UW-Green Bay artists auction ‘Butterflies and Friends’

Update: UW-Green Bay student artists raised more than $5,600 for The Einstein Project as part of the Butterflies and Friends fundraiser.

UW-Green Bay student artists will have their work on display at the Butterflies and Friends annual art exhibit and auction Tuesday, September 20 at the KI Convention Center.

The annual “Friends” exhibit is a fundraiser in which local artists are chosen to create original butterflies, frogs, turtles, snails and other favorites, into beautiful display pieces that end up being auctioned for The Einstein Project — a non-profit agency providing support for K-12 science education. The pieces are displayed all summer on or near the City Deck, downtown Green Bay.

Whitney Robertson created a frog — Pharaoh Amphibi-Rah (above).

The junior communication major (art minor) was asked to re-enter her design after not being selected for the display last year. She was thrilled to be selected this year.

“I agreed. I really just wanted to do it because it’s for a good cause, plus my place of employment, Bay Tek Games, is a great community company and offered to sponsor my piece,” Robertson said.”

Also participating this year is Ethan Storm, who created Mystery Mollusk.

Storm, was featured here last year. His frog ended up generating $850 for the Einstein Project a year ago.

Former UW-Green Bay student Jodi Webster created Aurora Borealis Bear.

For more on the artists, their entries and the event.