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Daydreaming: Niki Butcher Exhibit

November 1, 2024 - January 30, 2025

SANIBEL, FLORIDA – Daydreaming, an exhibit by Niki Butcher will be on display at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge from November 1, 2024 – January 30, 2025.

Niki’s new exhibit will be featuring over 60 images created over five decades. Daydreaming: Niki Butcher’s Hand-Painted Photography invites you to see the historical, beautiful, and sometimes quirky aspects of our world through the eyes of a thoughtful optimist. Niki has focused her camera on the fading facades of old Florida, capturing funky ‘mom & pop’ wayside businesses, lonesome sandy beaches, and the beauty of the Everglades. Remembering the gentle feeling of old Florida postcards, Niki hand paints her black and white photographs in vibrant tones and pastel hues.

Starting from the tonally blank canvas of a black and white photograph, artist Niki Butcher adds color to present the world from a “Daydreaming…” perspective. Through her photography, Niki captures places and people that stand out as beautiful, unique, endangered, and authentic. Yet what sets her work apart is her use of color. She breathes life and imagination into these photographed scenes, creating a picture of life far beyond what a camera could capture. Visit Daydreaming and experience a view of the world that adds a bit more color, a good dose of humor, and an infusion of positivity.


November 1
January 30, 2025
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Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957 United States
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