Tonite was the Butterflies & Friends Artist Reception, which was held at the Fine Arts Center this year. I think this venue was an excellent choice. They lined up the butterflies around the perimeter of the FAC outdoor courtyard and they looked stunning. I was ever so glad the event was tonite and not last night as there was a horrific storm that came through town last night – which would have put a damper on an outdoor party!
I wanted to share photos of all the beautiful butterflies that were created this year. The variety and creativity are amazing. I really loved seeing all the butterflies together before they are sent out into the community for the summer. They will be scattered throughout the area for everyone to enjoy and then in the fall they will all be gathered together again and auctioned off. The Butterflies & Friends event is sponsored by The Rotary Club and helps to raise funds for the arts programs in the schools. Each year different schools from the area are selected to receive money and then they can use the money any way they like in their arts programs. It is a wonderful community project and I am happy to be part of it for my 2nd year (it is the 5th year overall for the program).
Enjoy the slide show of all the wonderful butterfly creations.
Apparently I didn’t take a close-up photo of my own butterfly. Silly me. I only have a photo with the butterfly with me standing in front of it. But at least you can still sort of see the butterfly. I created my butterfly using the Zentangle® technique, doing the entire butterfly freehand, no stencils or templates, all created one stroke at a time.