“Rising from the ashes of a wildfire near the artist’s home in Montana, ‘Char’ is woven from the fragility of the past and is now primed to burst forward with new energy and strength. Ambiguity of form and material masks reality. ‘Char’ tells a story of embracing our own vulnerability so that we may unlock our inner strength.” - Nathan Kemler, GVSU Director of Galleries and Collections
“Deborah Butterfield is a maestro reinterpreting a symphony, a medic with a sixth sense for diagnosis -- abilities spawned from creativity, discipline and devotion.” - Judy Wagonfeld, author and art critic
Thank you to our generous donors who made this wonderful and impactful gift to our community; Daniel and Pamella DeVos, Jim and Donna Brooks, Randy and Julie Damstra, William Lieberman, Arend “Don” and Nancy Lubbers.