Guatemalan Market & Locks of Bermuurde Weerd, Utrecht, In Evening
TITLE: Guatemalan Market & Locks of Bermuurde, Utrecht, In Evening
ARTIST: Dr. Bruce Francke
MEDIA: Metal Print
ABOUT: As part of Studio 23's Art Around the City Event, artists were invited to submit their pieces. Only 50 would be selected, printed, and featured on plaques around Bay City. Dr. Bruce Francke gave an artist's statement for the project: "Dr. Bruce Francke is a 1991 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a practicing companion animal veterinarian in Essexville, Michigan. He is a self-taught artist who first started painting during the Covid-19 pandemic as a way of temporarily escaping from the stress of dealing with it. Most of his paintings to date have been either gifted to people who were negatively impacted by the pandemic or sold to support charitable causes. He paints most frequently in oil, but regularly returns to acrylic and watercolor. He also dabbles in pastel, charcoal, and mixed media."
LOCATION: Kantzler Memorial Arboretumm, 1645 Marquette Avenue, Bay City, Michigan