Milwaukee artist Barbara Manger shares her love of lakes and rivers through her artwork. She is part of the Artservancy, an artist residency with Gallery 224 that collaborates with local land and river conservation non-profits. Through this experience, she visits different environments and work alongside conservationists.
Through her residency, Manger traveled to Donges Bay Gorge and reconnected with the land. She gathered fallen leaves and dry grasses and prepared them for printing. Like flowing waterways, her artwork has no beginning or end. Her monotypes mimic the fragility of nature with each unique leaf and branch.
Manger has taught drawing and printmaking at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll College, and is now in her 26th season at The Clearing in Ellison Bay, WI.
Kohler Foundation was honored to place eight Manger prints with Marian University