Each month, The Brentwood Library hosts two local artists on the Friends of the Brentwood Library (FOBL) Gallery Wall and Showcase Display. The showcase display for October will host Brenda Anderson, who creates beautiful jewelry from guitar strings.

unnamed-5.jpgBrenda has a base in fine arts and says she was influenced early on bythe Delta as well as the independence of the Appalachian area. A deep sense of family and respect, combined with a strong feeling of history, all pervade her early artistic endeavors.

Brenda grew up around a family jewelry business, and that perspective on creativity evolved to encompass a broader range of style.  Her travels have also influenced her style, from the creativity of the Native Americans to the wide variety of immigrants that inhabit and influence our land.  As she explored Europe, the Islands, and South America, her definition of style was supplemented with the fundamental spirit of those people and their unique concepts.

Her current design of integrating guitar strings into jewelry brings together the influence of music, from the blues of the Delta to the honky-tonks of Nashville.  Her business, N harmony jewelry, is her way to share joy with others who wear her designs to define their own spirit and style.

If you are an artist and interested in exhibiting at The Brentwood Library, please contact our Art Chair,  Jeannine Owens at brentwoodfriends@gmail.com.