NEWS & EVENTS
William and me at White Stone Gallery, a fabulous gallery in Philadelphia.
Carson, Kaden, and the tremendous historical portrayers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment at the NJ350 Celebration in Trenton. We were blessed to have the creative photo of this photo be on the cover of the NJ Times (Trenton). To view the wonderful cover photo by the very talented Michael Mancuso:www.photos.nj.com
New Jersey celebrated its 350th birthday, and William was honored to paint live for the NJ350 Celebration at the Capital Complex in Trenton, NJ. He joined great leadership and talented musicians and performers in this wonderful event. We hope you enjoy the above photos of William’s Live Art Experience as well as the finished painting entitled Prosper.
To view a wonderful short video of the NJ350 Celebrationwhich includes photos of William’s live art, please view: www.njtvonline.org
(Special thanks to Madie Orton and the entire NJTV News Team)
To read about the detailed meaning of each layer on the canvas, please view:
Also, William was thrilled to paint live at the beautiful Raderstorf wedding in Phoenix, AZ. What an incredible couple, and the service blessed all attending. We hope you enjoy the above commissioned paintings William recently created.
This painting, “Prosper”, was created live by William Butler at the New Jersey 350th Birthday (NJ350) Celebration on June 22, 2014, at the Capital Complex in Trenton, NJ. William designed and painted “Prosper” in a visual sequence to creatively celebrate the liberty, diversity, and innovation of the people and the places of the great State of New Jersey.
The beginning layers of “Prosper” reveal the brilliant green silhouette of the State of New Jersey which represents the vibrancy of the people and the land throughout the Garden State. The State of New Jersey is striking as it rests on a field of red adjacent to a field of blue. These colors represent New Jersey’s history of liberty and patriotism. Next to the State of New Jersey is the bold inscription NJ350 which is the acronym for New Jersey’s 350th Birthday Celebration.
The next layers of “Prosper”depict a flowing spectrum of color representing New Jersey’s diversity and creativity. Also, the texture & patterns which transition throughout “Prosper” reveal New Jersey’s innovation and cutting-edge technology throughout its 350 years.
Then, a typographic layer was inscribed beginning with New Jersey’s creation date of 1664 and the words “New Jersey”. Also, the words “LOVE”, “Liberty”, and “Prosperity” are included to commemorate New Jersey’s historic motto of liberty and prosperity.
The final layers represent the beauty and diversity of the people and the land of New Jersey. First, layered with the word “LOVE” is a New Jersey city scape highlighting the State House in Trenton. This represents the importance of the vibrant cities throughout the State. Second, the textured color pattern especially prominent in the word “LOVE” reveals the rich landscape of New Jersey including farmlands, forests, waterways, and more. Finally, the lighthouse represents the beautiful seascapes of the New Jesey’s Atlantic Shore, and the light of the picturesque lighthouse is shining brightly over the word “Liberty” and then reflecting to highlight the word “Prosperity”.
The upper half of the finished painting depicts New Jersey’s rich past with the words 1664 and other layers. Yet “Prosper” also reveals especially in the lower half of the painting the hopeful future for those in New Jersey. The light is shining out brilliantly over the people and places of New Jersey.
For detailed information, please view: officialnj350.com
For a detailed schedule of events: officialnj350.com
We hope you enjoy the above commissioned paintings William recently created. We are honored to partner with incredible organizations and individuals. 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.
William created the above painting entitled “Magnify Hope – Tshepo” (36″ x 48″ acrylic on canvas) with Tshepo meaning hope in South African.
We were so thankful as the final bid for William’s painting was $7,000. This provision will assist Blessman Ministries in providing immediate relief as well as education and training to those suffering from HIV/AIDS and to those in other vulnerable communities in South Africa. For more information on the incredible Blessman Ministries: www.blessmanministries.org
Also, William painted live at Arts in the Village at the Walnut Creek Church Downtown in the East Village in Des Moines, Iowa.
We were honored William painted live with the talented Jenny & Tyler. It was an incredible evening with hundreds attending. We were also thankful to partner with the wonderful leadership of the Walnut Creek Church Downtown in creating a commissioned painting for their church.
Please join us this Friday, May 30, 2014 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm. A special evening of music with special guests Jenny & Tyler, live art from William Butler, local visual artists, and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is free!
Walnut Creek Downtown - 323 East Locust Street Des Moines, IA
The Kroc Center is 120,000 square feet on a 24 acre campus. What a gift to have this Center and their tremendous work here in Camden. For more information and to connect with the Camden Kroc Center: www.camdenkroccenter.org or Facebook
At the event, we thought the Kroc Center Leadership was being honored (as they so deserve this). We were overwhelmed when the Kroc Center Leadership surprised us. William’s painting as well as our business and family were honored. State Senator Donald Norcross and State Assemblyman Angel Fuentes presented us with a beautiful proclamation. It was a joyous celebration of the many tremendous people living and serving in Camden and all the good happening in the city.We recognize we could not continue our work in Camden if it was not for the love & support of many. We are thankful for you!
Also, special thanks to the talented Sha Rana for his photography above. www.rubymonroephotography.com
Camden Night Gardens, a free nighttime creative arts festival on the Camden Waterfront was kicking off at the same time (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl). A parade of talented dancers and musicians led by Camden Sophisticated Sisters marched by Johnson Park and performed outside our gallery. What a treat for us all! Then, the parade marched the crowd into the Camden Night Gardens to start the creative arts festival there.
The Camden Night Gardens was filled with talented local performers. That evening, William was honored to partner with other artists in painting the 8 foot letters that spell out the word Camden. He painted the letter M (photos below).
Come join us for the next 3rd Thursday Art Crawl celebration on Thursday, May 15th, from 5-9pm (more details below).