Arts & Letters

Literary Events | Visual Arts

logo for the Arts and Letters at Main Library

Visual Arts Events and Exhibits

Meeting Room Gallery:  November

Featured Artist –  Christine Parachek Marshall

"Progression in Pastel"

I paint in many different mediums for the pure joy of it. This show, "Progression in Pastel" represents the continual learning process, ever growing, ever changing.

Three of these pastels were completed 50 yrs ago after my first few formal art lessons and a few years before the Marshall was added to my name. The rest were completed a few years ago in this century. Presently I am working on a series of backyard birds in pastels.

Clipper Butterfly by Marshall

Artist’s Bio:

Christine Parachek Marshall, born in Ohio, has resided in the middle Tennessee area since the mid 1960s. several years after earning a BSN from Vanderbilt University she pursued a formal art education, receiving a degree in Fine Art from Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville, TN.

Christine began her formal art career painting watercolors and making hand pulled prints, such as etchings, monotypes and collagraphs. In addition she has since developed her skills in creating works in pastels, collage and anassortment of mixed media. Much of her subject matter expresses the fondness in her heart for animals and for nature.

She continues to pursue venues for her art exhibits and also shows regularly with the painting group Art Seen, of which she is a founding member. She holds membership in the Southern Watercolor Society, the Tennessee Watercolor Society, the Nashville Artist’s Guild and the Arts Council of Williamson County, Franklin, TN.

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.

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

Grid Row Exhibit

Arts Council of Williamson County logo Grid Row:  November and December

Wendy Latimer - Watercolor Artist


Wendy began her focus in watercolors in 1999.  She is an intuitive painter. “While watercolor is a challenging medium, I love its unique qualities and it is my medium of choice.” Wendy enjoys many different subjects for her paintings but floral paintings and her Zoo animal series are favorites. Wendy continues to add to a series of Animal paintings, originally started for a library exhibition.

Zoo Giraffe by Latimer

Wendy has been accepted into several regional and state juried art competitions, including: The Tennessee Watercolor Society’s Biennial Exhibitions, the Tennessee Art League’s Central South Art Exhibitions and Special Exhibits at Chromatics Imaging in Nashville. Wendy has shown and sold her work in many Central Tennessee public venues. She has participated in many charity art shows and auctions in the Nashville region over the years.

Serving in several Artists’ organizations has been a most important support and learning experience in Wendy’s Artist’s journey. Wendy has dedicated many years as both a volunteer and board member for both the Tennessee Watercolor Society (TnWS) and in years past, the Tennessee Art League (TAL). She has served on the TnWS Board since the 1999 including being the current President through May 2018, 2 consecutive two year terms as President in 2004-2008 and continues to serve as a Regional Contact/Planner for the TnWS Nashville Region for its 80+ members. Wendy served as Hospitality Chairperson, the Volunteer Coordinator of the TAL for more than 10 years as well as serving as a board member for the Friends of the TAL. She is a member of the Arts Council of Williamson County and Women Artists of Middle Tennessee. 

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 10:30 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.