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Peter Butler's Palette & Parlor

When: Thu., Dec. 18 2014

PETER BUTLER | THURSDAY, DEC. 18, CHAPEL HILL

PALETTE & PARLORNorth Carolina artist and UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Peter Butler is a lifelong competitive swimmer. This is reflected in his paintings in ways both obvious (see the image above) and subtle, in images of the prairies and livestock that Butler has seen as he travels around the country for swimming competitions. But his most characteristic images are of swimmers suspended in timeless, placeless fields of thoughtfully rendered water—incarnate spirits of freedom, simplicity and play. Butler shows recent oil paintings on canvas and paper at the new modern furniture retailer Palette & Parlor. If you miss this meet-the-artist reception, you should still take a dip in his balmy work before it paddles on at the end of March—especially if you find yourself longing for languid summer days. 5–7 p.m., free, 3140 Environ Way, 919-960-1781, www.paletteandparlor.com. —Brian Howe

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