January exhibit reflects farm life

As the youngest of eight kids growing up on a Wisconsin farm, artist Geraldine Buteyn learned to appreciate the simple things. Her January exhibit in the Fond du Lac Public Library, Slices of Life, showcases the moments she finds with her discerning eye. The show will reflect her deep roots in the farming community – past and present – and the devastating effects of hard times.

Buteyn and presenting sponsor Fond du Lac Visual Arts will host a public reception in the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 10. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Buteyn, who lives in Brandon with her husband Rich, has worked in oils, watercolor, acrylic, airbrush and computer graphics. She’s done a large variety of commissioned work, including a career highlight project, with son Jason, reproducing Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam on a 26-foot-high surgery center ceiling in Oshkosh.

Slices of Life showcases Buteyn’s paintings, photographs, writings and includes a short documentary on drought’s effects on the farming community.

The exhibit is presented by Fond du Lac Visual Arts, a professional arts group devoted to art awareness and education, development and enhancement of artists’ skills and strengthening connections between art and commerce in the Fond du Lac area.


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