Event Category: Art & Culture Events
There will be an oil painting demonstration by Bonnita Budysz from 1 to 3 pm on Friday August 5th, 2022. Organizations who champion water issues will receive a donation from the painting demonstration and a percentage of the Water Dance painting sales.
As Part of First Friday Art in Algoma Robert Ray Gallery presents “Midsummer Magic – Paintings from Life” artists Bonnita Budysz and Robert Theaker.
Budysz is an award winning artist of multiple international, national, and regional awards. An environmental activist Bonnita Budysz along with Robert Theaker are a truly unique husband and wife duo.
Painting for preservation, their art is informed and propelled by their visionary Water Dance Project. Paddling our Wisconsin waterways by canoe and kayak, they stop to paint en plein air literally at the water’s edge in side by side creative camaraderie.
As seasoned adventurers, their artistic choices are inspired by remote and obscure wild places, and also more familiar historical locations. Collaborating with communities, collectors, educators, poets, and historians, their focus is to further a “Stewardship through Art” ethic.
This exhibition showcases their most recent on-site paintings, favorite summer florals from their bountiful gardens, and figurative pieces in natural settings.
Robert Ray Gallery
520 Parkway St.