the Main Rotunda
Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave.
(New books section)

Interested in showing your work in Grid Row at the Williamson County Library? Contact us at today.
*Grid Row artists must be members of the Arts Council of Williamson County

March – April
Featured Artist:  Carol Wiel

“Besides painting, there is almost nothing I like better than traveling and seeing the various parts of the world. I photograph what I like best, to help me remember the feelings, colors and inspiration that envelope me when I experience the sights and sounds of an experience. Then, using my memory and the photographs I have taken, I want to recreate it on canvas to share with others. A photograph is impersonal while painting is a very personal, sensual expression. Mountains, water, a perfect flower, or different cultures are inspiring for representational or abstract art. Creating art is a spiritual experience for me as I try to represent my feelings through color and design.”
Carol Wiel is a veteran marketing executive who developed an eye for color and design in the field of advertising. Carol has studied art and design at Watkins Institute and in workshops in many locations around the U.S. and in France. A member of many art associations, her favorite is her painting group known as “Art Seen” who do shows and support one another in all aspects of creating art.



January – February
Featured Artist:  Angela Faye

Angela Faye moved to Franklin, Tennessee in 2008 after spending time on her sister’s farm in Northern Missouri. While on the farm she received a peaceful reprieve from her career in advertising in her hometown of Memphis and was inspired to slow down and see the beauty all around her. Angela began taking random photos of chickens, goats, cows and “farm and country” using a simple point-and-shoot camera that her father had given her.After living the simple life she was ready for a change. Angela started going through her collection of photos and was inspired to do something with them, receiving encouragement from just about everyone who saw them. She began to make prints of her photos and framed them in barn wood, along with magnets and cards with her images.

November – December:
Featured Artist:  Mike Moyers

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-11-58-56-amMike Moyers is a contemporary impressionist with a passion for expressing life through art. Spe

cializmikemoyers_arting in palette knife technique, Mike enjoys painting a diverse range of subjects from slice-of-life and plein-air to conceptual and abstract.
A Nashville native and graduate of Lipscomb University, Mike now lives in Franklin, TN. Though locally rooted, his art is internationally appreciated and published worldwide. 

September – October
Featured Artist:  Lisa Porter
I paint with acrylic paints on gallery wrapped canvas. Most paintings are abstract but some are mixed abstract with realism bending within. I paint thick with brushes, sticks and my fingers to get the desired effect.
I was inspired by Van Gogh, Wayne Thiebaud, & Jim Dine in the 1980’s but I have evolved beyond their inspiration in my mind’s eye.
Nature is my main visual stimulus. I paint how I feel about being in it, affected by organic movement and the resonance of each space. My childhood was spent on the Iowa, where I developed a deep connection gazing in the sky watching the clouds roll by allowing my imagination to its openness and freedom – and this is what I paint. Imagining birds eye view looking back, filled me with wonder and awe. My work is intrinsically involved with depicting a view, and how I feel when absorbed by tangles of the world around us.

July – August
Featured Artist:  Alison LoganAlisonLogan

Alison Logan is an art teacher in Franklin, Tennessee.  Originally from Canada, she has a BFA in Illustration from Daemen College in Amherst, NY and has studied with artists Warren Chang and Anthony Ryder.  She is a commissioned portrait artist, a member of The Portrait Society of America and has exhibited in Buffalo, NY as well as Nashville, TN.
Logan’s focus has always been on the human form.  Her current body of work uses this love of the figure in combination with emotional landscapes that reflect her inspirations: Art Nouveau, Surrealism and illustration.  The scenes are dream-like and show loss and longing, fear and anger, rest and release.

Alison Lives in Nashville, TN.

May – June
Featured Artist:  Robbie Lasky
Robbie Lasky loved to draw and paint, as far back as she can remember.  Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, she took enrichment Art classes throughout her school years and was an Art Major in High School. As an elementary school teacher in four differeScreen shot 2016-05-22 at 2.08.44 PMnt states, she shared her talent and enjoyment of Art, tying creative projects into all subject areas. She often taught drawing classes to interested children in other classes during club times. Her students’ work decorated the hallways of the school and was well-represented in county-wide exhibits.

An avid Art Scene, Art Crawl, Museum, and Gallery attendee in Nashville and Franklin, she wanted to become more involved in the local Art Community. She has been taking an ongoing class in oil painting skills and has participated in other painting workshops and classes. She has developed a passion for creating her own oil paintings with subjects that are varied, bright, light-hearted, and positive.