|This Month’s New & Renewing Members|
Our Members are the Best!
Lisa Boyer, Jane Gilliam, and Katherine Welsch
|Grid Row: January – February
Featured Artist: Betsy Copley, Joanne Miller & Dot Small
Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin
Main Room (new books section)
I have been painting for over 40 years, primarily in Genesis oil, watercolor, colored pencil, and graphite. “My favorite subjects to paint are animals and birds. All of my paintings are from photos, mostly mine or ones friends have sent me. I always have my camera with me when ever we travel, visit zoos, hiking or just walking.”
Joanne F Miller
During my early fifties I felt a need to pursue something just for me. I took a drawing class from the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Center in 2002 taught by artist Melanie Jackson of Leiper’s Fork. It was grueling. I wasn’t sure I could do it. I had never drawn before, and I had a lot to learn. I studied with Melanie for over twelve years and the confidence it gave me helped propel me into more writing, speaking and art. I have since written two grown-up books and five children’s books and now teach Drawing Basics classes, participate in art shows and encourage others to reach inside to find creative gifts they never knew they had.
The main question asked, is “what are my favorite subjects?” I don’t really have one, it depends on what I have seen recently, what has struck me as extra lovely, or a combination that I can put together as an artist, to make a painting more interesting. Water color has been a pleasure and a challenge for me. Now I hope Acrylics will do the same. Art is constantly evolving, that is what makes it such an exciting challenge. As you can see Chickens are of interest right now.
|Why Support the Arts?
Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in Our Community
|New Chairperson(s) Position
The Arts Council has a recent opening to Chair the Brown Bag Lunch Bunch and Grid Row Art Exhibit at the main library.
Artists and presenters are already lined up for 2019. We are looking for a volunteer(s) to oversee the Lunch Bunch presenters and the artists exhibiting at the library. For a complete description of the position, email email@example.com.
These are great community based programs that have been highly regarded for over a decade now. Interested but not sure you want to do it alone? Invite a friend. This can be a Co-Chaired position.