Quilts and Watercolors by Elizabeth Barton
Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium / Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650
Artist Talk/Reception Saturday, June 1 • 2:00 pm
Exhibition June 1 – July 28, 2019
Athens-Clarke County Library is proud to exhibit the work of artist Elizabeth Barton in the Quiet Galley. Elizabeth has had three quilts displayed in the stairwells at ACCL for several years, on permanent loan to the library. The exhibition will run from June 1 through July 28, 2019, and Elizabeth will give a slide talk in the auditorium on Saturday, June 1 at 2 pm. A reception will follow.
Elizabeth Barton was born in York, England, and was educated in England and the U.S.A. She obtained her Ph.D in clinical psychology and moved to Athens, GA in 1984. Whilst working in the health service at the University of Georgia, she began to make quilts, focusing on Art Quilts with the encouragement of an NEA grant in 1995. Her quilts have been included in many national quilt shows and “all media” art shows. They are in various private and public collections including Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.
Since taking early retirement from the university she has focused on art: making quilt wall hangings and watercolor and acrylic paintings. She has taught all over the USA, and in Canada, France and England. She has published two books on designing quilts and on working in a series.
The artist talk / reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.