May 14: Mildred Jarrett, Painting

Art: Up Close & Personal
Mildred Jarrett

May 14, 6 - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by

County Public Library
(main conference room)
1314 Columbia Pike, Franklin, TN 37064     

           In it's fourth year, the Arts Council is proud to present this evening series for 2012.
Some of the most renowned local artists will share an up-close and personal glimpse into their lives and their work. This educational and entertaining series is of no charge and open to the public. Refreshments sponsored by Whole Foods.



Mildred (Millie) Jarrett will share her journey toward the development of her abstract painting during the free educational program of the Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, May 14, 2012, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library.

Jarrett shares her philosophy in painting, "The numerous experiences of world travel enabled me to recognize the diversity of peoples and their art, which is reflected greatly in my work. Usually, there is no subject matter except emotional feelings that surface from the many past experiences."

 She continues, "The passion for people and the emotional expression of painting are truly God-given gifts. I suppose the most important aspect of my pursuit is the manner in which it is approached. An honest, sincere spirit will always dominate technique. It is my strongest desire to reach the viewer with a 'hold on to your heart' emotion!  As an artist, I am willing to make self-revealing discoveries steered by intuition."

Jarrett began in art classes at age 15, and continued her education at The University of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University and Volunteer State Community College, then graduated with an associate of fine arts from Watkins College of Art and Design.

To sustain her career and buy supplies as a young adult, Jarrett began by selling encyclopedias door to door. Soon, she entered sales management and became an international trainer and motivational speaker. She points out, "The communication similarities were astounding! The success of each is hinged on an ardent desire to reach others."

Her work has been seen in numerous exhibitions and is found in corporate and private collections. Her solo exhibitions include the State of Tennessee Bicentennial Celebration in Nashville (2012); Leu Gallery, Belmont University in Nashville (2011); the Parthenon Museum in Nashville (1994-2005); Tennessee State Museum, Performing Arts Center, Nashville; Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville; River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and many more.

She has been selected for Juried Exhibitions including Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Ala.; Tennessee All-State Exhibition (1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997); Annual National Exhibition, Tulsa, Okla.; Brooks Memorial Bicentennial Exhibition, Memphis, Tenn.; Corporate Art, Tennessee State Arts Commission; Central South Annual Exhibition (1980, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1995); Renaissance Annual Regional, Dickson, Tenn. (200-2001); and Huntsville Art League, Birmingham, Ala.

Her paintings are hanging in corporate collections including Thrillkill, Harris and Wood. and Bottorff, Kavin and Cook, in Brentwood, Tenn.; Capital Mark Bank in Knoxville, Tenn.; American Contractors Inc., Andrews Distributing Company, B. F. Frierson Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC, Deloitte & Touche Headquarters, John Nelly and Associates, Johnson & Johnson Crabtree, Southeast Venture Corporation and Third National Bank, all in Nashville; J. J. Morley Enterprises in Alpharetta, Ga.; Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman in Los Angeles, Calif.; and Pitne-Jones & Fantl in Richmond, Va.


Come mingle with some of the notable artists from our area and beyond.
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January: series resumes in February

February 13: Alf Sharp, Woodworker/Furniture Maker
March 12: Paul Harmon, Painter
April 9: Chery Cratty, Fiber and Pulp Painting
May 14: Mildred Jarrett, Painting

Series resumes in September

September 24: Lena Luca, Ceramics, Painting and Music

October 8: Bill Barnes, Painting and Graphic Design
November 12: Edie Maney, Painter

The lecture series is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 428-3845 or email