NEWS & EVENTS

“Ascension” – William’s New Abstract Painting Series

We hope you enjoy viewing the in-process photos of William’s new abstract painting series entitled Ascension. He has been working in stages on these large format, multi-dimensional, and colorfully layered paintings in his studio at Gallery Eleven One for the past 9 months, and he hopes to complete this series of paintings by next month.
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Also, please visit Gallery Eleven One on Thursday, August 20th (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl), or Friday, August 21st. We will have an exhibit and reception both dates from 4-8pm.

Art, Music & More – Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Experience Camden’s creative arts community located in the historic & beautiful Cooper-Grant Neighborhood & University/Downtown District near the Camden Waterfront every 3rd Thursday of the month.
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Please view the participating venues & complete details at: www.art11one.com
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Special Events for Thursday, August 20th:

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Gallery Eleven One - Art Exhibit & Reception 4-8pm Featuring paintings from William Butler’s new exhibit as well as Invincible Promise, the painting signed by President Obama, to honor Camden and to commemorate his visit – Art Talk by William a 7:30pm – Signed fine art prints also available – Extended hours on Friday, August 21st, from 4-8pm (339 N. Front St.)  www.art11one.com
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Gallery Eleven One - will also feature the talented local musical group, CeolMor
(which is a Gaelic term meaning “big music”). CeolMor’s voices and instruments reflect a celebration of love, unity, and promise. Blending jazz, folk, light rock, and gospel, the ensemble will present a casual and light-hearted program as a backdrop for the beautiful art and community at the gallery - Musical performances at the top of the hour at 6pm and 7pm.

Johnson ParkLive Music & Performances – Featuring blues, jazz, and rock performances by Jazz4Soul, Daniella Cotton, and Vivian Sessoms4-8pm – sponsored by Connect the Lots(2nd and Cooper – WWAC) www.connectthelotscamden.com

The Victor Lofts – Live Music – 5-9pm – Featuring the talented Christopher Andrew Maier – performances every 30 minutes at the top of each hour – Also, CamdenpopRock! performing at 8pm – featuring vocalist Anoush, with Hoke Aneli on uke and congas, and pianist Christopher Andrew Maier (Victor Lofts – One Market Street – in the Caruso Room)  www.thevictorlofts.com

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Cooper River Distillers – Taste, see & experience Camden’s new distillery - Free Tours every half hour- 4pm-8:30pm (34 N. 4th St.) www.cooperriverdistillers.com - Also, extended hours on August 21st from 4-8pm
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Newtown Kitchen and LoungeCamden’s new restaurant – ask about their specials 
open until 9pm (516 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.) www.newtownkitchen.com

Celebrating 4 Years of Living & Working in Camden!

We are thankful to be celebrating four years of living and working in Camden, NJ. We are honored to work in conjunction with many incredible people and organizations in the city to help promote the arts as well as bring hope and restoration to those in Camden.

We still have challenges to overcome in our city. Yet we celebrate the positive progress in Camden as we continue to look forward to the hope of even more lasting transformation for Camden’s residents and all here.

Thank you for being connected to us and for being on this journey with us. We hope you enjoy the above photos of us in our gallery and neighborhood in Camden as well as photos of us taking some vacation days in the region.

Camden Waterfront Arts & Wine Festival – Camden, NJ

We were honored William’s art was selected to be exhibited and featured at the juried Camden Waterfront Arts and Wine Festival on Saturday, August 1. We had an artist booth at the festival filled with William’s original paintings & fine art prints. It was wonderful welcoming attendees to our booth and meeting other vendors at the festival.

We are thankful William’s art was featured in the promotion for the festival. Special thanks to Hannah Murphy (www.camdenwaterfront.com), Marcy Boroff, and the other leaders of this event.

Also, a special thank you to Tammy Paolino and all at the Courier-Post for their great article promoting the festival and featuring William at Gallery Eleven One. Please view:www.courierpostonline.com/story-art-wine-festival 

William’s Recent Live Art at the Philadelphia/Camden Tall Ships Festival Aboard the El Galeon

We were honored William painted live in partnership with Cooper Ferry Partnership at the Tall Ship Festival on the evening of Wednesday, June 24th. William painted on the ship, El Galeon (from Spain), which was moored to a pier on the beautiful Camden Waterfront. We hope you enjoy viewing William’s finished 36″ X 44″ live painting entitled “Invincible Odyssey”.
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We are thankful this art is installed at the Cooper Ferry Partnership offices in Camden. To learn more about the work Cooper Ferry Partnership does to provide sustainable economic revitalization for Camden, please view: www.coopersferry.com or www.camdenwaterfront.com
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A special thank you to Teaira Marque, El Galeon photographer, for the stunning sunset over Philadelphia photograph above. Also, a special thank you to Kaden Butler for his photography above.
Please visit Gallery Eleven One on Thursday, July 16th (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl), or Friday, July 17th. We will have an exhibit and reception both dates from 4-8pm.
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In addition to William’s original paintings, we also have signed 16″ x 20″ fine art prints of Invincible Odyssey, and many other fine art prints available at the gallery.

Art, Music & More-Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Thursday, July 16th – 4-8pm (please note new time)

Experience Camden’s creative arts community located in the historic & beautiful Cooper-Grant Neighborhood & University/Downtown District near the Camden Waterfront every 3rd Thursday of the month.

Please view the participating venues & complete details at: www.art11one.com 

Recent Commissioned Art – Installed in VA

We hope you enjoy the above commissioned painting William recently created in his studio at Gallery Eleven One for a wonderful family in VA. Special thanks to the talented Julie Stange of Julie Strange Designs (www.juliestrangedesigns.com) and her incredible family too.

We are grateful to each person and organization who has commissioned William to create a custom work of art.

We are honored to partner with incredible organizations and individuals with William’s live, commissioned, and studio art. We are thankful for the support and for being connected to wonderful communities in and near Camden and throughout the nation. We enjoy promoting and supporting the creative arts which we believe are vital to us all.

Camden Waterfront Arts & Wine Festival – Sat., Aug. 1st – 10am-5pm

We are honored William’s art was selected to be exhibited and featured at the juried Camden Waterfront Arts and Wine Festival on Saturday, August 1, from 10am to 5pm.We will have an artist booth at the festival (a corner booth) and will be exhibiting & selling original paintings & fine art prints. We are thankful William’s art is featured in the promotion for the festival.The exact location for the festival is at the Wiggins Park Marina on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Camden, NJ 08103. For more details, please view the following:  www.camdencounty.com

This is the first time an arts festival such as this has been planned for Camden so please come out and show your support for Camden and the arts. We look forward to seeing you!
Special thanks to Hannah Murphy (www.camdenwaterfront.com), Marcy Boroff, and the other leaders of this event.

“Invincible Promise” – William’s Painting Signed by President Obama at Gallery Eleven One – Also, Signed Fine Art Prints of “Invincible Promise”

William’s painting entitled Invincible Promise 36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas..
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We continue to be so very thankful William was invited to create a painting to give as a gift to President Obama as well as to create a painting as a gift to the city of Camden (on behalf of all those in Camden) that President Obama signed to commemorate his visit to Camden on May 18, 2015. We are tremendously honored by these opportunities and by representing Camden in this way.
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The above photo montage is William’s painting entitled “Invincible Promise” honoring the people of Camden and this historic & phenomenal visit by President Obama. How generous President Obama signed William’s painting with the words “We are proud of Camden”.

If you would like to view “Invincible Promise,” please visit Gallery Eleven One on Thursday, June 18th (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl), or Friday, June 19th. We will have the exhibit and reception both dates from 4-8pm.

If you are not able to attend on June 18th or 19th, please feel free to schedule a time to visit the gallery that is best for you. We look forward to welcoming you.
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In addition to being able to view the original painting, we will also have signed 16″x 20″ fine art prints of “Invincible Promise” available at the gallery.
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We believe this art is for and to help support those in Camden. Therefore, we are selling the fine art prints for $50 with 50% of the amount of each (so $25) going to Camden charities.
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If you live outside of the Camden area and would like to purchase a fine art print of “Invincible Promise”, please contact us via email at ronja@thomaslift.com. Shipping & handling will be an additional $10 so the total will be $60.
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Please view the coverage of President Obama’s visit and William’s painting at SJ Magazine at: www.sjmagazine.net/president-obama-camden A special thank you to Marianne Aleardi and all her team for their incredible work.
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A special thank you to Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House photographer for the amazing photograph of President Obama signing “Invincible Promise”.

Art, Music & More-Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Thursday, June 18th – 4-8pm (please note new time)

Experience Camden’s creative arts community located in the historic & beautiful Cooper-Grant Neighborhood & University/Downtown District near the Camden Waterfront every 3rd Thursday of the month.
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Please view the participating venues & complete details at: www.art11one.com

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