Roberta Grosland stands with a piece from the upcoming Branding, Butter and Bulls exhibit curated by Samantha Purvis-Johnston, which showcases the agricultural art of farming legend Ross Butler

The Norfolk Arts Centre will debut two new exhibits beginning this weekend: Off Course and Ross Butler: Branding, Butter and Bulls.

The annual high school exhibition, Off Course, features the work of senior visual arts students in Norfolk County. The exhibition brings together and highlights the abilities of Norfolk County’s young artists and will be on display through April 27.

Branding, Butter and Bulls, curated by Samantha Purvis-Johnston, showcases the agricultural art of farming legend Ross Butler. Born and raised in Norwich, Ont., Butler was a self-taught artist who made a lasting impression on the agricultural and art communities in North America. Celebrating Norfolk’s rich agricultural heritage, Branding, Butter and Bulls runs at the Centre through June 22.

The opening receptions for both exhibits will take place on March 2 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

The Norfolk Arts Centre would like to thank Jensen Cheese and Wilton Cheese for generously sponsoring the opening reception and the Woodstock Art Gallery for their assistance in helping bring Butler’s work to Norfolk.

The Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) is a public art gallery, dedicated to the learning, preservation and nurturing of the creativity, enjoyment, and appreciation of the arts throughout Norfolk County.