Dan Butler's art goes to Washington! February 10, 2011 12:24
Late last summer, Brooklyn based Craftland artist Dan Butler came to Providence to work on a special piece for us. He spent the afternoon set up in Kennedy Plaza with his drawing pad and pens, working on a drawing that includes City Hall and the historic Biltmore Hotel. A few weeks later, an awesome new print arrived and found a spot on our print wall. It has became a fast fave around here and an instant classic.
A few weeks ago, Dan shared with us that a Craftland customer had given the print as a gift to both the new mayor of Providence, Angel Taveras and the former mayor of Providence, now our new Congressman, David Cicilline, and both men have hung the prints in their new offices! We're super excited that our elected officials are proudly displaying some handmade goodness in their offices, as a reminder of the strong and vibrant arts community they represent. A place like Craftland thrives because of our devoted customers and the enthusiasm and support we get from our community. Thanks to everyone, who spreads the love,and thanks to Mayor Taveras and Congressman Cicilline for showing off some Craftland work.
Check out this photo of our congressman, in his new Washington DC office, there's Dan's print behind him on the right. (Want one for yourself? Come on down, we've got them for sale!)