The exhibit: Stone to Sand & Back Again, Works by Bob Manning, will be on display at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild April 20 through June 2.
Come and join Manning and friends at an opening celebration April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Manning, of Danville, is a well-known artist of works inspired by Neolithic stone monuments of Ireland and England, both old and new. This exhibition is a series of 35 works, all formatted in a square 12x12. The works embrace stories from the artist’s life, from a 1935 swim with his family on the Connecticut seashore to the seashore of the island nation of Ireland—and back again, and again.
The works are a varied trip down memory lane, sometimes partnering Rembrandt with a tennis champion, adding a humorous intimate touch to the intricate drawings and paintings. The central image of the stool where Manning sat as his hand and imagination created these works, is a depiction of wonders, parts of life, so rich that sometimes those not captured fall aside, to the floor, but, oh, what is drawn and shared, so poignantly, are captured in one square foot.
Come and take a little journey, through a timeless tale, begun in the rocks of creation and the fields and shores of mankind, expressed with beauty in the art of Bob Manning.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is located at 430 Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Find us on the web at www.nekartisansguild.com and on Facebook.