Resident & Student Artwork on Display

By Becky Fitzgerald on October 24, 2018

Four paintings by current Meadowlark residents are on display this month on the wall opposite the Game Room. Elaine Manges, Apt. 213, and June Myers, 1220 Meadowlark Circle, answered the Art Committee’s call for artwork to be hung in this temporary exhibit space. All four pieces are watercolor paintings. The Art Committee’s plan is to use the temporary exhibit space to display new art, either purchased or donated for Meadowlark’s collection.

   Art pieces may have been loaned by employees, residents, Passport members, etc. that have been created by them or simply part of a personal collection. Temporary exhibits are expected to change monthly. In Verna Belle’s Cafe , the work of another resident and Manhattan High School students adorn shelves on the cafe ’s southwest wall. Eight watercolor paintings by Collins House resident, Hugh Emrich, were completed prior to Hugh’s move to Collins with his wife, Kay. High has continued to paint since their move, and Collins Household Coordinator, Elizabeth Thomas, would like to frame some of his work to hang in the household.

   “Zentagles” is an exhibit by Drawing & Painting One students at MHS. According to their teacher, Rachel Fontenot, this project focuses on patterns, value, unity, movement and originality. If you have artwork you’re willing to display in the temporary exhibit space, please contact Harriette Janke, Art Committee chair, at (785) 539-0865.