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.
Museum & Gallery Director
Ferris State University
Fine Art Gallery