When Pigs Fly: Oil painting on display at Cancer Center 

October 12, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Professional artist and instructor Gregory Potter believes that anyone can develop artistic skill if they put the work into it.

Potter’s teaching helps with that, but he also shows his paintings in art fairs, galleries and even Army barrack walls — anywhere people enjoy art and laughing out loud.

In his painting, “When Pigs Fly”, his flamingo — a flightless bird — isn’t deep or subversive, but it does have a top hat and is riding on the back of a zebra that is standing in a nest powered by a propeller. It’s nothing unusual for a man who served four tours in the Middle East.

Working in his home gallery in Franklin, Indiana, he is amused as viewers sometimes see his animals as “leaving without knowing where [they’re] going.” Check out the painting for yourself:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery — Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1.

When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 10

Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm#potter