June 18, 2024

GARNETT — More than 20 pieces of art by Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton are on display in the Community Gallery at the Garnett Library through the end of March. The Community Gallery connects the Garnett Library with the Walker Art Gallery. Wellsville native Grandma Layton used her art to deal with a wide variety of social issues including capital punishment, homelessness, hunger, racial prejudice, aids and aging. She also had an overriding message of hope and frequently used rainbows in her drawings. Layton was a largely untrained artist who took up art at 68 and used it as therapy for her bipolar illness and profound depression. The Garnett gallery collection contains an original lithograph by Layton entitled “Opa and Oma” which was donated by Don Lambert and acquired by Robert Cugno. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 8; Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 5:30; and Saturday from 10 to 4.
Check the web site www.elizabethlayton.com for more information.

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