Currently on Exhibit:

2016 4-H Day Camp: Pollinator Paintings

The impromptu paintings in this collection are of pollinators created with acrylics and creativity by the Bartow County 4–H Day Campers attending the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers 3rd annual ‘Playing in the Dirt’ Day Camp for middle-schoolers this past June 15th & 16th. The theme was, of course, pollinators, and along with learning about the importance of bees and butterflies, flowers and insects, the 4–H’ers had a fun opportunity to create a number of crafts and projects that reinforced how to attract and deal with pollinators in their own back yards. Two of the projects are on display here for your enjoyment: the pollinator paintings and the glass etchings.

The Campers were given a canvas, brushes, paint, and instructions for how to place the blue wash behind the pollinators they would create in the foreground. You can see the delightful result in this exhibit of 11 paintings, each framed with care by Jim Taylor, a friend of Master Gardeners. The glass etching was a new experience for all the Campers and most of the Volunteers. The Campers painstakingly decided what transfers they would carefully place on their glass plates. The actual etching was a slow and meticulous process, but mastered well by the happy Campers.

The purpose of the Master Gardener Extension Volunteers planning the Day Camp every year is to provide an avenue for young sprouts to see and learn more about the joys of planting, tending, growing, and beautifying their surroundings. Sharing their love and knowledge of ‘Playing in the Dirt’ is what Master Gardeners do best.

We trust you will enjoy your stroll through this artistic garden created by Budding Gardeners.

  • Corbin Bunce
  • Larkin Chastain
  • Alison Fatz
  • Hanna Hilburn
  • Sarah Holman
  • Kaydee Huskins
  • Erin Jarrett
  • Katie Anne Jones
  • Audrey Paige
  • Raziyah Ware
  • Gianna West

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.