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Visual Arts Events and Exhibits

Meeting Room Gallery:  November

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 –  Larry R. Richardson

Artist's Bio:

Photography Exhibit:  Two Hours in Lawrenceburg, TN.  Select photographs from the 2018 Scott Kelby Worldwide PhotoWalk in Historic Lawrenceburg are featured in the gallery hall during December.  The winning photograph titled “Oneal Kirk” is by Jeremy Teran and is the centerpiece of the exhibit.  Also being shown are images that were chosen as the Court of Honor. 
Rick Borchert
Diane Burgett
Rosemary Davidson

Bob McReynolds
Duane Miller
Melissa Miles
John Mott
Margaret Phillips
Michael Pilkinton
Vicki Ramsey
Sonja St. Clair
Bess Wills
Rick Wise
Al Wood

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

Grid Row Exhibit


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Grid Row: November and December

Janet R. Petrell 


Born and raised in rural Norther Minnesota and currently live and create in Kingston Springs, TN. I am a self-taught artisan who created her own medium of using zipper teeth to create art since 1979. The pieces are free form designed based upon zipper teeth inventory.  Zippers are found and not purchased.  One source of my zippers comes from a home for developmentally disabled adults who shred clothing into rags.  They save the zippers for me to use.  I have created art for their home to give thanks for providing me with my “paint”.  I often give back to the community donating my art pieces to many causes around Tennessee and the United States.

I have two large commission pieces at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, TN.  My art piece entitled Koi Pond recently won first place in multimedia category at the Art in the Park event in Kingston Springs, TN.  I have exhibited my work at juried fine art fairs, galleries, museum exhibits and public art spaces in the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe.

My website is and Zipperworks on Instagram and Facebook.

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.