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"Sabbatikos" by Betsy Haskin & Bill Neville at Ackland Museum Store

  • Ackland Museum Store 100 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)

New Painting Show Opens at the Ackland Museum Store

The Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Sabbatikos: Paintings by Betty Haskin and Bill Neville.  Sabbatikos chronicles the work completed during a sabbatical the couple took upon retirement from their respective careers. They spent a year living and traveling abroad, predominantly in Greece. Betty was the Arts Coordinator for Duke Eye Center and staff member of Arts & Health Galleries at Duke. She has also been a landscape painter for the last 35 years. Bill had his own custom design/build furniture business.  Sabbatikos follows up a show from February/March of 2014 entitled Leaving the Table, which showcased Bill’s furniture and wood turnings. Betty and Bill chose Greece as a place where they could slow down and engage in a new culture. Their time was spent reading, writing, drawing, walking and studying contemporary Greek painters and Ancient Greek Art. As they made friends and contributed to the community around them, paintings began to emerge. These paintings are a reflection of what they learned and what they saw.  They are a visual representation of the love and admiration they have for Greece and its people.

Sabbatikos opens with a special reception on Friday, 11 September 2015, 6-8PM.

The show will continue through Sunday, 1 November 2015. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

A sister show featuring work from this same series, Greece: Light & Crisis, will take place September 2- November 1 at the Arts & Health Galleries at Duke Hospital in Durham. For more information, please visit