As a veteran architect, he appreciates the landscape of Columbus that especially includes favorite Eero Saarinen. As a seasoned artist, he loves the local colors of globally recognized textile specialists such as Alexander Girard.

“So I feel very much at home,” Guglielmo Botter said.

That’s even though he has been more than 7,500 miles from his residence in Treviso, Italy, in the northeastern part of that country.

Botter’s latest pen-and-ink exhibit, “The View from Treviso: Drawings of Columbus, Indiana,” is on display through the end of the year in the Columbus Area Visitors Center’s 506 Gallery, 506 Fifth St.

“I have been wanting to come here for a long time,” he said.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.


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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.