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First Friday: Guglielmo Botter

Friday, August 2 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lancaster City Visitor Center - 38 Penn Square, Lancaster, PA 17603

This event is ADA accessible.

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City of Lancaster Office of Promotion
(717) 291-4758

Join artist Guglielmo Botter and the Lancaster Office of Promotion for an opening reception of Botter’s sketches of Lancaster City!

Botter’s work featuring Lancaster will be on display in the Visitor Center Gallery throughout August & September. Come see his fantastic depictions of Lancaster’s well-known, historic buildings and architectural icons.

About the Artist:
Guglielmo Botter is an Italian/US architect, artist and writer, born in 1966 in Treviso, Italy. The recent economic crisis in Italy made him to rethink his life and in 2012 he decided to come back to the United States where his mother lived and worked as an artist in the late ‘50s, in Pittsburgh, PA. His first sketches of the “Steel City” were well welcomed and published on the cover of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

He exhibited for the first time in the U.S in 2013 and later he started to expand his interest to other cities: Richmond and Norfolk VA, Frederick MD, Cincinnati and Cleveland OH and recently Jasper and Columbus IN, where he was hosted as “artist in residence” in November 2017. In 2018 he exhibited in Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA and in Norfolk, VA.

In his sketches he combines the Italian aesthetic background with a family history rooted in the U.S. to envision the American urban landscape. He likes the contrast between modern and historic buildings, and his simple sign in black and white helps to blend very well details of the contemporary era.

Light refreshments will be served.