A spring art exhibit featuring paintings by Baton Rouge artist Betty Efferson is slated to kick off Thursday at Backwoods Gallery in St. Francisville.

Efferson, 60, of Baton Rouge, is a self-taught artist who has taken many workshops with prominent artists.

Backwoods Gallery, 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville, will host an artist reception for Efferson from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 3.

The event kicks off an exhibit featuring her paintings through May 28.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (225) 721-1736 for information.