NEWS & EVENTS

Recent Live Art Experience at DMCS Gala Raised $25,000

William’s Recent Live Art Experience – Des Moines Christian School Fundraiser – Des Moines, IA – Friday, April 8th:

William painted live for the Des Moines Christian School’s fundraising event on Friday, April 8th at the Noah’s Event Venue in West Des Moines, IA.

William created the above painting live at the event. We are tremendously thankful as William’s live painting that evening was purchased at auction for $25,000. We are thrilled as all this provision is for DMCS’s students and their incredible work in the community.
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We are honored to partner with the wonderful leadership and all those at Des Moines Christian School. For more information: www.dmcs.org

Art, Music & Poetry – 3rd Thursday Art Crawl – April 21st

“Ascension” – Exhibit & Reception

Please join us at Gallery Eleven One to view William’s abstract painting series entitled “Ascension”. This exhibit of ten large format, geometric, abstract paintings are a visual expression of the contrasting steps which shape & guide our life journey. Vibrant colors, rich textures, and fluid as well as contrasting lines reveal the varied array of the steps in our lives.

Come experience these multi-dimensional and colorfully layered paintings at Gallery Eleven One. Please visit on Thursday, April 21st (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl) or on Friday, April 22nd. We will have an exhibit & reception at Gallery Eleven One on both of these dates from 4-8pm.

If you are not able to attend on the dates listed above, please schedule a time to visit the gallery that is best for you. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl

Thursday, April 21st, 4-9pm (please view times below)

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

Upcoming Live Art

William’s Live Art Experience – Blessman Ministries Gala – Des Moines, IA – Thursday, April 28th:
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William will be painting live at the Blessman Ministries Gala on Thursday, April 28th, at the Tuscany Event Center located at 3901 NW 121st Street in Urbandale, IA. That evening, William’s finished live art painting will be available for purchase with all the money raised going to Blessman Ministries.
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We are honored to partner with the wonderful leadership and all those at Blessman Ministries. This incredible organization provides 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 Blessman Ministries: www.blessmanministries.org 

Clique Art Exhibit

Clique Photography Art Exhibit – March 26th through May 5th – Perkins Center for the Arts – Collingswood, NJ:

William is honored to be featured as an artist for the Clique Photography Art Exhibit (partnering South Jersey artists with South Jersey photographers). William was partnered with the incredibly talented photographer, Frank Weiss, and together, they captured a dynamic and colorful image (above) of William painting the cityscape of Camden while crossing over the Delaware River on the PATCO Speedline on the Ben Franklin Bridge.
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Please view the 30 second video: www.facebook.com/ArtCnow/videosView their art as well as the art of other very gifted South Jersey photographers and artists at the Clique Photography Art Exhibit at the wonderful Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, NJ, from March 26th through May 5th (please note the extended date). The next exhibit location will be at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, NJ from Sept. 16th – Oct. 18th.
For more information, please view: www.cliquesj.org/artist-subjects

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Also, we are grateful for the wonderful media coverage of the fabulous Clique exhibit:
Philadelphia Inquirer: 
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Special thanks to all those at ArtPride, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Perkins Center for the Arts, and Frank Weiss, Bill Horin & all their team at ArtC.

Live Art Experience – Katz JCC Live at The Fillmore – Philadelphia

William’s Recent Live Art Experience – Katz JCC Live at The Fillmore – Philadelphia – Saturday, March 12th:

We are honored as William painted live at the Katz JCC Live at The Fillmore on Saturday, March 12th, in Philadelphia.
Please view photos of the live art above. William’s finished live art painting was auctioned with all the funds raised (over $3,500) going directly to the incredible work of the Katz JCC Cherry Hill which includes helping children and adults with special needs and providing financial assistance to those in need.
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We are grateful to be partnered with Brian Adler, Reta Feldman & all the wonderful leadership team at the Katz JCC Cherry Hill. For more information, please view:
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Special thanks to the incredibly talented Frank Weiss for the photographs of William painting live at The Fillmore above. Please view: frankweissphoto.com

Upcoming Live Art Experience – Katz JCC Live at the Fillmore in Philadelphia – March 12th

William’s Live Art Experience – Katz JCC Live at the Fillmore – Philadelphia – Saturday, March 12th at 8pm: 

We are honored William will be painting live at the Katz JCC Live at the Fillmore on Saturday, March 12th, located at 29 East Allen Street in Philadelphia, PA, beginning at 8pm. William’s finished live art painting will be auctioned with all the funds raised going directly to the incredible work of the Katz JCC Cherry Hill which includes helping children and adults with special needs and providing financial assistance to those in need.

We are grateful to be partnering with Brian Adler, Reta Feldman & all the wonderful leadership team at the Katz JCC Cherry Hill. For more information and to purchase tickets: www.katzjcc.org

Art, Live Music & More – Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl – “ASCENSION” Exhibit at Gallery Eleven One – Mar. 17 & 18

Please join us at Gallery Eleven One to view William’s abstract painting series entitled “Ascension”. This exhibit of ten large format, geometric, abstract paintings are a visual expression of the contrasting steps which shape & guide our life journey. Vibrant colors, rich textures, and fluid as well as contrasting lines reveal the varied array of the steps in our lives. Experience these multi-dimensional and colorfully layered paintings at Gallery Eleven One. Please visit on Thursday, March 17th (in conjunction with Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl) or on Friday, March 18th. We will have an exhibit & reception at Gallery Eleven One on both of these dates from 4-8pm.
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If you are not able to attend on the dates listed above, please schedule a time to visit the gallery that is best for you. We look forward to welcoming you. 

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Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl – Mar. 17th

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

Gallery Eleven One – Art Exhibit & Reception 4-8pm Featuring paintings from William Butler’s new exhibit Ascension &  Live Music featuring the talented, Camden-based blue grass guitarist, Chris Perks – Performances at the top of the hour at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm

Stedman Gallery/Rutgers Center for the Arts – Art Exhibit entitled “E-Lit: A Matter of Bits” 4-8pm

The Victor Lofts – Live Music – 5-9pm – Featuring the talented pianist Christopher Andrew Maier. Also, CamdenpopRock! performing at 8pm – featuring dream vocalist Anoush and pianist Christopher Andrew Maier with wonderful Camden-based guest classical guitarist, Carlos Mattei

Cooper River Distillers- Taste, see & experience Camden’s distillery – Free Tours every half hour – 4pm-8:30pm

Student Works Gallery – Art Exhibit – 4-8pm

Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl is a FREE & family-friendly event. If driving, there are plenty of free and metered street parking within walking distance of all the 3rd Thursday Art Crawl venues. Also, the City Hall PATCO stop and the Riverline stops are only blocks away from participating venues.

Upcoming Live Art & Clique Art Exhibit

Clique Photography Art Exhibit – March 26th through April 30th – Perkins Center for the Arts – Collingswood, NJ – Opening Reception – Thursday, April 7th, from 6-9pm:

William is honored to be featured as an artist for the Clique Photography Art Exhibit (partnering South Jersey artists with South Jersey photographers). William was partnered with the incredibly talented photographer, Frank Weiss, and together, they captured a dynamic and colorful image of William painting the cityscape of Camden while crossing over the Delaware River on the PATCO Speedline on the Ben Franklin Bridge.

View their art as well as the art of other very gifted South Jersey photographers and artists at the Clique Photography Art Exhibit at the wonderful Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, NJ, from March 26th through April 30th. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 7th, from 6-9pm.
For more information, please view: www.perkinsarts.org & www.artcnow.com

Special thanks to all those at ArtPride, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and Frank Weiss, Bill Horin & all their team at ArtC.

William’s Live Art Experience – Des Moines Christian Schools Fundraiser – W. Des Moines, IA – Friday, April 8th:

William will be painting live for the Des Moines Christian School’s fundraising event on Friday, April 8th, beginning at 6:30pm, at the Noah’s Event Venue in West Des Moines, IA. That evening, William’s finished live art painting will be available for purchase with all the money raised going to the school.

We are honored to partner with the incredible leadership and all those at Des Moines Christian Schools. For more information: https://www.dmcs.org

William’s Live Art Experience – Blessman Ministries Gala – Des Moines, IA – Thursday, April 28th:

William will be painting live at the Blessman Ministries Gala on Thursday, April 28th, at the Tuscany Event Center located at 3901 NW 121st Street in Urbandale, IA. That evening, William’s finished live art painting will be available for purchase with all the money raised going to Blessman Ministries.

We are honored to partner with the wonderful leadership and all those at Blessman Ministries. This incredible organization provides 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 Blessman Ministries: www.blessmanministries.org

Camden Rising 2016 Annual Meeting & Report and Recent Art Exhibits

Camden Rising 2016 Annual Meeting and Annual Report:

We are honored William’s art, Gallery Eleven One, the Camden ArtBox, and Camden’s 3rd Thursday Art Crawl is included in the Camden Rising 2016 Annual Report. Also, we are thankful we were able to exhibit some of William’s paintings at the Camden Rising 2016 Annual Meeting on Feb. 24th at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. To view the Camden Rising 2016 Annual Report: www.coopersferry.com

Special thanks to the Cooper’s Ferry Partnership Board of Directors and Staff.

There are many amazing people doing tremendous work in the city, and we are honored to work in conjunction with such incredible people & organizations in Camden to help bring lasting restoration. We are hopeful for even more opportunities and transformation for all those in the city of Camden.

Grounds for Good Coffeehouse in Moorestown, NJ:

We were honored to be featured at the Grounds for Good Coffeehouse monthly celebration on March 4th. We exhibited art and spoke to all attending about Camden. Grounds for Good is located at the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown, NJ.

All funds donated that evening supports the incredible work of Bryan & Felicia Morton, Dana Ramos and their leadership team at the North Camden Little League in Camden, NJ. For more information, please view: northcamdenbaseball

Special thanks to Jay and Kathy Appleton and the entire 13-member incredibly talented Irish Night Band.

Recent Live Art Experience – Kansas City

William’s Live Art Experience – Inspired for Life Conference – Leawood, KS (Kansas City area) – Saturday, Feb. 6th:
We are honored William painted live at the Inspired for Life (Gratitude) Women’s Conference on Saturday, Feb. 6th, at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS (Kansas City area). William’s finished live art painting was auctioned to raise funds for underprivileged youth in the Kansas City area, a ministry of the Church of the Resurrection.
We are grateful to have partnered with Michelle Funk & all the incredible leadership team at the Inspired for Life Conference. For more information: inspiredforlifeconference.org
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