Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

Quilts and Watercolors by Elizabeth Barton

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium/Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
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.

 

Family Caregiving: Four Keys to Making a Difference
Randall Christian, Retirement Income Certified Professional
Elder Care Planning Council of Northeast Georgia

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Tuesday, May 21 • 6:00 pm

A caregiving plan ultimately impacts all generations of your family. It’s never too late to start:

• What happens when an elderly parent needs caregiving?
• Do we know who will oversee our parents’ care?
• Has anyone discussed how caregiving expenses will be covered?

ACCL is proud to bring you Family Caregiving: Four Keys to Making a Difference on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 pm - A special workshop to help you prepare personally financially, medically, residentially and legally to be a caregiver, where you will learn:

• What every family’s number one priority is when creating a caregiving plan
• The most overlooked aspect of family caregiving planning
• What caregivers need to ensure so they can help their family as much as possible
• The key topics covered in a good caregiving plan

Mr Christian is a 34-year veteran of the financial services business and a member of the third generation of a family owned company. He specializes in helping middle class Boomers, Seniors & the Elders of our community, especially war Veterans and their spouses, coordinate such financial issues as retirement income planning, Social Security, accumulation, financial protection, lifetime income and long term care funding. As the Director of the Elder Care Planning Council his big picture planning helps to coordinate the needed services of aging, by connecting the family with vetted resources.
 
The Elder Care Planning Council of Northeast Georgia is a not-for-profit alliance that provides a forum for a panel of experts in the field of senior aging services to educate and advise the public. Each specialist maintains his or her own practice or business and only uses the resources of the ECPC to support senior aging education in the community.

 

Paintings by Debbie Stewart

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Reception: Multipurpose Room C, Saturday, May 4 • 2:30 pm
Exhibition: Quiet Gallery, May 4 - 25, 2019

The Athens-Clarke County Library Quiet Gallery is pleased to present the work of Winder artist Debbie Stewart.

Stewart was born in Atlanta. She showed promising talent as an artist early on, but she took another path. After more than 30 years as a nurse, she has resumed painting.

Her work reflects her love of the world we live in from landscapes, waterfronts, florals, street scenes and portraits. She strongly respects and admires our Native American brothers and sisters and also incorporates her love of horses in her work. She says “I want my art to reflect my love for the world we live in, from the vastness of the oceans and deserts to the lines on a warrior’s face, or the petals on a flower.”

Please join us in Multipurpose Room C on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 for a reception with light refreshments, and the Quiet Gallery on the library’s second floor will open the exhibition, which will run through May 25.

The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

 

Richard Allen, Black Founding Father
A talk by Yvonne Studevan

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650 x343

Wednesday, February 27 • 7:00 pm

Join us Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 pm, for a talk about minister, educator and writer Richard Allen, who was born into slavery on February 14, 1760, and later converted to Methodism and bought his freedom. Fed up with the treatment of African-American parishioners at the St. George Episcopal congregation, he eventually founded the first national black church in the United States, the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was also an activist and abolitionist whose ardent writings would inspire future visionaries. Allen helped found the Free African Society, a non-denominational religious mutual-aid society dedicated to helping the black community. A century later, scholar and NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois called the FAS "the first wavering step of a people toward organized social life." Helped by his wife, Sarah, Allen also helped to hide escaped slaves, as the basement of his church was a stop on the Underground Railroad.

V. Yvonne Studevan hails from Yeadon, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Cheyney State University with a Bachelor's of Art in Education, and Georgia State University where she received her Master's of Education. As a retired educator, Yvonne spends her time traveling, painting, and serving on various community boards. In addition she spends time researching family history and the legacy of her great-great-great-great-grandfather, the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen. Yvonne resides in Athens with her husband, Dr. Russell Studevan.

This program is co-sponsored by the Association for The Study of African American Life and History.

 

 

On Loan From The Universe:
The Creative Spirit of Tex Crawford

Athens-Clarke County Library
Appleton Auditorium/Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, Georgia
706 613 3650

Slide Talk/Reception: Sunday, February 10 • 2:30 pm
Exhibition: February 1 - March 24, 2019

The Athens-Clarke County Library Quiet Gallery is proud to present the work of artist Tex S. Crawford during the months of February and March.

Crawford is a self-taught artist who lives in Hull, Georgia and transforms all types of reclaimed and found materials into a wide array of whimsical creations. "Art saved my life, I just want to share it with the world!"

Tex loves to create and to inspire others to create "So that they may feel the magic and nourishment of creation for themselves! Everything I create is on loan from the universe, I'm very grateful for each and every creation I'm granted!"

Tex has exhibited his art at many venues over the past few years, most recently at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in the Folk Art Show, and in The Great Folk Art Parade at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art.

Please join us in the Appleton Auditorium on Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 to hear the artist talk about his work. A reception with light refreshments will follow, and the Quiet Gallery on the library’s second floor will open the exhibition, which will run through March 24. Crawford will also teach a children’s art workshop at the library at 11:00 on Saturday, February 9.

 

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