Art galleries and studios are not prevalent in the Northwoods, however the Village of Butternut (population 372) can now count one as a community cultural resource. Situated on 108 North Main Street, the Fanatical Fish will swing open its doors on Friday, May 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Even when she was a little girl, barely old enough to hold a paintbrush, the act of painting has been a passion of Butternut muralist Kelly Meredith.
“I can’t really remember when I wasn’t interested in art,” she said. “But, I think I really decided it was my calling when I was in high school - and even back then I wanted to have my own studio and gallery. Now, at 51-years-old, I am finally doing it!”