April 5 – May 13, 2023
Roti Roti Gallery:
Butch Welch – “Sculpting with Light”
Opening Reception Sunday April 16 from 2-4 pm. Artist’s Talk at 4 pm.
Butch Welch became interested in photography at an early age, in his home town of Kinderhook, NY. During his freshman year at the University of Washington, Welch met another student who showed him how to process black and white film. Upon graduation, he started a commercial studio in Seattle and spent the next 15 years photographing people and products for designers and advertising agencies. In 1985, he moved to Southern California where he spent 26 years as a photographer and art director in Los Angeles. In 1992, Welch began creating black and white landscape photographs, and exhibiting in galleries. Taking early retirement in August 2012, he relocated to St. Joseph, MI, to pursue his passion for fine art photography.
April 5 – April 30, 2023
High School & Middle School Student Art Exhibit
Award Reception Wednesday, April 12 at 6 pm.
This exhibit features work from Tri-County area art students from April 5 – April 30. Dr. Richard and Cindy Beckermeyer are sponsoring cash awards, and a Class Scholarship will be awarded by the Roti Roti Art Center Board of Directors at the reception on April 12, at 6pm.
Empty Bowls Pottery Presale
Empty Bowls Soup Supper Friday, April 21 from 4-7pm at the Buchanan High School.
Pottery displayed in our showcases are for sale to take home starting at $5 to support our local food pantry, Redbud Area Ministries. Each piece purchased will give you a free ticket to the Empty Bowls Soup Supper.
The Buchanan High School will host the Empty Bowls Soup Supper on Friday, April 21, from 4-7pm in their gym. This is the 28th year of this fundraiser and the proceeds will support the Food Pantry at Redbud Area Ministries. The Roti Roti Art Center provides our pottery studio and materials to make bowls and other pottery to donate for this important mission.
February 22 – April 1, 2023
Roti Roti Gallery:
Dr. Richard Beckermeyer has practiced dentistry in Niles for 27 years. He has joined with a mission to care for the underserved that have no chance for dental care internationally. Clinics were provided in Kenya where he performed cleanings, fillings, x-rays, consultations, root canals and extractions. During his time in Kenya, he captured photographs of the many beautiful animals experienced on safari.
“Roadscapes and Portals and Serpentine Dreams”
Liz Roetzel describes herself as a conceptual artist with a decorative sensibility. She creates abstract art about subjects that are meaningful to her while incorporating her love for strong color, well-defined edges, and interesting composition. She works with acrylics, mixed media and acrylic on wood.
Her show will focus on three series: Roadscapes– an interpretation of landscapes as motion; Portals– a tribute to the inner aspects of women; and Serpentine Dreams– recognition of the serpent as a symbol of healing, wisdom, primal energy, flexibility, and resisting temptation.
Born in LaPorte, IN, Liz has recently returned to the Midwest after a lifetime of collecting experiences. Since earning her BFA at Memphis College of Art in 2007, Liz’s work has been juried into numerous solo and group shows.
“Dragons and Other Clay Pieces“
Louise Amundson began creating art at a very early age and she now uses clay to make some popular things like cups, bows and teapots, however, her “favorite things to make are very unusual and unique one-of-a-kind items.” Her work is displayed at Heartland Art Gallery in Plymouth, IN, where she is a member.