Art History Luncheon: Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton

Art History Luncheon: Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton

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Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St

105 South Main Street

Hannibal, MO 63401

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Creative program that fits into your lunch hour! Lunch included!

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The Hannibal Arts Council will present its ninth annual Art History Luncheon at Noon on Fri., Sept 9 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St. The Art History Luncheon is a special event designed to fit into a workday lunch hour and take that time to educate, enrich and engage through focusing on a famous painter, painting or art period.

Local artist and educator Pat Kerns will present a program on Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton (1909-1993) following lunch. Layton’s story is a journey of depression, mental health and hope. Layton, a Wellsville, KS native, did not start drawing until 1977 when at the age of sixty-eight she took a drawing class at a local university. Her art helped save her from a severe depression brought on by a fight with bi-polar disorder. Her work dispels the myths and misconceptions of old age as she examines personally and unexpectedly painful subject matter that rejects the stereotypical image of a grandmother. Layton’s drawings have been exhibited at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, and in more than 200 art museums and centers throughout the U.S.

The luncheon menu was selected by the HAC Program Committee to compliment the program. The committee has chosen a chicken salad on a homemade biscuit, caprese salad, pasta salad, key lime dessert and bread pudding with chocolate chips. Drinks will be provided.

Cost for the program and luncheon is $20. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets by Wed., Sept 7 by calling 573-221-6545, stopping by 105 S. Main St. or visiting

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