This Month’s New & Renewing Members
Our Members are the Best!
Sylvia Glynne

Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
This Month!    
Guest Speaker: Jen Vogus, Photographer
Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin
Main Meeting Room
Friday, January 11
11:00 Meet & Greet
11:30 Short business mtg

Noon – 1:00 Jen Vogus presents Photography Talks

Jen shares her background about how she got into photography years ago from helping her son communicate with others and how this opened up his world and as a result, hers as well.The power of these photographs made clear to her their value as a tool for communication, advocacy, and empowerment.  Her love for the technical, artistic, and humanitarian aspects of photography soon developed and has been a true passion ever since.  She expands on how this very personal experience influenced her own photography and artistic expression, and also led to developing and leading photovoice projects for students with disabilities. It is increasingly evident to Jen that the art and craft of photography is incredibly impactful in the variety of ways that it can serve as a vehicle to “do good” for individuals and the community.  Ultimately, she strives to use her work to make a tangible contribution in this way. To learn more, please visit

This is a free get-together with fellow artists and art lovers!
This presentation is open to the public – no membership required. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Contact if you would like to apply to be a Lunch Bunch presenter.

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)
Betsy Coply
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.
Dot Small
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.
Contact if you would like to apply to exhibit as a Grid Row artist.


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
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.

General Announcements
You Can Make a Difference!

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

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.

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 to
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