Painter Julian Baker is The Friends of the Brentwood Library Gallery Artist for November.

His work is shown above.

Baker is a native Nashvillian, but has studied art, architecture and design in Europe. In Europe he was taught to be very rigid and “structured” with his work. This did not sit well with Baker, who likes to “paint on emotion.” It was in a London gallery that he first experienced the work of Howard Hodgkin, who had a major influence on Baker. Hodgkin’s use of vibrant colors and the energy that Baker drew from them enabled him to see that he could paint without restrictions. This influence helped Baker to realize he is more comfortable operating outside the box.

November Showcase Artist

Potter Jenn Cole is exhibiting her pottery in the showcases this month. Originally from Lancaster Ohio, Cole earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics in 2012. In addition to exhibiting her own work across the country, Cole has worked as Gallery Manager for the Appalachian Center for Craft, and Curator of Exhibitions and Gallery

Coordinator at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.

View more of Jenn Cole’s work at her website: https://www.jenncoleceramics.com/

Each month, The Friends of the Brentwood Library host the work of local artists at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library. The exhibits remain up for the entire month, and the public is invited to view the artists’ work during library hours, free of charge. Exhibits are displayed in two areas: painting is displayed on the Gallery Wall, while the Showcase Display is for more three-dimensional work. Art is available for purchase.

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at The John P. Holt Brentwood Library, please contact the Friends of Brentwood Library Art Chair, Jeannine Owens, at [email protected].

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road.

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