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Continuing the Journey

Margo Berke & Marlies Manning

Exhibit Dates: June 1 – August 4, 2023
Reception & Art Talk: Tuesday, June 6 – 5:00-6:30PM

Creativity is a continual journey and long-time friends Margo Berke and Marlies Manning have embraced an ongoing exploration in both fine and functional art. Continuing their respective journeys, both artists practice their medium focusing on the waters and rural countryside unique to Michigan. Manning hones her watercolor paintings with each brushstroke capturing textures, moods, light and shadows cast on environments indoors and out. Berke has set out on a relatively new path of pastel paintings showcasing the rural landscape, expansive skies, and grain elevators that dot our countryside.

 Marlies Manning is a watercolor artist and retired landscape architect residing in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Margo Berke is a studio artist working in both ceramics and pastels. She and her family own a hobby vineyard near Big Rapids, Michigan.

Manning Cow

Marlies Manning

Margo Sky

Margo Berke

Carrie Weis
Museum & Gallery Director
Ferris State University
Fine Art Gallery