Currently on Exhibit:

Sharon Walton Allen

I am a Georgia native with close ties to Cobb County most of my life.

One of my favorite things to do as a child was to rummage through old photographs and watch home movies that my dad recorded. Those photographs and movies always brought a smile to my face and etched memories in my mind that I so fondly recall, even to this day.

It wasn’t until 1979, when a friend introduced me to a 35mm Minolta SLR camera, that I took a strong interest in photography, from behind the lens. Almost instantly, my love for photography developed.

Unlike most photographers, I do not have a specialty. I simply shoot what speaks to me, personally, in the moment. When I look through the lens of my camera, my goal is to capture moments in time where words are not required to tell a story or convey a feeling. With the click of the shutter, I have the ability to stop time and hopefully, create a photographic memory for others to enjoy in the present, as well as for future generations to come.

Highlights from the Past:

The Cartersville Public Library has been very fortunate to host so many fabulous local and Georgia artists since 2005. Bartow native, Walt Floyd, was the first artist to exhibit in the Gallery - just in time for the grand opening of our new facility.