Sunday, November 29, 2015

The glicee print pictured is "The Holy Thing" by Bruce Manwarring. Sadly Bruce has passed away but his evocative Advent  image remains. On this first Sunday of Advent, behold him, the King who is coming, the long expected Jesus, growing within the womb of the Virgin.What do you grow within your heart? What expectation this holy season? Come Lord Jesus!
From the  Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York:  In Memoriam
Bruce Manwaring, 1940-2009
Bruce Manwaring born in Middleboro, MA was 68 when he suddenly passed away on February 7, 2009. Bruce received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1962. Traveling to California, he attended the Claremont Graduate School (now Claremont University) studying painting at Scripps College where he received a BA. After serving as Chairman of the Art Department at Jamestown College, he continued on to receive an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts. In 1970, Bruce was hired as an Assistant Professor in Printmaking and Illustration at Syracuse University where he helped to build up the Printmaking Program as part of the Experimental Studios Department. This Department, which he chaired for five years, became the present Studio Arts Department. He and his wife, Nicora Gangi, are co-partners of Machaira Studio, which was formed in 1986. Bruce has served as Area Coordinator of the Printmaking Program and has taught courses in Foundation Drawing, Lithography, Relief, Monoprint, and Stained Glass. He retired from Syracuse University in the spring of 2007 after 43 years of teaching. Bruce’s prints have been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in numerous juried and invitational shows.They are in the collections of the Free University in Amsterdam; The Munson Williams Proctor Institute; the Tyler Gallery at SUNY Oswego; the Scripps Gallery in Claremont; and in numerous private collections in the US, Canada, England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Bruce was a member of the founding board of the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York and a familiar face at our events. His soft spoken gentleness will be missed.